Being a Rhode Islander

I’m not originally from Rhode Island but I consider myself a Rhode Islander. Moving here 5 years ago was like culture shock at first but it really is one of the loveliest places I’ve ever lived. Here are some facts for you:

Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States….  and it is almost like it’s own little country.

There are Dunkin’ Donuts on every main road. And if you can’t find one, the closest one is usually only five minutes away.

Iced Coffee is an essential part of being a Rhode Islander. You drink it during all seasons; yes, including winter. My reasoning behind the Iced Coffee craze is Coffee Milk. Not sure what coffee milk is? Here you go. (Thank you, Wikipedia)

Providence is also known as the Creative Capital. We have some incredible artists and art!

The Industrial Revolution started in Rhode Island.

If there is a snowstorm, you need to go to the supermarket a.k.a. “the market” and get yourself a loaf of bread and some milk. I’m not sure why, but you have to.


The anchor is a symbol for The Ocean State.


This is the first Baptist Church in America. It sits on a hill overlooking Providence.

olivia_ white church

The Providence Biltmore Hotel was built in 1922 and is iconic for Providence!

They most recently hosted Style Week Northeast. 

olivia_ biltmore

This is the Rhode Island State House building. On top of the building sits a bronze statue weighing 500 pounds! It looks tiny in the photo below.

olivia_ ri capitol

Rhode Island is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country! The summers here are heaven!


And lastly, Rhode Island has some of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. I have made so many friends here and, as quirky as this State is, I am so proud to call it home.




5 thoughts on “Being a Rhode Islander

  1. Hannah says:

    I really need to pay a visit to Rhode Island. I’m from New Hampshire, so it’s not too much of a haul. Do you have any favorite bookstores or boutiques that are a must-hit?


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