Tuesday, May 15, 2012

One Year Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday was my one year wedding anniversary!! WOOHOO! I can't believe how fast time has flown since I got married to the man of my dreams.

This post isn't about my wonderful year being married. I swear it has something to do with living in Rhode Island. I had to preface the topic with the anniversary because if it wasn't an important day I probably would have never found this gem in Providence.

This "gem" I am talking about is Camille's Restaurant in Federal Hill Providence. Seriously the best meal I have had in such a long time! I got the California Hot Tub Martini and the Silver Fox Martini (AMAZING) For dinner I got the seared scallops.
Not only does this presentation look amazing it tastes even more amazing. My husband got a Caesar Salad to start and the Lasagna. He was too full to finish but kept trying to eat just one last bite because it was SO good!

The service was impeccable! Our waiter was so nice and helpful. Around just enough but not too much. Gave his opinion on drinks when asked and was very personable. There was a great family Italian vibe there and I love that. 

We made our reservations on OpenTable and I put in the special occasion box that it was our wedding anniversary and at the end of the meal we were presented with this:

So delicious!! On top of those 2 chocolate sticks is a chocolate butterfly! AMAZING it was a piece of art and tasted SO good!

Needless to say I would give this place 5 stars. Food was great, service was great and well it helps that my company was great too :)

Here is their website for some more information:


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Skydive Newport!!

I have always wanted to go skydiving and I think that this summer I am going to hopefully go! If not this summer definitely before we make our next move. I first noticed that there was skydiving in Newport when I was working the 7th hole (little snack shack) on the golf course. About every 30 mins I would hear a plane's engine slow down wait wait wait AHHHHHH!!! If you listen closely you can hear the people screaming, then they would pull the parachute and glide on down.

I asked someone where they skydive. To my surprise there is a little itty bitty airport called Newport State Airport. I have never ever noticed an airport on the island before, it must just be for private planes (wouldn't that be nice) and the skydivers.

This would be something I would want to do before my time is up here in Rhode Island! I was taking a look at their website: http://www.skydivenewport.com/ and it looks like you are able to see the whole island and water and everything!! I am itching to do this soon.

Here are some pictures of other peoples jumps and WHEN not if I do this I will take theirs down and post my own!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Can I Go In The Water Yet?!?!?!

Summer is so close I can taste it! I have gotten back to work on my beverage cart at the golf course which means the season has begun! It's only a matter of time before I am wearing shorts and on my way to the beach!

Last summer we found out that at the Navy Base you can rent powerboats and sailboats! You have to take their training course before they let you take a boat out. We went with a friend who already took and passed this course so we were able to have some fun out on the water!

For the powerboat, which is what we took, is $10 and hour (doesn't include fuel), $40 for half day (includes 1 full tank), and $80 for a full day (includes 2 tanks of gas) They aren't the nicest boats around thats for sure and they aren't the type of boats you can wakeboard off the back but for a day on the water you can't beat the price!

I know absolutely nothing about sailing, but the rental place on base has 2 different types of sailboats. One is called Rhodes and that is $9.50 an hour or $46 for a full day. The other one is called Shields, this is $16 and hour and $90 a day. Based on prices I'm gonna take an educated guess and say that Shields is the better choice.

If you are not in the military don't fret! Of course I have looked up places to rent outside of the base. There is a place right in Newport called Adventure Watersports. They have boats, jet skis and kayaks for rent. I am not going to write about all the prices and types of boats but I will tell you they have 3 different types of powerboats, 2 different jet skis and single or double kayaks. I will show you the pictures from their website! I love pictures :) Here is their website so you can go check it out when the temperatures start to get up there again!


3 Seater Jet Ski
2 Seater Jet Ski
 21 Angler, 135hp 

 14 McKee Craft
13 Boston Whaler 
 Single or Double Kayaks                                                       

Friday, April 27, 2012

Concerts, Comedians and Boats! OH MY!!

Downtown Newport there is the Newport Yachting Center. This is where they hold all kinds of events for Newport.

Last summer I was fortunate enough to get invited to see Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at this venue. It is really cool there! Very small which made me feel like it is more of a community event then a full blown concert! If you go with someone who is from Newport (like I did) that is when you will really see how small the town really is. Everyone knows everyone.
Here are a couple pictures from the concert... Sorry they are blurry my phone camera at night isn't the best.

