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Contents The Bay Magazine • July 2020

Cover Story

20 Summer is Back We’re celebrating everything, including the return of our magazine!

Departments The Buzz

Life & Style

11 A calender of merfolk supports

27 SHOP: New lifestyle brand

the state’s largest aquarium

celebrates being in the 401

36 EXPERIENCE: What dining is like right now 38 IN THE KITCHEN: Head uptown Warren for farm-to-table brunch and more

12 The Fairy Door Project brings

28 INFLUENCER: Middletown’s

magic to Warren

Miss Rhode Island continues her reign

40 SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE

14 Wedding vendors navigate the

30 HOME: A contemporary house

Pic of the Bay

impact of COVID-19

in Little Compton gets a refresh

42 Our state motto sees us through

17 RHODY GEM: A fave vintage shop

Food & Drink

relocates from the Arcade to Tiverton

35 SPOTLIGHT: Meet Marigold, RI’s latest mobile cocktail bar

18 CALENDAR: Your summertime must-do’s

ON THE COVER & ABOVE: Sailing in Newport. Photography by Kayla Mandeville.

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Editor in Chief Elyse Major

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Managing Editor Megan Schmit

Staff Writer Robert Isenberg

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Editorial Designer Abigail Brown

Senior Designer Taylor Gilbert

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Ann Martini

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Happy Summer! If you missed our announcements, due to the pandemic we made the decision to pause our magazine starting with the April issue. During that time, we sprang into action in the digital world, sharing new articles on TheBayMagazine.com and via our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Making printed magazines is our first love, and we’re so happy to be back. July wouldn’t be the same to us without an issue of The Bay. When you visit another time zone – say, six hours ahead – you can keep thinking to yourself, “Well, it’s 12pm my time, I’d better have lunch,” or you can adjust, go with the flow, and consider it 8pm. I’ve been using this analogy to cope with all of the changes brought about by COVID-19. As we planned this issue, it quickly became clear that this was going to be a different kind of season, but rather than dwell in what could have been, we put on our big kid pants – and masks – and got to work finding ways to celebrate the summer we have now. Along the East Bay, as sure as there are sparkling water views, bridges, and

ice cream cones, there are tales of hope, creativity, and resourcefulness. Have you spotted the fairy doors in Warren? We’ll tell you how they got there. Learn about Molly Andrade, whose Miss Rhode Island reign has been extended due to coronavirus. Over in Tiverton Four Corners there’s a new business – a popular Providence Arcade transplant with a bit of reinvention that will make pet owners happy. Our home feature offers inspiration on making any abode feel beachy, and you’ll also meet Marigold, a 1961 Shasta Trailer turned mobile bar, among many other stories. This is our summer and it’s going to be great! Enjoy, be inspired, and stay well!

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Mermaid Sightings in Bristol Myriad merfolk are on a mission to raise funds for marine animals “You ask people to be a little bit silly right now, and they will – we need things that are silly,” says artist, activist, and Wickford resident Nancy Rafi. The brainchild behind the first Official Mermen of Wickford Calendar, published in 2018 in tandem with the New England Quahog Festival to raise funds to renovate the North Kingstown Town Beach playground, Rafi is “getting the band back together” to produce a new 12-month keepsake. The 2021 Mermaids + Mermen of Rhode Island Calendar will benefit the Biomes Marine Biology Center in North Kingstown, the state’s largest aquarium and New England’s only private marine education facility. “It’s independently owned and run by one guy, Mark [Hall], and right now it’s closed but he still has 2,000 marine animals he needs to take care of every day, and that can be pretty expensive,” explains Rafi, adding that 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Biomes. Blown away (and grateful) by the response of the first calendar, Rafi has already reconnected with returning photographer David Lee Black and print company Pawtucket Printmakers, identified shooting locations, collected costumes and props, and, arguably most importantantly, secured the merfolk. “It’s a really nice, wide spectrum

of people: professional ballet dancers, restaurant owners, artists, doctors… pretty much all walks of life,” says Rafi. “I can’t believe they said yes!” Jesse Jewels, a Warwick-based multimedia artist, jumped at the chance to participate. “I’m such a mermaid at heart,” she laughs, but she’s also drawn to the purpose of the calendar. “Biomes helps educate children about the importance of marine conservation,” she explains. Much of her artwork is inspired by the sea. “This brings together the community in such a fun way.” Jewels describes her mother as a “seashell sculptor” so she turned to her to create a seashell crown for the shoot, while Jewels made the seashell bra top and is eagerly anticipating which month she’ll be representing. Rafi says she and Black will be shooting over the next few months in cities and towns across Rhode Island, including Bristol, as shown above. “We have 12 months to fill, so we’ll include some fun landmarks,” she promises. The calendar should be available for purchase at local shops and boutiques by the beginning of September, though she admits no one can predict what the COVID-19 pandemic will leave in its wake for retailers. In the meantime, when it “drops,” the calendar will be available at RIMermaids.com. | By Andrea E. McHugh

