three worthy things

heyoooooo. happy monday, ya’ll.

starting this week’s series with a shot from my amazing bike ride this past friday. tiffany and i headed out to the colchester causeway; it’s one of the best activities to pass the time in the summer!! it was in the mid 60s and sunny – a very pleasant surprise compared to the recent rain we’ve been getting. we finished the afternoon at the st. john’s club – couldn’t have asked for a better end to the week! for those who don’t partake in adult beverages… stop by burlington bay for a maple creemee afterwards instead!

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when i bought this little item, i never thought i’d be adding it to the series. but it’s quite fitting for this week because i have used it for every bike ride this year! it’s perfect in that it doesn’t fall off your shoulder, it isn’t too bulky so won’t make you extra hot, yet it is just big enough that it will fit all the essentials. behold, the fifteen hip pack from herschel. one of the best things about it is that it certainly didn’t break the bank. i found mine at urban outfittersScreen Shot 2017-05-15 at 9.01.41 PM.png


halo top ice cream is the new “who’s who” of ice cream. i heard about it the other day from a friend and decided to give it a go. her personal favorite is the oatmeal cookie and obviously the grocery store didn’t have that flavor when i was there. i tried the sea salt caramel and i certainly wasn’t disappointed. halo top prides itself of on being low-calorie, high-protein, and low-sugar. so go ahead, give it a try. and don’t feel badly when you finish the entire pint in one sitting. Screen Shot 2017-05-15 at 9.15.15 PM.png

what’re your favorite flavors??

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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!

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.

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! 😀

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:

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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

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

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!


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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!

three worthy things

episode two of ‘three worthy things’


i follow onia on instagram and i’ve been obsessing over their instagram stories lately. the suit below is one of my all time favorites found on their website, but some of their new spring items are serious winners.  Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 8.39.00 PM

the two below are [clearly] screen shots of their instagram story a little bit ago. the suit on the right is the yvette one piece – i can’t wait until i can buy it!


this article i found in the new york times is beautifully written. but consider yourself warned – you will go through an entire box of tissues. after a hard day at work, it reiterates how important my job truly is. ❤


for those of you who haven’t heard of kari gran skin care and makeup (more specifically her lip whip), well now you have, and you’re welcome. your lips will thank you. the packaging and presentation is almost so pretty that you don’t want to use it – but then you do and you can’t stop. and even better? it’s all natural with no gross stuff. [yes, stuff].

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happy tuesday!