Local Last Minute Gifts

Last-minute gift ideas to put a wrap on your Christmas shopping.

For the Girl Who Has Everything You can never have too many skin-care products. This shea butter hand cleanser cream will save skin from the dryness that comes with cooler days and from having the heat on full blast. Image from Show Caption Hide Caption For the Girl Who Has Everything The person on your list may have…

Hands-on Gifts for Your Child this Christmas

Unplug your child this Christmas with these hands-on, brain-stimulating toys, all found at local toy stores.

For the Little Mad Scientist:Make Your Own Candy Kits By Glee Gum $13.95 (ages eight and older) Your little one will love the sweet results you’ll get from these innovative activity kits. Make your own chewing gum, gummies or even chocolate with natural ingredients in just a few simple steps. This educational toy is designed to connect, create and captivate…

Kiel James Patrick Opens First Retail Location in Newport

The store features KJP's growing apparel line and trademark bracelets, jewelry and accessories on Bowen's Wharf.

Rhode Island-based Kiel James Patrick will open its first store in Newport sometime this May. It’s been a long time coming for the accessories and apparel company, but the founders were waiting for the right location to expand to retail.

Cleverhood Launches Cleverpup Raingear for Dogs

From the makers of Cleverhood high-performance rain capes for humans, there’s now Cleverpup raingear for canines.

Both lines are made eighteen miles down the road in Fall River, Massachusetts, while the headquarters for the company is located on the West Side of Providence. Cleverhood is a pooch-loving business with six dogs between three employees.

Dress Up Like Royalty for PPS's Winter Bash

The Kings and Queens themed party helps raise funds for Providence Preservation Society to improve the city through historic preservation, thoughtful design and planning.

One of the most epic Providence parties is happening this Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 p.m. to midnight; the Providence Preservation Society’s 2017 Winter Bash. The theme is Kings and Queens, as if we needed an excuse to dress up in costume. The party always takes place at a historic Providence building, and this year, the location is the 1935…

Expert Tips for DIY Wreaths

Who needs a bow when you can source pods and mushrooms from your own backyard?

It happens like clockwork: The air turns cold and I crave Fraser fir. Candles don't do it; I need the real thing, sappy and tufted. Wreath-making is a fine way to get a little more face-time with the season's signature smell. So I caught up with Semia Dunne, owner of Flowers by Semia, for expert tips. Here's what she had…

Your Chance to Live Like Newport's Elite

The Live the Gilded Life sweepstakes offers a chance to win a three-day getaway for two, including transportation, accommodations and exclusive access and experiences at the Newport Mansions.

The invitation arrived in my mailbox and I immediately felt like I was Cinderella being invited to the ball. Gilded brocade fabric frames the book-like summons, and it’s accompanied by postcard photographs of the Breakers, the Elms and Marble House mansions, as well as an elaborate gold key (which happens to be a flash drive that includes press releases and…