Brenda Santos, Sandra Victorino, and Lisa Peterson at Walley Park. Photo by David Lee Black, courtesy of Nancy Rafi The Bay • July 2020 11


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Magic Comes to Warren The Fairy Door Project adds playful charm around town

windows of their homes. “I wanted to create that same idea of an activity that families could do during the pandemic that would be a fun adventure,” DeThomas says. “I wanted to bring a little joy and maybe some magic into the community at this time.” And so the Warren Fairy Door Project was born. DeThomas reached out to Warren Town Hall, the Warren Police Department, and dozens of local businesses — including Cerulean, Whimsies, Ananda Hair Salon, Time and Place Studio, Uptown, Salt of the Earth Hair Salon, Made in Warren, and The Perfect Sweet Shoppe — encouraging them to subtly place a fairy door on their property for local children to find. “I was amazed at the response,” DeThomas says.

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“Everyone loved the idea.” The list of participants grows by the day. And yes, even Warren Police have installed a fairy door on their property (of course, we can’t tell you where… you’ll have to find it on your own!). Bridget Tierney, owner of the floral and gift boutique The Greenery at 63 Water Street, says, “I loved the idea of the fairy doors – something sweet and magical to capture the attention of kids. Plus, of course, fairies are living at The Greenery, and now they’ll have a fancy door to show off!” DeThomas plans to continue to reach out to more businesses, but encourages anyone who’d like to participate in the Warren Fairy Door Project to reach out to her directly at MakersRhodeIsland@gmail.com. | By Ann M. Martini

Photo by Erin DeThomas

Sometimes, in periods of crisis, people respond with sweeping, innovative ideas for change. And some respond in small, creative ways that make everyday life a little sweeter. Erin DeThomas is one of the latter. DeThomas is the owner of Makers, an art studio for kids in Warren. Explore the nooks and crannies of this art studio and you may spy a “fairy door,” a miniature “passageway” that encourages kids of all ages to imagine, wonder, and believe in magical possibilities. An urban art movement, fairy doors first appeared in California and Michigan, sometimes set into the base of trees in public parks, with little doors where people could leave notes or wishes. Just the discovery of a hidden fairy house is a thrill, and imagining what magical creature might inhabit such an abode could lead to long and captivating conversations. Fairy doors can be purchased on artists’ websites such at Etsy, or made by hand. DeThomas was inspired by the “spy a bear” activity that has swept through the state, whereby kids would be challenged during family walks to find and count teddy bears that residents had placed in the front


The Buzz

ON THE BAY

To Have and To… Put on Hold

Any other year, now would be “go-time” for Rhode Island’s wedding business. Venues, caterers, planners, photographers, bakers, transportation companies, florists, bands and DJs, makeup artists and salons – few of these professionals would see a free weekend spring through the end of the fall. But, as we all know, these are anything but normal times. In mid-April, Allison Barbera, who owns her eponymous onsite makeup and hair

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service, co-founded the Rhode Island Coalition of Wedding Vendors Facebook group, a digital space where vendors can voice concerns and seek solutions to the challenges the pandemic has presented. “I expected maybe 50 people to join,” she recalls. “We’re up to 650.” Members are encouraged to contact state leaders to express their business challenges and seek answers about future event guidelines. “Personally,

my company’s revenue is down 60 percent compared to last year,” says Barbera, who employs 18 independent contractors. Some vendors have turned creative to keep busy in lieu of weddings, like Luke Renchan Entertainment, which orchestrates drive-by birthday celebrations with a DJ in tow and backyard movie nights. While hopeful weddings will return to “some sense of normalcy” by November, most of Renchan’s

Photo courtesy of Maria Burton Photography

Members of the wedding industry share their struggles and hopes as they navigate the impacts of COVID-19


