Thursday, April 18, 2019

Local Stops: Berkshire Mountain Distillers


This week we are headed back to The Berkshires to visit Berkshire Mountain Distillery in Sheffield, Massachusetts; the first legal distillery in The Berkshires since prohibition. They first opened their doors in 2007. At the time they were located in a small barn before they expanded in 2014 to the current location that allows them to do tastings and tours so you can really get a feeling for the farm-to-glass approach that sets them apart from other craft distilleries. They actively grow the botanicals that they use in their spirits on the property and source locally whenever possible creating an authentic taste of The Berkshires with every sip.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Spring Has Arrived


Spring finally decided to arrive this weekend. The grass is greening up and more garden centers are opening just in time for Easter this Sunday. I've slowly been collecting seeds and bulbs for the garden this year that will be going in once the threat of frost is over. I think I can finally put my big winter parka away and pull out the new dresses I've been waiting to wear, like this one from Target. It felt so good to just throw this on and not worry about what I was going to wear over it for a jacket or sweater. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tips For Traveling With Just a Carry-On


I used to always check my bag on flights, the main reason was the liquid rule with TSA. Fitting all of my haircare and skincare products (nevermind other liquids I may need) into tiny containers in a quart size bag seemed impossible. But with increased fees and fear of my bag getting lost the last few times I've flown I didn't check a bag. This took a little bit of research and trial and error, but now I think I've got it down so I put together a list of tips for traveling with just a carry-on.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Jackets I'm Loving This Spring


Spring is hands down my least favorite season. I suffer from terrible allergies that have me feeling ill for months. Then there's the reappearance of all the bugs that are literally thirsty for blood and the muddy mess that comes with all the rain and melting piles of now dirty snow. Our spring seems to be delayed here so I have definitely been relying on outerwear lately. This week I've rounded up some of my favorite spring jackets for layering at all different price points to fit different budgets. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Local Stops: Six Depot Roastery & Cafe


This week I'm taking you along to Six Depot Roastery & Cafe in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Tucked in a quaint town in the Berkshires, Six Depot finds its home in an old historic train station. Don't think of it as just a great spot to grab a cup of coffee, it's so much more than that. It's a place for the community to come together and a celebration of coffee culture. When you step inside, it'll be clear why people come from all over just to visit the cafe. Co-owners Flavio Lichtenthal and Lisa Landry opened the roastery and cafe 6 years ago. Their love and passion for what they do comes through in every square inch of the place. Brimming with natural light, I can best describe the energy of Six Depot as a breath of fresh air. 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

An Afternoon at Gillette Castle


A couple of weekends ago I visited Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, Connecticut. The castle was built between 1914 and 1919 with an addition completed in 1924 by William Gillette. Gillette was an American actor, manager, playwright, and stage manager and is best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on stage. In fact, it was his portrayal that helped create the modern image of the detective that we think of today. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Celebrating My Relaunch


I have been quietly working on some big changes for a while now and am so happy to finally share them with you! Before I do, I wanted to take a second to thank you all for coming along on this journey with me so far and I hope you continue to stick around as I grow and evolve.
 

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