Stuck inside your home this winter? Wondering how you can turn that dusty, under-utilized fireplace into a well-behaved model of proper fireplace behavior? You know, so you can spend those quiet winter evenings curled up with a good book and a glass of wine (or hot cocoa, if that’s your poison of choice) in front of a warm, flickering hearth fire. Whether your home is on the historical register or was just built yesterday, here’s all the help you’ll need to get your fireplace up and working in time for another blustery but beautiful Providence winter.
Such a festive time of year. The turkey roasting in the oven, the whole family gathered together to share a great meal and express gratitude for the year’s blessings… Ok, let’s be a bit more realistic: Thanksgiving is that wonderful time of year when the whole family gathers together to share a great meal, great wine, and juicy gossip.
If you’d like to focus on the delicious food and family bonding this Thanksgiving instead of the cooking, endless clean-up, and the daunting task of ensuring that your stylish and sophisticated holiday tablescape impresses all your guests, you may want to consider enlisting the experts. What better way to ensure that your holiday hosting skills go down in family history?
Let’s start with the most important part. The food. Call (401) 383-3631 right now. Pranzi Catering and Events will leave the fun part – the menu – up to you, and then proceed to take on all the drudge work and stressful details themselves. You get to call the shots with what’s really important, but you won’t have to bother with all of the tiresome details or (heaven forbid!) the actual cooking.
Pranzi Catering will create a tablescape that will blow your mind and impress your family and friends. But don’t neglect the all-important seasonal details. Pick up some half-price pumpkins from East Side Marketplace or Dave’s Marketplace to bring a bit of autumn to your décor. And since no celebration is complete without a beautiful seasonal floral centerpiece, be sure to order yours from Studio 539 Flowers or Jephry Floral Studio.
But what about the clean up? Pranzi staff will take care of the meal-related clean-up, but you’ll still want someone to give your home a thorough once-over before your Thanksgiving guests begin pouring in. Since the holiday festivities are bound to leave your fleetingly spotless home an absolute wreck, you’ll also want someone to come in after the big day to restore some order to the chaos. Here are some great options to try:
- MaidPro House Cleaning: (401) 723-4400
- East Side Cleaning Services: (401) 438-0535
- Life Maid Simple: (401) 533-8074
- Nice and Neat Cleaning Service: (401) 467-8788
Do Thanksgiving right this year with a little help from your own personal army of local event-planning experts. When it comes to everything you’ll need to make your Thanksgiving gathering a huge success, Providence is bursting with talent.
1. Top-tier foodie scene
Providence has a world-class restaurant scene that could keep foodie enthusiasts quite busy. Thanks to Johnson & Wales culinary school and Providence’s unique arts and music culture, we maintain top-tier talent when it comes to the culinary arts. There’s the famed Gracie’s & Nick’s on Broadway, but don’t forget Ogie’s Trailer Park (you have to try the Chicken Sandwich: it’s transcendent) or Harry’s Bar & Burger for a meal just as delicious and much easier on the wallet. Stop by the Duck & Bunny afterwards for a cupcake or a drinking chocolate.
When it comes to the real estate market, long-time Providence native Jim DeRentis knows that it’s best to engage each and every new listing with a full service approach. The Metro Providence area is a marketplace that Jim is expertly grounded in. With a passion for real estate, a keen eyes for marketing and a “powerhouse skill-set to the Providence real estate market”, Jim shares his winning business approach in Top Agent Magazine’s August edition.
While kitchen islands function as as space to prepare food, it is also typically used as a space for people to gather. Recent home design trends call for open spaces, combining kitchens with living rooms, and even dining rooms all together.
If you’re looking for a creative handcrafted piece for your kitchen, then check out our top 8 picks below. All of our choices were found on Etsy.com. Why? Because we’re big supporters of the time and care it takes to create handcrafted furniture built to last.