Jamie Coelho

The Dean Hotel

The Dean has passed the test. The fifty-two-room boutique hotel in downtown Providence clinched press from The New York Times and Wallpaper magazine for turning a former brothel into the epitome of chic. The historic 1912 building began as a rescue mission for the Episcopal Diocese, but in the 1960s turned into a transient hotel and strip club called the…

Throwback Thursday: Yacht Club Bottling Works

As Rhode Island’s official soda and water company, Yacht Club produces pop the old-fashioned way with pure cane sugar.

Rhode Island Monthly is celebrating twenty-five years. We’ve changed a lot since 1988 (while you're here, check out our new website), and in some cases, so has the rest of the state. For #ThrowbackThursday, we’ll take a weekly dip into the archives to show off an image that has appeared in a past issue of Rhode Island Monthly. We’ll see…

StyleWeek Northeast Fall 2014: Carissa Lynne Frazier, Meghan Doyle and Shalyn Webber

The second night of StyleWeek Northeast Fall 2014 welcomed emerging designers for their first fashion presentations on the official runway.

Carissa Lynne Designs First up was Carissa Lynne Frazier, creator of Carissa Lynne Designs out of Fall River, Massachusetts. Her collection featured cocktail dresses with interesting shapes and bare midriffs using a variety of colors and textures. Satin and chiffon worked together beautifully in a frosty mint strapless little number with ruffles; an adorable peach long-sleeved dress coat with gold…

StyleWeek Northeast Fall 2014: Jess Abernethy: Susan Troy and Amy Stetkiewicz

The opening night of StyleWeek Northeast featured some veterans of the biannual fashion extravaganza.

The opening night of StyleWeek Northeast Fall 2014 featured some veterans of the biannual fashion extravaganza, including Jess Abernethy, Susan Troy and Amy Stetkiewicz. Jess Abernethy Jess Abernethy has been with StyleWeek from the very beginning (this is her eighth season), and her wearable designs are always crowd-pleasers. This time around, she featured hues of hunter green, burnt orange and…

Shop the StyleWeek Accessory Showcase

Where can you shop fifteen local-minded boutiques and businesses all in one place? Not the mall, silly.

Where can you shop fifteen local-minded boutiques and businesses all in one place? Not the mall, silly. Head to the Biltmore Hotel every day Jan. 19—25 for StyleWeek's Accessory Showcase. It's open to the public, even if you don't purchase runway tickets for the fashion shows (although StyleWeek tickets are also available for purchase at the door). Each boutique and artist will have…

Theater Review: The Big Meal Brings Talent to the Table

Written by Brown University MFA graduate Dan LeFranc and directed by Tyler Dobrowsky (for the first time at the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre), this is one unusual, complex play that will excite and stimulate all theater geeks.

The first few scenes of The Big Meal might be confusing at first. But then you catch on to the rhythm of the play and you'll realize what you are witnessing is pure genius. Written by Brown University MFA graduate Dan LeFranc and directed by Tyler Dobrowsky (for the first time at the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre), this is one unusual,…

Throwback Thursday: Appreciating PPAC

The Providence Performing Arts Center was built in 1928 and still remains the jewel box of the city. But did you know it was almost turned into a parking lot during the recession in the late-1970s?

     Rhode Island Monthly is celebrating twenty-five years. We’ve changed a lot since 1988 (while you're here, check out our new website), and in some cases, so has the rest of the state. For #ThrowbackThursday, we’ll take a weekly dip into the archives to show off an image that has appeared in a past issue of Rhode Island Monthly. We’ll…

Throwback Thursday: Big Rooster Finds a New Home

Most Rhode Islanders are familiar with the funky rooster that formerly stood guard outside Sollitto’s Liquor Mart in Providence. But where is he now?

Rhode Island Monthly is celebrating twenty-five years. We’ve changed a lot since 1988 (while you're here, check out our new website), and in some cases, so has the rest of the state. For #ThrowbackThursday, we’ll take a weekly dip into the archives to show off an image that has appeared in a past issue of Rhode Island Monthly. We’ll see…

Telling Stories: FUNDA Fest

FUNDA Fest preserves African and black American traditions.

Who: Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS), a nonprofit organization that continues the tradition of storytelling through performance and educational and cultural experiences. Notable storytellers include Len Cabral, Valerie Tutson, Rochel Coleman, Ramona Bass Kolobe, Raffini and Tejumola Ologboni. What: The sixteenth annual FUNDA Fest involves performances and concerts that teach black American history, including stories that come from African, Caribbean…

Ski Conditions at Yawgoo Valley

Clay Hartman is a real-life snowman. The maintenance manager at Yawgoo Valley Ski Area and Sports Park grooms twelve trails every morning while the sun rises. At night, when temperatures drop to ideal conditions, he and a crew of three operate the park’s fifteen snowmakers. They start the machines an hour before closing and if it’s cold enough, run them…