BABS couples are postponing or rescheduling to 2021; he’s currently partnered with Artistic Wedding Films to stream small weddings “so that they can connect with their audience outside the limitations.” Venues, too, have been forced to react and adapt. Typically, The Towers in Narragansett has weddings booked every weekend now through the end of the year. Event Coordinator Donna DiCicco says the oceanfront venue has seen few cancellations. “Most we’ve been moving to 2021, but it’s a test to see what we have available,” she explains. Photographer Maria Burton began contacting her couples in April, encouraging them to reach out to their venue to discuss options. More than half of the weddings she had booked this year have rescheduled to 2021, which presents its own challenge. “Some people feel really strongly about getting married on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, which I completely understand, but sometimes we’re already booked,” she says. “We’re all trying to make the best of the situation; it’s out of our control and my focus is how I can serve my clients.” Similarly, Karen Tungett, general manager and co-owner of Blackstone Caterers, empathizes with her brides and grooms, who have to make the difficult decision of rescheduling, postponing, or cancelling. “Some clients have said they want to keep their date in 2020 and just downscale it, yet we still don’t know what that exactly means. Is it 20, 50, 100? Who knows, as it keeps changing,” explains Tungett. Like with many, this uncharted territory has been hard on Tungett. “I’m in the business to make dreams come true, to make people happy, create their dream – not to see them all go through this.” But she’s focusing on the silver lining: “My sales team is still very active. Leads and bookings for 2021 are on fire because they realized that 2020 couples are moving into 2021. Soon enough we will be starting to book for 2022!” | By Andrea E. McHugh

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What Grows Around, Comes Around

In commercial kitchens across New England, Market Mobile is a well-known app. Chefs are constantly using its interface to order fresh produce from area farmers. Ever since Farm Fresh Rhode Island released Market Mobile in 2009, the app has connected more than 100 producers to more than 300 customers – mostly grocers, schools, and restaurants. When the pandemic hit, two things happened: First, wholesale business ground to a halt. After all, if restaurants can’t open, they can’t order stock. Second, hordes of people were stuck at home, afraid to stand in line at their local supermarket, but needing to replenish their pantries. The solution: Open Market Mobile to retail customers. Extend delivery to residential homes. Turn a wholesale supplier into a personal grocery service. “That was the instant pivot we had to make,” says Nikki Ayres, sales manager for Market Mobile. “It was a really natural decision. This was a way to keep people fed, and keep them fed safely.” Today, customers in Providence, Pawtucket, and the East Bay can download the app, quickly set up an account, and fill out an online order form. Each order must total at least $60; if you don’t live in the delivery area, you can arrange curbside pickup at Farm Fresh’s Pawtucket headquarters. There have been challenges, of course. Delivering to residential streets can be a little trickier than to eateries and dining halls, so the drivers have had to adjust. But for the most part, the Market Mobile transition was quick and painless. “Nothing about our software really had to change, which was the great part,” says Ayres. “We were already set up to do this. Basically we made our decision on a Monday, and by Wednesday we were processing our first order.” Farm Fresh is currently delivering to between 500 and 600 customers per week, mostly families and small networks of neighbors and friends. Meanwhile, they are still on schedule to complete their Food Hub, an ambitious 60,000-square-foot complex in the Valley neighborhood. While Farm Fresh hadn’t planned to start home delivery before the pandemic, they now see no reason to stop. “As long as there is a need for this,” says Ayres, “and as long as our producers want to keep doing this, we do plan to continue.” 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket. FarmFreshRI.org | By Robert Isenberg

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Farm Fresh Rhode Island turns its wholesale app into a grocery delivery service


The Buzz

RHODY GEM

Carmen & Ginger Vintage Boutique

We’re on the hunt for Rhody Gems! Every neighborhood has that secret, hidden, cool and unusual, or hole-in-the-wall spot that locals love. Email or tag us on social media using #RhodyGem to suggest yours, and we might just feature it! What it is: A vintage shop focusing on cat- and dogthemed antiques, artisan wares, and gifts. Featuring an eclectic mix of retro novelties, this store is a can’t-miss.

