Welcoming Spring with a Coffee Giveaway !!

Welcoming Spring with a Coffee Giveaway !!

Welcome to Spring !!  Warmer weather (well, a couple more inches of snow in the forecast here and a couple of feet just landed up north so, yay, more skiing!), flowers, outside with no coat and no boots and sunshiiiiiine…. This is the season of change.  Starting anew.  Switching from hot coffee to iced.  Yup.  … Continue reading

Color Stories

Color Stories

Considering a strong, ongoing tradition of theme days on Instagram, blogs, and every social media outlet I can think of, I think Merchandising Monday (clever, right?) is my new baby.  From working in various shops that have little to no room to almost too much room, concepts are always bouncing back and forth with a … Continue reading

Emerald Green

Emerald Green

St. Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday.  I have a sentimental side that is in love with the culture in which I was raised and an affection for involving everyone in a holiday that subjects people to rowdy greens, parades, bagpipes and green beer. Last year, I had the flu.  This was not acceptable.  A … Continue reading

Best time to buy winter gear is …

Best time to buy winter gear is …

In the nature of keeping this blog positive, happy and full of good things, I will try to spare you from the statistics, charts, graphs and numbers that go into when and why now is the best time to buy ski and snowboard gear.  Right now, in ski and snowboard shops throughout the country, you … Continue reading

Good day sunshine

Good day sunshine

When I lived in Vermont for 5 years I got used to snow everyday.  My first winter up there I went 6 months before I saw green grass again.  So when I woke up this morning and the projected 3-5 inches of snow was now more like 2 feet I began to have some flashbacks.  … Continue reading

Ski trip.

Ski trip.

There really is something to planning a trip and having everything work out so perfectly that it becomes legendary.  About a year ago, we headed to Brighton, Utah and Big Sky, Montana for some much needed snow time.  Living just outside of Boston can get you on the slopes quickly and if you ski the … Continue reading

Free time and design

Free time and design

It’s that time of year when the mountains are at their best and temps are warming their way back up.  It’s this late winter season that always throws me a curve ball.. Spring is so fresh and new and warm but the mountains are still calling my name.  As the shop cuts back their hours, … Continue reading

Keep your clothes clean.

Keep your clothes clean.

One of the most popular questions I’ve had over the years is about how to keep ski and snowboard outerwear clean.  Keeping your gear clean is just as important as keeping your skis or snowboards tuned.  By keeping garments free of dirt and grime, you keep them breathable and waterproof and here’s how: Check out … Continue reading

Hotel, motel …

Hotel, motel …

Being a wannabe Anthony Bourdain/Samantha Brown and attempting to travel as much as possible (following a certain band didn’t hurt) I’ve come across a few little hotel tips in my day.  Just today, in booking a few spots for some summer destination weddings and events, I made it a priority to use a few tricks … Continue reading