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2020 GIFT GUIDE!

for everyone on your list! Your go-to guide for

RESTAURANT TAKEOUT & DINING this holiday season in the Ocean State!

Meet local RI Author

TABITHA LORD


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to Discover in Rhode Island SHOWFISH IGLOO DINING EXPERIENCE

The igloos are heated and can fit up to four people. All igloo reservations are for two hours. For all Showfish Igloo dining reservations, there is a food & beverage minimum of $200 Sunday through Thursday, and a minimum of $250 Friday, Saturday and Holidays. The igloos are disinfected between reservations with M.I.S.T. Fogger & Disinfection solution, both hospital-grade and NSF-certified. Dates: October 23, 2020 March 1, 2021 Recurrence: Recurring daily Location: Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina Address: 1 Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840 Phone: (401) 851-3325

FONDUE VILLAGE AT THE OCEAN HOUSE

Enjoy a Swiss inspired menu with optional Champagne Pairings in a vintage ski gondola that has been impressively restored, outfitted with warm woods, fine Alpine textiles, chandeliers and imported Swiss and Austrian glassware and china. It's an unforgettable experience for a romantic dinner for two or a warm gathering of friends. Winter Aprés Ski Menu: November 27, 2020 to March 31, 2021: LUNCH: Wednesday through Sunday: 12 p.m. DINNER: Wednesday through Saturday: 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Presented By: Ocean House Dates: November 27, 2020 March 31, 2021 Recurrence: Recurring weekly on

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Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Location: Ocean House Address: 1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891

50TH HOLIDAY POTTERY AND ART SALE/SOUTH COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION

Assorted pottery, sculpture and ornaments, jewelry, small paintings, drawings and photography all by SCAA members - just in time for holiday gift giving. Gallery hours are Wed thru Sun, 1 - 5 p.m. Opening receptions are held on the first Thursday of each show from 7-9 p.m. Dates: November 27, 2020 December 20, 2020 Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Location: Helm House Gallery Address: 2587 Kingstown Road, Kingston, South Kingstown, RI 02881 Phone: (401) 783-2915

SPARKLING LIGHTS AT THE BREAKERS: AN OUTDOOR MAGICAL WONDERLAND

At dusk each day, the light show begins outside The Breakers. For the first time, the exterior of this great house and its landscape will be awash in light, including 28 spruce trees covered in holiday lights with shifting colors along the two driveways; three large evergreen trees at the house entrance decorated with lights and ornaments; and illumination of the historic paths, hedges and shrubbery as visitors stroll the grounds. The Children’s Cottage will be outlined in lights and visitors will be able to peek through the windows at Santa’s Workshop inside. Holiday music will fill the air there and at the Welcome

Center, and refreshments such as hot chocolate and sweets will be available to purchase. The Breakers will be open seven days a week except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. On December 24, last tour admission will be at 3 p.m. During Holidays at the Newport Mansions, Saturday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, The Breakers will open at 10 a.m., with last interior tour admission at 5 p.m. The house will close at 6 p.m. and the grounds will stay open until 8 p.m. for the holiday lights experience. Dates: Open every day through January 10 (excluding Christmas Day). Location: The Breakers Address: 44 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

NIGHT LIGHTS- AN ILLUMINATING EXPERIENCE!

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments, virtual-reality stops, “selfie” photo opportunities, and all the beauty that Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum have to offer. And, the whole family can enjoy an interactive all-ages illuminated scavenger hunt! On Wednesday and Saturday nights, RI Cruisin' Cocktails will be serving non-alcoholic cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and some hot drinks with a kick! Completing the scavenger hunt experience enters you in our special adults' or children’s raffle drawing! Presented By: Blithewold Mansion Gardens & Arboretum Dates: November 27, 2020 - January 3, 2021 Recurrence: Recurring weekly on all days excluding monday Address: Blithewold Mansion, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, Bristol, 02809 Phone: (401) 253-2707 Time: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM Price: Preregistration is required. Member Adults: Free Member Children: Free Nonmember Adults: $10 Nonmember Children $5


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TABITHA LORD Caeli Crys isn’t living—she’s surviving. On the run after the genocide of her empathic people, she witnesses a spaceship crash near her hidden camp. When she feels the injured pilot suffering from miles away, she can’t help but risk discovery to save his life. Commander Derek Markham awakens stranded on an uncharted planet. His co-pilot is dead, his ship is in ruins, and he’s only alive because a beautiful young woman is healing him with her mind.