Photo courtesy of Carmen & Ginger

Where to find it: You may remember Carmen & Ginger from its former life in the historic Arcade in Providence. Recently moved to Tiverton Four Corners Historic District, watch for the yellow house on Main Road next to The Cheese Wheel and across from Four Corners Grille. What makes it a Rhody Gem? A browser’s dream, everything is hand-selected to fit the quirky retro aesthetic, with antique chalkware statues, feline silhouettes, and plenty of pet bow ties on display. Named after a beloved cat, Carmen, and dog, Ginger, this award-winning vintage goods store has returned to its roots to now specialize in curios for pets and pet lovers alike. Says owner Christine Francis, “The new location allowed us to make a fresh start with a new twist while also appealing to long-time customers.” Find costume jewelry, accessories, and a few racks of artfully arranged clothing among puppy paraphernalia and kitschy summer items. Following customer capacity guidelines, you can visit during store hours or make an appointment and feel safe using a touchless checkout system.

Carmen & Ginger 3842 Main Road, Tiverton CarmenAndGinger.com @carmenandginger

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r e m m There are still so many ways to enjoy the East Bay’s best season

By Robert Isenberg

Summer is here, at last. This we know for sure: The sun is out. The weather is hot. The water is calling your name. So much about summer in the East Bay is the same as it ever was. We’ll spot sailboats drifting down the bay. We’ll frequent most of the same establishments and wave to the same neighbors. Sure, some things are different. We’ve weathered a pandemic, for goodness’ sake! Yes, masks must be worn. Antibacterial gel must be applied. There’s a mandated limit

on how many people can gather in a single place. Some of our favorite events changed shape a bit (like the beloved Fourth of July Parade) but found new ways to keep rolling. But let’s remember: Summer in the East Bay is awesome, and nothing can take that awesomeness away. Our towns are still replete with fun things to do. Scores of restaurants are allowed to seat their guests, many with ample decks and coastal views. And we are

geographically enwreathed in open spaces – parks, preserves, and waterways – many of which are open with limitations – and waiting to host your outdoor adventure. In fact, there are so many diversions for a summer day that we could only list a fraction of them in this magazine. Here are some of our favorite activities – old, new, and modified – to keep you engrossed during the hottest time of the year.


Twelve Guns Brewing Photo by Gina Mastrostefano

Evelyn's Drive-In Photo by Michael Cevoli

Bars have struggled. Theaters have struggled. So what happens when you’re both? The Galactic Theatre found an upbeat solution: Sell ice cream. Leave it to the eccentric showspace to come up with the Yabba Dabba Dooo, a mix of Moonstone Beach vanilla ice cream, strawberry sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles, Fruity Pebbles, and a cherry on top – among other heat-wave-friendly concoctions, like sundaes and shakes. We’re all rooting for the Galactic to return to its music-hosting, film-screening roots, but until that day arrives, have some fun with a cherry on top. Warren, GalacticTheatre.com There’s just something about an ice-cold can of Narragansett – ahem, ‘Gansett – on a hot day, and whether you’re kicking back on a porch, balcony, or boat, we hope you enjoy it. But for truly local flavor, the East Bay has its own breweries to sample: Coddington Brewing Company in Middletown (CoddBrew.com) which is also a restaurant; Ragged Island Brewing Co. in Portsmouth (RaggedIslandBrewing.com) which will soon move its operations into a new, 9,000-square-foot complex; and the still-new Twelve Guns Brewing (TwelveGunsBrewing.com) whose taproom has opened again in Bristol. Shellfish are our pride and joy, and you can spend days hitting up clam shacks along the East Bay. These aren’t just fun spots to slurp up invertebrates; some are historical landmarks, like Flo’s Clam Shack (founded 1936) in Middletown, and Evelyn’s Drive-In (1969) in Tiverton. Clams are a summer go-to, of course, but the seafood options are practically limitless. Note: Blount’s Clam Shack won’t open in Crescent Park this summer, due to renovations, but you can still find Blount’s on the Warren Waterfront. There are so many ways to cool down during an East Bay summer, but the best ones are sweet, frozen, and come in a paper cup. There’s the Del’s Frozen Lemonade (Dels.com) stand on the bike trail in Warren, Gray’s Ice Cream (GraysIceCream.com) in Tiverton, and The Daily Scoop (Facebook: The Daily Scoop) in Barrington, among countless others. Don’t forget cafes, which can bring you both iced coffees and special concoctions, like the Red Rooibus Peach Melba iced tea at the Blue Kangaroo (BlueKangarooRI.com) in Barrington. While you’re savoring the art of fermentation, you may also take in some pastoral scenery – at any of three East Bay vineyards. Greenvale Vineyards (Greenvale.com) is nestled into Portsmouth’s farm country, and the environs are beautiful enough to host weddings. Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard (SakonnetWine.com) hosts dinners and other outdoor events in its beautiful Little Compton estate. Newport Vineyards (NewportVineyards.com) is both the largest grower of wine grapes in New England and home to Taproot gastropub.


