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Kim Kinzie

Kim Fogarty Kinzie is a former prosecutor turned writer. After many years arguing in court, Kinzie opted for a kinder, gentler career writing training manuals for cops and lawyers, the most popular being the one and only “Massachusetts Prosecutors Guide: Operating Under the Influence.” Now she is a stay-at-home mom of two young boys and a regular contributor for Motif as of March 2013. She recently published her first novel, Conscious Unparenting™: Our 1970’s Spin on Modern-Day Motherhood, which she co-authored with a childhood friend. Her book seeks to start a parenting movement that’s less kid-centric, more parent friendly. She and her co-author blog about their movement, and all things retro-parenting at

Old Dog, New Tricks:  White Dog Distilling Makes a Mean Moonshine (and Whiskey, and Rum and Gin)

Carlo Catucci didn’t set out to start a distillery, he was just a guy looking for a hobby. Five years ago, when everyone else was brewing beer at home, Carlo wanted to try something different:  making his own spirits. He started out with vodka then moved on to whiskey and bourbon, finding that, with a little […]

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EatDrinkRI’s 3rd Annual Food Festival: A Celebration of Rhode Island’s Best Edibles

EatDrinkRI wrapped up its third annual food festival on April 28. This year, the festival kicked off on Wednesday night with a brand new event: the “Sommelier Smackdown” at the Café at Easy Entertaining. The ever-popular Food Truck Stop was a success on Friday despite the less than ideal weather, and Saturday rounded off the […]

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Locale Profile: The Torchbearer — Professional Tattooing by True Artists

If you’re old like me, you remember a day when getting a tattoo was considered edgy, even deviant. Nowadays, tattoos are much more mainstream, and yet another means of self expression. For many, the decision is not whether to get a tattoo, but rather what and where. In RI the choices are overwhelming. From Pawtucket […]

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Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Gather Glass: If you’re up for something truly unique and scorching hot, Gather Glass in Providence hosts glass-blowing classes in their studio on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturdays during the day.  They offer several different types of classes from paperweights to cocktail glasses.  You get to experience the entire glass-blowing process, from choosing your colors […]

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Tilted Barn Brewery and Christmas Farm: Like a Norman Rockwell Painting … with Beer 

It’s that time of year when everyone’s looking for the perfect place to grab a tree. We all want bountiful trees, gorgeous scenery, festive ambiance, you know, the Norman Rockwell experience.   Well I have great news for you: You can have all that and BEER at the Tilted Barn Brewery & Christmas Farm in Exeter. […]

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