The fine folks at Shinola asked me to contribute to their #LoveMyCity campaign and I leaped at the chance to express my love for my new home. My husband and I moved to Burlington, VT on New Years day of this year. We had been living in Boston for 7 years and although we loved it, we were excited to try a new city. Vermont is also my home state so it was exciting to be closer to family and the green mountains I grew up with. Having only lived here a little over a month, we’re just getting into our routines – where our favorite sandwich is (for now it’s the BLT at August First), who makes the best latte (Maglianero’s with hazelnut paste is amazing), and what’s our go-to spot (it’s looking like Misery Loves Co.). It’s like we’re dating the city of Burlington, discovering her quirks and secrets. We’re discovering what we love about her (the food!) and what we’re not too thrilled about (can’t seem to find an unmetered parking spot downtown). And with every date, we’re falling in love more and more. I’m excited to share with you and Shinola, the reasons why I love Burlington, VT.