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Ode to the East Bay Bike Path

How do you keep your head together during a quarantine? For many, the East Bay Bike Path was a sanity-saver. The trail never closed, and with its wide margins and fast-moving cyclists, it was easy to enjoy some outdoors and maintain social distance at the same time. All across the country, you’ll find “rail trails,” those level, multi-use paths that replaced old railroad tracks. The trail network in Rhode Island is impressive; they connect every kind of town and city, village and greenspace, and each segment is well trod by cyclists, walkers, rollerbladers, and parents pushing strollers. But the East Bay Bike Path is a standout. At 14.5 miles, the trail is both long and continuous. With the exception of some recent bridge work and detours, the path barely intersects with motor traffic, and it runs all the way from India Point Park in Providence to the Bristol waterfront, and most recently was connected to the Blackstone River Greenway. The scenery is varied and spectacular, from sailboat-studded marinas to coastal cliffs and wetlands. The most striking thing about the route is how we use it: The East Bay Bike Path is like a zero-emissions superhighway. Locals use it for morning walks, or race training, or regular commutes to work. You will see every kind of person on the path, of every body type and (literal) walk of life. You’ll see skateboards and ebikes, wheelchairs and tandems. At the height of summer, the pavement is downright busy with self-propelled traffic. The East Bay Bike Path is a nice cross-section of our geography, yes; but it’s also a moving cross-section of our people.

After being mostly shuttered all spring, small businesses could really use some love this summer. All along Route 114, from Riverside to Newport, find each town’s main commercial streets – along with side streets – brimming with independent retail shops selling everything from clothing and jewelry, to antique and vintage, to home accents, handmade curios, and more. Make a day of it, stopping for a coffee, a snack, or delicious meal. Your community business owners will thank you! For culture enthusiasts, Art Night Bristol and Warren is a hallowed institution. It’s a great excuse to amble through town, pop into art galleries you’ve always meant to visit, and run into familiar faces along the way. This summer, Art Night went virtual in May and June; participants could tour local art spaces from the comfort of their sofas. But if all goes well, Art Night will resume as a physical event, and you’ll finally have a chance to browse paintings and sculpture in person. Art Night in Bristol takes place July 30 and in Warren on August 27. ArtNightBristolWarren.org


farmers markets All summer long there’s a farmers market almost every day of the week to keep your kitchen stocked with fresh produce.

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Blithewold is back in action, inviting guests into its resplendent gardens and hosting “Tea and Scones” parties at the mansion. While much of the historic estate’s regular programming has gone virtual via their YouTube channel, members and non-members are still invited to visit (reservation recommended) and even enjoy a picnic on the grounds. Bristol, Blithewold.org To the relief of fans, Newport Polo matches will still take place this summer. This month brings you The Vanderbilt Cup, Newport vs. Pittsburgh, and USA vs. Ireland – and the games continue to gallop through the finals at the end of September. The polo grounds and pavilion at Glen Farm

will maintain strict social distancing rules, including masks worn by all attendees and an all-online ticketing system. But this is a small price to pay for a chance to see international champs in person. Newport, NPTPolo.com Prudence Island may be Rhode Island’s best kept secret – a secluded patch of land in the middle of Narragansett Bay. Many lifelong Rhodies have never visited Prudence, and the only way to cross the water is by ferry (or your own boat). If you make the passage from Bristol, you’ll find an island of easygoing roads (20 mph speed limit), scattered houses, ample scenery, and one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the state – perfect for a bike ride or picnic. Bristol, PrudenceBayIslandsTransport.com Prudence Island Photo by Michael Cevoli

Sandywoods Center for the Arts 43 Muse Way, Tiverton 2-6pm

WEDNESDAYS Aquidneck Growers 13 Memorial Blvd, Newport 2-6pm Hope & Main’s Schoolyard Market 691 Main St, Warren 4-7pm