Not only do they hold concerts there they have comedy shows (with some big names) this summer Lisa Lamponelli, Gabriel Iglesias, Joan Rivers (is she actually a comedian?) They have Boat Shows, Cook-offs, Octoberfest, all SORTS of events! It really is an awesome place to attend if you come during a time when there is stuff going on. So summer time.

You can find the calendar of events here :



Sunday, April 22, 2012

I FOUND A TRADER JOES and other wonderful stores!!!!

It's been a crazy couple of days so sorry for the delay!

I was the happiest girl when I found out there is a Trader Joe's here in Rhode Island. It isn't on the Island but it is here in the state. Anything in RI seems like it is right next door. Trader Joe's is about 35 mins away in Warwick over the Newport bridge.

For those of you who don't know Trader Joe's please never talk to me again. No just kidding, but really go find one right now. Stop reading this, go and then come back and continue reading. It is like adult Disneyland, well actually Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond are adult Disneyland but this is a pretty close second.

Anyway, Sara told me she heard someone say there was a Trader Joe's here, so we looked it up and went there right away and we were so giddy all day long after that! I got things I didn't even need because I was there and felt I needed to buy everything I saw. I texted my sister to see if she wanted anything because, sadly she doesn't have a Trader Joe's. I am so excited I get to send her yummy treats!

Like these dried mango slices!!!! SOOO GOOD!

To our surprise Warwick is crawling with amazing things! Not only is there a Trader Joe's, there is a Chipotle RIGHT across the street from it! Then down the road about a mile is a Whole Foods!! You know you are getting older when you get excited about grocery stores.

That was a wonderful day when I found out these places are right here in our itty bitty state :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Newport Vineyards

I have always wanted to go wine tasting. I am not a regular wine drinker but want to try something new. When my Dad and Anita were in town we did a wine fermentation dinner at 41 North and that got my taste buds ready to try some more new wines.

On my way into work I noticed that there is a wine vineyard right here in Middletown! HOW convenient!

They do wine tours/tastings daily at 1pm and 3pm. They are open 7 days a week, Monday-Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm.

I have not been there before but it looks really cool. They have thousands of rows of locally-grown grapes for their wines. The best time to visit is during Fall. You can book private events and they already have a list of preferred vendors that they work with. There are 3 different areas you can host your party; the Wine Garden, the Tent and the Garden.

What is also really cool is that the vineyard will work with you to create your own wine label! I would do that in a heartbeat, well once my husband and I actually start to drink and enjoy wines. It would be a really cool gift for someone too!

My apartment complex was giving out free wine tastings to the Newport Vineyard to new tenets, I unfortunately moved in before this special. We are going to tag along with friends who did get this special. I will once again post about my experience when we get out and do it! I am looking forward to this new experience and hoping that it will expand my wine knowledge and wine palette.

There are other vineyards in the state but only one other on the island it is called Greenvale Vineyards. They are located in Portsmouth. I choose to write about Newport Vineyards because it is only 5 miles from Newport. For information on that vineyard you can check their website out at:

For more information on this wine vineyard their website is:


Tuesday, April 17, 2012


For some odd reason I can never remember the name of this restaurant. I LOVE the food, the atmosphere, the everything but I can't remember the name ever. FIELDSTONES FIELDSTONES FIELDSTONES. Maybe now I can.

Ryan, Sara, Brandon and I went out to dinner after Sara and I got back from our cake decorating class at Michaels, which on a completely unrelated note, SO MUCH FUN!

I was first introduced to this place by my friend Jessica. She said that she and her husband always go there for dinner and I need to try it. Then one night after we saw a movie with her mom we went, and I loved it so much we went back for my birthday!

I have been telling Ryan that I need to take him there because it is so delicious and he would really like it. So last night we finally went.

When you get 4 people at the same table saying how good their individual meal is you know you have found a good place to eat. I got the Patriot Nachos, HUGE HUGE plate piled high with deliciousness. Ryan got Shepard's Pie, said it was really really good. Sara got an Asian Salmon Salad, she said she LOVED it. Brandon got the Sam Adams Beer Battered Shrimp with Fries, he said that his shrimp were huge and really good. So basically everything was amazing like I told them it would be.

Like other restaurants they have specials. The one that I saw was Monday and Tuesday nights Margaritas and Fajitas for $13.95. Who doesn't like specials right?

Fieldstones is in Portsmouth which is the last town on the island if you are heading towards Mass. It is located at 980 East Main Rd. Portsmouth RI.

For more information about this amazing place their website is: