CT Eats Out x G&M // Farm to Street

As you may have noticed at this point, we are all about promoting our lovely little state, and we love to give Hartford the shoutouts it deserves whenever possible! We also mentioned awhile back that we are starting a monthly contributing post over at CT Eats Out, and we’re thrilled to start off with a gorgeous photoshoot to promote the Farm to Street Dinner happening in Hartford in a couple weekends! We partnered with Alycia from CT Eats Out & photographer Allegra Anderson to create 3 gorgeous and tasty recipes to get you inspired to pack your own dinner for the Farm to Street event. Find the recipe links below!

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Purple Cauliflower Tabbouleh


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Leek and Goat Cheese Tart


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Fresh Herb and Edible Flower Salad


{All photographs by Allegra Anderson}

Happy Weekend (& Happy New Year!)

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How was your NYE and New Year’s Day? We still can’t believe it’s 2015 – crazy! And what a year it has been! We are so thankful for a wonderful FULL year of blogging in 2014, and are very excited to see what our new adventures, projects and encounters will be in 2015, both for the blog and personally. Cheers to the future! xo G&M

rkv // A non-terrifying detox juice to kickoff 2015

cct // With New Year’s resolutions becoming the focal point of the week, make sure to be kind to yourself while setting goals for the upcoming year

rkv // We love ourselves a good craft — DIY statement wall using paint pens

cct // It’s that time of year again – the time when we all go, “shit I should have been going to the gym all year long…”. Now don’t all go running (ha, yeah right) to the gym now, you know how packed it is. BUT you can at least take advantage to all of the workout gear sales! H&M is ramping up their collection, and I know Gap has some major discounts happening.

rkv // Apartment Therapy’s best advice for a healthier, happier, stress free home 

cct // I finally saw Wild this weekend! I read the book last year and was really excited to finally see it. I am even more excited to report back that I loved it! Also, the soundtrack is pretty awesome.

rkv // Tasty homemade red pepper hummus 

cct // Curtis and I are on the hunt for a new apartment, and this apartment on The Everygirl spoke to me – so beautiful! Have you checked out apartment tours on The Evergirl? They’re pretty amazing – here, here & here are a couple other favorites of mine! Get inspired this new year!

*PS – #fbf to last year’s New Years Resolution post! We’re stickin with those general resolutions, because they’re great things to strive for in life – New Years resolutions or not!

Boston Weekend Hang

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As we mentioned before, it was Reg’s birthday on Friday, and I went to visit her in Boston on Saturday! It was a shorter trip than usual, but it was fantastic – we laid out by the Charles River and explored new (to me) places to eat and drink.

Saturday // Lunch // Flour
This fast paced bakery/sandwich shop was perfect for a quick stop before we went to lay out by the Charles River for the afternoon. Joanne Chang opened up this place in 2000, and with several locations around Boston, it’s quickly become one of Reg’s favorite stops. Some of our favorites are the bacon arugula and tomato sandwich, the Greek chopped salad, and the chicken and jicama sandwich. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, we recommend the hazelnut-almond dacquoise, the sticky buns, and some cornmeal-lime cookies. 

Saturday // Dinner // Row 34

Oh goodness. This place nailed it. Lobster rolls, muscles, bluefish, burgers, onion rings, fries, and wine. Owned by the same company as Island Creek Oyster Bar which we’ve featured before, we basically left rolling out the front door (the extra side of fries and onion rings were pretty unnecessary), but we were very happy campers. I think we can all safely say we’d recommend all of the above items, but we also recommend making a reservation  as far in advance as you can – this place is new and popular.

Saturday // Drinks // Lucky’s

Since we had a late dinner Row 34, and it’s not in the easiest of locations to get to, Lucky’s was sort of picked out of convenience – but hit the spot! Quick line, no cover, cheap drinks, a descent crowd, and some excellent throwback songs. We met up with an old friend from our high school days and enjoyed a little 70s funk and 80s pop.

Sunday // Breakfast // Mei Mei

Since discovering this place only a month ago, Reg has gone back four times and introduced it to five new people – I think it’s safe to say she likes it there. The scallion pancake (or as we like to call ’em, scal-pals) sandwiches are a great alternative to your usual breakfast options. We HIGHLY recommend the Double Awesome – a poached egg with cheddar and fresh pesto, inside a folded scal-pal. Don’t forget to spread some of the soy aioli on it, and maybe (definitely) get it with bacon.

All in all we had a great time catching up with old and dear friends, while finding awesome new stops. If you’re in the Boston area, check ’em out!