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While January seemed to drag on forever, February flew past in the blink of an eye. I tend to love the month of February since that is when it all began for T and I. Our relationship started back in February 2013 and I am so thankful for that.
This February we decided to head to Colorado with some of our absolute best friends. My bridesmaid Nicole and her boyfriend, Joe, and my sister met us out there with a few other friends and we had the best time. We explored Denver (or should I say ate our way through Denver?) and skied some of the most beautiful trails in the US in Breckenridge. We got to see the Rockies and the Red Rocks Amphitheater and even though there was no show, it was beautiful there.
We laid low for the rest of the month so I figured I would only focus on Colorado for my February collage. What do we think? I am dying to go skiing again this winter so I hope this inspires one of you to come with!
The holidays in New York City are magical. Although I don’t live there anymore, I think I have enough insight to compile a list of the best things to do in NYC during the holidays. Twinkling lights, festive activities, and happiness surround you. Although it can be bitterly cold, you won’t be disappointed if you enjoy it while it lasts.
Rolf’s is an old German restaurant that goes all out. It has an old world vibe and is probably one of the most festive places to eat and drink in the city during the holidays. I haven’t had the pleasure of going so I cannot vouch for the menu but I know for a fact that it is grammable. haha I hear the lines can get a bit long so you should get there early.
The Rockettes are an absolute favorite of mine. We went a few times when I was younger and I loved it so so much. I still look forward to seeing them on the Thanksgiving Day parade and the tree lighting special on tv every year. I have not been able to get into the city to see The Rockettes perform live in the last few years but I would love to go back with T.
I mean come on. You cannot go to New York during the holidays and skip out on seeing the tree at Rockefeller Center. And for those that cannot make it into the city, although the tree is up until January 7, 2019, they show the lighting on tv. I also highly suggest ice skating at Rockefeller Center’s rink. My sister and I did this when we were younger and it is such a fun activity for the whole family (or a romantic date if you prefer that route).
If Rockefeller Center is too busy for your ice skating liking, there are rinks in Central Park and Bryant Park also. I have heard The Standard Hotel has a great rink too.
Frozen Hot Chocolate
Serendity 3 has some of the most delicious frozen hot chocolate (what an oxymoron). If you want to sneak inside for a bit, I highly suggest it.
Fifth Avenue has some top notch windows year round but during the holiday season, WOW. They are works of art during the holidays.
This is the only other activity I haven’t done yet. Dyker Heights in Brooklyn brings their A-game during the holidays. You can get a guided tour to see their Christmas light diplays or just drive around yourself. I have heard they could challenge the best of the best Christmas light fanatics.
Beautiful but fleeting is the best way to describe Autumn in New England. We get just a short amount of time to enjoy the firework leaf display before the temperature starts to drop and we are in hibernation (or skiing, either one really). I took advantage of the 70 degree day on Saturday and went to one of my favorite local Rhode Island farms, The Farmer’s Daughter.
I wasn’t alone in thinking that it was a great idea today, the entire place was buzzing with families and couples shopping for their homes. I loved seeing all the grandparents with their grandkids. It was absolutely adorable. They also had a ton of activities even if you weren’t planning on taking home any pumpkins. You could walk through the dahlia field, take a free wagon or train ride, head into the corn maze, or try out the pumpkin slingshot. There was also a ton of small activities and pumpkin painting. So. much. happening.
The Farmer’s Daughter also has these adorably styled greenhouses which I had only even seen in the winter. Their autumn display is just as good. They put so much thought into every bit of decor. It is amazing.
I shot entirely too many pictures of the flowers and the bees (#savethebees yah know?) so I’ll include a handful below. I also managed to find the only living hydrangea in all of Rhode Island, naturally.
You will have to tell me if you visit The Farmer’s Daughter this season or if there are any other farms I should visit!
T and I went up to New Hampshire with friends to celebrate two (they're twins) birthdays. We had the best time and came home sore as ever after climbing North Moat Mountain. When I made it to the top, all I could think of was how that was the hardest thing I have done physically in years. I totally regretted not having my inhaler but I am so thankful I didn't give up. I didn't take many pictures that weekend other than climbing the mountain so here are some of those shots!
A few weeks ago I was asked to shoot on Nantucket and I could not say no. A ferry ticket to Nantucket and being able to explore the island taking photos for a brand's social pages and e-commerce site? I would have been crazy to say no! I hopped on that 8am ferry with butterflies and made my way to the top deck. Three camera batteries and a cup of coffee in hand, I was ready to conquer the island.
I don't have a place to stay on the island so I knew I would have to make the most out of the 12 hours I was going to be there. If you are in the same boat (or ferry 😉) as I was, I have put together the top spots you must see while on the island
1. SANKATY LIGHTHOUSE
one of my new favorite lighthouses.. the list is getting a bit long.
the most delicious smoothie ever so i went back for an ice cream cone before the ferry (special of the day, banana's foster was out of this world).
3. 'SCONSET BLUFF WALK
charming cottages and beautiful views that will clear your mind.
i had the most delicious BLT i have ever had here. the bread, the ingredients, so fresh!
5. BRANT POINT LIGHTHOUSE
picturesque nantucket (it doesn't hurt that T proposed in front of the replica either).
an adorable collection of brands. good luck leaving empty handed.
7. NATIV MADE
i stopped here for breakfast to grab an acai bowl and it was incredible. they use food made with organic and local ingredients so it even makes you feel good.
8. JETTIES BEACH
what is a trip to nantucket without a little beach action?
unforunately, i didn't have enough time but i've heard only good things. be sure to check out their wines, beers, and spirits made on island.
10. THE CHICKEN BOX
again, i didn't have the time but it sounds like the best time when you're looking for a night out!
Think I missed something? Let me know in the comments below and I will head on over there the next time I am on island time!