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SATURDAYS Aquidneck Growers Pell Elementary School, Newport 9am-12pm Mount Hope Farmers Market Mount Hope Farm, Bristol 9am-12:30pm

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Barrington Town Beach Photography by Savannah Barkley

The creative folks at The Collaborative in Warren have been navigating the pandemic with all kinds of innovative programming, including their summertime takeover of the parking lot at Cutler Mills for drive-in movies. Be sure to make a reservation and bring your own snacks before driving over to 30 Cutler Street. On Wednesdays classic films (cult and otherwise) are screened, and Fridays watch favorites from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Warren, TheCollaborative02885.org Our beaches are our beaches, which makes the East Bay sands safer and chiller than many other places in the state. Spots like Bristol and Barrington Town Beaches are community touchstones, with calm waters and mostly

local visitors, and South Shore Beach in Little Compton faces the open waters of Rhode Island Sound. Now that Rhode Island beaches are open for the summer, we contend that you can enjoy nearly all the wading and sunbathing you always do and still maintain social distancing. The Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium has reopened with a Thursday to Sunday schedule. To allow for social distancing, advance registration for timed ticket entry is required. This natural history museum includes a mini aquarium featuring a tide pool exhibit, and 33-foot life size model of a North Atlantic Right Whale; outdoor trails are open to all from dawn to dusk. Bristol, ASRI.org

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brand The Local Rhody. The company logo features our state’s singular area code within the “O” of LOCAL on white, black, and gray items. Currently there is no brick-and-mortar, but follow along on Instagram (@TheLocalRhody) for updates on popup shops and markets, or order online. “This brand was created to represent our love for this little state and what it means to us. We don’t think you have to live here forever to represent being a local,” Cannon says. “But you do have to love it here.”

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Meet Molly Andrade Middletown’s Miss Rhode Island has an extended reign, her own ice cream flavor, and sights set on serving in public office

Your reign as Miss Rhode Island has seen our state through some of the most turbulent times in recent history, and due to COVID-19, you will be serving an additional year. How do you feel about the extension? For the first time ever, I’ll be serving for two years in a row. Having the opportunity to represent our great state for an additional year is an incredible honor! This year will be dedicated to continuing my work with my social initiative SARA (Sexual Assault Resistance and Awareness) to empower women through the art of self-defense. I’m also looking forward to being out in the community again and plan on making the most of this extra year. What are your favorite small, locally owned businesses to buy things like gowns, jewelry, and everyday clothes? As Miss Rhode Island I love being able to highlight our incredible local businesses. For pageant/prom wear I always trust Infusion Boutique in Warwick. In Newport I love Groove for summer wear and everyday clothes, and Jason & Co. for jewelry. What are your favorite Rhode Island summer treats? Growing up on Aquidneck Island, I have gone to Frosty Freez in Middletown since I was a kid. Last summer I partnered with them to create Molly’s Mocha Chip, where a portion of every cone purchased goes to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals!

What do you think is the most beautiful spot in Rhode Island? Anywhere you can see the water and sunset make for some of the most beautiful moments that you can experience just about anywhere in our state. I encourage people to explore a different part of our small home and revisit what makes our state unique. MissRIMollyAndrade.com

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Coast-Modern

Christopher and Lindsay Brislin lead a busy life. Lindsay owns her own dental practice in Pawtucket, Christopher is Director of Sales at the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, and they have four children active in sports. The family always enjoyed getting away from it all while visiting Lindsay’s parents’ home in Little Compton, but when her father suddenly passed, they decided to buy the house. “We wanted to create similar memories for our kids here,” says Christopher of the homestead they now use during summer and long weekends during the school year. Christopher shares that at the time of

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A mix of white and natural wood throughout the open floor plan create a cohesive vibe that is equal parts spacious, casual, and beachy.

taking ownership, a contemporary beach house with cathedral ceilings wasn’t exactly what they’d been dreaming of, but once they started making it their own, came to love its clean design. “We like to keep it simple and modern and easy. Clutter-free is really something that we focus on,” he says. An early and

Photography by Savannah Barkley, styled by Jenna Kinghorm

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easy fix was removing drapes to let in as much natural light as possible. “Even with the many windows we have in the house, we still look out at woods and not much else. Now the windows act as nice design features themselves.” To highlight the architecture of the house, walls were repainted in lighter hues. “The colors keep things clean and bright; the open living room and kitchen all flow together so it’s nice to have the design be light. The simplicity is huge for us as our life back at home is so hectic.” From the start, the couple did like the beams, wood ceiling, and large

