Staff Pick from Caitlin at Noon Designs

While doing some lunch time shopping, I popped into Noon Designs on Weybosset Street to see what was new and had the chance to ask Caitlin Wiesen what she’s loving these days. She went right for the abstract letter necklaces that are handmade right in the studio above their shop. Each one being made by…


#PickoftheDay Green Grocer Paper at Paperworks

Loads of inspiration for the crafty types over at Paperworks on Dorrance Street. We can’t get enough of their Green Grocer line. 100% recycled, this paper will work well on your laser or ink-jet printers. What have you made with paper you’ve bought at Paperworks? Show me on Instagram or Twitter, and tag me @indowncitypvd…


The Sweet Spot, new piano music series at Local 121

For a few weeks now, Local 121’s new piano music series has been featuring three rotating pianists in their Taproom. Starting at 8pm, The Sweet Spot showcases the talents of either Danny Arico, Brooks Milgate or Tom Chase on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Each artist is known for a different style of piano and are…


#PickoftheDay Bike Rentals at Downcity Outfitters

We’ve all be waiting anxiously for Downcity Outfitters to start their bike rental program, Ride the City, and we’re happy to report that it has officially kicked off. I love this idea for non-bike owning residents who’d like to go for a ride, or visitors who want a different view of the city. Pop into…


#PickoftheDay Rhode Island Reading at Symposium Books

Symposium Books has a wide range of titles, including a great selection of local authors and books about Rhode Island. Historic Taverns of Rhode Island is a fun read for visitors and locals alike. Written by historian Robert A. Geake, this book includes historical places around the state, sharing their history and lore.

RISD Museum

RISD Museum is free today!

The beautiful RISD Museum acquires, preserves, exhibits, and interprets works of art and design representing diverse cultures from ancient times to the present. Distinguished by its relationship to Rhode Island School of Design, the Museum educates and inspires artists, designers, students, scholars, and the general public through exhibitions, programs, and publications. Enjoy this wonderful cultural institution,…

Breakfast and Brunch

Brunch Options Downcity

One of the questions I get asked often is for breakfast and brunch recommendations in Downcity. Here’s a handy list of some of our favorites. Aspire, 311 Westminster Street Aspire is open every day for breakfast from 6:30am – 10am and on Saturday & Sunday brunch runs from 7am – 3pm. Their menu includes delicious…


The Round Up

This week in between taking advantage of Providence Restaurant Week(s), we’ve been enjoying a gorgeous summer in Providence. If you haven’t taken advantage of any of the Restaurant Week specials, the 25th is your last chance to do it! Check out some of the deliciousness from Rosalina. Since you were all so excited about seeing…


#PickoftheDay White Electric Beer from Eno Fine Wines

This month, with the help of Eno Fine Wines, we rounded up our top 5 favorite summer beers. This tasty coffee stout didn’t quite seem summery enough to be included, but it’s super delicious. Made with White Electric coffee from New Harvest Roasters, local brewer Revival Brewing Company describes it as being “a complex beverage with…


The Shining at Movies on the Block

Join us tonight in Grant’s Block for the terrifying 1980 Stanley Kubrick movie, The Shining, based on the novel by Stephen King. Movies on the Block are always free, and start when it’s dark enough. Sunset is at 8:14pm, so it’ll be some time around then. Get there early to get a spot, and bring…

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