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Summer Guide

2014


THANKS FOR CHECKING OUT THE 2014 EDITION OF THE LADY PROJECT SUMMER GUIDE! Hey, Lady! We are so excited to launch our second annual Summer Guide! This guide is filled with fun gifts hand-picked by our members for your next wedding gift, Baby Shower or just because. In the pages, you’ll find our members’ favorite tips on how to make it the best summer in your city. What I love most about our Summer & Holidays Guides is that they are made by the members, for the members. Mihaela and Sarah did an amazing job working with other members to make this guide come to life. They set up photoshoots with make up artists, models and stylists, while other members wrote articles on their specialities. Lady Project is all about collaboration-- and this

guide is a wonderful example of what can happen when amazing ladies team up to make something awesome. Rhode Island kicks it up a notch in the summer time- from taking a day trip to Block Island to happy hours at The Hot Club and clam cakes and chowder at Iggy’s. We hope the tips in our guide help you explore our little state and make some new favorites this summer. Since last summer’s guide, Lady Project has expanded into two new cities- Boston and New Haven! We’re so excited to integrate our new chapters into our Summer Guide and showcase what’s happening in those amazing cities.

We have a fantastic summer planned here in Providencefrom day trips to Block Island and summer nights at Hot Club, Lady Project is busy planning events in Newport, a fun shopping event and more ways how we can showcase our amazing members. We can’t wait! On June 18 in Providence, we’re celebrating the launch of this guide at AQUA at the Marriott-- hope to see you there!

xo,

Sierra

+ THE LADY PROJECT TEAM


TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S 6

Shared Agriculture, Shared Community

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Member Spotlight: Champagne + Ink

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Rendezvous: Four Women Reflect on Fun, Fitness, and Family

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To the Graduates, A Letter

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Business Spotlight: Batchbook

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Julie + Sierra’s Summer Picks

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Gift Guide + Summer Tips

BONUS CONTENT ON THE LADY PROJECT BLOG:

My Crossfit Journey

New Adventures in Rhode Island

Lady Project Summer Style

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SHARED AGRICULTURE, SHARED COMMUNITY For

many years, I debated the merits of using a community supported agriculture program, or CSA, as my main source of produce. The organic produce offerings at our local chain supermarket were sparse, and I just wasn’t able to make it to a nearby farmers’ market often enough. Conversely, I had friends that would tell me that though their farm share was generally a good investment, they would regularly receive items they either didn’t know what to do with or didn’t like. Sometimes an entire week’s share might consist of a

bushel of a singular item, like lettuce, broccoli rabe, or parsnips— and who wants that? My farmer friend and her husband solved this problem for me when they started a unique CSA program from their farm in Middletown, RI — Garman Organic Farm, LLC. What won me over to their program was the flexibility. Each week we could select what items we wanted from an online form listing what produce would be available. This was a huge selling point for me. I’d get a bag full of farm fresh organic produce each week and I could select exactly what I’d receive if I wanted to! Each week, the participants in the CSA met in a central location to receive delivery of our share. The first week was especially exciting as we eagerly awaited our bags, chatting the whole time about what we were planning to do with our produce. Our fees included an insulated reusable zippered bag with an icepack to make sure everything stayed chilled and

fresh until we could get it home. It felt a little like Christmas when farmer Jim Garman arrived and handed us our bags heavy with the week’s bounty. We’d find that some weeks there would even be one of the Garmans’ favorite recipes included with our produce, which was particularly useful the week I decided to try the fava beans without ever having prepared them before! It’s awesome knowing not only that I’m supporting a local business and that my money is going directly to the farmer growing my food, but that I also get to become part of a community of people passionate about their food and where it’s coming from. The term “CSA” is so commonplace now that we tend to forget what the individual letters stand for. The Garmans definitely emphasized the community aspect of CSA with their program, and encouraged us all to share our experiences with the produce we got each week. They maintain a Facebook group


