I thought that the perfect layering piece while in Vermont would be this classic J.Crew vest! I actually purchased this vest a few years ago after being on a wait list forever! I’m so glad that I did because it’s been a timeless piece that I hope continues to stay around. It seemed like this was a good choice because I saw puffer vests everywhere! I felt like I fit in well :-).
Did I mention that I completely fell in love with Vermont? I cannot handle how cute of a town Burlington was. There are two colleges in Burlington: Chaplain College and the University of Vermont and the whole time I was there I couldn’t help but think, I totally wish I would have gone here for college! It would have been a fun little place to be for 4 years. The Main street/Church Street is where you will find all types of shopping and cute little restaurants and bars. I can only imagine this place during the summer months. There are so many options to eat outside and enjoy the surrounding breezes. I will say, October is NOT the time of year to sit outside. It actually snowed/sleeted on us while we were there! Oh! Speaking of, there was the cutest group of ladies who were from california and had never seen snow in their lives. You wouldn’t believe their excited me when it started coming down. They were like little girls jumping around in it and asking me for pictures. Their joy was definitely contagious and it made me smile. Although, by now you know how I feel about snow. I’ve seen more than my fair share in my lifetime, but made me appreciate that at least I’ve experienced its beauty.
One of the main reasons why I loved Vermont so much was because everything was from farm to table, organic, hollistic, natural, freshly squeezed juices, and Vermont cheese, Vemont maple syrup, it was wonderful! Vermont also is known for their IPA’s- which did’t necessarily affect me much, but Joey was thrilled!
Speaking of food, our two favorite places we ate were called The Hen of the Wood, a casual dining atmostphere but with a modern twist highlighting Vermont’s finest foods. The cocktails were uniquely crafted, and because I was still getting over a cold, a Hot Toddy was my cure all that night. For breakfast the first day we ate at The Skinny Pancake, a Vermont creperie, which I’ve never had a savory crepe, and now I know what I’m missing out on. There was the perfect cozy atmostpher and another from farm to table with the freshest ingredients. I highly recommend those two restaurants. I’m going to hold off on telling you all abou the apple cider there for another day. We went to a Cider Mill and had the most delicious apple cider donughts I’ve ever eaten.