Rhody Gem: August 2019

Simple Pleasures – SO Rhode Island


We’re on the hunt for Rhody Gems! Every neighborhood has that secret, hidden, cool and unusual, or hole-in-the-wall spot that locals love. Email or tag us on social media using #RhodyGem to suggest yours, and we might just feature it!


What it is:

A unique store featuring home accents, gifts, jewelry, and more in an 8,000-square-foot space, making it quite the destination shopping experience.


Where to find it:

Drive along South County Trail to find the shop’s rustic facade and yard full of statuary, just hidden by a row of trees.


What makes it a Rhody Gem?

“It’s rough on the outside but the most dazzling, sparkling jewel you could ever imagine inside,” says nominator Lori Rathbone. “If I need a wedding gift, birthday gift, Christmas gift, or a baby gift, or any other gift, this is the first place I go to. Rick Lavoie does all of the decorating and when you walk in the door, it is always a WOW! moment. If you have never been to this gem of a shop, just go visit!”


Simple Pleasures
5000 South County Trail