Rhode Island Monthly - Rhode Island Monthly May 2009


Homeward Bound

Portuguese comfort food with delicious old-school appeal trumps even its eye-catching industrial chic setting.

French Twist

A creative couple throws an outdoor dinner party at their College Hill home that’s high on drama and feels an ocean away.

Made in the Shade

Beautiful and rugged — what’s not to love about ferns?

Speaking for the Dead

The New Bedford highway murders riveted Rhode Islanders for months in 1988 and 1989. Someone was killing young women and discarding their bodies by the side of the road, but no arrests were ever made. On the twentieth anniversary of this sensational cold case, a lead detective still lives with the most mysterious investigation of his career.

Top Doctors for Women

Okay, ladies. If there’s one lesson to be learned on the next few pages, it’s the importance of taking charge. Enough with putting off that doctor’s visit or thinking it’s too late to ditch bad habits. We hope the stories of how five women trumped recent health scares will inspire you to treat your body well, whether it’s overcoming the fear of bad news or finding the motivation to live your best life. (If you won’t listen to us, listen to Oprah.) Here's to all of Rhode Island's incredible physicians and to the women below, who remind us that being a good patient is as important as having a great doctor.

Net Results

Relax on the porch? Not if bugs are buzzing in your ears and nibbling at your ankles. Today’s smartest homeowners are revisiting the screen porch as a savvy solution that increases living space and maximizes nature’s sweetest season.