My RI Life: Summer Favs Edition With Photographer Stacey Doyle

Recently, I asked in-demand photog Stacey Doyle to share her summertime favs. I'm pretty jazzed she took time out of her busy schedule to send us her picks, along with some gorgeous photos, from around the Ocean State. Did any of your warm weather go-to's in Rhode Island make her list? Scroll on to find out. 

Block Island

My absolute summer fav is Block Island. Quick ferry ride and so many great places to enjoy! I always grab a bike rental as soon as I arrive. Drinks on the patio or on the lawn at the Spring House, the labyrinth, Mohegan Bluffs, apps on the porch or fireside at the National Hotel, and local art and inspiration at the Lightburne Cottage Gallery

After a long day of biking, I'd suggest one of these fab spots for food and drink - Poor People's Pub, Dead Eye Dick's or The Oar. Late night dancing at the Yellow Kittens.

Off Island 

Food & Drink

The Hot Club is a must. It doesn't feel like Summer if I haven't lounged on their deck for a long afternoon, enjoying the city and water views (along with a dark & stormy or a few!). For cocktails and dinner al fresco in the city, a current fav is Garde De la Mer. A lobster roll (or 14) and clam cakes - So many great spots throughout RI! Had my first one of the season the other day at Chelos on the Water. • Take a walk in our Elmhurst area and head to Newport Creamery for a scoop or two.Cocktails, friends and people watching at Finn's Harborside. Always a hoot! Wine tasting at Diamond Hill Vineyard in Cumberland and Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard in Little Compton.

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India Point Fireworks...

The Fantastic Umbrella Factory and their Gardens & Greenhouses...

And snuggling with my honey in our own backyard, enjoying a summer night in front of our fire pit

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Photo Credits: All photos courtesy of the lovely and talented Stacey Doyle