This weekend, Elizabeth and I played tour guide to the lovely Kayte Terry, visiting from Philly. You know how the New York Times does “36 Hours in ….” travel articles? Well…though they covered Providence, I’d like to offer up my own version.
Kayte arrived late Friday night, so our official Providence tour began on Saturday morning with a leisurely walk down Thayer Street, through the Brown Campus and down College Hill to the RISD campus, where we visited the Nature Lab, and the RISD Store. Three crafty ladies let loose in the mecca of all art supply stores- look out.
We lunched at AS220, which has the most amazing, cheap, healthy, local food. Over lunch we talked of our creative visions, what it means to live the life of a freelancer, and the puzzling landscape of blogs these days! I’m pretty sure we solved the world’s problems over our kale and roasted butternut squash salad.
We walked home, through the afternoon shadows and gorgeous fall foliage, and spent the early evening playing blocks and cars with little Vijay (he was quite taken with Kayte…in fact, I think he might have a crush!). That night, dinner at La Laiterie. Good wine and cheese, mussels and fresh salads. It was heavenly.
Sunday, after Elizabeth hosted us for a gorgeous breakfast, we spent the afternoon walking down Hope Street, poking in the adorable shops and stopping for an afternoon treat at Seven Stars. A casual dinner at home, and dessert at the world-famous Pastiche. Today, Kayte hops on the train and heads home to Philly…and I can only hope that we have indeed shown her the very best of our little town!