Friday, December 18, 2009

gleena open studio plus
10 great things to do around Providence/Pawtucket, RI


1. gleena’s organic bowls  2. Josh Silverman’s “Pawtucket turns me on” T-shirts.  3. Cynthia Treen’s wrapping cloths  4. Chelsea Bird’s silver and enamel jewelry

Please stop by and say hello at:

545 Pawtucket Avenue
Studio B202 (second floor)
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Thursday, December 17 to
Monday, December 21
11am to 6pm 
other studios will be open in the building on Saturday and Sunday

All gleena pieces will be 10-20% off the gleena.com prices.

Also featured in my studio:
• Josh Silverman’s super soft “Pawtucket turns me on” T-shirts.
• Cynthia Treen’s wrapping cloths, as seen in her book, Last Minute Fabric Gifts
• Chelsea Bird’s delicate silver and enamel jewelry

As an incentive for the out of town visitors,
I have put together an itinerary for a great day trip:
Providence/Pawtucket is just 1 hour from Boston, and 3.5 hours from NYC
Best travel times are Saturday and Sunday mornings

FOR BRUNCH:
1. The Modern Diner 364 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI
affordable and yummy with items like cream-cheese-stuffed french toast topped with blueberries
2. Seven Stars Bakery
the best decaf latte ever, and the best raspberry danish, plus oh so tasty locally baked bread to take back home with you

FOR AFTER BRUNCH:
3. Studio Hop, just up the street from Seven Stars,
810 Hope Street, Providence, RI
filled with local artists’ works, gorgeous jewelry, and very reasonably priced Danish Modern furniture
4. Krietelier, a few doors down from Studio Hop
run by two lovely talented ladies with a great eye for textiles, tell them I say hello
5. Hope Artiste Village Farmer’s Market
where all the locals get their local produce, including cheese and very tasty ice cream
6. Heir, downtown Providence,
a must visit for the pure aesthetic joy of being somewhere completely extraordinary
7. RISD Works, at the RISD museum galleries,
a beautiful showcase of the talent that RISD nurtures, the museum is good too

FOR DINNER:
9. Ran Zan
simple, good, Sushi, at the very best price
10. Chez Pasqal
my favorite restaurant where the service is always impeccable, the food is amazing, also great for a drink at the bar
The Blackstone Boulevard offers a lovely after-dinner walk right outside the door of both restaurants