providence, rhode island

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this weekend was full of celebrations for my sister, tiffany, who turned the big 3-0. we spent the day at the top notch spa, BBQ-ing at the beach and drinking bubbles well into the night. since we have been loving our sister vacations recently [past travels: the graham & cophoenicia, ny & the jane hotelwest village, nyc] we decided to plan one for her birthday!

and here we are, blogging from the town of providence, rhode island. we arrived yesterday – just a 4 hour drive from burlington, and headed straight to the sunday flea market. wandered around there for a bit, sat in the sun by the river, and ventured to our hotel. the dean hotel is a lovely boutique hotel located in the heart of the city. i wish i could bottle up the scent from the lobby for you, because it’s that good. it’s sheek, modern, and intriguing. inside the lobby, up a few stairs, and down a long hallway sit a bar,  coffee shop, restaurant, and a local karaoke hot spot!

pictures just don’t do the hotel justice, it’s a must see and stay if you ever come to providence.


romping around yesterday called for an outfit that was comfortable, warm enough once the sun went down, and a good transition outfit into the night.

i’ve recently become the owner of some amazing toms wedges, and i wear them everywhere. they look great with jeans, can easily be dressy enough for a skirt or dress, and i’m even wearing them today with a casual romper! they’re super comfortable too and don’t require a lengthy ‘break in’ time. highly recommend.

sunday night wears:

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shoes: toms wedges // jeans: seven for all mankind // top: rails from jess boutique backpack: oryany from jess boutique // jewelry: necklace from above below– a flea market find, nixon watch.

here’s a close up of the bag in all it’s glory. IMG_2152


we got a few drinks at a local bar called the eddy before dinner. the drinks were eclectic, gorgeous and amazing. who would’ve thunk that a gin and tonic could’ve been so good?! it’s a great little bar with ‘brunch style food’ for dinner, which, might i add is definitely a bonus.

we ate dinner at oberlin and loved every minute of it. we sat at the kitchen bar and watched the salad/dessert chef whip up creation after creation.  subway tile adorned the walls,  a wide stainless steel chef’s workspace and a wood bar top gave the restaurant a light and airy feeling. great wine list, and very very good food. we had asked our waitress what some of her recommendations were and she immediately pointed us to the seasonal variations. we ate grilled strawberries, freshly baked bread, and parmesean handmade tortellini. definitely a restaurant to not miss when you’re in the area.

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night one was definitely a success. today we’ll spend the day boppin around the city, drinking, shopping, and taking in the sights. more on day two next time!

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