Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rhode Island's It for Me

(It seemed appropriate to title this post after Rhode Island's state song).

On Saturday, I decided to take a quick road trip up to Providence, RI for the day, mostly to see one of my best friends ever on her birthday. I've been to Providence before (always to visit this same friend) but it never ceases to amaze me how great the city is. I love its small town feel despite being a "big" city (at least for the state!) and I love the quaint New England character all around. Plus, there's no shortage of cute shops and cafes to visit while you are there. I was only there for the day (yup - a 3 hour drive each way and just as much time actually there) but we made the best of it by eating, drinking, sightseeing and shopping like only we do best!

My outfit for the day - a little bit prepster in honor of my visit to New England

Sushi lunch, in a boat no less.  Gotta love the Ocean State.

Wickenden is the cutest street with tons of shops, cafes and pubs.  Just a few steps from Sushi, we found the perfect spot to grab some drinks to wash down our meal with.

And just a few steps from the pub we found The Duck & Bunny - a "snuggery" and the perfect place for coffee and dessert (in this case, their renowned cupcakes).

Just a peak at the cuteness that is The Duck & Bunny.  I was IN LOVE with the interior decor - see more pictures on their website for a taste.  This plaque alone had me at hello.  I'd absolutely love owning a place like this some day!

My coffee and Red Velvet (better than the hype) cupcake.

No visit to Providence is complete without a stop at Brown University.  Here we are at the famous entrance gates.

And just so we could feel like college students again, we ventured around a few of the quad/open areas.  I love the campus and all the historal buildings.

In general, I love the architecture in Providence, mostly because of its historical and quintessential New England style.  Pretty houses and tree-lined streets galore... swoon!

And finally, my favorite spot of all.  A park overlooking the city, with fabulous views.  I still need to make it here at night one day!

All in all, it was a great trip, and I can't wait to make another visit to Providence.


Brianne O'Neil said...

My husband used to live in RI. Its such a great state, and I really miss it! Looks like you had a fabulous day :)

Annie said...

that sushi boat looks awesome, and love the blazer with the white jeans - so cute!

The Other Side of Gray

Tina said...

awww so glad you had such a good time. it really does look beautiful there. i love quaint little towns and streets like that! and your outfit was perfect! :D