Tabitha’s HORIZON science fiction series has received several independent book awards including the Writer’s Digest Grand Prize in 2016. In addition to writing novels and short fiction, Tabitha is a partner and senior writer for Book Club Babble and managing editor for the Inkitt Writer’s Blog. Recently, she’s tried her hand writing romantic suspense under the pen name, Maggie Clare. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, four kids, and lovable fur babies. TW IT TE R : HT TPS : / / T WI T T ER.COM / T LORDAUT H OR FAC E B O O K : HT TPS :// WWW.FACEBOOK.COM / T LORDAU TH O R WE B SITE : WWW.TABI T H ALORDAU T H OR.COM

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As Derek recovers, Caeli shares the horror of her past and her fear for the future. When Derek’s command ship, Horizon, sends rescue, Derek convinces Caeli to leave with him. But his world is as treacherous as hers— full of spies, interplanetary terrorist plots, and political intrigue. Soon the Horizon team is racing to defend an outlying planet from a deadly enemy, and Caeli’s unique skills may just give them the edge they need to save it.


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2020 GIFT GUIDE:

Gifts everyone will be sure to love this holiday season!

My name is Jenn and I am the girl behind Dressed in Blessings. I am a part time fashion, makeup & lifestyle blogger; however, in my day to day life I am a full time Graphic Designer! I have a passion for not only design but I also love photography & videography. I am a twenty three year old on a budget & love to share all of my shopping tips & tricks! Follow along on instagram for more fun and helpful tips! IN STAG R A M : @ D R E SS EDI NBLES S I NGS W E B SITE : DR E SSE D I NBLES S I NGS .WI X S I T E.COM / WEBS I TE

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It is 2020 and we have all been thrown for a loop this year; however, we can still make the most of the holidays by giving our loved ones thoughtful gifts and even more importantly cherishing any face time we get to spend with our loved one’s. Here are some fun and affordable gifts to show those we love how much we care: 1. A warm blanket Who doesn't love a cozy and


warm gift like a brand new blanket. My favorite place to shop for blankets is definitely TJ Maxx/Home Goods/Marshall’s ($15-$35 price point). If you want to elevate your blanket game and bring a more high end look to your gift you can look into brands like Barefoot Dreams ($100+ price point). If you’re feeling very generous you could even go as far as gifting a designer blanket like Hermes ($1000+ price point). No matter what route you choose, I am sure the recipient will be all too happy to have another cozy blanket to call their own! 2. A monogrammed mug I recently joined the monogram mug club myself and I have to say: I love it! My mug (pictured in this article) was too cute to pass up and was so incredibly affordable. My mug is from the Opal House line at Target and was only $5! I can be a bit of a mug snob, so I can be very picky about not only what my mugs look like but how big they are, weight, handle size and overall size. This mug has a little bit of weight to it (which I love) and is an overall good size! Another very popular and extremely on trend monogrammed mug is from Anthropologie with a price point of $10-$12. 3. A subscription box

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This one is a bit more complex, but fun nonetheless! There are subscription boxes for every kind of person and hobby so there is so much to choose from and they really are perfect for anyone and everyone. From beauty and clothing to gaming and cooking, this is a gift everyone can love and get great use from. Depending one how long of a subscription you would like to gift and how much value the actual box has, the prices can vary greatly. You can gift a one month subscription to the beauty bag Ipsy for $12 a month or you could gift a gamer box like Lootcrate for $20-$50 a month. 4. An experience This can really be the gift that keeps on giving. Book something for your friend or loved one that they might never consider doing for themselves. Something like a deluxe massage or a fancy wine tasting or maybe even a private paint night for you and your closest friends. While material things can be nice, the best gifts are experiences we share with loved ones that lead to memories to never forget. 5. A homemade Item This is where you can truly let your creativity shine! You can choose to take many different routes when it comes to homemade gifts, but here are a few ideas to get you started. You could take the more

