Hi friends – especially local friends :)
For the smallest state, we really pack a lot of vegan and plant-based options here. Joe and I are always looking for a new place to try, and quite honestly, we never have too much trouble. Rhode Island is extremely vegan friendly, especially our Providence capital. I’ve reviewed a ton of local places on here before – you can find more posts HERE, HERE, and HERE (this one is particularly great for coffee lovers). Since my last post, we’ve fallen in love with a whole new batch of spots.
If you’re local or in the New England area, I encourage you to give these places your business – they’re all wonderful.
Happy Friday! Lots going on lately – Joe’s birthday was yesterday (love!) We’ve also started browsing the market for a new house… in no rush to move, but it is definitely exciting to look around! My brother is coming home SO soon for Thanksgiving. Like I said… lots of things – lots of awesome things. Here’s life lately. xx
Happy happy friday, friends! I’m busy with last minute packing and prep for our honeymoon, so here’s an easy last post before we take off for a week – all the cool things I’ve snapped. Hmmm as for updates… Life is so good. Disney is waiting for me. Married life is all that it is cracked up to be. Aaaaand I scheduled out two posts for next week (both of which I had in my drafts forever and debated posting). Hey, might as well see the light of day while I’m away! I hope you enjoy. Have a gorgeous weekend, and the best week! I’ll be back in a weeeeeek with plenty of updates and photos. xx b
Happy Friday, my friends! Lacking on the photography lately because LIFE IS CRAZY. The nerves and jitters are finally starting to sink in before the big day. I honestly can’t believe it is in one week… I can’t even focus. It’s been… surreal… and it hasn’t even happened yet. Eesh! I can’t wait for life to calm down and to just sink in married bliss. xx
Soaking up the last days of summer. It’s been colorful over here, and that makes me happy.
And this morning, we’re going to get our marriage license. Weeeeee! Good start to the weekend. Enjoy yours! xx
I guess you can call this part two of my favorite vegan restaurants and hot spots in Rhode Island. You can find my first round of vegan restaurants in Rhode Island in this post.
One of the cool things about living in RI, for me, is the fact that we are a super vegan-friendly state. You’ll find options and hole-in-the-wall places both North and South of the state.
Hi friends! We had the best weekend, and one of the highlights was the farmer’s market. In my opinion, the Hope St. market in Providence is our state’s best. There’s a TON of stands and lots of variety between each one. If you are local, I highly suggest you make this a priority before it packs up and takes things indoors after summer/early fall. I ended up spending a little more than I planned on, but there was just soooo much good stuff. Plus, it was like 90 degrees out (it’s been crazy humid here – and lightning storms like whoaa) and all I could think of was making a huuuuge tomato, corn, and cucumber salad for lunch. But then there was fresh kale… and the prettiest purple eggplants, and squash, anddddd purple potatoes! And fresh bread! And everything else under the sun that I needed to have.
Isn’t it glorious how stunning real food is? Like really. So here I am, happy with my purchases:
And my favorite pineapple bag, which I snagged from HomeGoods. And here’s a secret – that watermelon is yellow on the inside. Yellow!
So take a look at what my Saturday morning haul looked like, and enjoy the veggie and fruit porn below ;)
Happy friday, pretty people :)
Snapshots from the life of this Friendly Fig. Enjoy the color and inspiration, and have the very best of weekends! xx
Hi hi hi – coffee lovers?
We recently visited the infamous Dave’s Coffee (the Charlestown, RI shop) and I was pretty much blown away – by the coffee itself (duh) and the atmosphere. I loved it so much that I wanted to share some of the gems that I snapped! It is hands down, my new favorite coffee shop – the gardens and ambiance alone is swoon-worthy.
We were both pretty boring and got the usual iced coffee (mine with vanilla, soy milk + 1 sugar in the raw packet) but luckily the taste is anything but boring. So smooth! They serve their coffee hot, iced, or frozen. They also carry specialty teas, smoothies, chai, and these monstrous homemade muffins. The muffins are not vegan, but wow… color me impressed. They were HUGE! And the kitchen was the size of a closet. I couldn’t believe it. The fan kept blowing all the smells from the kitchen into the line – it was magical.
Hi friends! This is a local post – if you are from Rhode Island, then you probably already know about the Fantastic Umbrella Factory in Charlestown. If not, then you’re going to want to go ASAP – trust me!! This is literally RI’s greatest gem. The entire property is pure magic – from a bamboo field to botanical gardens to henna to arty stores to a delicious cafe… and everything else in between. I’ve been coming here since freshmen year of high school, and I always make a point to visit during the summer especially. It’s unlike anything else, and it’s full of whimsy and treasures.
Also – if you’ve ever said to me, “I love your earrings/rings/necklace!” then just know it was prrrroooobably from here ;) I have basically bought out the whole store over the years. It’s also where I grab all my tapestries, wind chimes, and sundresses.
I just can’t say enough good things about this! Words won’t do it justice, so I am going to just plop all of these photos on here. If I had to choose what my heaven would look like… well, here it is, folks. <3