A simple sewing tutorial from Mikala Cash's grandmother at age six sparked a passion in the Creative Sewing Lessons' founder that continues to smolder after an education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. At her North Attleboro studio, Mikala guides students of various levels through a range of classes, including tailoring, invisible zippers, and sewing for kids, which arms youngsters with the know-how to construct business suits for lemonade stand conventions. In addition to her sewing classes, Mikala invites guest artists to lead workshops during her Creative Night Out series, a monthly event that introduces participants to hands-on subjects such as visual journaling and knitting.
Starting Friday, October 5 at 6 p.m. and running through Monday, October 8, O Fest RI, spearheaded by Doherty's East Avenue Irish Pub, celebrates autumn with beer, live music, and general merriment. The festival features fall-themed libations from as far away as Germany itself—with Oktoberfest brews from Spaten, Hofbrau, and Paulaner—and those from closer to home from brewers such as Harpoon, Sam Adams, and Shipyard. In addition, the festival will feature a lineup of musical acts, including What Matters and Those Guys.
Doherty's East Avenue Irish Pub, whose whopping 82 taps helped earn it an award for Best Bar and Beer Selection in The Phoenix's Best of Providence 2011, will anchor the celebration from their dark-wood bar. The bar itself serves a host of culinary treats from Prince Edward Island mussels in zesty zuppa sauce to blackened jerk salmon. An outdoor patio plays host to al fresco dining and lassoing the moon to impress dates.
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Boasting indoor and outdoor play areas in a safe, entertaining, and well-monitored space, Ocean Dog Club presents social pups ages 4 months or older with a bevy of new playmates. Canines of all sizes and personalities band together in strategically tailored play groups, fostering a comfortable environment for exercise and carefree romping. A temperature-controlled indoor area claims a hefty 6,000 square feet sheltered from the elements, and an easy-to-clean, dog-specific turf covers 3,000 outdoor square feet of prime training grounds for biathletes to train for both tail-chasing and rollover events. Pups always happily mingle under the watchful eye of a professional daycare coach, who keeps four-leggers safe while their busy two-legged owners are away. Ocean Dog Club is open from 6:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
A Plus Tailors and Cleaners frees sullied shirts and blemished blouses from the burdens of being spotted in public—and also alters pants, suits, and gowns for personalized fits. A Plus technicians can remove spaghetti stains from dress shirts, coffee spots from ties, and saliva residue from hot-dog mascot costumes. Through the use of powerful detergents and tender hands, sweaters become filth-free ($3.75), black dresses get restored to mirror-seducing shapeliness ($7.90), and comforters are enabled to warm bodies without the lingering stench of gunpowder from attempts to celebrate the Fourth of July in bed (starting at $20).
While she was traveling back and forth from the Northeast to the Midwest every week, Mari Vivace found herself frustrated by her lack of makeup, or rather, her lack of makeup she needed. She actually owned enough makeup to fill a suitcase, but she didn't want to cart it all around like some sort of pageant queen who moonlights as a RuPaul impersonator. Yet, that's what she would have to do if she was ever going to have the right products to create a soft daytime and a more vibrant nighttime look. She finally realized that if she was ever going to get multipurpose makeup, she'd have to create it herself. And thus, Inspiration Cosmetics was born.
Today, Inspiration Cosmetics' products streamline the makeup process. Things like the paraben-free 3-in-1 Stick, which can be used as a blush, lipstick, and eyeshadow, and the Lip Twins cylinder, which contains both a lipstick and a matching liner, make getting ready in the morning even faster. The website offers tips for applying each product, and Inspiration Cosmetics even has a cadre of makeup artists who video chat with clients to teach them how to design the perfect look for work or a night out on the town.