We have this amazing little cafe in our area called The Beehive. It’s pretty adorable and the food is on point. They make this amazing tea concoction they call the Winter Elixir., and I get throughout the winter whenever I’m feeling like my immune system could use a boost. Being that it’s March in New England, I think everyone’s body could use a good dose of this right about now. I actually called them up so I could make it at home from time to time, and it’s surprisingly pretty simple! A little homemade ginger mint tea, some delicious Raw Honey from The Republic of Vermont and fresh lemon juice, and this drink will do your body good. We also don’t judge if you want to add a little shot of bourbon - we hear it will warm you right up!
Now that Henry is past the 4 month mark (and I am somewhat out of the newborn fog) I find myself looking back at the first time parents we were just months ago and wanting to give them a hug. And a high five. And maybe a bottle of champagne. Those first few months are no joke. It’s a crazy, wonderful, emotional time. When I do take a moment to think about those tender first months, I’m so proud of us. All of us. Andrew, Myself, Henry, Otto & Clementine. We all hit the ground running, celebrated small victories, and snuggled a lot. We survived, and sometimes we made a meal. We laughed a lot and cried a lot. But mostly we just thanked God for this beautiful little boy.
Excited to be sharing this festive little table we whipped up for Nantucket Looms (special thanks to Jacin Fitzgerald for being absolutely priceless during this shoot since I was pushing 9 months pregnant!). I absolutely love the holidays, and decking the halls on Nantucket just seems extra special. I’m sharing some entertaining tips on how to stay stylish (and sane!) this festive season over on The Haven List today!
On October 24th, during a full moon, Henry Arthur Capalbo decided to join our world. At that moment our lives were forever changed. No one could ever prepare me for the rush of emotions that would follow his arrival. It’s impossible to explain, and I won’t even try. I will say love took on a whole new meaning - not only for this new person, but also for my little family. Andrew and I have always felt lucky to do this life thing together, but that night took everything to another level. I remember looking at Andrew and just being so grateful for him my heart could explode. Look at this little life we created.
I really love this time of year. Now, I know I say that about most times of year (except maybe that late March - early May here in New England, that is a time I could do without) - but autumn in New England is just about as good as it gets. It calls for all things cozy and comforting, and just makes you want to find any excuse to gather people together. And this year happens to be even more special since we are expecting a little one any day now.
There is no denying that summer on Nantucket is pure magic. But Fall? Fall is the real gem on the island. Can we keep that between us? It’s a time when the tourists have returned to their busy lives, yet the water is warm and the weather is perfect. September and October on Nantucket? Now that’s where some special island splendor goes down.
The seasons may change and the leaves may fall in many parts of the world, but there is nowhere quite like the show Mother Nature puts on in Vermont. I can’t tell you exactly why this mighty little state does this Autumn so well - but I do know I’ve never seen a place embrace it quite like the Green Mountain State.
This little corner of the world, known as Watch Hill, Rhode Island, holds the most special place in my heart. If it wasn't for this tiny little part of the tiniest state in the country, a little girl from Tennessee would never have met her New England match. It's because of this tiny little place I met Andrew. It's where we had our first date, it's where we got married. It's where we'll go for the rest of our life to have endless "remember when" conversations. It's beyond special to us.
The Fourth of July has always been one of my very favorite holidays. It's smack dab in the middle of summer (actually more of a kick off to summer here in New England), and it just has an overall happy vibe. Andrew and I actually met this very week 14 years ago, so I suppose I'm extra sentimental about it.