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Hey, ladies!
Monday April 18th, 2005 06:01 AM
It's official--we're moving to Providence!

What's the craft scene like? What is life like there? Where can I get a good cup of coffee? Tell me everything!

Brown Sugar, LTD

comment by Sewlittletime
Monday April 18th, 2005 09:10 AM
OOH! Providence!! My DH's family lived in Woonsocket for many moons. Now they all seem to be trickling into MA. We've only done 1 jaunt into Prov. since we started going to visit his family, to go to a restaurant on our anniversary. Boy was it yummy! And I got to have white choc. mousse for my dessert. YUM! We really want to check it out further ourselves on future trips.
We've done the Newport trek several times, though.
Anyway, good luck w/ your move! Wish I could offer a good picture of the crafts scene, but I can't think of any of hubby's family who's crafty.
comment by gingerandlulu
Monday April 18th, 2005 01:34 PM
I left there a year ago. It's pretty cool. I worked so much I didn't do too much crafting... but there is a big art scene, what with RISD and all.
The best coffee is at Coffee Exchange on Wickenden St. That's a hip little area with some good restaurants.
There is also a Tealuxe on Thayer Street. (Not that you asked for tea, but...) Thayer St. is where it's at -- great food there too, all price ranges. It's right next to Brown Univ. and RISD, so always packed with students.
Good clubs in town too.
I miss it, sometimes. But I'm digging the CA weather again.
You can always PM me if you want more info.
Good luck!
comment by kindarana
Tuesday April 19th, 2005 12:57 AM
I left Providence for CA about three years ago. I lived on the East Side of the city, where there's a great yarn shop :) I was walking distance to Whole Foods and some other fancy grocery and drop-in Pilates classes.

Angell and Wayland, that's where the yarn shop was. Oh I miss that place... stupid CA people don't have winter to knit for.
comment by Brown Sugar
Wednesday April 20th, 2005 08:49 AM
Tea, coffee, any social beverage really...

Thanks for telling me about the yarn shops! Also important information, I think.

Keep it coming, folks!
comment by raviolieyed
Wednesday April 27th, 2005 09:26 AM
hey there! (i'm brand-new to this board so bear with me...)
i currently live in providence on the west-side & i love it here. the craft/DIY scene is awesome & there are so many cool people here. i have to say the west side is where it's at (as far as people that actually live here long-term, not just passing through for school). i'm trying to start crafting more, so when you get here, give me a holler.
comment by Stina
Thursday May 05th, 2005 06:24 PM
i have an online friend there, and here's some links to lj communities she's involved in, i thought they might be interesting?:

comment by Brown Sugar
Tuesday May 10th, 2005 05:46 PM
Thanks, y'all! Keep the tips coming!
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