Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The Perfect Floral Wrap Dress For Spring

I love a good wrap dress and this one is perfect for spring! I find that a lot of wrap dresses can be very low cut on the top, which is fine if you're smaller chested but when I wear something like that I'm uncomfortable and I end up wearing a cami underneath, which is not a look that I like. Some of them can also be too short for me and almost look like they belong in the juniors' section. So, I love this more conservative version of a wrap that I don't have to always yank down.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Local Stops: Wicked Tulips Flower Farm

If you are a tulip lover than Wicked Tulips in Johnston, Rhode Island should be on your bucket list.! The 5 acre flower farm is the largest you-pick tulip field in New England with 600,000 early, mid, and late blooming tulips on full display. It's the perfect way to experience all of the sights, sounds, and smells of spring in New England.

Monday, April 29, 2019

The Naumkeag Daffodil Festival

The Daffodil Festival at Naumkeag is officially underway! That means spring has arrived in The Berkshires and it's the perfect time to experience this Gilded Age home and historic garden in all its glory. There are over 60,000 bulbs planted on the grounds of Naumkeag which occupies 46 acres in picturesque Stockbridge. The Festival runs Thursdays - Sundays between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. until May 12. Admission is $9 for adult members of The Trustees and $15 adult non-members, children are free. Admission includes self-guided access to the grounds as well as the first floor of the house. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Essential Tips For Entertaining with Wine

While entertaining is fun and rewarding, it can also be stressful. There are a lot of moving parts to juggle both before guests arrive and during your social gathering. Serving wine while entertaining is a very popular choice but comes with several considerations that can make things even more complicated. So, I've put together 6 essential tips for entertaining with wine to take the stress out of it for you. 

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.

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