Not a Goodbye, but a New Beginning


Well, folks, the time is here. I am preparing to board the great big ship which will lead me to a new land of opportunities, friendships, and fashions. In simpler terms, this is going to be my last time reporting from the Queen of Hearts Blog.

I mean, not to be dramatic or anything – I am staying in Providence, and will continue to sport the same friends and fashions. Queen of Hearts and Modern Love is quite a gem of a place to be – spending a significant chunk of my first year post-grad here has made the inevitable slump a lot more bearable. It has brought me endless memories, friendships, glamour tips, and life lessons that I will carry with me for years to come.

In this post, I will wax poetic about some of my highlights here at the shop, such as:

-listening to more doo-wop and Talking Heads hits than I’ve ever thought possible.

-unboxing some of the most beautiful clothing and home goods I ever did see. There is actually a video somewhere in the archives of me nearly shedding a tear at the Orla Keily Enamelware set and every Hobo product.

-being introduced to Providence’s colorful cast of characters, some of whom I will definitely make a film about someday.

-being introduced to many of the lovely tourists of the world, sometimes being asked if I own the shop, and then awkwardly explaining that I do not.

-hanging out with my amazingly beautiful, intelligent, talented fellow staff members!

-prancing around at store events, which are always fully loaded with snacks and drinks (Karen’s homemade sangria is primo).

-now having an entire selection of photographs of myself wearing some of the coolest frocks and frills out there! I am usually smiling in them, which means that I finally have photographs to show my mother, that she likes.

There are more, but I will refrain from going on forever, and share a list of some of my all-time favorite products here at the store, complete with online links:

The Sadie Wallet – Harvest Snake


A classic Hobo with a twist. I love a good snakeskin print, and this one surely takes the cake.

3D Open Diamond Earrings 


These handmade earrings from David Aubrey are IT, and we are constantly restocking them. They are loud, brash, and have the power to transport a wearer directly to Studio 54.

Soulmate’s Picnic Romper

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This is a brand new arrival at the shop, and I am positively enamored! Eat your heart out, Dolly Parton!

Urban Concrete – Small Tobacco and Patchouli 


I wrote about this scent in my very first blog post, and it still makes me just as nostalgic for my childhood Italian household. These candleholders can also be repurposed as plant pots after all the candlewax is gone (trust me, I saw this example in the flesh at Wildflour Bakery).

Solid Good Vibes


I put some of this magical potion stick onto my wrists when I was feeling crummy one day. I felt better, no joke.

Being a part of this immersive environment, planted in the heart of a beautiful city close to my heart, has been utterly fierce. May the next bloggess that comes along have as jolly of a time that I have!

This is Alex, signing out graciously and with style! <3 <3 <3

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About Queen of Hearts and Modern Love

Queen of Hearts est. 2006, a fashion boutique featuring cool, covetable jewelry, amazingly adorable dresses, and uniquely perfect accessories. Queen of Hearts also has a large lifestyle, gift and bath & body section. Located in the heart of the arts district in downtown Providence, RI. We have a little sister! Her name is Modern Love est. 2010. She’s a sleek, modern lifestyle store with a gorgeous selection of jewelry and accessories for you and your home. Carrying lines such as Herschel, Brixton, Fjall Raven, Orla Kiely, Paddywax, Crow Canyon and more. Not only do we pride ourselves on our top-notch customer service but, also provide complimentary gift wrapping for all your holiday gifts and treasures. We are also a dog-friendly shopping destination, year-round! We welcome you to step into our cozy, uniquely curated boutique where everyone is welcome. We are open every day!We love to see your beautiful face in person, but if you can't make it visit our new online shop at! Hours: Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Wednesday 11 AM - 6 PM Thursday - Saturday 11 AM - 8 PM
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