Providence, RI 02906
This former forge laced with rosebushes and ivy feels like a secret garden. The owner, a RISD grad, scouts the globe to present an international bazaar, from batik scarves to lush soaps to folk art.
Maybe it’s the building, all tiny and vine covered. The light streams in like ribbons through the old windows giving the interior a dreamy, diffused atmosphere. Supposedly a flower and garden shop, Simple Pleasures is much more. Some of the best local jewelers and potters tuck their wares among the blooms. Buy a mercury ball for the border or a knock-out coral, beach rock and ruby necklace.