League of the Flying Pig – Day 2

I finally had some time to sit down and write this post which I’m exciting about all over again.

The second day of the League of the Flying Pig was actually my favorite. We had a day full of activities going around the farm which included Distilling with Dave, Blend Your Own, Bottle Your Own and, Barrel Tasting!

My favorite events were Blend Your Own and Bottle Your Own. Although I was terrible at bottling my own.

Dave Pickerell the Master Distiller at the WhistlePig Farm, telling us all about the distilling process


This was a super fun event that really gave me a glimpse at how difficult it is to come up with a whiskey recipe that tastes good! We had five different whiskies of varying ages to blend with from which we had to limit down to three. We could only use a certain percentage of each which we kept track of by writing down on forms given to us. From all the groups visiting the farm, four would be chosen and the grand prize winner would be announced at dinner. Of course it was fun but very challenging. Sadly our blend didn’t win but it was pretty good nonetheless.



Okay, this one is pretty self explanatory. We were able to join the WP team and see exactly how a bottle is..well…bottled!

Step One: Grab a bottle!


Step two: Apply all necessary labels (not like I did!)


Step three: Fill it up!


Step 4: Cork!


Step five: Add plastic seal

Although this was super fun I was insanely terrible at it. I put the labels on the wrong side (PW?) of the bottle and in the wrong places. I could not add the plastic seal myself (which is why its not pictured) and I nearly left my bottle behind. Cue eye roll.



Barrel Tasting was held by one of my favorite people at the farm – Jake! We were able to taste Whiskey aged in a Tokaji Wine barrel. It was what sweet dreams are made of. Sweet and syrupy but not in an over kill sort of way.



Getting ready for the festivities with my partner in crime/one of the people responsible for this event – my husband, Spencer!

Okay, when I said earlier Bottling and Blending was my favorite I lied. My favorite was the Casino Nights and dinner. We arrived at the farm around 6 pm and were promptly escorted to a wall filled with envelopes. We were told to pick an envelope and head upstairs with a glass of champagne in hand.

The envelopes included tokens to play poker upstairs but little to my knowledge they also included prizes. Upon opening my envelope I was quick to figure out I had won one of 12 helicopter rides around the farm!

I rode the helicopter with Grisa who I met on the spot and just happened to have won as well. The ride was insanely fun and we were able to go out to see the sunset over Lake Champlain!

Aerial view of the WhistlePig Farm 


Dinner started the way every dinner should – with a huge cheese and charcuterie plate!

Casino Nights in the barn – super fun!


The whole weekend up at the WhislePig farm was pretty amazing. I am so happy I got to partake in the festivities and hope I’m invited back next year!

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League of the Flying Pig – Day 1

If you know and love whiskey then you’ve heard of WhistlePig – the small Shoreham, VT based distillery was established in 2008 and in a few short years have position themselves as THE name in American Rye Whiskey. After racking up numerous awards including Best in Show at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and WhistlePig continues to push the boundaries in the spirits industry.

A couple of weekends ago I was lucky enough to be invited by my husband, Spencer, to be a part of the League of the Flying Pig celebration at the WhistlePig farm. This yearly event invites 200 food and beverage professionals from around the country to experience life at the farm through a mega celebration. This farm is what dreams are made of, guys. I loved driving there through small windy dirt roads, as it was like I was exploring another world just a short five hour drive from NYC.

Things you should know: there is zero phone service once you get to the farm, there is a one way road leading up to it, and no signs as to where you actually are. I’m shocked I didn’t get lost! 

Upon my arrival at the farm I was amazed at how gorgeous the grounds were and of course I gravitated towards the animals first:


The two day event started with a casual evening at the farm. There were guided tours of the distillery, farm excursions on Gators, live music, food and of course, award winning Whiskey.


My favorite drink was the Jaws Found Love: WhistlePig Farmstock Rye Whiskey, Lemon, Strawberry, Tiki Bitters and Mint!


I was insanely happy to find a true Vermont staple: Ben & Jerry’s! The WhistlePig crew had an on site scooper delivering amazing scoops of Vermont’s very best ice cream…


As my husband working a lot of the time I had to make friends during my time at the party. I met Andrew, Zigis and Jeremy! We were partners in crime for the Gator tour and we had a blast!

Our mode of transportation

We ended the night with some dancing and corn hole! Next on blog I’ll tell you all about day two.

