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Category Archives: Lifestyle
Happy Father’s Day!
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Happy Mother’s Day!
When your mom looks like a supermodel.
3/7/1951 Press Photo: Reno, Nevada – The kids come right along when mama goes out skiing here. Mrs Brownie Glover, out for a day’s sport on Mt. Rose near Reno, shows how she carries nine-month-old Linda along in a special papoose-style basket, which she designed herself. Two-year-old Robbie, is old enough to fend for himself on special pint-sized skis.
Somewhere in Europe, decades ago. . . a mother and daughter share skiing and the same expression.
Happy times! Winter vacation 1952 – Arosa, Switzerland
12/23/1963 Press Photo: Former Olympic skier Penny Pitou as she gives first ski lesson to her 16-months-old son Christian on the slopes at Gunstock ski area in Guilford, N.H. Penny and her husband Egon Zimmerman, also an Olympic skier, have a ski school on the slopes.
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xxxVintage postcard greetings by Cavally for Famoss from the 1930’s.
Today I am headed to Colorado for a proper vacation with my husband. I am primed for spring skiing in the order of sun and balmy temps – but the forecast tells of fresh snow for the Rocky Mountains, adding to what by all accounts has been an epic season. Winter in April.
The next week will bring lots of skiing but likely very little blogging. Follow alpinestyle56 on Instagram for updates.
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Spring Skiing: The Optimist
Vintage postcard from Switzerland.
Here’s to one of the best spring seasons of skiing in the Northeast I can remember — at the moment, still more snow than fresh blooms!
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Vermont: Maple Sugar Season
It’s that time of year again. Maple sugaring activities are underway in the north country, especially in Vermont – the Green Mountain state produces the most maple syrup in the nation. On March 22 and 23, more than eighty farms will open their sugarhouses to the public for the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association’s annual open house weekend. Click here for details to plan a sweet little excursion.
If you are too busy skiing next weekend, hold out until April 5 and 6 to enjoy maple syrup on snow at Stowe’s famous Sugar Slalom race celebration.
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Uniqlo: Down for Spring
Last fall, I made no secret my love of Uniqlo’s down program – and have since lived in the brand’s ultra light down vests all winter. And now – the warmth and comfort need not stop as the fast-fashion retailer is promoting down for the spring transition season. Yipee! New styles, new colors, once again starting at $49.95. Click to see women’s and men’s.
Stock up for summer. You heard right. I’m down with down year round. Try it. Shorts + t-shirt + down vest = cool coziness!
MooVM: Where do you Moo?
Introducing MooVM! The husband and wife team of Chris Rose and Sarah Baker saw an opportunity to celebrate the role of dairy farming in New England and Upstate New York with the iconic cow pattern. The graphic black and white “cow-moo-flage” of Holstein cattle is the foundation for distinctive baseball hats that carry a variety of classic and custom logos.
Working with New England Dairy Promotion Board, 8.02% (Vermont’s area code) of profit returns to support local farms by way of Must Be The Milk’s Keep Local Farms Fund. Please visit the MooVM web site to learn more about the brand story and mission.
MooVM baseball hats in classic Vermont designs are available at the MooVM Store, click to visit the web store.
Custom MooVM hats are available at a growing list of resorts and schools such as University of Vermont, Stowe Mountain Resort, Jay Peak, Mount Snow and Middlebury College. Contact MooVM directly for custom orders and wholesale inquiries. Minimum order quantity for custom logo is very reasonable. In addition to being a unique retail item, MooVM hats are an excellent fundraiser for schools, sport teams, events.
MooVM founders Sarah Baker and Chris Rose with Amos and Hobbs in East Burke, Vermont.
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Après Ski: Cute Boots
The Leland Bootie by Tory Burch. For a non-snow fashion brand, traditional nordic influences and materials have come together in an inspired style that looks at home in the mountains.
Sarah discovered these lovelies at the beginning of winter 2013-2014 and they have been enjoying a full season of après outings. Shown here in the Bear Den Lounge at Burke Mountain, Vermont. Currently, these very boots can be found exploring Sun Valley where they undoubtedly have more like company than in the Northeast Kingdom.
The season is winding down and if you are lucky enough to find your size, you will probably be lucky enough to find them on sale!
The Leland reminds me of boots I came across while shopping Zurich, Switzerland a few years ago and have been dreaming about since. Penelope Chilvers designs the Impossible Boot with a Lapland-inspired upturned toe. . .
. . . and the equally charming Incredible Boot. These boots are as functional as they are stylish with water-repellant pony upper, non-slip rubber soles and super-cozy sheepskin shearling lining.
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Valentine’s Day: Skiing Sweethearts
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Happy Valentine’s Day!
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