three worthy things

happy hump day! we’re halfway through the week, yeehaw!


the first item this week is dedicated to all you chefs out there. my sister, tiffany, found this amazing blog (i’d be really interested in how many times have i spoken/written/typed that phrase, ha!) and sent it my way. cookie and kate is a food blog that highlights fresh vegetarian meals, appetizers, snacks and desserts. i’ve tried a handful of her recipes and i’ve LOVED everything! doesn’t hurt that they’re relatively simple to make too!! some of my personal favorites:

broccoli, cheddar & quinoa gratin

thai red curry with vegetables

roasted cauliflower and lentil tacos with creamy chipotle sauce

best part about the majority of her recipes is that they’re rarely things i would just “throw together” on a random monday night. aka, it’s not just “another taco night” super creative!


the second item in this week’s has a bit of personal nostalgia connected. skip to the third if you’re not into it.

recently all mother nature is giving us is rain. [eye roll.] it’s got me really looking forward to summer! summer in maine at gay island to be precise.  the six hour trek to cushing flies by with the windows down on the back roads. we make a quick pit stop at the local store to stock up on wine, last minute goodies and more wine which we schlep down to the dock and load into the boat. a quick ride later and we’re unloading and cracking into the wine. weekends here are best spent with a good book, digging for clams and fishing off the dock. can’t wait for maine 2017!FullSizeRender-4


tattly is an amazing temporary tattoo website based in brooklyn. each tattoo comes in a set of 2 and if your heart so desires it, i’d be surprised if tattly doesn’t sell it. they’re super cute and what friend wouldn’t like a delivery of amazing temporary tattoos?! and you can add confetti to every order – definitely an added bonus. here are a few of my personal favorites. i’d love them during the summer months hanging at the pool or lake.

and if you need even MORE of a reason to buy one… or two or three… some are scented! let me know if you find any you can’t live without! maybe i’ll feel the same way!

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nyc recap

whoaaaaa, it’s been a minute since i’ve been here! i sincerely apologize for that. between taking part of a research study that gave me a full body rash and days of fevers of 102 (i think i had the plague), finishing my previous job and starting a new one i’ve been a bit distracted. oh, and we’re also house hunting. it’s been hectic here! but…. i’m back. and here to tell you all about our trip to NYC easter weekend.


tiffany and i first went to the city together two years ago in november. we were there right before the holidays and told each other we’d go back every year. this time, we decided a last minute adventure was exactly what we needed. we ate and drank our way through the city; walked miles every day and did lots of people watching – what better way to spend the time??


where we ate:

jack’s wife freda // one of the best breakfast places i’ve been to. rosemary waffles and a very unusual egg combo [but seriously, whoever decided to make eggs and serve it with greek yogurt, naan flatbread and a tomato cucumber salad… thank you]

the meatball shop has a bunch of different locations and i’d be surprised if they all weren’t thriving. we were repeat customers and definitely weren’t let down. if i lived in the nyc area, i’d get delivery from there at least once a week. although, thankfully, my wallet and waistline are better off….

again, we decided to eat at seamore’s for the second time visiting the city. it’s definitely the place to try a new kind of fish – just check out the back wall to see them all!

between eating at goa taco and tacombi i could die now. tacombi had great margs and guacamole to snack on while waiting for your tacos. their serving sizes are smaller in size but not in taste. goa taco was more eclectic in their tacos by using a paratha as a taco shell but HOLY MOLY are they good. i honestly think their slow roasted pork belly is a top three taco i’ve ever had. in my life. fullsizeoutput_14b3


where we drank:

anfora was a convenient 10 minute walk from our hotel. we started the night there with a couple really good cocktails and, if you know me, you won’t be surprised when i say that we couldn’t turn down the burrata. we sat at the bar and had excellent service. the embience is perfect for a fun date night.

