4 Essential Winter Jackets

Surprise! Winter is still here. While we fight temperatures in the low 20s and brutal snowstorms I figured I’d round up some stylish, yet warm winter jackets to get you through the season.

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MACKPAGE Trish Fur Hooded Down Coat

Looking for a classy jacket to stay stylish and warm all winter long? Then this is the jacket for you! This knee length parka with fur v-neck trim is a classic winter coat making the perfect staple piece. The parka offers storm cuffs and hidden toggle at the hood to provide extra warmth.

Patagonia Tres 3-in1 Parka

A popular brand among millennials, Patagonia not only does a great job targeting 20 – 30 somethings in the northern region of America; but also boast positive reviews in their well-crafted jackets. The Patagonia Tres 3-in-1 parka is the jacket you need for wet, cold climates. With its waterproof exterior and insulated interior, this jacket will defiantly keep you dry and warm.

North Face Gotham Parka

If you walk into any New Englanders closet theirs a ninety-nine percent chance you will see a North Face jacket in their closet; as its wallet-friendly and durable (I had mine for five years!). Ranked best for warmth by North Face, the Gotham parka is crafted with two insulations, goose down and ample synthetic; perfect for cold conditions.

Canadian Goose Rossclair Parka Black

A popular household name in New England, Canadian Goose jacket’s are a must-have coat for any northerner. This mid-length parka is designed with Arctic-Tech fabric perfectly crafted for harsh winters. This is one of my personal favorites for its sophistic look and A-line silhouette.

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Trident Booksellers and Cafe: Cozy Brunch in Boston’s Back Bay

Boston’s Back Bay is one of the most comforting part’s of Boston, with its charming boutiques, brownstone apartments, and abundance of restaurants it’s hard not to feel at home.

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If you’re in the mood for a cozy dining experience then head to Trident Cafe located at 338 Newbury Street. Its popularity among college kids and locals has this breakfast joint packed every weekend offering foodies alike a truly unique experience.

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Trident is the perfect place to catch up with friends and browse their wide selection of books, magazines, and cards. Its outstanding food and quick service adds to the list of reasons Trident is a must try restaurant in Boston’s Back Bay. Pro tip: go before 10am as the restaurant fills up fast. Be prepared to wait!

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Offering fresh juice, smoothies, dessert, brunch, lunch, and dinner guest can look forward to trying something new each time they come. Check out their full menu here!

 

Trident is open daily 8am to midnight.

 

Say ‘Yes’ to Zucchini Noodles!

If you know me you know I love veggies (especially zucchini). At a young age, I would beg my parents to make zucchini with cheese and tomatoes (which I still do when I go visit) fast-forward years later I’m still obsessed.

Since I love zucchini and make it a lot I often try new recipes to keep the simple taste pleasing without getting bored!

Recently, I’ve been enjoying zucchini noodles it’s fairly easy to make and leaves room to be creative and make it your own. Below find my perfect date night zucchini noodle recipe.

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  • 1 box zucchini noodles
  • 3 tablespoons of EVOO
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or garlic
  • 1 cup of diced onions
  • 1 large tomato (1/2 can of diced tomatoes if wish)
  • 1 had full of mushrooms
  • 2 chicken breast cut up
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 cup of parmesan cheese

Prep time 10 min   –  Cook time 10 min

  1. Add EVOO to frying pan cook onions, mushrooms, and chicken until brown.
  2. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix together.
  3. Add zucchini noodles and let simmer on low for 3 minutes.
  4. Add 1 cup of parmesan cheese and let sit for 1 minute then carefully mix together.

 

Must Stay: Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel Miami Beach

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Located at 1825 Collins Ave, Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel built during the art deco era of the 1950s has been remodeled with luxury in mind. Nautilus features a comfortable, relaxing design which resembles a luxury beach house in Southern France.

Located minutes from the popular Lincoln Road (a fashionista playground) and the South Beach party scene, guest staying at Nautilus have unlimited access the hotel’s private, beach, pool, bar, restaurant, and cafe right on the property. Guest can also take advantage of the hotel’s bike rentals and world-class spa for an additional fee.

