what I did on my summer vacation

Oh, hi. You may have wondered where the heck I’ve been…The Salted Slate

Overall, this summer was relaxing, but things got busy. I saw old friends, spent some time in the White Mountains and on Cape Cod with my family. But the best thing that happened this summer was that my dear, dear friends opened a restaurant in Providence, RI called The Salted Slate, I’m so proud of them! I’m also very proud to have played a role in this exciting endeavor, of course with photography, and it was really fun being a part of the process. Look at these yummies.

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If you are in or anywhere near Rhode Island, you simply must check out the Salted Slate for dinner, lunch, or Brunch (there are donuts) the menu is fantastic and focused on local fresh ingredients including house-cured meats. The atmosphere is quite nice too, modern yet rustic with plenty of tables and a cozy bar.

The Salted Slate, 186 Wayland Ave., Providence, saltedslate.com

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I dream of donuts

Here are somethings you need to know about me: I love donuts, and recently I fulfilled two dreams in one shot…

Top Pot!

For twenty years (eep!) I had dreams of visiting Seattle and I’ve been dreaming of the donut shop mecca Top Pot Donuts since I first saw it on a TV travel show. In February, I lived my dream and it was awesome! Confession: I did not sample all of the flavors, but I had a few… I mean, I was there for three days, how could I not stop in each morning?

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Since I couldn’t take the donuts, or Top Pot, home with me I just collect donuts on Pinterest now and dream of more local donut adventures…

Follow Sage’s board donuts! donuts! donuts! on Pinterest.

New York City in 24 Hours

I have a confession to make: I recently visited New York City and did not go to the Museum of Modern Art, or any museum for that matter. I am shamed and saddened to admit this, but it was a special first time trip for a very special almost-six-year-old. Here’s how we did NYC in just 24-hours:

Where I did not shout out “Liz Lemoooon!” in a faux Oprah voice (but I so wanted to).

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A quick stop in Central Park to take in a puppet show.NYC03

We took our mostly companion for tea with Eloise and the Plaza, of course!NYC04

Had a fantastic diner at La Bonne Soupe, which I highly recommend.NYC05NYC06NYC08NYC07