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central two-story fireplace. One feature they weren’t quite sure of was the hot tub – in view from the dining room. “The hot tub is such a throwback feature to the 1980s but it has always been such a highlight of the kids’ summer days after the beach, that we decided to keep it.” To solve this issue, they enlisted the help of home stylist and co-owner of Blanc & Bleu Jenna Kinghorn, who sourced barn doors from Utah to create some separation. “It gives us the ability to not stare at the hot tub during dinner!” Once the renovations were done, the couple decided that any artwork brought in would have a connection to the family’s travels and the local area. Says Christopher, “I love that all the paintings and prints have a connection to Little Compton or somewhere that we’ve traveled. They make it our home, which is nice.”

While the Brislins reside in nearby Massachusetts, they relish their time in Rhode Island and share a few of their favorite things:

Location Cues “We are surrounded by the ocean and coastal farms. The miles of stone walls throughout town and the simplicity and beauty of the land are what we wanted throughout this renovation of the interior of our house.” The Commons Wilbur’s General Store, Earle’s Service Station, The Art Cafe, and Wishing Stone Farm are favorite spots in Little Compton. Rhody Love “Rhode Island style to us is urban on one hand with the Providence art and college scene, and then coastal and casual on the southern end of the state with Newport and the surrounding area. There is a little bit of everything in the Ocean State, that’s why we love it so much!”

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Food & Drink Experience

In The Kitchen

Meet Marigold, Rhode Island’s Latest Mobile Bar Cruisin’ Cocktails is a libation station on the go with vintage vibes and plenty of spirit When Marigold trundles onto the scene, she certainly turns heads. She’s a

the idea to do something different that went along with my style and

1961 Shasta trailer outfitted with a draught system, service window, and Insta-

free spirit,” explains Gwizdowski, who started towing Marigold to private

worthy ambience. She’s the perfect party guest for weddings, birthdays,

parties and events late last summer. While the pandemic threw a wrench

and graduation parties, and comes fully stocked for custom cocktails made

in her 2020 plans – as did it with so many – Marigold is ready and raring

by owner and expert mixologist Sarah Gwizdowski (pictured above).

to get back into the party scene, even sporting a fresh coat of paint. “My

Gwizdowski bartended in Providence for the last decade until she

hope for the summer is to gain exposure throughout Rhode Island,” says

decided to start RI Cruisin’ Cocktails – a roaming cocktail bar with a notable

Gwizdowski, “and bring some fun to the party in a time when everyone

twist: A refurbished vintage trailer with its own sunny nickname. “I had

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Food & Drink EXPERIENCE

By Chuck Staton

Dining at a Distance Exploring the “new normal” of dining, one East Bay eatery at a time

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La Piñata sports a fun, colorful patio

Photography by Gina Mastrostefano

The past few months have been a bizarre whirlwind for most of us. When COVID-19 became a household name, few industries got rocked as hard as the culinary scene. Restaurants were forced to close immediately. Dining establishments scrambled to adjust to a world where takeout was the only option and would-be patrons were understandably hesitant about ordering food in any capacity. But after months of innovative, dedicated restaurateurs figuring out various ways to roll with the punches, we are finally finding our way back to normal – and we’re here to give you an inside look on what to expect as you venture back out into the world of wining and dining (with all necessary precautions, of course). “It’s been busier, everyone’s excited to get out there,” says Peter Cabral, co-owner alongside Marissa Ferris, of The Wharf (215 Water Street, Warren). If you’re looking to forget your troubles for a little while and appreciate the world around you, I recommend watching the sun go down from their deck, where tables are already so far apart that you won’t even notice the guidelines affecting your dining experience. “[Customers] are conscious about social distancing,” adds Ferris. Plus, the highly anticipated rooftop bar came just in time for the outdoor dining boom. The Wharf is seeing the results of a cooped-up community finally getting the chance to come out of hibernation: “The big-


