For three generations, Christmas trees perfumed the grounds at Leyden Farm & Winery. In 2010, though, the Leyden family became interested in fruit-essence wines and planted strawberries, blueberries, and grapevines amidst the trees, becoming partners with a love for farming and wine. The fruit from the trees they grew eventually became red wines such as Romeo's Red and Samson's Merlot, white wines such as Cleo's Blanc and Sunny's Grigio, or fruit varieties such as Apple Jack Russell or Samson's Wild Berry. Today, visitors to the sixty-acre family farm can enjoy bites of fruit and cheese complemented by tastes of smooth, complex merlot; crisp white wine laced with green apple; or a blush wine infused with fresh-watermelon essence.
Eschewing hazardous chemicals, The Real Housekeepers' founder Michelle Snoeren uses 100% natural cleansers to tailor each cleaning to the homeowners’ health needs, specifications, and ticklishness of their chandeliers. Customers can devise their own chore list for their nonfictional housekeepers, either by specifying problem rooms and their least favorite shade of gray, or by bullet-pointing tasks such as de-cheesing the microwave turntable and bathtub-ring removal.
A shutterbug specialist in portraiture of children, families, and individuals, Odessa Cozzolino's warm presence and casual approach make subjects comfortable, helping to create lasting, vibrant portraiture of children, families, and individuals. Using her keen eye and mechanical Cyclops, Odessa lets say-cheesers move freely and be themselves, transforming spontaneous moments into works of art that evoke personality and character. After one hour shooting at the location of your choice, she'll edit 15 to 20 of the best shots and upload them to a private online gallery, allowing you to freely share with family and friends and giving you printing rights so you can create professional-looking "missing" posters.
Signature service: Paddleboard and kayak rental, tours, and sales
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Brands Used: SUP ATX paddleboards
Pro Tip: Beginners should plan [to attend on] a day with light wind. Paddleboarding can be mastered in less than 15 minutes.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
Complimentary muffins, coffee, and juice with the sunrise tours; complimentary snacks and beverages with the sunset and moonlight tours.
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
We have a mobile fleet of paddleboards and kayaks, which means we can meet you anywhere and deliver to a customer's location. The locations we list on our website are just a few examples of where we can paddle.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
We are lifelong residents of the Ocean State and both love spending time by the water. Guy began SUP several years ago while living in Maryland. Kathleen began paddling a year ago in Narragansett Bay and was immediately hooked.
Cheese isn't the only thing that Mozzarella's Grill & Bar does right. The casual Italian eatery has a massive menu that's made all the more impressive by its chefs' attention to detail. Whether they're cooking up blackened haddock, gorgonzola steak tips, or one of their specialty pizzas, they always manage to find the sweet spot between taste and tradition. It's evident that the same care has been given to each of the restaurant's physical locations, some of which are outfitted with a patio for al fresco dining. For large family gatherings or a full-scale invasion of a neighbor's backyard, Mozzarella's catering services can feed an army with a mere 48-hour advance notice.