Word of Mouth: Newport, Rhode Island

Restaurants, a vinyl shop, a hotel and more in the vacation destination

Best known for its lavish history during the Gilded Age and a flourishing sailing culture, Newport is the southernmost town on Aquidneck Island. Located beside Narragansett Bay, it’s a 40-minute drive from Rhode Island’s capital, Providence. While embarking on the Cliff Walk, visiting the opulent mansions and boating are all Newport classics, there are plenty of lesser-known, nuanced (and sometimes off-kilter) treasures to be found …

Merch From Beloved NYC Book Stores, Tattoo Shops, Museums + More

Proudly represent your favorite spot in New York City

As businesses begin to reopen in NYC, much media and consumer attention hones in on restaurants and bars. There are plenty of places, however, that remain closed, or cannot open to their full capacity, that still need support. While most of these spots sell gift cards and vouchers, merchandise is another way to send dollars in their direction—and represent your favorites wherever you wander. From …

Merch From NYC Black-Owned Businesses

Represent your favorite restaurant, record store and more from this selection of apparel and accessories

There are several useful lists of Black-owned restaurants, cafes and bars in NYC—and we hope locals are supporting those businesses now, and always. There many other valuable resources, too, including Black-Owned Brooklyn, EatOkra, Official Black Wall Street and this spreadsheet helmed by New Yorker food critic Hannah Goldfield. For those not in the neighborhood or pick-up and delivery area, but who still want to support Black-owned …