Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A Staycation at 33 Main in Lenox

After traveling to Utah for volunteer work, staying at a horrible hotel (and I mean horrible, I could write an entire blog post about how bad it was but I don't want to give them the publicity), and flying back on a red-eye I was in desperate need of a good staycation. Luckily, I had my stay at 33 Main, a quaint but luxurious inn located in Lenox, booked for a while. This charming inn was built in 1836 and has eight guest rooms, a couple of which are dog-friendly so you can travel with your furry friends! 33 Main is outfitted with owner Annie Selke's textiles and home furnishings which you are able to shop online or directly across the street in her store. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Perfect Dress for November

How perfect is this dress for the month of November? I'm in love with the colors and embroidery. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

October Scenes

October is my favorite month for a lot of reasons. The air changes becoming crisp and refreshing while the sun remains warm. The stars become more clear and sparkly as the Earth shifts to face away from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy we call home. People tell lots of ghost stories and Halloween themed events celebrate the unique history and folklore of New England. My favorite meteor shower happens. The leaves shed their green mask, revealing the beautiful color they've been hiding since the spring. On the right evening, the sun begins to set casting a golden glow over the changing leaves before sinking below the horizon, and for just a moment everything is perfect.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Coffee in the Park

Our leaves are finally starting to peak here. The foliage this year has been wicked late and all over the place. Some leaves are just falling right off and others are changing at a glacial pace and just staying on the trees. In other news, I put on this sweater and immediately thought, "I look like Diane Chambers." If you don't know who that is then please stop what you're doing and go watch Cheers immediately. It's such an iconic piece of television, especially if you're from Massachusetts. Just a note, the sweater is under $100 and comes in a bunch of colors.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Stories of 5 Haunted New England Hotels & Inns

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, there's no denying that New England is steeped in history, legends, and folklore. In fact, it's one of my favorite things about the area. That is also my favorite thing about haunted locations. I once heard a quote that went something along the lines of, "ghosts are history begging to be remembered" and it just stuck with me because it's true. When we tell ghost stories, we are remembering the past and the people who are gone. These stories add a layer of color and mystery to our lives and that is why I adore them so much. So I put together the stories of 5 hotels and inns across New England perfect to tell at this time of year.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Style Staples | The Camel Coat

A good camel coat is something that everyone should have in their wardrobe, especially New Englanders. They're a classic; marrying both function and style. We can have some brutally bitter cold days and nights, but you don't always want to throw on an unflattering puffer coat. Sometimes you want to look a little more polished. A camel coat is the perfect choice for those situations. These coats versatile enough to wear them over a fancy dress or jeans and a t-shirt. They can also be layered with scarves and sweaters for extra warmth. I always recommend sizing up for outerwear so that you can layer without feeling like the kid in A Christmas Story if you want to wear your coat over a couple layers. 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Behind the Blog: What Goes Into an Outfit Post

There is a very common misconception about what bloggers do, especially with the trend of people just doing the Instagram thing. I know I'm preaching to the choir to all of you fellow bloggers! My focus is and has always been my blog. I own my blog and I am in control of it. It's not going to change the algorithm on me or get sold and shut down. I view social media as complementary and supplementary. That is part of why I wanted to give a little behind the scenes look at what I put into a post.

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