You don’t need to drive far to find quaint, picturesque places to stroll and shop. Take a break from your usual errands to shop small this season (because no good Saturday has ever been spent at big box stores on Route 2).
Garden City and Chapel View
Across the street is Chapel View, another large development with a lot to discover - especially when it comes to pampering. Chapel View is home to high-end men’s barber Gents Barbershop and Spa (1000 Chapel View Boulevard, Cranston. 401-654-4700) and swank nail salon Cosmo Nails (1000 Chapel View Boulevard, Cranston. 401-464-4447). Stop in at Massage Envy (1000 Chapel View Boulevard, Cranston. 401-275-4900) to treat yourself, or pick up a gift certificate to treat someone else.
Nearby on Oaklawn Avenue, Perfect Touch Interiors (690 Oaklawn Avenue, Cranston. 401-944-4440) is a design showroom with a flair making for creative spaces. Eden XO (705 Oaklawn Avenue, Cranston. 401-275-2077) is a chic, minimalist destination for great hair.
If you’ve got a gourmet sensibility, come hungry to Pawtuxet Village. The Elephant Room (2170 Broad Street, Cranston. 401-461-2170) offers tea and crepes in a zenlike atmosphere. Edgewood Cheese Shop (1828 Broad Street, Cranston. 401-941-2400) is a gourmet shop where you can sit and enjoy a cheese board. Take something home to sip from Edgewood Wine and Spirits (1992 Broad Street, Cranston. 401-785-2286).