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therapeutic route and try your hand at custom soap making or candle pouring. Or you could take the more culinary route and create a cookie mix in a jar or the very popular homemade vanilla extract. (this has been super trendy lately!) You can find recipes for everything listed above pretty much anywhere online. When buying supplies just remember that up front the cost can seem pretty high, but those supplies will yield many finished products - just keep that in mind before throwing away the idea altogether (I know I am definitely guilty of this!) Regardless of whatever you chose to gift to someone this year, remember that the best gift you can often give is your presence. Be it by phone, video chat or in person, remember, this year more than ever, to put the phone down and truly be present. Enjoy and cherish time with all of your loved ones and embrace the true magic and love of the Holiday season. Merry Christmas everyone and God Bless!

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FEATURED PROPERTY 21 Chastellux Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island Discover this exceptional custom-built new construction! This modern shingle-style masterpiece overlooks Newport’s vibrant harbor with its captivating views of world class regattas, magnificent yachts, historic Goat Island and Newport Bridge. Perched on an elevated and gated 1.38 acres, this desirable seaside location is only steps to New York Yacht Club and Ida Lewis Yacht Club. Launch your boat at Kings Park boat ramp, just down the hill from the home. Its location is only a few minutes to Bannister’s and Bowen’s Wharf, located in the heart of Downtown and home to some of Newport’s best restaurants. Marvel at the beauty of Newport’s harbor as you stroll to town along the picturesque waterfront. The home’s sophisticated, modern and unique design is characterized by flowing open rooms, soaring ceilings, an artful open staircase and expansive floor to ceiling walls of glass opening onto generous terraces, perfect for entertaining and enjoying the endless parade of extraordinary yachts in the harbor. The first floor master wing features a sumptuous bath while four additional en-suite bedrooms on the second level offer breathtaking views. Meticulously designed by award-winning architects Roger Bartel and Christopher Pagliaro, this one-of-a-kind residence offers architectural interiors, top-of-the-line Wolf appliances, Waterworks fixtures, and Alaskan Yellow Cedar roof and shingles reminiscent of Newport’s landmark Shingle Style structures. No luxury has been omitted from this rare offering.

CYNTHIA MORETTI Lila Delman Associate Broker

Lila Delman Real Estate M 401.374.3444 O 401.848.2101 E Cynthia.Moretti@LilaDelman.com

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Whether if by land or by sea, Brad captures the most beautiful & candid moments of your special day. Through the laughter, the love (and the occasional teary eye or two) every magical moment will be sure to be remembered for decades to come.

I p h o to g ra p h w ed d in g s a nd have a d arn g o o d t i m e d o i ng it . I en joy g e t t i ng to k n o w t h e co up l e s I w o rk w it h , a nd b e i ng w elc o med i nto t he i r w ed d in g s as family. Th i s fa m i l i a r i t y is w h at let s me d o c u me nt t he d ay u n o b t ru s ively, an d c apt ure g e nui ne mo ment s as t h ey u n fo l d , a l l o wi ng yo u to remain fo c u s ed o n t he p res ent mo ment .

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RESTAURANTS OF RHODE ISLAND Your go-to guide for the best restaurants in Rhode Island. From warm comfort food to healthy alternative, fresh catches from the sea or a brand new hot spot, there is so much to choose from.

