You don’t have to go the traditional route for the holiday season (malls, mayhem, stuffy performances). Opt instead for different, local, original fun which is neither overwhelming or boring. I will be attending, as usual, my good friend Carolyn’s Nutcracker next weekend (December 15-17th) and she has teamed up this year with local Hartford eatery Place 2 Be to create Florette inspired “crazy” milkshakes that will get you in the holiday spirit via an intense sugar high, guaranteed.
Obsessed by how cute this is.
In addition, there will be a Breakfast with Santa this Saturday, December 9th, benefiting A Christmas Wish CT (so bring a toy for a deserving kiddo) AND Camp Courant. I’ll be there supporting two great causes and I hope to see you there too.
This weekend, I knocked down a decent, very decent, chunk of my Chanukah shopping (including a purchase for me “from” Scott – because he was never going to buy me ballet inspired barre leggings on his own TBH) at the Phoenicia Flea at the Williamsburg Hotel. Our family is from the Hudson River Valley, and it was awesome to be able to peruse many local vendors in the heart of the city. We acquired cider, cider donuts, and some secret items to be revealed next week! WAY less stressful and more sustainable then the mall, plus cocktails in the lobby after? Done and done. The flea is not a one time affair, so follow them on Instagram to check out their next event. Pictures below!
(the greatest wallpaper of all time, without a doubt folks)