three worthy things

happy rainy thursday. it’s pouring here today. i’m hiding inside currently while i binge grace and frankie on netflix.

so i’ve been addicted to podcasts recently – i listen to them while working out because i find that they keep me more entertained than music does. if you’ve listened to serial you’ll be sure to loveup and vanished‘. what i love [and secretly hate] about this one is that because it’s a real time investigation i have to wait for the next week to listen to more and i’m REALLY not good at waiting.

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stolen right from the website:

“‘up and vanished’ is an investigative podcast that explores the unsolved disappearance of georgia beauty queen and high school teacher, tara grinstead, an 11-year-old mystery that is the largest case file in georgia’s history. follow along as host payne lindsey, a documentarian turned amateur investigator, examines old case evidence, re-interviews persons of interest, and uncovers new leads, while guiding listeners through his real time investigation. a recent arrest in the case may have given us more questions than answer, and the main question still remains… what happened to tara grinstead?”

when i’m making cocktails at home, the first thing i reach for is this tovolo king cube tray. the ice cubes are the perfect size for every drink because they don’t melt too quickly and they just seem so chic. especially when you’re still a novice cocktail slinger. i actually have two sets…. because who doesn’t love a good party?Screen Shot 2017-04-06 at 11.25.26 AM.png

i’ve thought about making some variations of ice cubes… found inspiration here.

the last in the series this week is highlighting these cute kids because i’m missing them a ton recently! we need to plan another trip to see them and PRONTO.IMG_0260.JPG elyse & tiffyfullsizeoutput_d27

perhaps we’ll make a stop at our favorite restaurant cook. and while we’re there i might as well swing by cuyana. been dying to check this out!

red wing greatness

behold… my new great shoes. i left the house this afternoon in an attempt to distract myself from this crazy thing called life when i stumbled into stella mae on church street and found these. i can’t wait to wear them in. i see myself stomping all over NYC in these puppies next weekend.¬†fullsizeoutput_1480fullsizeoutput_1485fullsizeoutput_147efullsizeoutput_1483fullsizeoutput_147cIMG_0256

i’ll be over here weather proofing and wearing them all over my house. [in my sweats.] i’ll be sure to post outfit pics when i wear them! ūüėÄ

three worthy things

farm girl flowers, a growing company based outside of san francisco, is my favorite place to order a delivery of flowers from. they work with farmers throughout california to create the most beautiful bouquets. delivery for most items is $25.00 and can be at your door the next day – even if your door is all the way across the U.S. like mine is!

check out their instagram to see some of their previous arrangements!

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my personal fave

i’ve been obsessing over the book, ‘the woman in cabin 10’ by ruth ware. i finished it last night and holy moley, it keeps you engaged and i couldn’t put it down. i told myself i’d stop at 9:30 and then it was 11:00 before i finally forced myself to quit. here is a synopsis i stole from google books:

“This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blackwood to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse, and to work out what she wants from her relationship.Except things don’t go as planned. Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next door cabin. But the records show that no-one ever checked into that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat.Exhausted, emotional and increasingly desperate, Lo has to face the fact that her sleep problems might be driving her mad or she is trapped on a boat with a murderer and she is the sole witness…”

i promise you won’t be disappointed.

these little pre-made cocktail stirrers from trader joe’s are a hidden gem. for less than $5.00 a jar, you earn some serious bragging rights when your cocktail has one of these in it. imagine one in a bloody mary… on sunday… during football season… i think yes. i’ll be whipping into mine this upcoming sunday [preparing for a ‘hair of the dog’ cocktail

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three worthy things

happy friday for all you traditional working peeps. congrats, you’ve almost made it to the weekend.¬†for me, it’s only the start of my work week and sometimes i¬†really hate working weekends. especially when all my friends are making really fun plans without me. i digress….

i received this book for christmas from tiffany and it’s amazingggggg. i wish our living spaces¬†could look as good as they do in the book. it’s the best coffee table book and it provides plenty of inspiration.¬†Screen Shot 2017-03-23 at 10.44.49 AM.png

¬†i love checking my email in the morning because¬†i’m always looking for my daily dose of the news. theSkimm¬†honestly makes me feel less naive¬†about the world.

let me start by saying that the two girls who started it are geniuses and i really wish i had this idea.

they start by doing the leg work [aka, lots and lots of reading world news] and then write¬†the “skimm’d” down version into one little email. if you’re in a rush and can only take 5 minutes to read through it, great. if you’re someone who has more time in the morning and can read through some of the articles they link into the email, also, great.