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MILL'S TAVERN Address: 101 North Main Street Providence, RI 02903 Phone: (401) 272-3331

TAVERN IN THE SQUARE - CRANSTON Address: 115 Hillside Road Garden City Center Cranston, RI 02920 Phone: (401) 944-4401

NOODLES 102 Address: 102 Ives St Providence, RI 029063 Phone: (401) 383-5004

CHASKA Address: 16 Midway Rd Cranston, RI 02920 Phone: (401) 537-7900


EL NINJA RESTAURANT Address: 1007 Broad St Providence, RI 02905 Phone: (401) 467-2581

ELIZABETH OF PORTOFINO'S Address: 897 Post Road Warwick, RI 02888 Phone: (401) 461-8920

MILL’S TAVERN $$$ 101 N Main St Providence Seafood, Steakhouses, Salad

437-6950

CHRISTOPHER'S Address: 2 S Main St Woonsocket, RI 02895 Phone: (401) 766-3615

IRON WORKS Address: 697 Jefferson Blvd Warwick, RI 02886 Phone: (401) 739-5111

RED STRIPE $$ 465 Angell St Providence Bruch, Steakhouses

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COSTANTINO'S VENDA BAR & RISTORANTE Address: 265 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02903 Phone: (401) 528-1100

TROOP PVD Address: 60 Valley St Providence, RI 02909 Phone: (401) 473-2900

CAMP NOWHERE Address: 1838 Smith St North Providence, RI 02911 Phone: (401) 349-5223

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PROVIDENCE OYSTER BAR Address: 283 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02903 Phone:(401) 272-8866

ROOFTOP AT PROVIDENCE G Address: 100 Dorrance St Providence, RI 02903 Phone:(401) 632-4904

TUMBLESALTS CAFE Address: 1 Morgan Ave North Providence, RI 02911 Phone: (401) 349-0557 ext. 102

MASSIMO Address: 134 Atwells Ave Providence, RI 02903 Phone: (401) 273-0650

UPTOWN FOOD & SPIRITS Address: 437 Main St Warren, RI 02885 Phone: (401) 441-5460 ext. 2

CAPRICCIO Address: 2 Pine Street Providence, RI 02903 Phone:(401) 421-1320

RED STRIPE Address: 465 Angell Street Providence, RI 02820 Phone: (401) 437-6950

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INCREASE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY WITH THESE DAILY HABITS Everybody wants to get more done

starting your day earlier. When you're

and feel like they accomplished

not wasting your time sitting in traffic,

something at the end of the day. While

you can start working on your most

there are millions of different tips for

essential tasks sooner. Your ability

productivity out there, you can increase

to save hours not sitting in traffic will

your productivity levels by changing a

drastically increase your productivity.

few daily habits. Here's how you can

Make it a habit to arrive early and stay a

improve your productivity by changing

bit later, and you'll notice an increase in

the following daily habits.

your productivity

Arrive Early, Stay Later

Plan the Night Before

save some time and beat traffic by

go to bed creating and prioritizing

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Spending just 15 minutes before you


your to-do list for the next day will give you a head start the following day. After you create your to-do list, spend a few minutes marking the tasks that are important to remind you that those tasks have to be done to push you forward in achieving your goals. Have Lunch Outside the Office

While small, this habit can have a huge and powerful effect on how you work for the rest of the day. Using your lunch to get out of your work environment can refresh your creativity, significantly reduce your stress levels, and help you re-focus when it's time to get back to work. Consider taking a short walk to help clear your head and think about what you want to accomplish the rest of the day. Minimize Distractions

Distractions are everywhere. If you work from a computer, you have the temptation of checking your social media and surfing the Internet, among other things. There are plenty of tools that can help you minimize these distractions. If you work in an office with a door, place a ‘do not disturb' sign up, so your coworkers know not to bother you.

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Always Keep Your Goals in Sight

After you’ve set your goals, keep them in sight at all times. You want to write your goals down and keep them in a place where you will end up seeing them throughout your day. Being able to see your goals throughout the day will give you the motivation to get tasks done that move you closer to accomplishing them. Changing these five habits will move you toward being a more productive person. Keep track of your results and watch as the small daily victories start to transform your life.

Davey Mars is a coach, writer and serial entrepreneur and runs Luminagency Digital Marketing. This article is part of the course “Time Management for Entrepreneurs” available soon at DaveyMars.com

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