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Valparaiso Beaches Chile Hike in the Andes Neruda House Vineyards Chile Markets Santiago
My trip to Chile happened over the New Year, so as I reconstruct the trip from piles of paper and various now artifacts, I want to pay close attention to any lessons I should have learned. The Chilean expedition happened last minute and came to me...
Arcade store before floor Arcade store floor with paint and stencil Arcade store floor with paint and stencil and Aggie and Dust
Maybe I have had too much time to think about it, but my store slated to open in the Providence Arcade has become a customized reflection of wandering thoughts and hours on Pinterest. It’s not entirely complete yet, but I thought I would post some...
Entrance to courtyard before Entrance to courtyard after Inside the structure before Inside the house after
Two summers ago, I spent a month in a small town called Martignano in the southern part of Puglia, Italy in a region called the Salento, also known as the heel of the boot. Martignano, with only 1770 inhabitants (most of them old), is one of a chain...
Serrastretta
I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to get Italian citizenship. I imagine spending swaths of time there in my fantasized future and I have no desire to dodge authorities to do so. But there isn’t a loophole I can squeeze through, or...
My Original Sign Providence Arcade Raw Space This is the Providence Arcade space that will be my store Salvage items for display Painting display case Repurposing and painting
I was having lunch (which turned into too many drinks) with a friend a few months ago and he mentioned that the Providence Arcade - the oldest indoor mall in America -  was renovating and accepting small retailers on the bottom floor. He told me the...
Bloomingdale's Display
I actually don’t know if I had ever been to a Bloomingdale’s before I started doing trunk shows in one. Not sure what this says about me, but this exposure and experience has given me a crash course in consumerism and a perspective I desperately...
Puglia Flea Market Keyhole necklace on model
I wish I could say this design was intentional. But, like most of what I do, it was just a mistake that turned out well. This one started in a flea market in Puglia, Italy, and has travelled around the world until landing home in Providence, RI....
Buddha Necklace
I am preparing for my next market run to remake what I find into what I do. This time the destination is Thailand and I have decided to incorporate all the aspects, activities and experiences I love: Markets, food, volunteer work with orphans, yoga...
Aquamarine Stud Earrings
I recently said yes to help with a charity event that raises money for Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership. The commitment is two fold: To learn how to dance and do it in front of 300 people alla Dancing with The Stars, and then to fundraise. I...
BijaBody Nightly Beauty Tea
I have always wanted to be an herbal tea drinker. That's just the kind of person I want to be. I love to walk down the aisle at Whole Foods and pick out blends for enlightenment or a faster metabolism, hoping to fill my body with so many...

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