the farm now, being tended to by the Garman family. Taking part in a CSA has really helped me become foods, but also to become more ad- much more connected to my food venturous in the kitchen. Among and the people growing it than my discoveries: I absolutely love I realized it would, and it’s a homemade pickles; zucchini is wonderful feeling. incredibly versatile (who knew BY DANIELLE VAILLANCOURT that shredded zucchini slow simmered in olive oil could make the most delicious “butter”?); patty pan squash is the cutest squash I’ve stuffed; eggplant is so easy to just for their farm share customers, cook; fried squash blossoms are and during the summer season it is pretty darn tasty; Swiss chard goes active with people sharing recipes, with everything (even in a green photos of meals they’ve made, and smoothie!); and turnips make ideas for using what will be com- mashed potatoes even better. I’m so excited for this year’s ing in the following week. This fully shared com- CSA season to start! Through phomunity agriculture experience tos on the farm’s Facebook page, ensured that we always had some I’ve been watching the veggies and inspiration for what we received herbs grow, starting as tiny seeds in our farm share bags, even if it freshly planted indoors under was an item completely new to grow lights a couple of months ago. us. It helped me not only to eat It’s fun to see pictures of so many ILLUSTRATIONS BY KYLA COVERT more home-prepared healthful of them in the actual ground on


MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

How did you two meet? What’s your background- career, where you grew up, school?

We first met in 2000 as freshmen at Montserrat College of

Art (Beverly, MA), Danielle transferred after her first year to Northeastern University to pursue her degree in Photography and Business and Ellen stayed on to complete her training in Graphic Design and Letterpress. We reconnected after graduation and bonded over our mutual love of parties, paper, and making things with our hands. How did you come up with your name, Champagne & Ink?

Champagne & Ink is the literal and figurative representation

of what our business is about. Champagne for the celebration and Ink is our dominant medium. Our business has two parts, styling and Letterpress and two owners, so we wanted a name that reflected that. What is your typical day on the job?

There is no typical day for us! Since we launched in January

2014 there have been so many moving parts to our business that it keeps us going in all sorts of directions. On any given day you can find us at our computers drafting press releases, filing sales tax reports, researching for an upcoming project or designing for the current ones. Sometimes we’re sprawled out on the floor or a table somewhere sketching or creating projects for ourselves or clients, or some days we’re outside scouting new locations or just getting inspired by what is happening in the community.


Who’s your ideal/dream client?

Our dream client is a hip, discerning couple with a vision;

people who give us their initial ideas and then give us the room to run with them. We love people who seek one of a kind items and appreciate that everything thing we do is done 100% exclusively for them. What do you love about working in RI?

We’re both transplants to Aquidneck Island, Danielle from

Boston and Ellen from NH, and we just love how much AQ has to offer, from organic farms, to gorgeous beaches, stately mansions, and small businesses opening up all over the place. For a small island the community is continually reinventing itself while staying true to what makes it a landmark and we feel that is what makes it such a special place to live and work.

What do you love about Lady Project?

We love the Lady Project for the excitement all the ladies

have for each other. It’s so easy for women to become competitive, or just downright nasty to each other in the work place, so it is truly amazing to have a professional outlet like the Lady Project where women can gather and toss around ideas and goals without feeling pressure or judgment from those around them. Likewise, no business runs in a bubble, you’re always going to need a lawyer, an accountant, a designer, a sales person, etc. etc. and with the Lady Project being open to all kinds of professions we have the opportunity to seek advice, hire or trade work, or just grab a drink with someone in a completely different profession. Where do you see your business in 5 years?

Our goal for our first year is to open a studio space where

we can stretch our wings, and have a cozy spot to meet clients and show them how we make the magic happen. In 5 years we hope to have our own line of ready to order paper suites: save the dates, invitations, thank you cards, note cards, etc. so that clients have a selection of pre-designed work to choose from.


