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.
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It’s a new year and we have exciting news . . . we moved to Burlington, VT! Boston was great these past 7 years but it was time for the next chapter in our lives. Teddy will be joining the firm Wagner Hodgson and I’ll be joining the incredible team at Ursa Major. We couldn’t be more excited about these opportunities and to be calling Vermont home. Feels good to be back in my homestate. Looking forward to sharing our adventures in our new home here on N’East Style!
“I love Vermont because of her hills and valleys, her scenery and invigorating climate, but most of all because of her indomitable people. They are a race of pioneers who have almost beggared themselves to serve others. If the spirit of liberty should vanish in other parts of the Union, and support of our institutions should languish, it could all be replenished from the generous store held by the people of this brave little state of Vermont.” – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge in Bennington on September 21, 1928
Ursa Major and Skida are two peas in a pod. Two Vermont peas to be more precise that are both making products that celebrate the greatness of the Green Mountain State. The two decided to collaborate on a product in time for Valentine’s Day. The result is a limited-run gift set with a selection of Ursa Major’s best sellers along with a cold weather bandana by Skida featuring one of their classic plaids with an Ursa Major twist. The “Queen City Plaid” is in honor of their shared city of Burlington and is perfect for any occasion, stylish around town or functional on the mountainside. I say it’s definitely a better gift option for him than a box of chocolates (although delicious, it’s usually gone within minutes).
Only 200 were made so lucky for you readers, I’ve got one set to give away! Simply comment below and I’ll pick one winner at random on Thursday, February 6th at 12pm EST so that I can get an address from the winner and mail it in time to get to you by Valentine’s Day. Only US addresses please. Good luck and don’t forget to share!