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The Rooms: 

Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel, is a 250-room oceanfront hotel with 51 suites, two signature suites, and one penthouse. All rooms offer spectacular views of downtown Miami or Atlantic ocean.

All rooms were carefully designed with neutral colors keeping relaxation and modern elegance in mind. I can promise you Nautilus will have you swoon upon arrival with its calming, clean colors and high attention to detail.

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The Amenities: 

With the endless amount of amenities on site, guest will have to come back just to enjoy all of them! Check out everything the hotel offers below:

  • Private beach entrance (no additional cost for towels)
  • Pool (no additional cost for towels)
  • Cabana rentals
  • Spa
  • Indoor, outdoor, and poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel Cafe
  • Rose Brunch (Sunday’s )
  • Daily Happy Hour 5pm-7pm
  • Weekend BBQs
  • Yoga (Saturday’s 10am)
  • Boutique
  • Bike rentals

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Looking to book a vacation to Miami? Give the Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel in Miami Beach a try. Odds are you’ll love it!

Wine Tour: Cape Cod Winery

Located in the town of Falmouth, MA sits a fairly young winery growing light savory wines perfect to give as a gift or drink by the beach.

Opened in 2013 (at their current location), Cape Cod Winery is owned and operated by the Orlandella family who is growing some of the best grapes on Cape. The winery was originally founded in 1994 by Lazzari family to create premium wines for residents and tourist to enjoy with the finest seafood Cape Cod has to offer, and the Orlandella family is sure carrying on that tradition.

Grown with sandy gravel soil, which is ideal for grape growing has been compared to vineyards of Southern France and Italy. However, the carefully produced wines from Cape Cod Winery reflect the character of the Cape Cod soil and climate that embody a light, crisp, savory flavor which can be perfectly paired with the seasons freshest fish. (Did I hear perfect for a raw bar?)

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Must try: 

Chardonnay – Rich with flavors of toasted oak, vanilla & butter. It has a rich creaminess that surrounds you at each ship.

Nobska Light White – Semi-dry light wine has a wonderful fruity aroma with hints of citrus, peach & tropical fruits.

Vineyard Sound White Sauvignon Blanc – Crisp citrus with hints of tropical fruits perfect pairing with seafood!

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We had a lovely time at Cape Cod Winey! We can’t wait to go back during the summer season.

Open daily April – December, and January – March by appointment.

Address: 4 Ox Bow Rd. East Falmouth, MA 023536

 

 

KITH: Modern Street Style with a Sweet Twist

KITH was founded in 2011 by Ronnie Fieg, an expert in the footwear industry with a goal to shift the current landscape of fashion while operating under a personal philosophy of giving the consumer more than what they pay for. KITH offers an array of premium product, ranging from our their own brand to a well-picked selection of multi-brand apparel and footwear. 

If you’re unfamiliar with KITH and their brand selection you can expect to see: Adidas, Converse, Clear Weather, Nike, KITH, Yeezy and more. If you like modern street style you will for sure fall in love with KITH.

Now with four locations in New York and Florida customers can expect a unique experience and maybe even grab a sweet treat while they shop! Check out their KITH Treats menu here (FYI it taste like heaven)!

Scroll down for some pics from my recent KITH experience at their Miami location. P.S. if your not already obsessed you will be!

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Manhattan: 337 Lafayette St. & 54 5th Ave, 3rd Floor

Brooklyn: 233 Flatbush Ave

Miami: 1931 Collins Ave Miami Beach

3 Essential​ Pieces for the Perfect Beach #OOTD

I thought I would share with you my favorite beach fashion considering I just went to Miami and I’m obsessed with this outfit below! Keep reading for three essential beach clothing pieces.

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The simplicity of this outfit is shown through the classic white button-up shirt keeping the outfit fun and laid back, but chic.

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Be sure to pack these three items on your fall getaway:

White button-up (cover-up) $45: Tommy Bahama

One piece swimsuit $45: Topshop

Denim shorts $10: Urban Outfitters