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Salt, a sweet new boutique

Reminiscent of ocean tides and sandy summer shorelines, Salt, the newest boutique to open in Four Corners, has more than a beachy name. It’s colorful and stylish assortment of clothing, beach bags, gifts, and more will have you yearning for a well-dressed day in the sand.

Opened just in time to perk up your wardrobe for the summer, the beautiful boutique carries a wide selection of apparel for both women and men. Think nautical strips, bold prints, and eco-minded wear like recycled wire bracelets and Adriano Goldschmied denim (made exclusively in the USA). Other popular accessories like Societe de Senteur –gorgeous fragrances with a euro flare– and  locally made sea glass jewelry make for an entirely sensual shopping trip. Salt’s most sought after items include new Roberta Roller Rabbit patterned beach bags with India-inspired prints, and Jennywear Jewlery, the recently preferred alternative to Alex and Ani, personalized and made with real sterling silver.

Salt is the sister store to a popular Newport, RI boutique, Aqua, but as owner Emily Wheeler describes it, much more relaxed. Emily, a beach addict herself, lives just up the road from Four Corners and has always loved the quaint village shopping. She is excited to be a part of the local business community, and Four Corners is more than happy to have her. What’s not to love about fresh colors, cute and functional beach wear, and adorable jewelry?

Salt is located right next to The Cottage and across the street from Roseberry and Winn and plans to stay open year-round. So come grab a cookie at the Provender and dive into a day of local shopping starting at Salt!

For updates and more information you can visit Salt and Aqua on their Facebook page.

 

Through the Lens of an Artist

In this age of digital sharing it seems just about anyone can call themselves a photographer, but only a selective few of these camera-savvy folk stand out as true artists. As Sally Swart of Cantin Photography knows all too well, capturing beautiful images takes more than the just right camera or equipment.

Her canvas-printed, mantelpiece-quality portrait shots are instead a product of her vision and artistic process, “I use photography as my palette, the camera is secondary,” says Swart amidst the warmth of her Tiverton Four Corners studio. One meeting with Sally Swart and her passion for photography comes to light, mostly through her exuberant and sometimes eccentric personality, but more deeply through a genuinely heartfelt devotion to making a portrait shot into a masterpiece.

According to Swart, there is a method to her masterpieces, and the first step: getting to know you. “Portraits tell stories, pictures do not. If I’m going to photograph them, I have to get to know them first,” she says; making heirlooms is no easy business after all. But to clients that frequent Swart’s studio the experience is a breeze. Either she spends the day with you and your family, or an hour with you in the studio, but either way Swart shared with us how personalizing the experience is one of her most precious tricks of the trade. After a session, the magic comes through the combinations, blending the right canvas and colors to make a beautiful portraits.

 

For Swart the country setting for her studio in Tiverton Four Corners was an obvious choice; it offers a “wonderful location for photography,” and sits central to the big cities of Newport, Providence, and Boston. Big city appeal and small town feel and service make her perfect neighbors to the 20 surrounding shops in the modern village each sharing a similar respect for the beauty of land and it’s people.

And Sally Swart knows something beautiful when she sees it. Swart started out photographing while sailing on the water where she met her husband. Her business has unfolded as Swart’s own life has evolved.. from sailboats to weddings, weddings to families, families to pets. She has won numerous awards for her portraiture and is a member of the Professional Photographers of America while proudly holding the title Master Photographer, and Master Craftsman. We’re not surprised.

“Everything is a metamorphosis” says Swart looking through a group of new shots for her next project: a book of portraiture from her travels to Africa, something else spectacular to look forward to from Cantin Photography. To learn more about Sally Swart and how you can get an appointment at her countryside studio call Sally at 401-624-4777 or visit her online at www.cantinphoto.com.