After making their very first T-shirt, a pair of brothers knew what they wanted to do with the rest of their lives. They didn't know much about business or design, but they knew what they liked. They put a childhood drawing of a grinning face on shirt and framed it with the phrase "Life is Good." It became both their brand and their philosophy, and they and their products soon headed to multiple cities. The stores still sell plenty of uplifting apparel, donating 10% of their net profit to help kids in need. In local stores such as Life is Good Newport, the shelves boast a greater variety of products, including fashion for women, men, and kids and themed sports apparel from the likes of the NFL, NHL, MLB and NBA to Under Armour and even doggie toys and leashes in the Life is Good theme.
The Newport Summer Jam 2011, a benefit concert for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, invigorates concertgoers with a lineup of notable blues and jazz performances along the Newport waterfront. Jazz wunderkind Grace Kelly—a 19-year-old alto saxophonist, singer, and composer whose musical prowess has garnered praise from Wynton Marsalis and NPR—kicks off the night with an energy-drenched set wrought with proficient playing and living, sentient brass. Blues legends James Montgomery, a harmonica virtuoso known for recording with Kid Rock and sitting in with Gregg Allman, and Duke Robillard, a guitarist recognized for his work with Bob Dylan and Tom Waits, join Kelly onstage for a group jam session applied liberally to huge slices of toast.
It takes a village to plan a wedding. Engaged couples need a lot of help planning their nuptials, a quest which can include finding a hairstylist that can mold the perfect pin curl or reserving a reception space that can accommodate an enormous guest list. Rhode Island Wedding Group streamlines the wedding research process by allying 38 local wedding-industry vendors into one unstoppable wedding taskforce. Brides- and grooms-to-be can call upon their assistance via email or by tossing a bouquet into the night sky to act as a homing beacon. Couples only need to fill out a brief request form to get a steady stream of information on vendors that meet the couples' nuptial needs.
This upscale eatery dishes out a unique menu of sandwiches, crêpes, salads, and sweets. Roll out of bed and onto the French Riviera with the Parisien, a ham-and-swiss crêpe concoction topped with a sunny-side-up egg ($5.50). At lunchtime, the grown-up grilled cheese ($6.75) graduates to the head of its culinary class when paired with the soup du jour ($3.50/cup, $4.75/bowl), and craftier sandwich-stuffers can build their own handheld marvels using a toolbox of between-the-bread fixin's ($6.95). Cool munching mouths with cups of Gelato Giuliana and watch this frozen superhero spring into action, satisfying sweet cravings and melting all over the tongues of injustice.
Step 1. Purchase your Groupon using the buy button at the top of this page.Step 2. Locate your redemption code, which differs from the Groupon number and can be found in the center of the voucher. The voucher is viewable in the mobile app or by going to My Groupons and clicking the print link.Step 3. Visit The Young Scientists Club's redemption page, select "Add to Cart," and enter the redemption code located in the center of your Groupon into the "Coupon Code" field at checkout.Step 4. Enjoy!
Past window displays where paintings sidle up next to jewelry and pottery, patrons step into Waves of Creation's artistic haven. Lining the walls and shelves, wood pieces, photographs, and handmade candles represent the efforts of more than 50 Rhode artists and artisans. Artists also gather together under the roof, using Waves of Creation's boutique storefront as a base for artistic tutelage. They guide students toward expressive realization in mediums such as jewelry, teaching the know-how to wire-wrap a bird's nest necklace or a finger-braided bracelet. Paint-your-own pottery sessions vent built-up artistic aspirations as participants decorate serving platters with flowers or transform mugs into trophies for the World's Best Coffee-Drinking Cat, whereas candle-making classes allow pupils to create custom scents and styles.