Social Distancing: Dream or Nightmare?

Social Distancing: Dream or Nightmare?

September 25, 2020 21 Comments

A few months ago, we started hearing the phrase “social distancing” for the first time. Then, we put on our first masks to venture into the suddenly hostile grocery store, feeling like bank robbers and wondering if this is what Walking Dead characters feel like when they have to make supply runs in the Zombie-induced apocalypse.

What's it to you? DREAM or NIGHTMARE??

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What YOU NEED in your Wardrobe this Spring

What YOU NEED in your Wardrobe this Spring

March 05, 2020 26 Comments

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Thoughtful Valentines

Thoughtful Valentines

January 24, 2020 26 Comments

Before St. Valentine even existed, the Romans celebrated a mid-february fertility festival that involved the sacrifice of a goat to encourage successful marriages and agriculture. Luckily, it’s 2020, and these days, cards, flowers, and chocolates are totally acceptable substitutes for animal sacrifice.

Read some of Quinn's favorite ideas for a thoughtful valentines gift.

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Dressing for Outdoor Winter Fun

Dressing for Outdoor Winter Fun

January 07, 2020 24 Comments

You can do one of two things: either hibernate inside, clinging to notions of Springtime, or you can embrace winter whole-heartedly, pull on your layers, and get outside.

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Supporting Women's Small Business the Holiday Season

Supporting Women's Small Business the Holiday Season

December 11, 2019 25 Comments

Despite the fact that the number of female-owned enterprises have been dramatically increasing over the past few years, the revenue disparity between businesses owned by women versus businesses owned by men continues to grow, with women earning only $.037 to the dollar in revenue generated by private companies. 

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8 Simple Ways to Cope with Shorter Days

8 Simple Ways to Cope with Shorter Days

November 25, 2019 2 Comments

We live in New England; we’re a hearty bunch — but that doesn’t mean that we’re impervious to the effects of shorter, darker days and plummeting temperatures that chill us to the bone.

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Black Hats, Green Skin and Warts, Oh My!!

Black Hats, Green Skin and Warts, Oh My!!

October 31, 2019 2 Comments

Where did this image of the witch come from, and why has it persisted all these years? 

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Dressing for Style & Safety in the Mountains

Dressing for Style & Safety in the Mountains

October 14, 2019 30 Comments

Summer may seem like it’s passed us by at breakneck speed, but I stand by my belief that there is still adventure abound to be had this season — in fact, some of my favorite hiking weather is upon us as things cool off just a little bit and nature makes its preemptive move toward Autumn and in to Winter (sorry, too soon?!) 

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Farmers' Markets & Eating Seasonablly

Farmers' Markets & Eating Seasonablly

July 20, 2019 33 Comments

I love farmers markets because it’s looking your farmer in the eye as you purchase glorious zucchini and bursting berries that were grown without pesticides; It’s bobbing your head to the sound of talented local musicians, and watching kids run across the grass while you swap seasonal recipes with other members of your community. It gives you an opportunity to soak up an incredible community vibe — a feeling that is sometimes elusive in this modern world of disconnect. 

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Mindful Hiking in NH's White Mountains

Mindful Hiking in NH's White Mountains

July 05, 2019 33 Comments

Recently, my boyfriend and I finally got in our first “real” hike of the season: a two-day traipse through the Pemigewasset Wilderness that included one of those rejuvenating, soul-searching sort of nights beside the lull of a river, surrounded by elderly trillium flowers and that soothing, muffled peace that only wilderness can provide.

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A Denim Primer: Jean Materials Explained

A Denim Primer: Jean Materials Explained

June 10, 2019 5 Comments

These are just a few of the terms you’re likely to run into when shopping for your next pair of premium jeans, and it can probably feel a little overwhelming — especially if you’re making an investment in your soulmate dungarees.

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The Life & Times of a Sweater by Quinn Nichols

The Life & Times of a Sweater by Quinn Nichols

February 13, 2019 2 Comments

Ah yes, the sweater: that cozy staple garment hanging in almost everyone’s closet. It evokes feelings of warmth, and home, and comfort, all of which contribute to a general sense of physical and emotional security. So it’s not that surprising that If you see yourself wearing a sweater in your dreams, it symbolizes self-protection, self-care, and survival — for it certainly does all of these things, and more. 

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