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!
There’s never a time of year when cocktails are out of season, but it’s safe to say that summertime inspires even the most moderate cocktail drinkers to indulge more often. Instead of sipping on a cocktail to warm the spirit in the cold months, or to wash away the memories of a tough day at work, summertime sipping is more about enjoying the vibrancy of life.
It is said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s also said that one quick path to the heart of a person is through their stomach.
Kitchen’s and cuisine bring people together, and it’s no small wonder why. Cuisine is how we nourish ourselves, and the kitchen is the place we can gather together to do exactly that. A bright inviting kitchen filled with enticing aromas is an experience that never gets old.
Anyone who thinks Jazz is a dying music form hasn’t been to the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. Jazz the musical genre that shocked and awed when it first erupted onto the scene in the early 20th century. The music that inspired a new gusto for life. The music that broke all the rules and relished in it.
Jazz of the past, present, and future is spectacular, and the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival aims to share, show, and teach the community all about it. This year marks the beloved festivals 34th year and it’s looking to be one of the best years yet!
What makes a vacation great? Really, think about it – think back to whichever vacations you took that stand out as the best ones. Why?
We might all come up with different reasons, for some it could have been the cuisine, for others perhaps it was the relaxation, and for many, it could be the adventures.
We’re willing to guess that most responses to the question can all be pinpointed back to two main factors: the people you were with, and the authenticity of where you were.
May has arrived. For some, that means longer days, warmer weather, and a nearing vacation or two. For others, it means ballet recitals, Mother’s Day, and a few months off of school.
And for many more, it means graduation from college and the first steps into the post-grad world! If you fall into the soon-to-be graduating category, congratulations! This is an exciting time in your life because infinite possibilities lie ahead!
We are visual creatures. We crave beauty in all things – people, places, and things. In fact, we don’t just crave beauty, we create it! Sometimes we mimic nature in paintings and architectural design, and lately, more often than not, we utilize nature’s abundant offerings for aesthetically pleasing touches around the home, office, and everywhere else.
Yet, few occasions call for nature’s spectacular beauty than weddings do. A celebration of unique and timeless love calls for a backdrop of nature’s unique and timeless aesthetic. Flowers are an integral part of every wedding’s design, and with wedding season nearly upon us, it’s the perfect time to ask the experts which floral trends we can expect to start seeing this wedding season. For all the lovely brides to be, if you haven’t yet settled on your floral choices, one or more of these upcoming trends may be just what you’re looking for!