Month: November 2013

Been to Beantown and Back

Hello! I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday. This weekend was a fun one. The Husband and I took a little getaway trip to Boston while Lady M had a fun time with my parents. We’ve been to Boston a couple of times but haven’t visited in almost 4 years. He and I like to take a mini-vacation each year on the weekend before Thanksgiving (last year being the exception).

We braved the chilly temperatures and had a great time visiting sites like The Old North Church, The Old South Meeting House, Faneuil Hall and Harvard Square. We also had some good meals at Toscano, Dolce Vita and The Paramount. I’m also proud to say we trekked up the 294 stairs of the Bunker Hill Monument. And what trip would be complete without a ghost tour? Not one of ours! All in all it was a great time and I can’t wait for our next getaway.

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The Old North Church

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Bunker Hill Monument

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Reward for climbing up the monument!

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Vintage signs in Harvard Square

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And to everyone celebrating, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Sweater Weather

Now that November’s weather is getting chillier (and snow was coming down in NY this morning), I’m on the hunt for some great sweaters. I love layering in sweaters during the late Fall and Winter and I’ve found a few that I’m currently coveting.

Madewell has a really great selection of basics for a good value. Here are some of my favs:

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I love the elbow patches and this style comes in my favorite color – gray!

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I actually just bought this one yesterday – love the offset blocking and contrast

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The bright pop of tomato red looks great

J. Crew is also a favorite of mine for staples that will last in your wardrobe for years to come.

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Basic black gets a kick with the addition of zippers

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Love the addition of leather panels on the sleeves

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Everyone needs a cashmere sweater in their closet, and why not one in an unexpected color

These are just a few of my favorites to get me through the winter. A cup of coffee in hand, some great boots and a scarf, and I’m all set! What are some of your favorite cold weather looks?

Images via madewell.com and jcrew.com

November Begins

I can’t believe it’s already November and the end of the year is upon us soon. That also means that Lady M’s first birthday is coming up (how did the time fly by???) But as November begins, we’re still very busy and living life to its fullest.

This past Saturday was a gorgeous Fall day in NY. The weather was perfect. It was on the warmer side and the leaves were in full color. So we figured the best thing was to spend the day outside. We went to Stone Barns – a local working farm. If you’ve never heard of it, Stone Barns is an agricultural center and also features the world-class restaurant, Blue Hill on its property. It’s a wonderful place to go and walk around, say hello to the animals and stop by the cafe for a quick treat. We saw chickens, pigs, cows and turkeys. Unfortunately, this is their last hurrah before Thanksgiving (but don’t tell them that!)

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The next day, The Husband and I went to the Jets game. It’s always fun to get there early, walk around the stadium and check out the sites. I like to go once a year when it’s not too cold or too hot – Sunday was a bit chilly, but at least the Jets won the game!

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How was your weekend?