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CAFÉ, CASUAL DINING, EATS & DRINKS, SPILL THE BEANS

SPILL THE BEANS: REDEFINING ARTISAN IN WAYLAND SQUARE

Tori Trogani - June 6, 2016

We  actually first stumbled upon L’artisan while in pursuit of a totally different bakery/restaurant. The family got really into the show Unique Eats on the Cooking Channel about two years back and when a place in Providence got featured we knew we had to check it out. We set out to find La Laiterie at Farmstead in Wayland Square with a lot of excitement only to find that they had since closed and the owners had moved back to Boston where they had opened a new restaurant called Townsman (which we are dying to try out!).

But it wasn’t a wasted trip because while we were driving around, confused, looking for La Laiterie we found the beautiful L’artisan Café & Bakery instead!

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EATS & DRINKS, LET'S DO BRUNCH, RESTAURANTS

LET’S DO BRUNCH: THE BOROUGH’S BEST BRUNCH

Tori Trogani - May 23, 2016

One of my first jobs out of college was working at a little jewelry store in Stonington Borough. This ended up being a good and a bad thing: good, because I got the chance to explore all the wonderful shops and restaurants this tiny enclave of Connecticut has to offer, and bad, because I got the chance to explore all the wonderful shops and restaurants this tiny enclave of Connecticut has to offer and, subsequently, was extremely broke.

Despite being post-college poor, on Sundays I would sometimes like to treat myself to slightly more fancy fare than usual by visiting Noah’s Restaurant just down the road for their famous brunch.

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BARS, CASUAL DINING, EATS & DRINKS

A TRIP TO A WEST SIDE TRAILER PARK

Tori Trogani - May 16, 2016

Three words: Gourmet. Tater. Tots. Do I have your attention yet? Good, now prepare yourself because what I’m about to show you is going to change your life.

This is Ogie’s Trailer Park. 

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BOOKS, OF PAPER AND MAGIC, SHOPPING, THINGS TO DO

OF PAPER AND MAGIC: AN UNLIKELY BOOKSTORE IN PLAINVILLE, MA PT. 1

Tori Trogani - May 2, 2016

I stepped into the bookshop and breathed in that perfume of paper and magic that, strangely, no one had ever thought of bottling.

CARLOS RUIZ ZAFON

If I had to credit one thing for my obsessive love of bookstores, I think I’d have to trace it back to watching Beauty and the Beast when I was little. There is definitely video footage (which I will NOT be sharing here) of me stomping around the living room in my bright yellow Belle gown, a basket containing a book swinging wildly on my arm, singing at the top of my lungs about how there must be more than this provincial life. I remember being just as swept away with wonder as Belle was when the Beast revealed his extravagant library. Couple that with years of reading Harry Potter, idolizing Hermione Granger, and dreaming about the magnificence that is the Hogwarts Library and you’ve got a bonafide bookworm, but more than that, a beautiful bookstore and library fanatic.

So, considering all that,  you can imagine that when An Unlikely Story opened in Plainville, MA, I was determined to visit as soon as possible and dragged the family along with me.

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OUTDOORS, THINGS TO DO

STROLLING DOWN THE BOULEVARD IN PROVIDENCE, RI

Tori Trogani - October 29, 2015

It officially feels like fall!

I always get very excited when the leaves start changing. It means I can pull out my autumn wardrobe and start wearing my cozy sweaters and my embarrassingly large collection of boots. It means hot cider, pumpkin spice lattes, and hot chocolate with nutmeg and cinnamon. It means Halloween and Thanksgiving (and that Christmas is quickly approaching). It means it’s the season for my all-time favorite smell: chimney smoke on crisp, cold air. And, of course, it also means gorgeous, colorful trees.

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SHOPPING, THINGS TO DO

WICKENDEN’S BEST FLOWER SHOP

Tori Trogani - October 27, 2015

I don’t know where my obsession with fresh flowers comes from.

It might be that it’s in my genes. My great-grandfather was a florist and owned a large florist business in Philadelphia. He actually used to enter my grandmother into baby parades in the early 1930s in Wildwood and Cape May, NJ. She would pose on a float overflowing with gorgeous fresh flowers as he pulled her proudly down the boardwalk.

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