A year into living here, I met Hannah through the lovely Sarah Rainwater (who you will meet soon, I’m sure). Hannah is a mover & shaker and all-around maker. It’s a bit challenging to sum up all that she does as just a snapshot of what she’s got going on is enough to have me reaching for some healing essences . . more on that below.
Hannah founded Wear Your Music, she is a business consultant and mama to two children under the age of four. Wha-wha?
One of the many things I admire most about Hannah is her clear, powerful self-confidence. If she could bottle and sell THAT, man– she’d be docking her yacht in Newport. However, all is not lost because she IS bottling something wonderful!
This summer Hannah launched her latest endeavor: Calm-A-Mama. I’m using the doggy one on Daisy to mellow out her need to bark from anxiety and so far so good, but enough about me and my dogs– let’s meet Hannah.
How long have you lived in Providence?
This time I’ve lived here since October when we bought a sweet little house in Fox Point. But I also lived here for a year and a half five years ago and also for another year thirteen years ago.
Where were you living before you moved here?
For the last 5 years my husband and I were living in and rehabbing an 8,000 sq foot brick Main Street building in Woonsocket (see it HERE on Apartment Therapy). Before that there was Providence, NYC, Mexico, Portland and NYC.
How do you describe the city to someone?
The Portland, OR of the east coast!
Seriously though, it is a sweet, motivated, artistic, entrepreneurial little city.
It’s walkable (which is so key to me as a New Yorker). And the people are nice and smart. The colleges keep it fresh and the weather keeps us on our toes.
Something you love to do/see?
Right now I love to lie in the grass at India Point park and stare at the water as my kids sleep in the stroller. I also love the farmers market (I’m for Wednesday on Hope Street, it is less overwhelming than Saturday.) There is a new coffee shop called, appropriately, The Shop, just on Wickenden Street and I love coffee there mid morning (and by mid, I mean 9:30AM).
In the chain of drinking and eating, I have a tent at the Providence Flea for Calm-a-Mama and I am obsessed with the food trucks there. Right now it is pulled pork for a pretzel roll from Noble knots. But there is so much, really. Waterfire, bike path, Children’s Museum, just walking around is architectural splendor (duh).
Three people I should know?
Only three? Gosh.
Rachel Hulin – Photographer Extrodinaore.
Renee – Master designer as part of Gold Collective
Mary Claire Dilks – Phenomenal Acupuncturist with splashy style.
JP and Diana Murton
Thank you, Hannah– and yes– she is a whiz with numbers– Four is the new Three . .