Rendezvo

Four Women Refle


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Art Direction by Mihaela Hinayon Photography by Brittanny Taylor Wardrobe Styling by Olivia Rodrigues Hair and Makeup by Jaclyn Altieri, Kristen Lemoine, and Ashley Deitrick of Luniac Glamour

From left to right: Pineapple dress $44 at Bananas, Yellow hi-low skirt by designer Jess Abernethy $100 available at NUDE, Aqua shorts with scallop hem by Stephanie Kolanko $70 available at Luniac Glamour, Maxi blue dress $105 available at Queen of Hearts

ect on Fun, Fitness, and Family


"Play is an essential part of my creative process. Weird and wonderful things come from experimentation. Fun feeds my work." CAT LAINE, PHOTOGRAPHER

On Cat: BB Dakota’s Loulla maxi dress from Queen of Hearts $105, Chain necklace $18 each and clutch $34, both available at Luniac Glamour, Agate rose gold cuff $160 available at NUDE.


"As a mom of a 2-month old and a 2-year-old, I must find those small windows of opportunity to get out the door for a run. Even a couple of minutes or miles can boost my entire day." ROISIN MCGETTIGAN-DUMAS, OLYMPIAN + ENTREPRENEUR

On Ro: Neon pink tunic top from Shoppe Pioneer $148, Aqua shorts with scallop hem by Designer Stephanie Kolanko, $70 available at LuniacGlamour, Sunglasses available at Queen of Hearts.


From left to right: On Brittany, Pineapple dress $44 available at Bananas | On Liz, Chiffon tank $48 available at Queen of Hearts, necklace $22 available at Shoppe Pioneer | On Ro, Neon pink tunic $148 available at Shoppe Pioneer, earrings $32 available at Luniac Glamour | On Cat, Blue maxi dress $105 Queen of Hearts, chain necklace $18 each available at Luniac Glamour.


"I find that a good workout really boosts my confidence; and I use that newfound confidence to pursue my goals and go outside my comfort zone in business." BRITTANY DROZD, PSYCHOTHERAPIST

On Brittany: Ark & Co maxi dress $68 and flower crown $18, both available at Bananas.


"Travel takes you out of your same old way of being and into a whole new world of possibility—there are so many way to find joy in life." ELIZABETH GUARDIA, TRAVELING YOGI

Left to right: On Brittany, Ark & Co maxi dress $68 and flower crown $18, both available at Bananas | On Cat: Crop top $84 available at Queen of Hearts, Floral pants by Jess Abernethy, $450 available at NUDE | On Ro, Paisley tunic $134 available at Shoppe Pioneer, Yellow braided necklace $16 available at Mint on Broadway | On Liz, Mink crop top $48 available at Bananas, Red wide leg pants by designer Susan Troy $260 available at NUDE.


To the Graduates, A Letter BY SHENAYE THOMAS

Dear Graduate, It’s the big day. You’re sitting in your seat, euphoria pulsing through your veins. You hear the slight echo of a speech being given. What are they saying anyway? You see the flash of a camera. You hear the faint screams of proud parents in the audience. You finally did it. After a long four years with nothing but blood, sweat, and tears (there were lots of those), you did it. You’re awakened out of your stupor as your row is told to stand. It’s your turn to cross the stage and make your final exit. You turn around to see selfies being taken, best friends hugging, and little kids asking if it’s over yet. You reach the front of the line. You hand the announcer your name card, making sure he pronounces it oh-so-perfectly. You hear the first syllables of your name as you cross the stage. You hear an uproar of cheers and screams behind you. It all feels so surreal. Is this really happening? You find your way back to your seat, not remembering how you got there. This is the most exciting day of your life. You’ve crossed the stage (without falling) and received your diploma. But why do you still feel those little butterflies? The worst is over right? Your mind begins to wander. What happens now? Should you go home? Take a few weeks off? Find a job? Move across the country? What about your career? You’re supposed to have it all figured out. “What are you doing after college?” You can hear all the questions buzzing around. What are you doing, you wonder. You haven’t really given it much thought. You were just hoping things would, you know, just happen.


