Showing posts from December, 2010

Museums ~ Gov. Henry Lippit House, Providence

Governor Henry Lippitt House
199 Hope St.
Providence, Rhode Island

I've been curious about this house since Bear and I first saw it, there on the corner of Hope and Angell Streets. It's a big brick Victorian (Renaissance Revival with Italian Palazzo elements, according to the site) built in 1865 for Henry Lippitt (then a textile merchant), his wife Mary Ann and their six children. Lippitt served as Governor from 1875-1877. In time, one of his sons would serve as Governor, and another son as a Senator. His great-grandson, John Chafee, was Governor, Senator and Secretary of the Navy, and this year his great-great grandson, Lincoln Chafee was elected Governor. A true Rhode Island political dynasty.

The house was designated an historical landmark in 1976 and donated by the Lippitt family to Preserve Rhode Island in 1981.

At some point, the back part of the house was converted to condos that are still used as private homes.

We toured the house on December 19 for their Holiday Open H…

Events ~ Tweet 'n Greet With a Cause, December 9, 2010

...finally got the photos off my camera!

Tweet'n Greet With a Cause!
Cuban Revolution
60 Valley St.
Providence, Rhode Island

When Kathie and I decided we wanted to do quarterly Tweet 'n Greets, we agreed that the next one should be in December. Annemarie Woolley generously offered to have Cuban Revolution host us. It was a great success!

Kathie had the great idea to tie the Tweet-up to a good cause, and I immediately thought of the Rhode Island Food Bank. I'd wanted to do a social media-based food drive for them since the summer.

We decided to make the "entry fee" a donation to the Food Bank.

I'd never been to Cuban before, so I didn't know what to expect. What I found was a nice, clean place with friendly staff. There's a great mix of music, with a stage for live music on the weekends, and ball games/CNN at the bar. The manager, Rage, was so welcoming and cooperative.

Rage and his staff created a big spread for the attendees, with fresh fruit, sausage,…

Design ~ Providence house tour on Apartment Therapy

While we work toward calming things down in Casa Boliyou, enjoy this tour of a Providence home featured recently on Apartment Therapy.

From the welcoming entryway (love the lighting in the crown molding!)

To the bright colors in the child's bedroom, there's something to see everywhere you look.


Blood drive tonight!