A few weeks ago, I took myself and a journal to the RISD Museum. It was definitely one of the best afternoons I’ve had in a while.

By nature, I am a wallflower; I find that I need a good amount of time to be alone with my thoughts. I love going to museums because I’m challenged to think outside of my regular scheme of thoughts. Artists have a profound way of provoking and inspiring thoughts deep within us.

I walked away from the museum this day with such an enthusiasm and inspiration on my personal work. Sometimes I get caught up trying to be something or say something a certain way, but the museum reminded me that being yourself is really the only way.

Here are some snapshots of some incredible artist’s work that really captivated my attention. The museum itself is really beautiful too, so I shot quite a few of the architecture.

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If you’re in PVD I encourage you to check out the RISD Museum— It has free admission on Sundays!


I hope you can find sometime to be alone with your thoughts and see what you can discover.



// all photography by Olivia //


3 Places to see in Providence

Hi readers!

Providence is full of history and charm. I really feel as if I’ve only scratched the surface of all there is to discover in this area. Today, I wanted to share a sneak peak of 3 places with you guys. I have been to all of these places, but need to schedule an actual tour to learn all about the history and details of these beautiful buildings.

#1.-  The Rhode Island State House. This building is iconic to Providence. Here is a sneak peak of the inside:

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They offer free 50 minute long guided tours, 5 times a day, 5 days a week! Go here to schedule one: https://sos.ri.gov/publicinfo/tours/

#2.- The Providence Biltmore. This building is stunning on the outside and inside!

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This Hotel has a Starbucks and a McCormick & Schmick’s in the Lobby, as well as a Spa, and almost 300 guest rooms. They also are known for throwing some really rad weddings. You can check them out here: http://www.providencebiltmore.com/

#3.- The RISD Fleet Library. Located in the heart of Providence this is a great resource!

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This library provides hours of reading and inspiration. I love sitting here and gazing out the window overlooking downtown Providence. You can check out their website here: http://library.risd.edu/


I love being a tourist in my own town, it’s a great way to escape and feel like I’m somewhere else.

What are some of your favorite places in your city?! We’d love to hear where you’re from. Leave us a comment below!



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