Donut You Want To Go To The New PVDonuts Storefront This Weekend?

Tomorrow's the official opening of the brand-y new PVDonuts storefront on Allens Ave. in Providence. We were lucky enough to grab a few of the Golden Tickets to their super #secret soft opening last night though. Translation? I've been stalking their Instagram for months (If you're not following them, you're missing out in a big way!) and literally rushed thru dinner at one of my all time fav eateries in RI in order to get over to Lippitt Park on Wednesday for the coveted pre-grand opening tix, entitling us to be among the first peeps at their space and (most importantly) purchase extra special donuts made just for the occasion. 

So, besides having style - Absolutely LOVE their signature bandana headbands in the photo above. - the ladies from PVDonuts hand make one heck of a delicious donut! We arrived early (They opened their doors at 6pm.) and hung out outside with a bunch of other people who, like us, had hit the pastry lottery and scored Golden Tix. Once inside, our options were the Strawberry Champagne, with slices of real strawberry on top, (#cheers) or the frosted Vanilla, with sprinkles on top (#yolo). We inhaled one of each and could've probably polished off another half dozen easily. #definitelynotsorry

Oh yeah, when you go this weekend, be sure to get your BFF, significant other, or Uber driver to take a pic of you and your donut of choice in front of 'the donut wall'. It's going to be THE hot spot to Instagram from this summer. Seriously. (And remember - you heard about it first right here!)

Ciao for Now,

Patty J

 

Photo Credits: Most of the photos here are courtesy of PattyJ.com contributor and Aerin Lauder doppelganger, Grace. 

 

Why You Need To Get A Seat At Table In Barrington

Need another reason to cross the bridge and venture over to the East Bay? We found it, with a little help from our friend G.M., who tipped us off to a sweet little farm-to-table style bistro in Barrington called, appropriately enough, Table. We motored there last Saturday afternoon at 12noon sharp (They're open for lunch from 12 to 3pm, for dinner 5 to 9pm, Tuesday thru Sat.) and were thrilled to get a table immediately, without being asked as soon as we crossed the darn threshold whether we had a reservation, a may-jor pet peeve of mine these days.

Now, let's talk food and coffee. I had the Seasonal Salad with mesclun, shaved vegetables, grains, strawberries, and finally, blueberries (a nice twist). Truth be told, I'm not a salad person as a rule, but since I had to fit into a knit cocktail dress the next night...That being said, it was one of the best ones I've had in recent memory. (Extra credit points for the note at the bottom of their menu that reads: 'Ask us about about vegetarian options.') If you're more of a meat eater, guess what? Their signature burger is also ahhh-mazing. The hubs ordered their Table Burger, with chicken fried shallots (another exciting culinary twist), cheddar cheese, house bbq sauce, and frites. He devoured it and instantly became a fan/convert. And, before I forget, their coffee is ILLY, from Italy. Translation? Delicious and some of the best in the world. (Everything from Italy is usually top drawer, ya know.) Also wished I'd ordered something from their dessert menu, which featured sweets and after din din drinks, but that dress tho. #winkyface

Our only issue with Table was a scarcity of parking. We finally ended up finding a spot nearby, on the street. It's a little extra work, but worth it. Pinky swear to gawd. Yessss, the food is that tasty.

Ciao for Now,

Patty J

 

Photo Credits: All photos courtesy of PattyJ.com

5 Behind The Seams Secrets From The Free People Photo Shoot

Last week, Nicole and I were invited as special guests to a Free People photo shoot in Newport. Let's be serious, the fact that neither of us have ever been to a 'real' shoot, nevermind it was Free People - we were FREAKING EXCITED! #understatement

Today, we're sharing our Top 5 Secrets from the FP Shoot:

1. The shoot was at The Chanler at Cliff Walk, a true hidden gem in the Ocean State. If you want the perfect overnight stay or date night with your hubby, wifey, girlfriend, boyfriend or thang on the side - go there! ;)

2. Free People actually uses their employees as models. All of the ladies were very M-O-D-E-L-Y, beautiful inside and out too! They were also pretty jazzed to get to wear the boho chic Spring/Summer 2016 styles.

3. FP brought in a makeup artist from By Terry, a luxe French line from the woman who created cult fav Touche Eclat for YSL. The line is only available in a handful of high-end stores (ex: Barneys) in the US. 

4. As for the photographer, she wasn't the stereotypical, in-your-face photog, barking out editorial comments like 'Beautiful!', 'Gorgeous!!!', 'More of that!' She was a class act with an understated yet totally effective approach. Her photos are def to die for. Find her on Instagram @Indigo_Violet.

5. We also met an undergrad from RISD who's already been featured in VOGUE. Cool beans, right?

*All styles in these pics available at your local Free People or online. We're obsessed with the Bianca Jacket, the one with all those silver and gold sequins and beads. 

The Patty J Team 

 

Photo Credits: All pics courtesy of PattyJ.com