they cover everything from march madness to immigration to the presidential inauguration.

oh and sign up through me. not [really] sure what happens when you do, but just do it. ūüėÄ

look at THIS HOUSE. or more importantly the views from the house. ian and i were looking into going somewhere to spend a week during the colder months and we stumbled up on this beauty. we never even went anywhere but holy moley, i would love to spend a week here! or even a night or two. Screen Shot 2017-03-23 at 11.39.10 AM.png

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just imagine sippin’ on a glass of rose looking at that every evening. yes¬†please.

winter ain’t over

we were out shooting the other day and it was, honestly, FRIGID. mother nature has told vermont that winter isn’t going anywhere yet. i’m just counting down the days until spring is here to stay. i’ve been needing an extra layer or two under my down jacket. here is what i wore to drinks the other day:


my all time favorite black sweater from lululemon (similar here) // royal blue blue jeans from gap¬†from¬†ages ago¬†(similar here) // free people scarf and wrap from urban outfitters (i can’t find it anywhere!) // my favorite frye booties from nordstrom rack (similar here) // wyeth sunglasses¬†// cole haan down jacket from nordstrom¬†(similar here) // ampersand as apostrophe bag from liebling


happy thursday! what are your go-to outfits to stay warm??

“slow it down…”

happy monday, peeps – hope you all had a killer weekend.

we ventured up to montreal and hung out with the kaleo and the lumineers at the bell centre. it was one of the best nights i’ve had in a while. i’ve seen the lumineers play a couple of times before this weekend and they literally get better every time. something i love about them, is that they sound the¬†exact same in concert as they do via spotify. ūüėÄ

AND they’re from denver which makes me love them even more. we got last minute nosebleed tickets but that didn’t even matter because it was still a blast.¬†IMG_0139

we made a day of our adventure and stopped at zara and anthropologie on the way up where i picked up this skirt. i can’t wait to wear it when it gets a little bit warmer! especially with a pair of madeline’s high tops – yes please!¬†Screen Shot 2017-03-20 at 10.04.37 AM.png

before the show we had to hit up my¬†favorite restaurant, dolcetto & co. i’m not even sure what else to tell you about it besides the fact that i literally go there EVERY SINGLE TIME i’m in montreal. it simply is that good. during the summer they open the big front windows and leave the doors open. unfortunately it was a bit too cold for that this weekend…. when you go, order the burrata.

P.S. – another killer place to order burrata.


snowmageddon 2017

well it’s happening. it’s really happening. quicker than we all thought possible, too. snowmaggedon2017 is a real thing. it started snowing today¬†about 9:30 am.

10:00 am hits and the roads are covered with a white dust. it’s still snowing.

12:00 pm¬†– still snowing. i think about possibly going outside to shovel the snow, but then i think better and i don’t.

2:30 pm – still snowing. harder now. heavy wet fast flakes are hitting the [completely] snow covered ground. i continue to think about going to shovel the driveway and sidewalks and my better judgement comes and slaps me in the face.

<insert cat nap here>

5:00 pm and i think about shoveling again. then i open wine and decide to not look outside any more. oh and yes, it’s still snowing.

weather-man (or) woman jones is reporting up to 26″ of snow and have named the storm, ‘stella’. after the first big snow of the year, i was all about winter. until it melted and, since then, i’ve been diagnosed with a serious case of spring fever. so this storm has come at the most inopportune moments. it’s got me scrollin though pictures from our puerto rico trip last year…. missing the sun and sand at sun bay!


i’ve also been scrolling through the interweb and found these amazing items that have me dreamin’ about spring…

this¬†super cute off the shoulder poplin top. and who woulda thunk, it’s from abercrombie &¬†fitch. and it’s even on sale right now!¬†Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 2.39.52 PM.png

this super comfortable locker room pull over. it would look great with spandex in the early mornings, or worn with a pair of shorts during a late night bonfire. Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 2.43.13 PM.png

these adorable vince camuto peep toe booties. they’re a great transition piece in the spring, would be perfect all summer and i REALLY want to see them with a pair of white jeans.¬†Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 2.47.06 PM.png

i’m really loving the simplicity yet delicacy of this top. it looks great alone, throw a jean jacket over it, or even a chunky cardigan for something a bit warmer!¬†Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 2.54.41 PM.png

stay safe out there during stella’s wrath and think spring!