Casey Nilsson

A One-Stop Yoga Destination Launches in Newport

Head to Long Time Sun Apparel for all your yoga needs, from clothing and mats to classes and community meditation.

Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, twenty-nine-year-old Kyla Rose Maher, a popular City by the Sea yoga instructor and online business guru, has launched a brand new retail/practice space: Long Time Sun Apparel on Thames Street, right in the heart of Newport. We caught up with Maher to get all the details. What led you to your Kickstarter campaign? I…

StyleWeek Northeast August 2014: PINI, Yellow Clover and Jonathan Joseph Peters

Sleek and feminine; ready-to-wear retro; geisha chic.

StyleWeek Northeast closed with a bang Friday night as runway vets Nick Pini, Sarah Prost and Jonathan Joseph Peters showcased their latest designs. JONATHAN JOSEPH PETERS Geisha chic was the theme, and intricate makeup, hair and props added to the avant garde spectacle. We especially loved the woodblock shoes, which forced the models to strut slowly down the runway, showing…

Celebrate Peace in Rhode Island

The Peace Flag Project has a whole month of activities lined up for September.

September is almost here and, for many Rhode Islanders, that means one of two things: back to school or free beach access after Labor Day (woo hoo!). But September also serves as Rhode Island's Peace Month, an extension of the UN's annual International Day of Peace, which falls on September 21. It comes at a good time: after the hustle…

The Publisher and the Ice Bucket

Watch Rhode Island Monthly’s John Palumbo take on the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS.

Here at RIM HQ, we can’t think of a better way to mark a Monday than to watch our publisher dump a gallon of ice water over his head. And for a great cause, no less. After receiving a challenge from the Providence/Warwick Convention Visitors Bureau, Rhode Island Monthly’s John Palumbo stepped up to the bucket this afternoon at Roger…

Picnics, Prizes and Haute Couture in Newport

Picnic like a Gilded Age all-star at newportFILM's screening of Dior and I.

Throw summer a fashionable kiss goodbye at newportFILM's screening of Dior and I, a documentary that rummages around the House of Christian Dior under the rein of new Artistic Director Raf Simons. Full disclosure: We'd be lying if we said the film — and the post-screening Q-and-A with award-winning director Frédéric Tcheng — was the only appeal. (Watch the film…

A Taste of India at the State House

It's official: The Governor declared August 16 India Independence Day in Rhode Island. Celebrate with food, dance and fashion on the State House lawn.

Inject some spice and color into your Saturday at India Day, a celebration of the country’s sixty-seventh Independence Day. The India Association of Rhode Island, which serves more than 3,000 families of Asian-Indian origin, promises an afternoon filled with traditional music, fashion, a kids’ parade, folk, bhangra and Bollywood dances and a historical India exhibition. But — as you might’ve…

Your Month in Rhody Music

African all-stars, a Newport Folk performs free, FOO Fest, FOO Fest! and more great tunes in August.

8/5 Refugee All Stars WHY: For one night only, forget the international headlines and let the optimistic spirit of music reenergize your spirit. Tonight, Fete will host the eight-man Refugee All Stars — a group that originated in a refugee camp in Sierra Leone. The band touts a brand of joyful, around-the-campfire music that’s both catchy and thoughtful. WHEN: Aug….

Easy Philanthropy

Indulge your sweet tooth, get that caffeine fix, shop 'til you drop and eat a whole pizza solo -- all while supporting local charities.

It's never been easier to support local nonprofits. And, thanks to these four philanthropic perks, you can give back with everyday purchases. PHILANTHROPIC PIZZA: The Flatbread Company Every Tuesday night from 5 to 9 p.m., Flatbread — which serves up pizzas made with fresh, regional ingredients and cooked in a wood fire stove — donates a portion of its sales…

Go on an ArtVenture in North Kingstown

Hike three trails and discover local art.

The North Kingstown Arts Council is giving away lots of art. The catch? You have to find it first. Now through August 16, art fans can search for handmade treasures by local crafters— from spunky sculptures to heart ornaments to earthenware leaves — hidden throughout three trails in North Kingstown. Several of the eighty-five pieces of art were nabbed by…

Cooking Like Kinnan

A twelve-year-old from Pawtucket cooked his way to the White House with a tasty Middle Eastern-inspired meal.

Take a break this weekend and lunch like a preteen. No, we're not talking mac and cheese with hot dogs. And (thank the culinary gods!) the meal won't wreck your grown-up waistline, either. Tonight, Pawtucket twelve-year-old Kinnan Dowie, along with fifty-three other young chefs, will dine at the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama. Kinnan, who is homeschooled, is…