But life isn’t like college. It’s a big, bad world full of rules and bills to pay. It’s a constant rat race against the debt collecting in your pocket. At least that what your parents make it seem like. But this is your big day. You’re not supposed to be worrying about these things. But you can’t help but flicker back to those thoughts about what you’re going to do next. You realize you have no idea what comes next. And you know what, that is 100 percent okay. I want to let you in on a little secret. No one really knows for sure what they’re going to do next. Plans change. Dreams change. People change. It’s not the destination that matters, its the process, the journey that gets you there. So what if you don’t work in some big, top notch company right out of college. Maybe you dream of teaching others how to snorkel through the Great Barrier Reef. Or you want to be the next Oprah and host talk shows that really help. Maybe you just want to paint, and sell your art in a small store. I guess my biggest advice to you—to us—is to not let the pressure of the world keep you from going on your journey. Don’t follow someone else’s journey just to seem more successful. As cheesy as it sounds, follow your dreams, that deep feeling you have within you. Walk across that stage knowing that whatever you do next, you’re gonna freakin’ love! And most of all, enjoy every single minute of it. To all of us graduates, congratulations. We did it! And to all of the future graduates, you’re next. It’s not about the destination, but the journey.

From the girl who feels like she was a freshman just five minutes ago,

Shenaye Thomas Johnson & Wales University, Graduating Class of 2014


BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

INTERVIEW WITH PA M E L A O ’ H A R A , C E O

How did Batchbook get started? What was the vision at the beginning and what is the vision now? Batchbook started with a few geeky parents who decided to build a tech company that would help entrepreneurs (including ourselves) achieve work/life balance. The original vision was world domination. We’ve since refined it as enabling a world economy dominated by businesses that are passionate about life and work. We’ve seen Batchbook and Batchaus - any other names for Batchbook? How did they come about? The company is BatchBlue, the CRM product is Batchbook and the office is the BatchHaus. “Batch” is a tech term for creating efficiencies with scale. Blue is for the Ocean State and because we are water bugs. And once we got going on a batch naming roll, we just went with it. Next is the BatchYacht. What’s a typical Monday like at Batchbook? What about a Friday? Mondays are meeting days. We laugh and make to-do lists. Wednesdays are NO meeting days. We laugh and mark things off to-do lists. Fridays are fun days. We laugh and celebrate the things we got done. There is a lot of laughing. And eating and drinking. Some doing. :) Describe Batchbook’s personality. Any quirks? Silly characteristics? Our personality is very diverse. We have debates on the sinusoidal rhythm of our metrics and whether the new Dallas show is as good as the old. You can either find us at the vegan restaurants or out on the farm hunting deer. We walk, bike, kayak, motorcycle and drive the largest trucks known to man to work. We have babies a lot. Diverse as the group is, we share a love of life and learning from each other.


What makes RI the best home for Batchbook? RI is a marvelous place to live and work. It is a very creative community full of interesting people very quietly doing revolutionary things. It’s got the hustle and excitement of a big city, but with an “everybody knows your name” small town feeling. It’s a good place to be the big fish in a small pond, yet the small state in a big world. What’s something you’re looking to (A) change at Batchbook, (B) continue doing at Batchbook, and (C) would like to start doing at Batchbook? As we grow we are working to keep sharing some of our old traditions with the new folks, like our official office drink the Pimmtini from the founding conversation at the now defunct Nat Porter’s Inn in Warren. We also love to try new things, whether it is a new feature in our app or a visiting masseuse in the office. Our VP of Strategy works as hard on getting new food trucks to the office as she does on our business metrics. And she makes a heavenly granola. Money and scheduling no object: what would the Batchbook team do this weekend? Vacation? Fancy dinner? Movie night in the office? If money was no object, we would fly the entire team here, take the BatchYacht down to the BatchHaus Keys (our VP of Marketing’s house in Key West) and spend a week learning the science behind underwater wine aging while debating the superiority of Maine vs. Caribbean lobsters. What is your favorite part about being a PVD Lady Project member? The people, always the people. We have met some amazing and incredibly diverse women through the PVD Lady Project events. There is nothing more beneficial to the work we are doing than taking our heads out of it every once in a while to hear the inspirational things other people are doing. PVD Lady Project events are a wonderful mix of education and fun, which are two of our favorite things. In the short time we’ve been involved we’ve already made some great connections with really talented local women that we might not have met otherwise.

