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How to Design Your Own Fresh Flower Arrangement at Home

September 18, 2014 1:02 pm

Flowers brighten up any room and give it that sleek, interior designer look. Not only do they look great, a blossoming flower arrangement will make your room smell wonderful, too. Here are a few professional tips for making an attractive floral arrangement at home.

  1. Gather your supplies. Use a vase or even an old jar as the base for your arrangement and be sure to have sharp scissors or shears on hand. You’ll also need a variety of flowers, which depend on your personal tastes.
  2. Add some foliage. To create a space-filler for your arrangement, add some lush green foliage. Cut it so that the sides are shorter and the middle is taller to create dimension, but be sure to leave room for the flowers.
  3. Place large flowers throughout. Next, add larger faced flowers like roses or peonies. Cut some stems longer and other stems shorter, then scatter them throughout the arrangement.
  4. Disperse wispy accents. Weave vines, smaller ferns, or even delicate flowers throughout the rest of the arrangement to create texture. Let some shoot outward from the sides for a multidimensional look.
  5. Make final adjustments. Once all of your flowers are in place, be sure to arrange them a bit more. Stand back and admire your handiwork to see which flowers need to be moved, and don’t worry if there are a few imperfections; that gives your arrangement character!

How to Create Perfect Floral Arrangements [Sunset]
Elegant, Exquisite, Easy Floral Arrangements [Real Simple]
Flower Arranging 101 [Martha Stewart]

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The Bradford: A Neighborhood Favorite

September 17, 2014 12:03 pm

The Bradford in Federal Hill has been through many changes over the years, starting out as a mom-and-pop variety store and evolving into its current incarnation as a cozy, classy bistro-style Italian eatery.

Start your meal with the excellent brined calamari breaded and fried with diced tomatoes, capers, cherry peppers and lemon zest, or opt for the exceptional meatballs with tomato sauce and shoestring fries. For larger plates, the pan-seared scallops with bacon and spinach risotto win raves, as does the Valdostana pork loin baked with prosciutto and fresh mozzarella. The bar is staffed with talented bartenders who can mix some high-quality cocktails. The restaurant also hosts a number of fun events throughout the year.

The Bradford
142 Atwells Ave.
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 432-7422
Read the reviews on Yelp.

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RI Blogger: 13 Restaurants Serving Locally Sourced Foods in RI!

September 15, 2014 1:41 pm

If you love eating local, check out these amazing places which offer a great menu full of locally grown and produced foods right here in little Rhody. Tell us which ones are your favorites!!

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