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"Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright." - Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Peace and Ease (another weekend in Providence)


In peace and ease she spends her happy days,
And fears no envy, as she courts no praise.

—Elizabeth Scot



There are many things I love about visiting Elizabeth in Providence, but going to the beach is pretty high on the list.


beach walk

Photo by Amiee.





Daisy and Ollie enjoy beach outings just as much as the humans do.



Is this not the most gorgeous shade of green in all creation??



Photo by Amiee.


Amiee flew up from Philadelphia and we had a magical time—literally magical. We each had some important inner work to accomplish, and the process becomes so much smoother and more joyful when your “soul pod” is helping you through it. I had a lot of letting go to do.

Of course, nourishing the spirit starts with physical nourishment. We had beautiful food at every meal.



Ethiopian for breakfast at the Providence farmers’ market: collards, beets, and lentils with injera (that spongy bread, perfect for dipping).



Elizabeth whips up gorgeous meals in a twinkling. We picked up teff bread (high in protein!) from the farmers’ market.


Sunday evening we went to Wildflour, a vegan bakery/café, followed by dinner at the Garden Grille (which I believe is owned by the same folks). Like I said, I’m trying to listen to my body, and between two gorgeous cups of coffee with steamed almond milk and cinnamon (thank you, Elizabeth!) my body’d had enough sugar for one day, so I regretfully passed on the bourbon truffles.





Veganism misconception #1: vegans deprive themselves. Obviously not true, bwahahahahaha.


That said, fresh juice is just as much a treat to me as a cupcake. That sounds a tiny bit crazy, but it’s true—especially since juice never winds up feeling like too much of a good thing.






More “detox” for dinner: this salad with mango, beet, avocado, and orange was light but satisfying. The service at the Garden Grille is great too! I told Bristol about our meal and she mentioned that they’ve opened another restaurant in Providence called the Grange, so we’ll have to check that out the next time I’m visiting.


2 Comments to Peace and Ease (another weekend in Providence)

  1. December 4, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    It was a delicious visit! 🙂

  2. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    December 6, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    That beach is absolutely gorgeous! I had an amazing vegan ceasar salad with kale yesterday, and I thought of you 🙂

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