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If you’d like to get started with world domination, or at least get your business more organized and make more sales this summer, then use the promo code “enjoysummer” to get 30% off on your first 3 months of Batchbook (offer expires 8/31/14).


S ummer P icks CHECK OUT WHAT

JULIE + SIERRA HAVE THEIR EYE ON THIS SUMMER!

I love this vegan weekender-perfect for short trips! Sierra YOU LOOK AMAZING TOTE BAG

CASSIDY, IN COGNAC Super cute and guaranteed to brighten the your day! Julie


I love this printed suit! Julie LILI PUNCHED DRUMSTOOL, IN WHITE

THE BAHAMAS SCOOP, ONE PIECE

Perfect for ourdoors! And you can move them inside when the weather gets chilly! Sierra GINGER + LIZ NAIL POLISH

Because Queen Bey is an inspiration! Sierra

Vegan nail polish, say no more! Available at ULTA in RI. Founded by two female friends! Julie

BEYONCE INSPIRATIONAL MUG


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CUSTOM BEDDING SET BINKA DESIGNS

$89

Jazz up your bedroom with a new duvet and matching pillow shams in any color! Made locally, all products are done 100% to customer specifications. Message the shop owner with your requests today!

JETSET CARRYALL BAG STELLA & DOT

$128

Travel in style this summer with the perfect carryall tote. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a day trip to the beach, you’ll look fabulous!


CONSTELLATION STACKING BIRTHSTONE RINGS LUNA + STELLA

$58

Build your own family constellation, with our stacking birthstone rings representing children, grandchildren, family members or cherished friends.

LOVE + FLOWERS DESIGN BY KERI

$49

Original prints featuring a cheerful bird perched on the word LOVE and complimentary flowers to brighten your day. It’s modern, elegant, and whimsical.

CUSTOM TABLE/WALL ART MY MEZ

$300

Picture perfect furniture handcrafted with Eco-friendly birch, your choice of photos, and custom colors. My Méz combines functionality and art.


CRICKET CENTRIX Q ZONE HAIR DRYER SPA SOURCE ONLINE $99

Blow dry your hair without the concern of waking anyone up, missing a call or a conversation with the Insanely Quiet & energy efficient Q Zone dryer.

PERSONALIZED BRIDE’S SHOE ILLUSTRATION ERICA CAMPANELLA

$100

Brides love their shoes. They’re unique to who they are. This custom shoe portrait is a new way to give a personalized thoughtful gift to a bride.

NAUTICAL BUTTON EARRINGS HARLIQUINN DESIGNS

$15

New & vintage Nautical buttons are transformed into awesome earrings!


BANGLED FRAMED PURSE RETRO STITCH $70

A stylish purse featuring an 8.5in. sew-on frame, 15in. purse chain, four purse feet, and one interior slip pocket. Fashionable and functional!

CERAMIC CITY FLASKS STOCK CULINARY GOODS

$59

Handcrafted in New England, these ceramic flasks featuring whimsical building portraits give new meaning to “hip flask.”

MASSAGE SERVICE HARMONY ON HOPE

$10 OFF

Get $10 off any 60 or 90 minute massage service when you type in the Promo Code: PVD LDY!


CAPTIAN MORGAN CLUTCH TIPSY SKIPPER

$80

Accessorize your Summer wardrobe with our Captain Morgan Clutch - personalize it with your monogram, or embroider anything you’d like! Made in USA

5 PAGE CUSTOM DESIGNED WEBSITE STUDIO ISSA

$2800

Starting a business this summer? Get a custom designed 5 page website (you can edit yourself!) to get your venture off the ground. Call for details!

OVERPLAPING BRONZE SAGE LEAF NECKLACE DAVINE JEWELRY

$65

Two delicately detailed overlapping bronze sage leaves hang from a sterling silver chain to create a lovely frontal focus in this summery necklace.


