Things to Do

A Festival to Get Truly “Jazzed” About in Burlington, Vermont

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!

Things to Do, Travel

Why a Vacation in Vermont May Be The Best One You’ll Ever Have

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.

Things to Do

New Grads, Looking For a Hospitality Job? Implement These 10 Insider Tips

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!

Weddings

April Showers Bring Wedding Flowers – Wedding Floral Trends to Consider For Your Big Day

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!

Food & Beverage, Things to Do

Celebrate National Beer Day in Vermont, One of Our Nation’s Tastiest Craft Beer Destinations

April 7th, 1933 was a crucial day in our history. It was the first day that allowed United States citizens to buy, sell, and drink beer! Signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933, April 7th was the first day it was enacted and has since beer dubbed National Beer Day.

In honor of the upcoming holiday, which pleasantly falls on a Friday this year, we’re taking a closer look at one of the most craft-beer-obsessed destinations in our great nation. A destination most well-known for its maple syrup offerings and invigorating natural landscape – Vermont.

Food & Beverage, Things to Do, Travel

March Madness Maple Style – Celebrate The Onset of Maple Tapping Season in Vermont

Are you mad for maple? Does the taste of fresh maple syrup make your taste buds shiver with excitement? Sounds like you might enjoy Vermont’s Maple Open House Weekend this March.

March is mad about more than basketball, in fact, in Vermont March is known for Maple Madness when Maple Open House Weekend comes around. Maple Open House Weekend is an annual event celebrating Vermont’s sugaring season. Over the course of March 25th and 26th, sugar makers throughout the state will invite visitors in for a fresh taste of the sugar and experience this unique time of year.

Things to Do

Feeling The Winter Woes? Which Spa Treatments to Treat Yourself To, And Why

Cold temperatures, all-encompassing apparel, and the desire to curl up by the fire are three attributes of winter. Attributes that hint to a lack of sun, swimsuits, and pedicures. It makes sense, why get a pedicure if one’s toes are always hidden away in socks and boots? Why deal with constant shaving and moisturizing when shorts and dresses are still months away? Why bother with an at-home face mask when your cheeks will go raw as soon as you step outside?

It can be challenging to shake off the winter woes, but with spring just around the corner, it’s time to reverse the harsh effects of winter and get pampered!

Until the sunshine and warm temperatures are here to soothe our mind, bodies, and spirits, it’s important to find other ways to do so. Getting pampered at a spa is always an excellent way to feel refreshed and do some damage control! Here are a few different ways you can scrub winter right off and prepare for spring!