My RI Life: The Hive's Queen Bee, Tuni Renaud Schartner

Tuni Renaud Schartner of The Hive RI, The Mill at Lafayette & Hub Digital Marketing 

About Me

Hi, I’m Tuni, a.k.a. RI’s Economic Gardener, The Queen Bee (of The Hive RI) and one of Wickford Village’s biggest cheerleaders - I love ALL of Rhode Island with a fierce passion but especially Southern RI! I get to live and work in such a magical place and it is my pleasure to share it with you.

The Living Is Easy

Historic Wickford Village is a quintessential seaside town on the Southern coast of Rhode Island. In our special little village you’ll find the BEST stores and delicious eateries, and the coolest people!  <Click here for a video sampling.>


Beauty & the Bath, JW Graham/YES Gallery, Different Drummer & Midnight Sun just to name a few of the amazing stores!

Foodies Are Welcome

Start your day at The Beach Rose Café or Shayna’s Placethen make sure you go to my favorite restaurant in RI, Tate’s Italian Kitchen for some of Karen’s hospitality and Jack’s home made everything. You’ll quickly become a ‘regular’ at Tate’s, where Karen remembers everyone’s name and the food never disappoints!

Water, water everywhere

Wickford is as picturesque as they come. Sit and enjoy the surroundings from the deck of the Beach Rose Café, The Seaport Tavern’s patio or you can grab your snacks from Shayna’s Place and sit on a bench enjoying the harbor views. If you want to check out Wickford by water, The Kayak Centre rents kayaks and paddle boards.  

Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the I Love Wickford Village page on Facebook all year long & come visit us soon!