KARMACEUTICLES EXFOLIATING CLEANSER SPA SOURCE ONLINE

$20

KarmaCeuticles whipped, moisturizing cleanser with exfoliating scrub particles made of both Alpha & Beta Hydroxy’s as well as healing Jojoba beads.

RHODE ISLAND KNITTING NEEDLE GAUGE KATRINKLES

$14

This bamboo knitting needle gauge is a great gift for your favorite Rhody spirited knitter. Its precisely laser cut holes measure needle sizes 0-17.


FAMILY RECIPE PRINT FIRST PANCAKE STUDIO

$125

Send me your family recipe and I’ll send you a digital print of your recipe with a hand lettered title and drawings of the ingredients in your recipe!

BIG EYED AND BEAUTIFUL FRIGGLES + FRAGGLES

$20

This design, featuring a slow loris, is handprinted with care onto super soft tees. Available in multiple colors, two different necklines, and on onesies


FITWEEK BURNOUT TANK FITWEEK $25

Dress for fitness success. Perfect for the gym, a workout on the go or at home, this tank will inspire women to “turn every week into a FITWEEK.”

BUILD YOUR YABY MAKEUP PALLETTE LUNIAC GLAMOUR

$5-30

Build your own makeup pallet with our gorgeous, fun, and fabulous makeup line, Yaby. Lips, eyes, cheeks, concealer & foundation!

BOTTLE CAPS RIVERZEDGE

$8

Hand-crafted cups made by teen participates in the RiverzEdge’s Green Design Lab. Made from recycled wine glasses. Perfect for icy cold lemonade.


PROVIDENCE NOTEBOOK KRISTIN CRANE

$12

This small notebook was made with an original image Gocco printed and then bound with a wire binder. Inside contains unlined, white paper.

PRO-X KNEE-SKIN COMBO G-FORM

$110

Comfortable and lightweight protection for the extreme athlete. G-Form’s impact protection technology let’s you take your game to a whole new level.

JAVA BODY COLLECTION TOTAL LOOK SALON

$65

JAVA products full of artisan roasted and green coffee bean extract natural caffeine and antioxidants designed to rejuvinate the skin.


YORSCARF YORSCARF PROVIDENCE

$39

Yorscarf is a affordably handmade scarf line with beautiful design. The scarf can be worn in more than 10 different styles in less than a minute.

GIFTS BY WITTY ARTISTS SHOPPE PIONEER

$20

Anchor tiles that are one of a kind and canvas anything bags with incredibly witty sayings.

OCEANSCAPE ANCHOR STACK RING RAVEL STUDIO

$20

This ring is handmade from recycled sterling silver and bronze. It is thin enough to stack with other rings to create your own “oceanscape” design.


SUITE TREAT SUITE TART

$50

A special treat to rejuvenate your whole being; deep conditioner, revitalizing beverage, hand treatment, blow dry & home care!

PAMPER YOUR HEALTH SOUL SYNC WELLNESS

$100

$100 good towards any Health or Lifestyle Coaching package from Soul Sync Wellness. A great opportunity to focus on you with Coach Connie Aramento.

LIMITED EDITION PEACELOVE HEART NECKLACE AHLERS DESIGNS

$20

Custom PeaceLove Heart Pendant by artist Gail Ahlers. Wear as necklace, key chain or ball marker. Chain 24”. Pewter Pendant 1” made in RI, USA.


CD OF FIDDLE TUNES RACHEL PANITCH

$10

Summer is a great time for some toe-tapping fiddling tunes. Hailing from Quebec, Appalachia and New England, this is music that’s meant for dancing!

RHINESTONE, PEARL OR DIAMOND SESSION VINTAGE GIRL STUDIOS

$100 OFF

$100 off The Rhinestone, Pearl, or Diamond Session at the studio until Labor Day. Must mention PVD Lady Project Summer guide when booking session.

ORGANIZATION SESSION ORGANIZED FOR LIFE

25% OFF

Organized for Life is offering 25% an organization session! It’s the perfect season to finally tackle that cluttered garage or even a closet!


