Shopping Local in Newport, RI

Bellevue Ave Newport RIThe Shops on Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI

When it comes to saving money, having a Newport office among Bellevue Avenue’s lovely, one-of-a-kind shops is more of a curse than a blessing, but as an incentive to shop local it is simply AWESOME!  

I am an incurable one-for-them-one-for-me kind of holiday shopper, and I confess to doing more than a little damage to my pocketbook this year buying things for myself as I shop for the people on my list. In the process, however, I made a few new friends and I hope I did a little to help preserve the character of Bellevue Avenue’s very special retail businesses.  

My newfound “enablers” include Dan MacDonald, exquisite jewelry dealer / manufacturer at Three Golden Apples, watch collector and jewelry expert, Ray Grenon at Grenon’s of Newport, Francoise Helme and Marianne Spottwood at Univerre Glass Gallery and haute couture designer, Katie Brierley at isoude.

I just love the holidays! 15 days to go, and I’m just getting started :-)…

Photo credit: John Corbett.