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Block Island Wedding Show

Block Island Wedding Show

Sunday looks like the perfect day for the 10th annual Block Island Wedding Show. Meet Block Island’s top wedding professionals under one roof . Enjoy a day of music, drinks, food & fun while planning your wedding. Discount tickets online at

Mother’s Day: What Moms Really Want…a Guide for Dads

What Moms Really Want: A Dad’s Guide to Mother’s Day
1. Moms love brunch….with their friends. Not their kids.
If you must take mom to brunch en famille, be sure to note the following:
It is your job to get the kids ready. Mom should not wipe one bum, nor settle one dispute, nor find one missing shoe. In fact, everyone should be waiting quietly and patiently in the car – buckled in – as she readies no one but herself. Further, it is your job to police the children at the restaurant. Mom should be sipping a cocktail, with the bemused expression of a carefree nanny.

2. Breakfast in bed is nice…but sleep is nicer.
So, your child made some burnt toast and milky tea. Cute. But DO NOT put it on a tray, bring it upstairs and wake mom up. Instead, tell her about it as you hand her a cocktail when she awakens, quite refreshed, at 3pm.

3. Moms like homemade cards….but they love jewelry.
Sure, it’s the thought that counts. But some thoughts count more than others. And there’s just something about getting a gift that was bought in an actual store ahead of time. Please note that the homemade macaroni necklace does NOT count as jewelry.

Disclaimer: The author is a mother of four. She is a Harvard graduate whose hobbies include watching the laundry machine spin, reheating leftovers, and lurking on Facebook during night feeds. She has a Masters in English, and a PhD in the art of quiet desperation.

Fabulous Picture of The Sullivan House Evokes Yeats


Check out this beautiful picture of The Sullivan House by Block Island Project Photography. Is it just me or does it perfectly evoke the Yeats poem The Cloths of Heaven….

Had I the heaven’s embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light;
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

W. B. Yeats

Sullivan House Gift Certificates

Sullivan House Gift Certificates

Looking for the perfect gift? Look no further than The Sullivan House Gift Certificate. Order by phone (401.466.5020) or email (  Happy Holidays!