PROJO FALL GUIDE ADVERTISING SPECIAL PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

$160

The Journal’s Fall Guide is coming 9/12/14 in print & online. Place your ad in this special section for as low as $160! Call Linda today @ 277-8226!

THE BUSY GAL’S WORKOUT GUIDE GIRYASCOPE KETTLEBALL

$249

Get or Give a day long workshop in Kettlebell and Bodyweight movements, and learn how to create your own workout program you can do anywhere!

KARMA RING SILPADA DESIGNS

$36

“What goes around comes around”, and the Karma ring brings you a circle of good juju! Clean and chic design, perfect for everyday! Size 5-11”


Summer Tips


PR OV I D E N CE OUTDOORS

Look at the city from a different perspective, for example from a standup paddleboard in the canal. You will be amazed at how everything familiar becomes new again when seen from this point of view.

MEREDITH CRANE

Have your own mini-duathlon! Bike down the East Bay Bike Path, run down Hope Street, and reward yourself at the end with a sillyantro smoothie from Wildflower Cafe... or a coconut almond joy ice cream from 3 Sisters! :) The East Side YMCA is near by, so if you're feeling extra adventurous, make it a tri! Hop on the RIPTA to head back to your bike, or enjoy a nice cool down walk at sunset.

JOANNA READ

Take a tour and pick up a growler at your favorite local brewery, or hitch a ride on the RI Brew Bus.

CATHY HALL


PR OVI DE N C E OUTDOORS

Escape for a beautiful day hike and find bliss at Long Pond and Ell Pond nestled in Hopkinton, Rhode Island and then hit the beach for sunset!

DIRECTIONS HERE>>

LAUREN FISKE

Schedule that beach day with your girlfriends now! When we get busy, it's easy to put off fun in the sun and time with good friends. But when we're overwhelmed, that's just what we need! Make time to relax and restore in order to be your best self!

BRITTANY DROZD

Newport Polo-- What better way to enjoy the sun, a crisp adult beverage, and a lovely picnic, than by taking in a Polo Match! Wear your best seersucker, and be prepared to stomp the divots. Tickets are a very reasonable $12 and parking is FREE. Polo is a BYOB and a BYO cheese and crackers, blanket, and lawn chair. Great for families, dogs and group outings with your friends!

PIYA SARAWGI


PR OV I D E N CE DINING

Sunday Brunch at The Ocean House - decadent, breath-taking and quintessenially "hopeful."

PIYA SARAWGI

I love summer in New England, especially anything that includes the Bay and al fresco dining. Here in the West Bay, we take advantage of one of Rhody's gems: Goddard Park. Summer walks along the sandy, picturesque shoreline of this state park are a great prelude to hitting one of the fabulous restaurants on East Greenwich's water front or Main Street.

BETHANY WARBURTON

Westminster St. Eatery Stroll... We spent a Saturday afternoon going from one spot to another on Westminster and trying the different eateries in that area (The Eddy's - Bodega Malase単a - Flan y Ajo - AS220 - Gracie's)... it was so much fun and there are new places now too. We are planning to do it again this summer!

SUE BOHORQUEZ


PR OVI DE N C E DINING

Check out the new Restaurant The Bread Lab in the Hope Artiste Village. Great spot for an after work cocktail with friends. Try their yummy bread sampler with a variety of tasty spreads and breads. oh so good.

GAIL AHLERS

EVENTS TYT in Attleboro, MA will be presenting "Legally Blonde, The Musical!" August 1, 2, and 3. The show is directed by PVD Lady Club member, Steffi Langston! It is a show that demonstrates the importance of being true to yourself, following your dreams, and lady power! www.triboroyouththeatre.org

BRITTANY DROZD

48 Hour Film Project Providence Festival is a three night film festival in July. Every year, 50+ teams from all over Rhode Island compete in to make a film in just 48 hours. All the entries will screen July 15-17th at Cinema World in Lincoln, RI. Two screenings per night, 7pm and 9pm. Tickets are just $10!

