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Her Maine Squeeze: A Wedding at Live Well Farm thumbnail

There were many reasons my four days in Maine were magical. But most important among them? Getting to watch one of my dearest, sweetest childhood friends and all around favorite humans Liz tie the knot in one of her favorite places on earth. Plus, boundless opportunities for main squeeze pun jokes. After spending my first day…

The Maine Thing: My 22nd State thumbnail

Guys — I finally went to Maine! So, I know destination weddings elicit a groan from some guests, but for this travel-and-champagne-addict, it’s a swoon-worthy combination. So when my friend high school friend Liz announced the location for her very own destination wedding, I couldn’t have been more thrilled. It’s a goal of mine to visit all…

Philadelphia, The City of Sisterly Love thumbnail

Philadelphia’s nickname might be The City of Brotherly Love, but since my little sister relocated there for a new job on the Governor of Pennsylvania’s reelection campaign, it’s been known to be as the City of Sisterly Love to me. And this year, after celebrating the Fourth of July with my family in Martha’s Vineyard, I…

Reader Survey Results — And The Next One! thumbnail

Remember right around this time last year, when I asked y’all to take a reader survey, in which I learned that it’s very unpopular when a non-southerner says y’all? (Blame Rayna James.) So, my major takeaway from that survey, other than the y’all thing, was that I love you guys a lot — and I’m not…

Cupcake Contests, Mermaid Floats, and Other Fourth of July Traditions thumbnail

What says Independence Day more than sand in your toes, cold drinks in the cooler and burgers on the grill? For the Allen-Baackes family, not much. Yet last summer, I broke with my usual tradition of spending July 4th with my family on the beach in Martha’s Vineyard to go camping in the woods of Upstate…

Move to The Bleat! Goat Yoga in Martha’s Vineyard thumbnail

One of my favorite things about being the in the US for the summer is getting to try out crazy fitness trends. Aqua cycling in a pool? I’m in! Zumba with drumsticks? Sign me up. Hot yoga to hip hop? Literally obsessed (All three of those are real classes in my regular rotation when I can…

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