Summer Trip up North

Sorry, I am the slowest blogger these days-this might be the most delayed post ever…  I am back to reality after a whirlwind trip up north to catch up with my Newport roommates.  It was such a fun time and a bonus is that some of my Miami friends were there as well.  It’s always interesting when my worlds collide.
First stop after the airport with Sue was a visit to Denise and I finally got to meet sweet little Caroline.  She was so adorable.
First lobster roll…

Thursday, we headed out towards the Cape and to the ferry.  Even with the best planning, we still cut it too close and couldn’t find a parking spot.  Shannon and Heidi were already there holding our tickets.  We parked and ran to the ferry and the guys holding the ropes were screaming at us to hurry up.  It was so embarrassing..luckily we made it and when I tell you the minute our feet touched the ferry, they pulled away, I am not exaggerating!
We got to Nantucket after lunch and got the shuttle to our hotel.  I headed back into town to walk around and met up with Tara.  We went out for a fun dinner at Brandt Point Grill and for drinks at Ventuno.  Went to bed to get up at the crack for the Lilly Sale at In The Pink.

We were in line at 8:30 and were numbers 6 and 7.  It was a little crazy.

That night we went to the Galley to watch the sunset.
Lisa came with me and met the rest of the girls.

We went to Cru for dinner and watch the opening ceremony for the Olympics.
Saturday, lots of shopping and walking around. I am saving my shopping pics for a separate post.

We visited Town Pool, so fun and right near the Straight Wharf.  Lots of action at Town Pool.

Dinner at Millie’s, one of my favorite places…

Zaria and her family outside their amazing house.  I ended up staying with them for most of my trip.  It was so nice and fun to hang with Zaria on Nantucket!

Goodbyes before we left…

We got back to Boston and I got dropped off at South Station to catch the train to Providence.  Very proud of myself that I able to navigate all this transportation (obviously I had help).  Brooke and the girls met me in Providence and we walked to their place.  So happy to see them.
Monday morning, we were out and about and heading to Newport.  It is crazy to me that for the last few years, I have made it to Newport for just the day.  I begged the girls to indulge me with lunch at the Cooke House, my favorite.  They were serving my favorite summer salad…

Bannister’s Wharf was a little quiet.

The shops were as cute as I remember them to be.
It was so fun to hang out with Brittan and Barrett.

One store I couldn’t wait to check out was the CK Bradley Pop up Store.  I had been seeing pictures all summer in Instagram and it was just as adorable in person.
Tons of clothes and accessories all in her signature colorful prints.

She shared her Co-Pop Up shop with Cece DuPraz and all her fabulous monogramming..

and Sugar Jewelry by Heidi Brueggeman

If you are near by, they are having a huge sale starting today!

We drove by First Beach on our way out of Newport..such a fun place to be in the summer.  Our next stop was the Matouk outlet.  Yikes, I could have spent all my money there.  I restrained myself and only bought new hand towels for monogramming and a gorgeous new beach towel.

What a fun trip!
I loved seeing all my summer friends.
xoxo, kp

CK Bradley Co-Pop Up Shop in Newport

Exciting news yesterday on my Instagram feed.  Camilla Bradley, who has been resurrecting her C.K. Bradley brand for months, announced a Co-Pop Up Shop this summer in Newport.  I used to love her adorable store across from the Viking Hotel, always filled with the cutest things…

Along with the CK Bradley amazing goods, there will be the Sugar line of jewelry by Heidi Brueggeman, clothing by Glamourpuss NYC and Monograms and Embroidery by Cece Dupraz.  Check out the instagram feeds for each:
@ckbradley
@shopsugar
@glamourpuss_nyc
@cecedupraz
I am still trying to finalize my summer plans and am hoping to get up North in late July or August..this shop will definitely be on my “must-see” list.
So excited for Summer,
xoxo, kp

2016 Finds…

Yesterday, I went shopping to find something to wear on New Year’s Eve and I found a bunch of good things to add to my ongoing list.  
This post is for Michelle Sanchez, who has been asking for one like this for a long time.
Ann Taylor jeweled top $89.50 but 40% off with code Shop40.
This top is so pretty in person, the cotton so soft and the quality, excellent.
The Cece flat from J. Crew has been my go-to for the last couple of years, but I am ready to mix it up with the new Gemma flat.  This glitter one is so cute.  They are sold out on the website, but available in some stores. $148
Gigi New York All In One Bag in Kelly Green
This is my favorite bag and I missed this amazing color when it was current.  Gigi is having a Closet Sale and the green one popped up again (along with a few other good colors)!  
$63 plus free embossing this weekend.
Mystique Suede Fringe Chelsea Sandals $165
These sandals, purchased on my summer trip, are one of my favorite pairs of shoes.
Ikat Tunic Dress $219
Have you ever checked out the Metro Tote?  I have been carrying this bag for months and love it.  It comes in a bunch of colors, including a shiny lacquer version of this one.  At $215, this bag won’t break the bank and the larger size for just a little bit more is amazing for travel.  I can’t say enough good things about it. MZ Wallace
Vineyard Vines Banana Leaf Print Dress was $248 now $199
In case it is cold where you are (not sure where that would be…) Pink Pineapple has these adorable Raccoon Scarves on sale for $38 from $68
And…so excited that CK Bradley is back in business.  These are a couple of the newest offerings in her tote collection.  $198
First blog post of 2016,
xoxo kp

Bye Bye CKB!!

So sad!!! I found out on my last trip to Newport and had to keep it under wraps for a bit. But..if you can get yourself near the store, there are so many amazing things on sale there. She is clearing out all sorts of goodies. I will miss popping by CK Bradley on Bellevue in Newport, such a darling store. My trunk shows there were two of my favorite shows ever. Good luck Camilla! Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve next! xo

Huge Sale at CK Bradley

If you are near Newport or near a computer…you must check out all the fabulous deals and steals at CK Bradley. All CK Bradley merchandise is 50% off!!!

On the sidewalk outside, there is an enticing rack of dresses

So loving this one..


Stop by the store and Tula might be greeting you at the door…so cute


All totes-50% off, that makes the big ones $62.50!

A ton of beautiful dresses left…

Adorable headbands..

Round Toiletry Bags..

Fabric clutches..

All belts $10

The last time I was there, there was all sorts of interesting things for sale from the archives…

There is talk of an enourmous warehouse filled with all sorts of goodies. I think Camilla needs to have a warehouse sale. People would drive to Newport from miles and miles…

Run, don’t walk to CK Bradley!!!

28 Bellevue Avenue

Newport, Rhode Island

www.ckbradley.com

Trunk Show at CK Bradley

This weekend, my jewelry line is on display at the adorable CK Bradley store in Newport. Every time I am in there, a cute group of preppy girls are shopping, it is super fun. Owner Camilla Bradley recently closed her New York store and all the goods are now in Newport. If you are ever in this area, you must stop by. Here are some pics..





The adorable girl working on Saturday Annie modeled one of my best pieces.

Stop by and shop! xo

CK Bradley Trunk Show This Weekend


I am super excited to be having another trunk show at the adorable CK Bradley store in Newport. I stopped by this weekend and the store is chock full of the cutest things.




In one corner, they had dresses on sale 40% off.

These are also available on the website http://www.ckbradley.com



The belt collection is also on sale, $10 each, also available online.

So, if you are around, stop by this weekend!