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I am headed to Costa Rica at the end of the week for some much needed R&R.  Although I packed many fabulous hats and scarves and dresses these are my most treasured items:
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It is so important to continue taking your probiotics when being exposed to new bacteria. I start to up my intake before I head out. You can get this probiotic here.

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I feel like I talk about this stuff all day every day. It is my go to solution for headaches, sleeplessness and #2 problems while traveling.

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This sweet smelling leave in conditioner is the perfect product for curly hair while you are sipping mai tais oceanside.

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Speaking of mai tais, this will help so much with the morning after results.

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This moisturizer is light and healing at the same time. It feels so good after a day in the sun and perfect for humidity. Check it out here.

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I haven’t used this bug repellant yet but I have heard rave reviews! I am excited to try it out. You can find out more here.

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At the end of this week I’m meeting up with some friends in Mexico City; afterwards I am going to stop in Texas to meet up with another friend and take a quick road trip to Marfa, TX.  Marfa is a hub of minimalist art, which I’ve been checking out in a pretty major way since my first trip to the Dan Flavin Institute in Bridgehampton last fall.  At this point Marfa is a place I really only know through word of mouth and Instagram.  I’m super excited to see it for myself and, in the meantime, am reading up on it here | herehere | here | here.

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My mom and I met each other in Denver, CO late last week and took a quick road trip through Taos and Santa Fe on our way to Albuquerque. I’d never been to New Mexico (or southern Colorado) and loved seeing this landscape for the first time. I’d love to go back again and spend more time.

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Taos Pueblo:

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Santa Fe:

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We ended up spending our morning in Santa Fe at the New Mexico State Capitol Building which, in addition to simply being a gorgeous building, has an incredible art collection.  I can’t stress enough that any visit to Santa Fe should include some time in this building!

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[posted by Lauren]

I’ve been back in NYC for the past week, catching up with friends and eating delicious meals all around town as New Yorkers are wont to do. I don’t think of myself as any real foodie but I just may have taken for granted the amazingness of the food here for the past 12 years. It tastes so good. Almost everywhere you go. In addition to the gourmet-level home cooked brunch I had on Sunday, these are some of the places I’ve been eating:

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Sauce Restaurant – This is my neighborhood favorite!  I will never turn down an Italian meal and the deliciousness pared with proximity to my apartment make it my regular go-to.  The Pecorino Kale salad and soft polenta “Plank” with bolognese sauce make me happier than any meal I can conjure in my mind.

Emmett’s – A tiny and tasty neighborhood spot is one of the only new (to me) places I’ve eaten since being back in New York.  The pizza was great, as was the playlist.

Satsko – If there ever was a bar where everyone knows your name, this is it!  Satsko’s was a mainstay of my early years in NYC and has hosted many boozy nights since.  The sake offerings are phenomenal, as is the Carriegiri sushi-esque roll of avocado, smoked salmon and melted mozzarella with a spicy mayo dipping sauce. Mouth-watering!

LIC Market – I don’t spend a lot of time in Long Island City, Queens, so after my first time at this restaurant, I make it my go-to when I’m in the neighborhood.  This past weekend I was there for brunch and the complimentary pastry plate, complete with mini-chocolate croissants, was just as delicious as the rest of the meal.

Motorino Pizza – Oh, my!  I wasn’t even this full on Thanksgiving!  This pizza is just amazing.  My friends and I split five pizza’s between four people and the flavors are fantastic!  The Cherry Stone Clam white pizza is particularly special.  This is some next level pizza.

And while I haven’t done much by way of cooking since I’ve been back but I did make a friend’s Blue Apron meal with her on Sunday night and it was also so good!  All ingredients, in exact proportion, are delivered right to your door for a really reasonable price.  This is the second Blue Apron meal I’ve helped prepare and I have to say, it’s pretty great.

[posted by Lauren]

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Late last night we landed in Denver airport to begin our holiday season with Thanksgiving in Boulder.  I am so happy to be in a sunny place with fresh mountain air.  It is always so nice to be back in Colorado; it is such a special place at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where you can have good food, find great company and chill.  I will admit, however, that it is completely freezing here!  Bye, bye California!

[posted by Farrell]

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