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September 21, 2017

On this last official day of summer before the Autumnal Equinox, it occurrs to me just how much my body flows with the seasons and how strongly my cravings reflect that. Instead of fresh peaches, berries + delicate greens I've eaten all summer, I've got heartier kale, sweet squash + crunchy apples on my mind. Is this all because of the changing leaves outside my front door and the mention of Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Or is there a biological shift when we reach this cusp of the seasons? 

Though "seasonal produce" or "seasonal eating" have become buzzwords, our ancestors were way ahead of the game! Back when hunting + gathering was actually necessary for survival, our predecessors had no choice but to eat with the seasons. For them, the luxury of going to the grocery store to pick up an avocado shipped in from Mexico wasn't an option - they'd actually have to travel for months to go south of the border and pick an avo from a tree themselves (and by then they may have been out of s...

August 6, 2017

Vermont's always been on my list of top states to visit - it's promises of maple syrup abundance + natural food/skincare proprietors luring me in. So I'd been looking forward to adding it to our road trip's route for quite some time! Let me tell you now - it was a dream come true. 

We decided to stick around the Burlington/Middlebury area, so when we first arrived in Middlebury we swung by Thai @ Home, a small "food truck" (really a super cute trailer) in the parking lot of a health club. The food itself didn't feel authentically Thai - more a tame version for us Americans - but it's warming/comfort food qualities were exactly what we needed since it had been raining all day and was actually a little chilly too. I stuck with my go-to green curry and Jason got the pad Thai (extra spicy) - both solid choices.

From there, we parked in an open lot and walked in and out of some of the cute shops in downtown Middlebury, mostly to stretch our legs after the drive, which was only...

August 6, 2017

With New York's beautiful Hudson Valley just a short 5 1/2 hour drive away from DC, this was the first stop on our road trip through New England. Located just 120 miles from NYC, Hudson is a weekend hot spot for city dwellers. Luckily, we arrived on a Tuesday so managed to miss the crowds. Although the shops were very quiet - and some even closed - we still peeked into a few and were impressed with the endless antique shops, each with their own style and flair. We mainly stuck to the main drag and downtown area of Hudson, feeling rather drab in the presence of the impressively hip style of both the residents and shops after sitting in a car for 5+ hours. The town's New York City vibe noticeably shines through.

After strolling about, we grabbed a bite to eat at Olde Hudson and picked up some more perishable provisions that were not packed before skipping out of DC. With a great selection of cheese, salamis, olives and dried fruit, Olde Hudson was the perfect place to drea...

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emily spaeth

gathering wellness

 As a nutrition therapist + holistic aesthetician, self love junkie + complete believer of balance, I fully understand the value of taking care of your self. 

I created this gathering space for you to find nutritional guidance + nourishing recipes, tips for self love + thoughts on healthy living. My genuine intention is that you will be able to unveil the life you've always held inside you - the one in which you've always known is there, but just haven't reached yet. 

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