That kind of day...
One that inspires people to add a meditation app to their phone, book an hour long massage at a spa they've always wanted to check out or order a pair of pricey, completely impractical shoes that they will wear only once, before stashing the box on an impossibly high shelf in their closet.
I was in stop & go traffic, and my Botox looked as though it was (already) wearing off. What. The. Heck: Maybe all I needed was a NEW pair of sunglasses? I am overdue, and they are ideal for hiding behind when you can't be bothered with any makeup beyond gloss or Burt's Bees lip balm.
Thankfully there are plenty of low key amazing places in the OS for vegging out on off days such as this. Especially with Spring and Summer - rain or shine - being some of the BEST monthes to live or visit these parts. So take that personal day, bring along one of your favorite ppl, and explore some of the more under-the-radar destinations where you can stash your phone (or not...I say take that selfie or regret it big time later!) and enjoy a leisurely breakfast or lunch (same goes for food pics).
Like this one...
Want the ultimate non-touristy, casual food experience in one of the loveliest locations in the state? Go straight to The Cooked Goose on Watch Hill Rd in Westerly. They have morning papers (Call me old school but I still love leafing thru a newspaper.), delicious coffee, wifi (I can laugh about it now, kinda.), and a fantastic menu of classic morning mains and sides.
The takeout is wonderful too. I lived on their lemon angel hair pasta a few years ago, while recuperating from some emergency surgery in Watch Hill during the month of August. You also never know who you might see (Celeb sightings are possible, so def look up from the paper or your phone. Winky face.), but you didn't hear it from me.