I was just looking through my photos from our recent trip to Rhode Island, and I came across this quick shot of a building in Providence’s College Hill neighborhood. It’s the historic Fleur-de-Lys Studios at 7 Thomas Street, a Tudor Revival building designed by architects Edmund Willson and Synney Burleigh in 1885. It’s still home to … Continue reading On the Street: Fleur-de-Lys Studio, Providence, Rhode Island
After our recent visit to Newport, Rhode Island, my husband and I spent a couple of days in nearby Providence. Providence is a very different place from Newport, but it’s just as interesting in its own way. We walked everywhere, starting downtown where the Woonasquatucket River is crossed by multiple bridges and lined with a pedestrian … Continue reading Photo Album: Providence, Rhode Island
My husband and I just spent a long weekend in Rhode Island. It was our first “real” vacation in a while, and it may seem an odd choice for a getaway, but it has so many things that we both enjoy: history, art, old city streets, scenic views, good food, and (for me, at least) … Continue reading Photo Album: Newport, Rhode Island
When I traveled to Newport, Rhode Island last spring (see my post here!), I made a stop to the Farmaesthetics boutique on Bellevue Avenue and purchased a few trial-size products. I’m about to finish up my small tin of Hand to Heel Softening Salve, so this review is long overdue!
I bought my first bar of Victoria Lanolin-Ägg-Tvål Eggwhite Facial Soap somewhere between four and five years ago, at New London Pharmacy in New York. I liked the soap so much that I went back for a box of six bars, and it became part of my nightly skincare ritual.