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Bulleit Bourbon w/ Basil + Grapefruit

The temperature is rising and so are my cravings for refreshing home-crafted cocktails. 2 years ago I would’ve cringed at the idea of bourbon, but after being introduced to old fashioned’s by my fiancé when we first started dating, I developed a pallet for a good bourbon, on the rocks even. We often make old fashioned’s at home, but this past weekend we strayed from the standard and experimented with the grapefruit and bourbon combination.…

Chocolate Chip Marbled Banana Bread

When it comes to cooking, I feel like I have a really good handle on things. I can improvise with ingredients or measurements and usually find success. Baking, however, is a completely different beast. I have a truly difficult time with creating baked goods from scratch without a recipe. This is partly because I just don’t experiment enough. If I continued to try and try again at a recipe, I am sure I would finally…

Girl, It’s just a Dress.

I debated for a couple of days on whether or not I would share this; but I think it’s something worth writing and my hope is that it resonates with someone else out there. About a month ago, I received a phone call informing me that my wedding dress had arrived. I couldn’t believe it had nearly been a year since I had ordered it. So this past weekend I went down to visit my…

24 Hours in Lake Placid & Finding Joy in all Seasons

Everyone has their favorite season of the year for their own reasons. Each season has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Some love the heat of summer while others loathe it, and vice versa. Some prefer the blooms of spring, and some prefer the fall foliage. Today, I’m making the case for loving all seasons; for choosing to see the beauty in and taking advantage of the good bits of every season. Savoring the…

Adaptogenic Matcha Latte

Have you tried Matcha? What about Adaptogens? Have you heard of adaptogens? While 80 percent of the time I believe in wellness by means of simplicity, sometimes I do like to enjoy some of the extra bits. While there isn’t any thing fancy about normal green tea, Matcha green tea has become increasingly popular and trendy in recent years. Matcha has many reported benefits, the main one being its super concentrated dose of antioxidants in…

3 Simple Ways to Improve your Wellness

Often times when people look to become “healthier,” whether because they want to, feel they should or were told to, they aren’t sure where to begin. Improving your wellness can seem like such a grandiose task when you start to think about dietary changes, exercise, giving up your vices, stress reduction etc. Dietary changes alone can seem like an impossible feat, mostly because you instantly think it means “eat better and eat less,” synonymous with…

Finding Movement that Moves You

Exercise. That thing we’ve all been told we should do. The thing we say we’ll start doing after the new year. The thing we say we’ll do more of so we can “look good for ________.” The thing we say we’ll start being better about doing next week. Many people have a very complicated, on again/ off again relationship with exercise. We know its “good for us,” that its important to our health, but thats…