Category Archives: New England Sports & Lifestyle

Best Ways To Spend a New England Snow Day

January 10th, 2018

It’s that time of year guys…snow day time! I’m still not sure if there is anything more exciting than waking up to a snow day, and finding out school has been canceled. I can remember, and I’m going to date myself here, AIMing all my schoolmates, to anxiously see if snow had covered their whimsical roads and wood shingled roofs yet. I bet a few of you did the same, because honestly it only takes a few inches in one town, to set off a chain of delays, early dismissals and days off. My sister Tessa, and I’m…

How To Properly Layer for New England’s Cold Weather

January 3rd, 2018

  Turtleneck || Sweater (sold out, similar on sale, listed)  || Jacket || Mittens || Pants || Socks || Boots    The weather outside around this time of year can physically leave me shaking in my tightly tied duck boots. I mean, you guys, it’s really cold out there. Over this past weekend, New England and a large part of the country experienced record chilling temperatures, in fact, Connecticut was in the single-digits, all week long, which is truly unusual. Now while I’m all for hunkering down and curling up for a few days, I knew I wouldn’t last a…

Head of the Charles Regatta & Vlog

October 28th, 2017

Windowpane Skirt c/o || Chambray Shirt c/o || Shoes  || Our Camera Gear     Last Saturday my family and I headed up to Boston for the annual Head of The Charles Regatta! And I’m kind of ashamed to admit that this was my first time ever attending the event. I had never seen or attended the regatta before, but nothing could have prepared me for the excitement and comradery that was in the air.   For some reason, I made myself believe that the regatta was a SMALL race for just the Ivy league schools, so low and behold my…

Finding the Great Pumpkin in Buffalo Plaid

October 23rd, 2017

Buffalo Plaid Skirt || Turtleneck || Tights || Boots || Earrings  This past weekend, I met up with my sister at Pickin’ Patch in Avon to stock up on perfectly shaped pumpkins, for a night of pumpkin carving and apple cider. With Halloween just around the corner, I really wanted to spend this weekend getting into the spirit and practicing my carving skills. We even filmed a pumpkin carving Q&A coming to our youtube channel soon.  We were pleasantly surprised with warmer weather, this past weekend in New England, so I decided to wear this buffalo plaid skirt with…

6 Apple Orchards to Visit During New England Fall

October 20th, 2017

Vineyard Vines Sweater c/o || Leopard Shoes || Jeans || Vineyard Vines Tote  Whether you’re there to get the most aesthetically pleasing fall Instagram or stocking up on apples for some upcoming baking antics, tis the season to grab your crew and head to the orchards. I honestly have the fondest memories of waking up early with my dad, come October, and driving down to Farmer Andy’s apple orchard to check out the trees ripeness; of course all on the way to Dunkin Donuts for some morning munchkins.  Of course, as soon as my Dad saw that those apples were ripe,…

Fall in New England & HOCR Outfit

October 17th, 2017

Brooks Brother’s HOCR Sweater (LIMITED IN STOCK) c/0 || Cotton Chambray Shirt || Skirt  After spending basically, a month traveling, I’m so happy to be back in New England. I always feel my best when I’m home in Connecticut, and I think it’s because there are just so many little nooks and crannies for me to explore. So many charming towns, so many colonial homes and not enough delicious lattes to sip on. So way back in July, I blocked two weeks off, in mid-October so I could make it back home just in time for the autumn hues…

Girlfriend’s Guide to Football Sunday

October 8th, 2017

Believe it or not, we are just about halfway through fall, and knee deep in one of fall’s many seasonal amenities…football season. Whether you’re watching football curled up on your couch all Sunday long, or getting dressed up in the appropriate colors to cheer on your local college team (Go UConn Huskies); football seems to be an underlining theme of this season. In the past, I would have complained about the volume of games I’ve recently been pressured to watch, but after moving in with Matt just over a year ago, I’d say my love for football and…

5 Best Corn Mazes to Visit in CT

October 2nd, 2017

It’s that time of year, the once vibrant green corn stalks are now officially a golden crispy brown which can only mean one thing…corn mazes are ready for fall. One of my favorite memories of New England fall is going to visit my Auntie Paula in Somers, along with my brother and two younger sisters, to make our way through the gigantic corn maze on Scantic Valley Farm.  We would usually park our car at her house, grab some apple cider, slip on our wool gloves and march into the maze one by one. Corn mazes were a tradition…

5 Ways to Bring Autumn Inspiration into Your Home

September 27th, 2017

Shirt (size up one to two sizes!) || Plaid Skirt (old, similar linked) || Shoes ||  TCC Pumpkin Mug  I truly believe the best part of owning your own apartment, condo or home; is the opportunity you have to get creative with seasonal decor. I grew up in a home decorated to the tee, with each passing season. To say my mother was inspired by the seasons is an understatement…if only you could see our house come Christmas, it’s Spectacular inside and out.    So when it was my own turn to decorate our apartment for fall, I knew I really wanted…

5 Ice Cream Stands to Visit in CT

July 16th, 2017

   I was inspired to create this post, last week, when a reader emailed me asking for my favorite CT ice cream spot. I quickly realized I honestly couldn’t pick just one, so I told her to give me a week and I’d report back with a whole list.    Once I finalized my list, I decided I might as well share it with all of you and all I can say is, I don’t think I’ll be eating ice cream any time soon. I’m all ice creamed out, but the pictures are well worth it.  Anyway, I’m…