Moore Spring

The (long overdue) arrival of warm weather in New England has meant that I’ve been wishfully thinking “spring” for a few months now without being able to dress the part. Finally, on a sunny day a few weeks ago, when it finally felt like I might not be forcing it, I decided to dig in to my bin of summer clothes that had been packed away all winter. Dressing up in colors I hadn’t worn since last summer season inspired me to break out some locally-sourced accessories I hadn’t worn in a while: my Angela Moore bracelets.

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If you encountered me circa spring 2009, you’d find me rocking these pretty pastel beads at least once a week. Before Alex and Ani or Kiel James Patrick came on the RI bracelet scene, my friends and I were all voracious Angela Moore collectors, accruing large collections of painted bracelets with matching necklaces or earrings, in many cases. When birthdays rolled around, a little blue bag emblazoned with AM’s leafy logo was a welcome gift. Since they were such a staple when I was little, I tend to associate them with my lovely little island home – appropriately so, given that the only Angela Moore store outside of Florida is in Newport. It’s been quite a few summers since I actually wore them downtown, but I’m definitely thinking of bringing them back in to my jewelry rotation this year!

For more information about the brand or to buy a bracelet of your own, check out the Angela Moore Collection online.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post and I was not compensated  by Angela Moore for my writing – I just sincerely love my bracelets and wanted to share!

 

Food Truckin’ in the 401

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the last stop on the Food Truck Festivals of New England tour when it came to Newport. The lovely Margaret Tseng and the wonderful Kevin Hou gamely took on the event with me; together we battled shockingly powerful winds, challenged stomachs that were already quite full from brunch, and embarked on a quest for free koozies (only Kevin was successful..). Five things I learned:

Photo Credit | Kevin Hou

Photo Credit | Kevin Hou

1. Oysters that come from a salt pond are apparently A-okay, especially when they’ve just been shucked.

Kev2. Nice beer comes in cans too. Though novel, this fact becomes less exciting when you remember how hard it is to hold cans when it’s cold outside and how easily they fly away in the wind once they’re somewhat empty.

Food Trucks

3. The only thing as cool as the food is the design on its truck.

Photo Credit | Kevin Hou

Photo Credit | Kevin Hou

4. Margaret Tseng is 100% one of the most adorable people I know.

Photo Credit | Kevin Hou

Photo Credit | Kevin Hou

5. I apparently have to dine at Tallulah’s ASAP to find out if the rest of their food is as delectable as these tacos.

Thanks to Kevin and Margaret for being my enthusiastic event companions, and of course for the fabulous photo documentation!

A toast.

Second Beach | Middletown, RI

Here’s to the season of no lifeguard chairs, where dogs freely roam the beach and the wind is a little more harsh as it blows through your hair. Cheers to the water still sparkling and the sun still setting perfectly. Though the waves are still navy blue, and the sand still shimmers as water races across its back, gone are the ones who survey the water from their lofty wooden chairs and gone are the crowds they protect. This is beach season for one, a time to take walks and watch the skies as the clouds race across them pierced by the occasional flock of geese flying somewhere south in a carefully composed V. As days grow shorter and the beach grows longer, here’s to the warmer days passed and those that will follow.