eataly on fifth ave is one of the most overwhelming places EVER. if you’re a basket case in crowds, consider yourself warned. we meandered through and sat at one of the bars to have a couple glasses of wine. the people watching was insane! i could eat a quarter of their cheese selection and be full for a year. IMG_0306


where we shopped:

follain is a clean beauty store started in boston and, also, where i’ve been ordering most of my skincare and makeup from.  i REALLY wanted to make a trip to the store to see it firsthand. the packaging of the products they sell is an indicator of how beautiful the store is… it was amazing. i was like a kid in a candy store – definitely a place to check out!

m.gemi is known for their beautifully crafted italian shoes. i’ve been stalking them on the internet for quite some time, so it was awesome to check out a store to try a pair on. when i say they feel like butter on your feet, i mean the softest, most churned butter you can find.

bandier is a totally chic workout store – expensive and chic. it’s super fun to check it out every time we’re there, who knew workout clothes had such style?!

i’ve been lusting over a janessa leone hat for some time now and really wanted to try one on while we were there. instead, i feel in love with one from goorin bros – a lovely happy medium as janessa leone hats are easily $250. i didn’t really take it off the rest of the weekendIMG_0286


where we slept:

the jane hotel in the west village is perfectly located for all of our needs. it was the second time we stayed there and we opted for the bunk bed room again. because we don’t spend lots of time in the room, it works for us. shared (but very clean) bathroom down the hall and just enough room for us and our bags. word to the wise – they have a very popular club on the first floor of the hotel. if you are a light sleeper, i would avoid the jane hotel. fullsizeoutput_149d


where we explored:

described as “a revitalized piece of new york city’s past” the high line was one of my favorite places to see. it’s an old rail road track that has been converted to a walking path that has amazing architecture and plants. again, super crowded on a sunday morning, but would be a great spot for some people watching while drinking a cup of coffee.

i’ve been following paintbox on instagram for some time and it was only fitting that we check it out ourselves. they are known for their awesome nail art. we sipped some champagne and relaxed in style while getting a totally glam mani.fullsizeoutput_14b6


what’re your favorite things to do when you’re in the city??


p.s. thought you should know that i wore my red wing boots ALL over the city without even having to “break them in” and they were AMAZINGGGGG. literally cannot say enough great things about them. i highly recommend them.

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. 😀


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.

“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. 😀

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.

 

three worthy things

hiya. i’m aiming to start a weekly “three worthy things” post where i introduce new goodies – places to go, things to buy, pretty houses, interesting articles, good new recipes. if you’d like to see something in particular looked at in more detail let me know!


first up are these prints i found on etsy from tai prints. they’re simple and beautiful. i have two in my bedroom and a third in the downstairs bathroom. Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 7.05.35 PM

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i’ve found the most amazing destination house to visit this summer. or anytime of the year, rather…. this search engine is very similar to airbnb and vrbo, but it’s kid friendly in design. kid and coe have both large and small houses all throughout the world and they’re all perfect for families. i found this one called the acra residence in the catskills mountains of upstate new york and holy moly it looks fabulous. i’d love to head there this summer! Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 7.15.14 PMScreen Shot 2017-03-09 at 7.14.12 PMScreen Shot 2017-03-09 at 7.37.20 PM


my sister, tiffany, introduced me to meredith hahn jewelry when i was in college. i, honestly, haven’t bought anything from her, but i sure do love her work. i’m a real big fan of the simpler pieces especially this rita necklace. looks great by itself or layered with another necklace. Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 7.32.15 PMScreen Shot 2017-03-09 at 7.32.06 PM


hope you enjoyed the first ‘three worthy things’! see you next time!

trials and tribulations of packing

happy february peeps! where in the WORLD did january go?!

 comin’ at ya hot from denver, colorado – aka home sweet home. or my first home. now that i’ve lived in burlington for the last eight years, it’s kind of hard to say that where i live now isn’t home. but the house i grew up in, the childhood  memories with my childhood besties, where my parents live will always be home to me.

i wanted to get this post out yesterday but, you know, life happens…


i went to college across the country and flew back and forth for holidays so you’d think that i’d be able to pack a suitcase by the ripe age of 27. yet, it still might be one of the hardest tasks for me. i open my closet and find all of those lost items of clothing; you know, the ones that i haven’t worn in the last three months and i think to myself, “omg i’ll TOTALLY wear this at home, i can’t not bring it!!”

