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

 

Tired of Same Old Meals? Try a Cooking Class

Tired of “Taco Tuesday,” every Tuesday? Then head over to your local Sur la Table to learn a new dish to wow friends and family! Sur la Table offers a variety of classes from pastries to pasta and beyond in 20+ states across the US.

In each of Sur la Table’s unique classes “students” (18 and older) work with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by a professional chef. Each class runs about two hours (unless noted otherwise) and allows each individual a generous sample of their dish! In addition, each student will receive a coupon good for 10% off in-store purchases on the day of the class.

Keep scrolling down for a sneak peek into a Sur la Table cooking class!

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Fall Trips: Nashoba Valley Winery

This past weekend my boyfriend and I took a mini trip 45 minutes north of Boston to Bolton, Massachusetts to Nashoba Valley Winery for some wine tasting and to enjoy the last bit of summer weather.

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Let me first start by saying this place is huge! Not only does Nashoba Valley produce a variety of award-winning wines but a wide selection of spirits and beers. If that’s not enough to keep your busy all day check out their gift shop, restaurant, or enjoy apple picking with over 10 different apples offered throughout their orchard. (I recommend packing a lunch and buying a bottle of wine and enjoying the picnic area which is situated on a hilltop overlooking Bolton.)

With the exception July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Nashoba Valley is open every day for tastings; with tours offered to the public on Saturdays and Sundays. (No reservation required for either, however, I recommend going early as the winery fills up fast!)

Guest can sample either 5 or 10 wines or 5 wines and a full glass. We decided on sampling 10 of their 20+ wines. After tasting 10 wines from their extensive wine list here are the ones I highly recommend buying a bottle or two:

  1. Cranberry Apple
  2. Riesling
  3. Dry Pear

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If wine’s not your thing Nashoba Vally brews a variety of handcrafted ciders,  flagship, fusion and seasonal beers (pumpkin lovers, no worries they got you covered too).

Nashoba Valley also offers a wonderful selection of distilled spirits. Combining their award-winning artistry of fermentation with years of experience in distillation, Nashoba Valley produces and sells some of the finest brandies and vodka (distilled from 100% apples).

Looking for the perfect fall activity? I highly recommend heading over to Nashoba Valley for a delectable brunch at their restaurant, apple picking, and wine tasting!

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Grab a Glass of Milk!

Over eight years of perfecting and keeping this recipe a secret, I think it’s about time I share with everyone how to make my famous oatmeal chocolate chip cookies or as my friends call them “Tina’s Famous Cookies!” either way, keep reading to learn how to make this delectable treat!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup shortening

1 tbsp butter

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup flour

1 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup chocolate chips (or more if you please!)

First blend together the shortening, butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Next, add the egg and vanilla; be sure to mix well!

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Then add the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix enough so all dry ingredients are moist. Finally, mix in your oatmeal and chocolate chips!

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Here’s where it gets fun! Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet (wax paper works well).

Bake at 350 for 8-11 minutes. (Makes 30 cookies!)

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Bon Appetit 🙂

 

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App Review: Footprint – Where I’ve Been

With today’s evolving technology it seems like every day a new app is rolled out, which makes it hard deciding which app to use.

According to Lonely Planet, travel apps are the largest growing category for mobile usage.  Each month, the average user spends more than two hours a month using their travel apps. (CRAZY!)

One travel app I’ve come to love is the Footprint – Where I’ve Been app which can be downloaded for free in the Apple Store. It’s user-friendly and allows users to track where they traveled! Whether it be down the road or around the world watch your map become filled with pins.

Check out my Footprints:

 

Simply click the plus sign to drop a pin on a location and watch your map fill up with all the places you’ve been! It keeps track of the date traveled, countries, cities and more.

If you’re a traveler I highly recommend downloading the app and tracking your travels.

I give this app five stars for overall user experience!

Caffe Nero Opens Another Location in Boston

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London based Caffe Nero has opened yet another location in Boston just in time for college students to cozy up with a coffee and their laptop for the fall semester.

Gerry Ford, founder of Caffe Nero had the vision to create a place that served high-quality coffee and acted as a meeting place for the neighborhood. Since then the iconic blue coffee cup has made its way to the New England area with 10 locations in Boston.

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Their newest location at 1047 Commonwealth Ave. is located right on the Boston University campus and was carefully designed to fit the surrounding neighborhood of Allston-Brighton. With its rustic finishes, cozy atmosphere and beautiful light fixtures this coffee shop without a doubt makes for the perfect study spot. The layout is perfectly designed for large study sessions, an afternoon pick -me -up with a friend or an even spent tackling that English paper due at midnight.

From espressos to lattes to vegan to gluten free; Caffe Nero has everyone in mind with their extensive food & beverage menu. Whether you like your coffee hot or iced this Italian inspired cafe is sure to have student’s acing exams!

Not a student? No worries, stop on by for a cup of freshly brewed coffee on your way to work or enjoy a book and pot of tea during the weekend.

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After recently trying Caffe Nero, myself, I give this British owned coffee shop a 4.5/5. The coffee was fresh and the muffin was the perfect mix of filling but not too sweet! Be prepared to start seeing more blue cups around the Boston area.

Open daily Monday through Friday 6:30 am to midnight and Saturday and Sunday 7:30 am to midnight.