MEL RAINSBERGER


PR OV I D E N CE ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT

Theater by the Sea! This is no highschool musical, actors from broadway come to rock the tiny open air theater. Get your tickets early and go early to get some snacks at the Matunuck Oyster Bar - just down the road.

AMY BERNHARDT

Chifferobe is finally opening their own studio in June! I can't help but think that sampling our (dance, circus arts, and fitness) drop-in classes or workshops, which include everything from Yoga for Relaxation, Parasol Dancing, The Business of Performing, Investigating Madame Butterfly, and more....isn't a great way to feel fabulous and explore something new. www.ChifferobeEvents.com

KRISTEN MINSKY

CHARITY Do your travel plans this summer include an overnight stay at a fabulous hotel? Before you checkout of your room grab those unused hotel amenities (soap, shampoo, lotion, etc.) and bring them back to RI to be donated to Amenity Aid. This Rhode Island based nonprofit supplies personal care products to local shelters and other organizations that support our neighbors that are in-need or at-risk. To learn more about this charity, or to arrange a donation delivery, please visit AmenityAid. org or send Liz Duggan an email at amenityaid@gmail.com

LIZ DUGGAN


PR OVI DE N C E BEAUTY + FASHION

A fabulous pair of shades and a great red lipstick will have you perfectly dressed for any summer occasion!

LULU LOCKS

Summer brings sand, surf, and sun back into our lives after a long harsh winter! While we love all these things, be sure to keep your skin healthy by getting a full body scub! This will detoxify your whole body and keep your newly bronzed skin soft and beautiful! The Scrub-A Dub full body sugar scrub at Harmony on Hope Therapeutic Massage on the East side is the perfect addition to the summer! Schedule it along with a massage and you feel as good as you look!

HARMONY ON HOPE

Transforming your office attire for summer with chic Yorscarf. These scarves are specially designed for professional women, who look to differentiate themselves in the world.

JASMINE PHAN


PR OV I D E N CE BEAUTY + FASHION

This summer learn to love your hair's natural texture! Find a product that helps calm the frizz but keeps your natural curl or wave! Add in a braid and you are ready to rock the beach! Stop in to luniacglamour and speak to a {#lgbbb} beauty bar bestie to help decide which product works best for your hair!

KRISTEN LEMOINE

The best summers mean looking + feeling great with less but what to do when your toes are out + you don't have tons to spend on a pedi!? when getting a mani or pedi try a color change in-between... it's only a couple dollars + most of the time includes everything but water! #thriftyinthecity

JAY DAVANI


BOS TON A walk by Jamaica Pond is only enhanced by a small cup of Fomu on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain (yes, you can combine two flavors in a small!). Rent the rowboat from the boathouse for an hour to enjoy the pond from a unique perspective.

RACHEL PANITCH

Keep a grocery list in an app like "Our Groceries" to keep track of what you need at home, so that when you hit the farmers market for that fresh produce, (My favorite is the Union Square market in Somerville) nothing goes to waste!

AMBER LEE


N E W H AV E N Take an afternoon and go wireless and tireless. Put away that cell phone and the car keys and just go for a walk. It's the best way to get to know New Haven!

SHANA SCHNEIDER OF FITWEEK

Catch the Vintanthromobile - Connecticut's 1st and only mobile vintage/designer boutique at one of New Haven counties outdoor festivals, farmer's markets and social events this summer! Why buy vintage and secondhand? Save money, skip the mall and it's mass-produced clothing in favor of well-made, one of a kind clothing, shoes and accessories that reduce your carbon-footprint and look even more amazing than you already do! For more info go to www.vintanthromodernvintage.com or thevintanthromobile on Facebook.

MELISSA GONZALES


EDITORIAL TEAM Creative Director, Sarah Dillonaire Illustrator, Kyla Covert Writers: Danielle Vaillancourt Shenaye Thomas Joanna Read Meagan Sage Special thanks to our models: Elizabeth Guardia Cat Laine Roisin McGettigan-Dumas Brittany Drozd


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2014 Summer Guide