As summer comes to a close, September brings a ripe opportunity – the chance to think ahead to the holiday season and get organized. Once late October rolls around, it feels as though the months fly by with little time to get anything done, let alone plan a holiday party! Planning and executing a fantastic holiday party is a gesture of gratitude towards one’s team. It’s a way to thank all of the hardworking individuals for a great year, and get everyone pumped for the year ahead.
If you’ve never been to Vermont in the fall, then you’re missing out! A mere two words summarize exactly why that is – leaf peeping. Vermont’s nature is grand year-round, but when every tree is ablaze with vibrantly colored leaves, autumn easily tops every other season.
Looking back in time, is there a particular hotel that stands out in your mind? Whether traveling for leisure or business, a hotel plays a crucial role in being one’s home away from one. When the experience transcends ordinary and becomes extraordinary, the memory lasts.
Why is it that butternut squash bisque is served all Fall long, while fresh arugula salad with goat cheese can be ordered in the Spring? A great deal of thought, care, and insight goes into the curating of each season’s menu in a given restaurant. To get a better idea of exactly what goes into this process, we’ve asked Chef Brandy, head sous chef at Junction Restaurant, one of the most renowned and season-focused restaurants in Vermont.
Towering mountains, lush foliage, and the invigorating energy of summer in a place that has a long winter, Vermont is a dream summer getaway. Unlike California or Colorado, Vermont is quite small making it easier to decide where to explore.
August is a distinct summer month, is usually filled with warm sunny days, and unfortunately marks the return to school and regular life for many. Now that August has arrived, though, let’s not dwell on the nearing end of the season or the return to our daily routines, instead let’s take a look at how we can savor every last drop of summer!
Sore muscles, sweat, and funky tan lines, the aftermath of an adventure fully experienced. Our great nation boasts a variety of incredible natural landscapes from white sand beaches, magnificent mountains, rugged forests, beautiful deserts, and more.
Bikinis, tan lines, and… wrinkles. Shorts, flip flops, and… a sunburn. Summertime is full of fun, but it’s also sunshine-filled which can cause problems for the body’s largest organ – the skin.
Lengthy speeches, cheesy team-building activities, and less than impressive (or nutritious) food. This type of meeting event is the stuff of nightmares; if people were given a choice between attending that meeting event or sitting through a three-hour toddler ballet recital, well we’d guess the recital might be more attractive.
Freshly baked bread, farm fresh cheeses, and handmade goods are just three reasons why farmer’s markets are such enjoyable events.
Perhaps it also has to do with the fact that gathering the community together to buy and sell goods has been the way of communities for centuries past, it’s a tradition, a cultural event. Before the age of technology and the instant ability to communicate, farmers market’s were the place to socialize, catch up on community happenings and gossip. Though we longer need farmers market’s to catch up on the news, we need them for a very crucial reason!