The Road Trip Helping Shelter Dogs Rolls Up In RI Today & You'll Want To Be There

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So, The Asher House Adventure is in Rhode Island today.

If you've been watching - and rewatching - the video featuring Lee Asher, his 6 rescue dogs, and their RV traveling across the country a gazillion times via The Dodo page on Facebook (Same!), you're probably already a major fan.

If not, let's chat.

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What started as an IG account with Lee mostly sharing his daily adventures in Cali with his dogs (including one who's named Cali) has now grown, via a pretty successful Kickstarter that's raised over 57K and counting, into a road trip with a mission to visit 48 states (Alaska and Canada have been added now too!) and help at least one shelter dog in each state (for a min of 48...a goal they've already surpassed) get adopted. Also, to open people's eyes about all the wonderful - loving, sweet, beautiful - dogs waiting in shelters right now. #adoptdontshop 

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Yes, to quote their IG bio, 2 guys (That's Lee and his friend, the photographer who's helping document everything for social as well as the dog rescue book they have planned...both also quit their jobs and completely uprooted their lives on the West Coast to embark on this groundbreaking trip) in an RV with dry senses of humor who love dogs who love people who want to change the world one rescue at a time are rolling up in Riverside, RI this afternoon from 3 to 5pm at the RI ASPCA at 186 Amaral St.

Whether you've been wanting to adopt a rescue or just want to say hey to Butters, Molly, Stella, BoBo, Lillie, and Cali, well worth your time on Tuesday April 24th.

More About The Asher House Adventure

Of course, there's always the option of following along on their road trip on social and online because that's what we do these days.

Find Them Instagram: @Theasherhouse @woofadventures1

This Is Their Site: theasherhouse.com

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Photo Credits: All photos courtesy of @Theasherhouse Insta

The Local Wellness Retreat We All Need This Week In The OS

If you didn't make it over to the Botanical Center at RWP last week during school vacay, the really good news is that there's still time to catch the Fairy Garden Days event that kicks off there every single April. And with the forecast the weather app on my I-Phone is showing right now (Let's not sugar coat it - it's flippin cloudy-palooza.), looks like we're all going to need to run off to the BC for a much needed dose of sun sooner rather than later.

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We stopped by the other day and took a quick tour of some of the enchanting little scenes throughout. Tbh, it's one of the best excuses to give your phone the cold shoulder, take a mini break from the seemingly non-stop stresses of the mod world (never ending text chains, IG message notifications, ppl adding you to annoying FB groups and even more annoying FB group chats), and get caught up in all the aah-ha and awe-how-cute moments of this carefully curated, whimsical exhibit. One of their tag lines on social is 'Come visit the fairies to survive the reality of everyday life.' Exactly! A natural mood elevator if there ever was one. 

Also, can't make it to the Met Gala coming up in a few? For all the style afficiandos, there's a Fairy Fashion installation of sorts (See the collage photo above.), where you'll spy an array of tiny, handmade costumes. Courtesy of two talented local teens. Even Anna (Wintour) would probably crack a smile, Grace Coddington would def approve, and Eva Chen would no doubt be asking people to take her photo among the displays.

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Beyond that, the people at BC and RWP (That's Roger Williams Park) are kicking it up this Spring with a bunch of other seasonally appropriate, wellness related events this coming weekend, including:

  • April 26th - Ceremonial Spring Cleaning ($15 per person) 
  • April 27th - Introduction To Chair Yoga
  • April 28th - Healing Herbs Workshop, courtesy of Farmacy Herbs ($20 per person, space is limited)

So grab your bestie who has the Healthy Living app in regular rotation on their phone (It lets you scan all of your beauty, skincare, cleaning products - as well as packaged or canned food - to see if they contain any harmful ingredients and to what degree.), lives for the 2 for $7 sale on Yogi Tea, and never misses the Goop podcast, and have a ball.

Team Patty J

 

Photo Credits: Additional photos of the Fairy Garden Days courtesy of their FB Page

4 Things That Will Have You Rethinking Your Next Night Out To Eat In The OS

Resist the urge to plant yourself at a random table, hunch over your screen, and stalk your feeds for the duration of the meal next time you're out for eats and drinkies alone. Scratch that fall back response and scroll this short-ish list of exactly why you should be sitting at the bar instead of a table.

1. Face Time

At such close proximity to the bartender, you won't be forgotten about. (Location, location, location!) And who feels like waiting on that waiter or waitress? It all adds up to more drinks, and attention, without the annoying down time. Also, more face time if your bartender happens to be cute.

2. The Mixology Factor

You get to see your drinks being made, and see just how much alcohol is going into them. In other words, should I order my normal vodka soda or is their pour weak? If that's the case, maybe it's martini time after all. 

3. Picky Bits

Get first dibs on all the best snacks and small bites. Because those chips and cashews taste that much better when paired back to a cold (adult) beverage.

4. People Watching

What's more entertaining? Not much, except for maybe the celeb gossip from our friends over at the Daily Mail. Or didn't you know that the Daily Mail on Snapchat is THE guilty pleasure of everyone from actual Hollywood power players and PR people to so many of your fam, frenemies, and neighbors. More than a few have actually admitted it's the very first thing they look at in the am after reaching for their phones. 

Team Patty J