When in Burlington, Vermont: Breakfast of gingerbread banana pancakes, hot granola and fruit, and biscuits and herbed vegetarian gravy at Penny Cluse Cafe / champagne truffles at Lake Champlain Chocolates / lakeside walk at Battery Park / vintage shopping at Dirt Chic, Old Gold, Downtown Threads / lunch at The Farmhouse – try the Vermont cheddar soup, roasted root salad, and a pumpkin ale / stop by the place where Phish found their start, Nectar’s Lounge / window shopping along historic Church Street / freshly pressed juice at The Vermont Juice Company / dinner at Trattoria Delia – Verdure Stufati, Maltagliati, Pollo alla Diavola; and of course, affogato / nightcap tasting at Vermont Brewery / cozy up by a fire with a good book (or, watercolors and a mission to DIY wedding invitations).
Heading south, drop by Windsor, Vermont: Wonderful concoctions and conversation at Harpoon Brewery – Boston Irish Stout black and tan, gingerbread ale, pumpkin cider, PB&J brew, and Grateful Dead – a mix of a cranberry harvest ale and Leviathan IPA / Brattleboro, Vermont: Whetstone Station – nano brewery, restaurant, the best apple pie of all time / Washington Depot, Connecticut: dinner at cozy G.W. Tavern, then tuck into bed at a kind country barn house / North Salem, New York: local apples, jerky, and one friendly rooster at Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard. Next stop, New York City!
Thrifted J.Crew black ruffle wool coat (similar by Cuyana, Everlane, Zady). Thrifted Banana Republic ‘Willow’ black riding boot (similar by Jenni Kayne, Stuart Weitzman, Frye, Alexander Wang). Paige Skyline Skinny Jeans in ‘Black Shadow’. Headband: Buff Sports Merino Wool Buff in ‘Cru’. CPR’s boots: Clarks Original Desert boot in ‘Beeswax’. Women’s style here.
Throw a stone anywhere in New York and odds are you’ll hit something historical, cultural, or fashionable. Favorites: Smorgasburg Brooklyn food market (warm up with a Masala chai) / East River Ferry / Central Park, Strawberry Fields / The Met, MoMA (and next trip, Gugenheim, Neue Galerie, Natural History!) / the original C.O. Bigelow Apothecary, which carries Morihata Binchotan charcoal toothbrushes and Konjac facial puffs, Swedish egg soaps, and the richest lip treats / everything about SoHo / Upper Westside Goodwill – purveyor of J.Press cashmere sweaters, tailored suits, and fit-me-like-a-glove jet black Hunter rain boots.
Thrifted J.Crew black ruffle wool coat (similar by Cuyana, Everlane, Zady). Thrifted hat and scarf – try Cuyana for similar options. Hunter ‘Tour’ Packable Rain Boot in black (more colors). – better by Roma, LL Bean, Sloggers, Alice and Whittles.