• Family,  Happenings,  Style

    Heart Pendant

    I was honored to wear this amazing Ella Stein handcrafted Heart Pendant made for a woman by a woman. If you haven’t hear of this amazing company then allow me to introduce you. Ella Stein is handmade in India by a team of talented female attisans who are committed to extraordinary craftsmanship and design. If your Mom rocks show her with the perfect stone. This Small Heart Outline Fashion Pendant is priced under $100 and there is still time Order by Wednesday 3:00pm EST for guarantee shipping by Saturday. xo Alyson  

  • Happenings,  Style

    My Cupshe Swim Style!

    After an amazing week in Jamaica this winter and all of your messages and comments I wanted to make certain all of my social media gals were able to find the swim suits I wore from one of my favorite swimsuit company, Cupshe! Here are the three suits that I featured on my trip. When ordering I usually size up. I find that when suits are not mix and match sizes that I need to order one size up in order to have the top and bottom fit comfortably! The Glittered Dew Striped Bikini (in Blue)               Live on the Beach One-Piece    …

  • Food,  Happenings,  Style

    Jamaica, the happiest place in the world.

    Jamaica, a little piece of heaven nestled in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the fourth-largest island country in the Caribbean. Jamaica lies about (90 mi) south of Cuba (another destination I’d love to explore). While many people associate Jamaica with coconuts, rum, and lilting accents, the country has so much more to offer! With 2.9 million people, Jamaica is the third-most populous Anglophone country in the Americas (after the United States and Canada), and the fourth-most populous country in the Caribbean. In 1994, Jamaica was the first Caribbean country to launch a website…

  • Family,  Happenings,  Style

    8 Days until Christmas.

    FA LA LA LA LA, ok–let’s get serious! I honestly cannot believe how quickly the holidays arrived this year! With t-minus 8 days until Christmas for those of you who live locally (in the East Bay area of Rhode Island), here is my insider’s gift guide to you this holiday season… This store is a gem! New, vintage, unique, charming, and classic pieces are all available in this amazing little shop. Here are my personal picks of 8 Days of Christmas gifts for 2017 with just about one week to go! MY TOP PICKS FOR THE SWEETEST GIFTS UNDER $60.00   For more information on The Golden Sparrow: 33 Kent…

  • Happenings,  Style

    Dia de los Muertos

    I have always been in awe of the beautiful and scary skulls that seem to be everywhere during the week of Halloween (Oct 31) and Dia de los Muertos (Nov 1 & 2). But did you know the history behind them? I didn’t! The most recognized skull on Dia de los Muertos is the Calavera Catrins. The image we are familiar with today and all over social media was originated by Jose Guadalupe Posada, a Mexican Artist who depicted a fancy female skeleton as a dig against the Europhile Mexican elite during the Porfirio Diaz dictatorship. The image became an icon of the Mexican Revolution at the beginning of the…

  • Happenings,  Style

    Marleylilly Love!

    For those of you who know me, you know that I am obsessed with all things monogrammed! Anything from coasters to totes, purses, pillows, and bathrobes in my home have my initials on them. I’m thrilled to announce that I have partnered with Marleylilly and I’m excited to show you some of the amazing monogrammed items they have! If it’s not moving Marleylilly will monogram it! And my favorite part is that you can preview your monogram on all items! This is the preview I received ahead of time from my Monogrammed Wicker Clutch. I love how it shows you the font so you know what to expect. Here are…

  • Food,  Happenings

    Day Trip–New England Charm. Napa Style.

    A day trip in Rhode Island can lead to all kinds of adventures since the ocean and farm lands run alongside this beautiful area. This tiny state I call “home” is close to many amazing destinations that are reachable in less than two hours. Yesterday’s travels gave the phrase “Sunday drive” new meaning to me. First thing in the morning we jumped in the car and headed south with no set travel plans. It felt cool to be a beach day and we decided that heading into the country would be fun. I have a love for barns (antiques and new construction). I also am quite fond of farmscape gardens!…

  • Food,  Happenings

    Local Love for Merienda Tapas Bar & Restaurant

    I always love trying new restaurants, especially when they are close to home for me. Warren Rhode Island in an up and coming area for fine dining with beautiful seaside views. Water street is lined with shops, bars, and restaurants that make you want to get out of your car and stroll around. This summer Water street has been under construction, but that hasn’t stopped the locals from visiting including myself. This past Saturday evening, after being told the wait at a neighboring restaurant was an hour for a party of three, I decided to suggest a new tapas bar I had passed on the way called “Merienda.”  Merienda Tapas Bar &…

  • Food,  Happenings,  Style

    6 Summer Go-to Vodka Cocktails!

    6 Simple Summer Vodka Drinks that will have you SWOONING! By mid week I am usually ready to unwind and spend a couple of hours with friends catching up over a cocktail. I am a firm believer that having “adult time”makes you a better parent. It allows you time to take a break and regroup.  This week I joined a friend for cocktails and when I was presented with the menu (and so many drink choices) honestly , I was stumped! I love trying new drinks, but I have a pretty picky pallet. If I am not drinking wine, I like vodka and I want a cocktail that is light and…

  • Family,  Happenings,  Health


    In honor of this month of LOVE I’m sharing some of my favorite quotes… Love is a noun and a verb. It’s sustained by action and what we do for one another every day. I love my children who are my WORLD. I love my friends who are my TRIBE. I love my family who are my STABILITY. I truly believe in my heart of hearts that LOVE is DEVOTION. When you eat, sleep, and breath it then you know there is nothing like it in this world. Don’t ever “shush” your inner voice because it knows who you truly are and what you deserve. xo