Female-Owned RI Business Ready to Make Your Valentine’s Day Special

From macarons to margaritas – ideas for setting a mood


Ready to pop the question or simply want to orchestrate a romantic atmosphere? Rhode Island makers, bakers, flower farmers, and other creative women-owned businesses have everything you need to create a special Valentine’s Day. Taking a cue from the color red (with hints of mint green), here’s some inspo sure to set hearts aflutter.

The Serveware

Skip the everyday and set a scene with glassware and unique ceramic from Little Chateau. The Newport shop owned by mother and daughter Jackie and Christiane Harrington offers upscale home decor and stylish bar cart essentials. While you’re there, you can even pick out an elegant outfit or book an overnight at their cottage Airbnb rental – just miles from Second Beach. 

The Treats

Chelsea Martin of Woonsocket assembles beautiful compositions of meats and cheeses for her business Chelcuterie by Chelsea LLC. Find limited-edition charcuterie boards in the shape of hearts, perfect for February 14. With savory covered, balance things out with something sweet. Trade out the standard box of chocolates for a box of French macarons from Providence’s own slice of Paris, Ellie’s. The bite-sized confections are available for purchase and can also be gifted in packages of six and 12. 

The Drink

For the perfect red libation, a seasonally crafted cocktail or mocktail from Kristi’s Kraftails of Warren fits the bill. The Marg My Words strawberry-basil margarita looks and tastes scrumptious, especially when adorned with an embellished skewer by AUCOIN stacked with fresh berries. Hosting a party? Book Kristi’s Maui the Mocktail Kart. Hot tip: visit Instagram for details on the I Love Warren Valentine’s Giveaway: @KristisKraftails 

The Flowers

No Valentine’s Day is complete without flowers. No matter if it’s a single rose, dozen, or a bushy bouquet, Scituate’s Lucky Clover Farm can accommodate with arrangements overflowing with shape and texture. For gifts that give all year, consider purchasing their flower subscription.

The Work

Based in North Kingstown, AUCOIN is happy to bring the soiree to you. Services include styling a romantic tablescape in the comfort of your home. Whether it’s an intimate date night for two or fun for the whole family, AUCOIN provides everything, including table linens, serving ware, glassware, and decor. 


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