Dress: Lulu*s
Jacket: Levi’s
Shoes: Derek Lam (Similar herehere & here)
Bag: Proenza Schouler


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Joshua Tree

Top: Zara
Pants: BDG
Shoes: Lulu*s

If you haven’t been able to tell, Spencer and I are HUGE fans of National Parks. So, it’s no surprise that we carved out an afternoon during our most recent trip to California to spend a few hours in Joshua Tree. Of course, I would suggest spending more than the 4 hours we did (we’re camping next time!) but if you have an afternoon while in Palm Springs it’s only a short hour ride away. The scenery is gorgeous and very much other worldly. You feel like you’re on a different planet! Totally worth doing if you’re tired of laying by the pool – yes, that sometimes is exhausting (ha!).


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House Sitting in NJ

Top & Shorts: ASOS
Sunglasses: Karen Walker at Revolve
Shoes: Lulu*s
Photos:Gabrielle Krone


Can we talk about how nice it is to get out of the city during the summer? Don’t get me wrong – part of the beauty of being in the city during the summer is that nobody is here. The streets are deserted on the weekends which makes it easy to navigate this endlessly busy town. However, when presented with the opportunity to run off to NJ to house sit…I’m not going to say “no”! Specially when I can romp around in a cute co-ord suit like the one in these pictures.

I traveled to Washington, NJ this weekend to my friend Gabrielle’s parents house. The weekend included playing with cute dogs + eating too much watermelon + singing to top 40’s while driving + going on runs + pretending to be a local and lounging poolside. What’s there not to love?

Do you have a favorite place to travel on summer weekends?

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Glass Beach

Tee: Lord & Taylor
Culottes: Zara 
Shoes: Marni
Rings: Lulu*s

I had heard about Glass Beach through Spencer multiple times. I mean this is a beach that is covered in sea glass!!! We realized that it was located in Fort Bragg – only 1.5 hours away from Ukiah, where we were going to for a wedding. We got in our car at around 10 am and were in Fort Bragg by no later than 11:30. The beach was the former site of a garbage dump that closed in 1943 so you will find beautiful shards of worn down glass bottles and china all over. We were also lucky enough to spot some seals (sadly not pictured!).

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Marin Headlands

Tank: Zara
Kimono: Zara
Jeans: Acne
Bag: Cult Gaia
Shoes: Marni
Earrings: Primary NYC

TBH, every time I come to San Francisco I try to hate it a little. Partly because I know I’m secretly in love with this city but logistically could never live here. Don’t get me wrong,  New York will always be #1 in my heart. However, when I experience days in San Francisco like today I wish oh so badly I had chosen a different industry.

We drove from SF to Ukiah for a wedding weekend but on the way up we took advantage of the sunny weather to visit the the Marin Headlands. Located just outside the city it’s the best place to get stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the city.

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Desert Heat


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UNIQLO Crew Neck Short Sleeve | ZARA Long Jacket with Fringing | MINK PINK Slasher Flick Cut-Off Short | COS Block Heel Leather Boot


With the amount of travel I was doing in early Fall, weddings, work, etc. I have been running around like a crazy person so I haven’t had time to post this super fun photo shoot I did with my uncle.

Now that the weather is cooling off in NYC these pictures make me miss the warm Palm Springs sun. Luckily, in a little over 2 weeks we will be en route to Guadalajara. Another place I hold close to my heart.

Con la cantidad de viajes a principios del otoño , bodas , el trabajo, etc. he andado por ahí como loca. No he tenido tiempo de publicar esta super divertida sesión de fotos que hice con mi tío.

Ahora que el clima se está enfriando en NYC hecho de menos el cálido sol de Palm Springs. Por suerte , en un poco más de 2 semanas vamos a estar en Guadalajara. Otro lugar que guardo cerca de mi corazón .

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Greetings From Palm Springs









Wearing/Usando || ZARA Sleeveless Blouse | ZARA Kelly Green Trousers | ZARA Metallic Block Heel


Way before Spencer and I started taking pictures together my trusted photographer was my uncle, Jose Becerra. He is one of the most creative, talented, kind and good looking men I know 🙂

Most of my family, including my uncle, live in Palm Springs. I’m lucky enough to have such a wonderful place to call home. It’s the perfect place to decompress when I visit California. This weekend I was fortunate enough to spend some time with my uncle. He, of course, offered to help with the blog. Here are are a few of the shots we took…

Mucho antes de que Spencer y yo comenzamos a tomar fotos juntos mi fotógrafo de confianza era mi tío, José Becerra. Él es uno de los hombres más creativos , talentosos, amable y bien parecido que conozco 🙂