Golden hour at The Wharf, where diners enjoy the deck (at an appropriate social distance)

gest challenge that we see is overwhelming reservations!” says Cabral. The magic of Seven Stars Bakery (20 Newman Avenue, Rumford) can’t be overstated. With a table set up in their entranceway, they’re pleasantly fulfilling online orders. This was actually one of my favorite experiences back out in the world: I had preordered a Vermont Cheddar Sourdough and a Honey Latte, and as I walked up and waited near the door, that’s when I saw it: People. Sitting outside. Drinking coffee. As I joked with my good friend and sipped my latte, amongst other people doing the exact same thing, the world felt like

it was falling back into place (even if I did eat my pastry on the way home in the car like some kind of sophisticated version of the Cookie Monster). La Piñata (520 Main Street, Warren) is the town’s newest Mexican restaurant, opened pre-pandemic in place of India. “La Piñata has a great outdoor space,” my friend and fellow podcaster Craig Depina (Needless to Say) explains. “I personally wouldn’t have felt comfortable [eating] indoors at this time. They did a great job at spacing everything out without it actually feeling spaced out. It felt great to finally be out enjoying a meal and a few margaritas in the sun.” He

also recommends the “awesome” paella. Okay, the Comedy Connection (39 Warren Avenue, East Providence) isn’t a restaurant per se, but RI’s premier comedy club recently enjoyed a triumphant return. Brian Beaudoin was the headliner for the club’s first weekend back in operation and he tore the house – er, outdoor tent – down at an appropriate distance, of course. The comedy club vibe was strong, even without the elbows-touching-elbows closeness. We comfortably ate cheesy tater tots, drank Whalers, and enjoyed a great night out for the first time in months – so I’m counting it as a dining experience!

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Food & Drink IN THE KITCHEN

By Robert Isenberg

Uptown Guy A Warren diner gets reimagined as an farm-to-table eatery a globe-trotting culinary career, Tsimikas returned to Rhode Island, where he decided to revive the family restaurant, this time as an upscale brunch experience. Thus, Uptown was born, opening in November 2019. “Now we’re a farm-to-table, scratch cooking [establishment],” says Tsimikas. “Everything is done in-house. We went into it just looking to do brunch. We cater to diets – so vegan, vegetarian, glu-

ten-free. Do we have surf-and-turf? Yes, we do. We have a surf-and-turf burger.” When COVID-19 started closing restaurants in March, Uptown was already in full swing.

Jimmy Tsimikas shows off a surf-and-turf burger on Uptown’s newly renovated patio; the restaurant occupies the same space his parents’ diner once stood

Photo by Robert Isenberg

“I grew up here,” says Jimmy Tsimikas, as he moves energetically through his restaurant, Uptown Food & Spirits. “My parents had this property as a diner. All throughout the ‘80s, I was here working after high school. It was a busy diner. Typical, Greek-style diner.” Then Tsimikas left Warren to seek his fortune – for 19 years. He worked mostly for Orient Express hotels, bouncing among kitchens in Italy, France, Denmark, and Australia. After

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To-Do List Windows Roof The restaurant had 15 employees hosting a constant influx of customers. “It was slammed,” says Tsimikas. The conversion to takeout was marginally successful, but Tsimikas has been looking forward to this new phase: He put down a handsome teak floor on the front patio, which is decorated with lamps and flowers and offers a fine view of Main Street. Outdoor dining is preferred, but Uptown will also host indoor dining at 50 percent capacity, either by request or during inclement weather. “We’re a couple months behind schedule,” concedes Tsimikas, “but we’re planning to do dinner service Thursday, Friday, and Saturday as well.” At a glance, Uptown shows off “simple elegance,” with rustic decor, handmade tables built from butcher boards, and rotating chalkboards that declare the brands of locally sourced products. The old breakfast counter has been raised into a sleek new bar, and an original mural has been hand-drawn into the wall. The brunch menu lists favorites like Belgian Waffles and Eggs Florentine, and the eponymous spirits include mimosas, Irish coffee, and the French Toast Martini. The renovated patio harks back to the European bistros of Tsimikas’s decades abroad. To ensure social distancing, Tsimikas is also placing screens between indoor tables. While these screens will be reinforced with Plexiglas, they have the latticed look of an Italianate garden. “Safety is most important – we’re really conscious about that,” says Tsimikas, adding, “The look is a big part of what we do. Whether it’s on the patio or on the plate. It’s the plates. It’s the staff. It’s the color of their uniforms. It’s how you present. You know that saying: ‘You eat with your eyes first.’”

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Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty International realty specializing in the luxury markets of Newport, South County, Block Island, and Providence. Newport. GustaveWhite.com

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