reality check, adison. you haven’t worn it for at least a quarter of the last year. you will not wear it on vacation. 


i wanted to be a better packer. i want to be a better packer. so, for this trip i packed my ski clothes, i packed some workout clothes. and i stopped. i told myself i could only bring 20 items of clothing/shoes to bring home. i’ll be gone for 8 days. no one needs more clothes than that. and if my bag is too full when i arrive in colorado, that means there’s less room for shopping. and who can’t make a trip to nordstrom when you’re around one….?

so i packed and ended up putting 22 items into my bag (obviously i lied and i’m counting my hat and scarf in my count.) and honestly, when i was counting everything, it was kind of hard to get up to the goal of 20.

here is how i did it:

1. avoided bright colors and prints. it’s winter and those things look weird in the winter. 2. steer towards neutrals and basics because they can all be worn together. 3. comfort, really is, key. 4. bringing layers that i can wear with multiple outfits is important. fullsizeoutput_12d4

i threw in my favorite black seven jeans and royal blue gap jeans. they both, are able to be worn multiple times without getting all stretched out and ugly.

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the sweaters i picked are reaaaaaal  versatile. the chunky cardigan on the far left is one of my favorties and it’s actually from tjmaxx and it definitely requires a shirt underneath because it lacks buttons or snaps. the patterned and black sweaters are from lululemon and the tan is from jcrew. lululemon actually has some of my all time favorite fitting sweaters – check ’em out.

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i brought two button up long sleeves, the grey from gap and the checkered from jcrew again. these are great because they can be worn buttoned up all the way or layered over a light t. i brought two other long sleeves, one from a boutique in burlington and the tan and black v-neck is from madewell – both of which can be very casual or dressed up for a night on the town with some jewels and bright lipstick.

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the collection of t-shirts and tanks i brought could be layered under the cardigan or other long sleeves but also, can be worn solo. but, realistically, when it’s february in colorado, you rarely wear bare arms – it’s COLD!

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i chose two pairs of comfortable booties to bring home. my bestie, madeline, is making me a pair of converse so i knew i’d have another pair of shoes to cart back with me…. stay tuned for those pics. the tan are lucky brand and the black are dolce vita from nordstrom rack.

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couldn’t come home without my trusty white and warren travel wrap and cashmere skida hat.

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like i said, i flew in today and leave in 8 days. i’ll be sure to let you know how the clothes end up… i might have nailed the whole packing thing and i might have royally f’d up.

bal harbour getaway

happy monday!

back to reality which means back to the arctic temperatures in vermont. this past weekend i was able to jet set to miami with girlfriends for some amazing sun and relaxation. we stayed just north of miami beach in bal harbour right on the ocean. we spent our mornings in pajamas on the balcony with a good cup of coffee basking in the sun – it was real nice. 5a908cbb-8922-459a-818b-ac7b0c48b901


we spent friday boppin’ between the pool and the ocean soaking up all the sun we could get. IMG_3386.JPG

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saturday we headed over to key biscayne for some boating. seeing miami by boat was definitely one way to avoid all the traffic. the weather couldn’t have been more perfect – 80s and sunny which, apparently, is very atypical for miami in january.

an afternoon of good drinks, sunshine and warm water was exactly what the doctor ordered and we never wanted to stop.

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3/5 of the boating gang.
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rickenbacker bridge

saturday night we headed towards the wynwood neighborhood to eat at beaker and gray and it was AMAZING. the atmosphere was sheek, the cocktails were on point, we couldn’t stop eating, and we obviously had to find room for our mini doughnuts on the dessert menu. let’s just say, you cannot miss this place.

and if there’s one thing you can’t miss it’s the oxtail tortellini.


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this was the best we could do for a group shot. it was a perfectly timed vacation and an amazing escape from reality.

thank you jess for having us.

jordan, thanks for the laughs and adventures on the boat.