La mayor parte de mi familia, incluyendo a mi tío, vive en Palm Springs. Tengo la suerte de tener un lugar tan maravilloso para llamar casa . Es el lugar perfecto para descomprimir cuando visito California. Este fin de semana tuve la suerte de pasar algún tiempo con mi tío. Él, por supuesto , se ofreció a ayudar con el blog . Aquí están algunas de las fotos que tomo …

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Mellow Yellow










Wearing/Usando || ZARA Jacquard Dress || ASOS Pony Hair Slide || COACH Envelope Bag


This weekend we made a last minute trip to Providence, RI – home to RISD and Brown to meet up with our friends Jon and Amy who were visiting from California. We stayed at Casa Traverse, the most AMAZING Air B&B with the best hosts. Dave and Cayla decorated their home perfectly – I had major apartment envy. They had little hints of yellow that made the place tie together so well. Their dog was the sweetest and they were just so nice to talk to!

Providence is adorable and full of cute cafes, restaurants and bars. Worth the 4 hour drive from NYC. Here’s a little list of my favorite places we visited

  • Dave’s Coffee – Super cute and modern the coffee is brewed to perfection
  • Seven Stars Bakery – Got a cheese danish from them, SO good
  • Julian’s – Great brunch but be prepared to wait because its probably the most popular place in town for breakfast
  • Faust – At the Dean Hotel, amazing cocktails and beers
  • Red Fin Crudo + Kitchen – If you’re looking for great oysters and delicious sea food look no more
  • Boombox – Fun Karaoke bar that serves you punch out of a white ceramic cat!!!

Este fin de semana hicimos un viaje de último minuto a Providence , RI – el hogar de RISD y Brown – para reunirnos con nuestros amigos Jon y Amy que estaban de visita desde California. Nos quedamos en Casa Traverse, el hogar más increíble de Air B&B con los mejores anfitriones. Dave y Cayla decoraron su casa a la perfeccion incorporando toques de amarillo por toda la casa y muchas plantas.

Providence tiene muchisimos cafés, restaurantes y bares. Vale la pena el viaje de 4 horas de Nueva York. Aqui les dejo mis lugares favoritos…

  • Dave’s Coffee – Un cafe super cool y bien atendido
  • Seven Stars Bakery – Me compre un pastel danes riquisimo
  • Julian’s – Muy buen brunch pero prepárate para esperar porque es probablemente el lugar más popular de la ciudad
  • Faust – En el Dean Hotel, tragos y cervezas importadas
  • Red Fin Crudo + Kitchen – Si buscas ostiones y mariscos, no busques mas
  • Boombox – Karaoke que sirve tragos en tazas de ceramica con forma de gato
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Grand Teton









Wearing/Usando|| VINTAGE Marabou Feather Cape | FRENCH CONNECTION Striped Sweater | MINK PINK Slasher Flick Shorts c/o LULU*S | RACHEL COMEY Perforated Suede Ankle boot (similar)


Our second stop on our road trip was Grand Teton. Although it was a short stay it was by far the best part of our trip. I never imagined the Tetons could be so beautiful (and I was honestly starting to get a little annoyed by how long the drive was) but as we were driving the road opened and all of sudden there they were. Stunning.

We stopped at Schwabachers Landing to get a better look at the Tetons in all their glory.  The reflection in the water was honestly breath taking. It was so warm in Utah that I wore denim shorts and a white tank that my friend Kelly gave me on wedding day- little did I know it would be cold in Wyoming. All of our clothes were in the trunk of the car but I had a few things lying around the back seat which actually came in handy. One of them was a Marabou feather cape I bought for for the wedding. It kept me warm while we roamed around taking pictures.

Nuestra segunda parada fue en Grand Teton y la verdad nunca imaginé que Wyoming podría ser tan hermoso. Despues de manejar tantas horas estaba un poco enfadada pero de repente llegamos y allí estaban. Las montañasse veían bellisimas!

Nos detuvimos en Schwabachers Landing para very Grand Teton en toda su gloria . La reflexion en el agua era impresionante. Era tan cálido en Utah que solo llevaba shorts de mezclilla y una camiseta blanca que mi amiga Kelly me regalo- no me imaginaba que estaria hanciedo frío en Wyoming. Todo estaba en la cajuela del coche, pero deje un par de cosas por ahí el asiento de atrás, que en realidad fueron muy útil . Una de ellas fue una capa de plumas de marabú que compré para la boda. Me mantuvo abrigada meintras tomamos unas fotos.

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