Rhode Island Monthly - Rhode Island Monthly November 2015

The A to Z Guide to Great Rhode Island Food

How Autocrat Has Changed With The Times

The legendary local company is now owned by the British company Finlays.

A glass display case hangs near the receptionist’s desk inside the former Autocrat in Lincoln, now renamed Finlay Extracts and Ingredients USA. Rows of Autocrat artifacts are lined up on three shelves, the oldest ones from when the business was first founded as Brownell and Field Company in 1895. There are tin boxes that once held tea and coffee and…

Historic Benefit Street Residence Gets New Life

Designer Courtney Taylor made the home chic yet pet-friendly.

Happy endings don’t always befall dwellings that are hundreds of years old. This East Side residence beat the odds.   The Stars Align If Providence interior designer Courtney Taylor’s husband, Sedge Gray, had jogged along any other street that morning he’d have missed the “Open House” sign. The couple wouldn’t have attended, the place would have sold and, well, who…

Birdwatching Gets Big in Rhode Island

Our avian friends are attracting all kinds of new fans.

Once considered a retirees’ pastime, birdwatching now attracts every demo. But as birders have discovered, the secret world of their airborne friends is its own reality show, rife with mystery, feuding and mayhem. In a perfect world, our days on Earth might go like this: a sandy shore, a cool sea breeze, a bright June sun, a deep blue sky…

100+ Women Share Hope in Rhode Island

The organization assists charities that are struggling.

A few years ago, We Share Hope, a volunteer-driven organization distributing food to those in need, faced a grim future: Its bank account totaled $75. In one fell swoop, the account was $10,000 richer after an hour-long meeting of 100+ Women Who Care in Rhode Island. “The concept is helping people who need us — the little guys,” says Marilyn…

Photos from the Angela Moore Fashion Show

The event celebrated style icons through the ages.

The Angela Moore Fashion Show celebrated style through the decades at Rosecliff in honor of the Preservation Society of Newport County’s seventieth anniversary. Newport notables and TV personalities modeled while Champagne and brunch were served. $14,000 will help protect, preserve and present the Preservation Society’s collection of museums and landscapes.  

26 Places for Beautiful Gifts in Newport County

Browse a wealth of gifts in the City by the Sea and beyond.

Alloy Gallery 125 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 619-2265, alloygallery.com This is not where you’ll find big pearls and a brooch set, but rather items that are dainty and audacious, blending metals with fabrics, enamels, stones and rubber in playful shapes and unusual compositions.   Angela Moore 190 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 619-1900, angelamoore.com Thinking of running away to the tropics this winter?…

Rhode Island's Latest YouTube Talents

These vloggers have tens of thousands of fans.

Celebrities don’t just come from Hollywood anymore. Meet vloggers, the next generation of Internet who’s whos. Making video blogs (vlogs) from their bedrooms, these young people act, dance, rant, sing and sometimes earn more fame than A-list stars. Introducing Rhode Island’s biggest talents:   Ayydubs (Alyx Weiss) YouTube Channel: Ayydubs Bio: Age nineteen, raised in Lincoln and attends Boston University….

Deck Out Your Bar Cart for the Holidays

These ideas will keep you fully stocked.

Candlesticks, $128 for the set, Hollies, Barrington. End table, $620, O and G, oandgstudio.com. Tray, $30.95, Hollies. Tumblers, $9 each, Stock, Providence. Martini glasses, $13 each, Stock. Flutes, set of 4, $32, Stock. Bar cart, top shelf: Fords gin, $29.99, Bottles Fine Wine, Providence. Bucket, $126, Hollies. Barbera Frizzante sparkling wine, $13.99, the Savory Grape, East Greenwich. Prince charming bottle…

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