SHOP | UpWest Utility Rain Jacket
UpWork strives for comfort and sustainability, using recycled nylon and polyester along with organic cottons and giving back to the community with every sale they make. Already an easy brand to support for their positive impact, they're even easier to stand behind with the quality and comfort of their products. As we head into a rainier season, their Utility Rain Jacket is light enough for the pre-Autumn temperature, with a removable lining and durable water repellant coating. Whether it's wet weather or just windy, this jacket is utilitarian and so well-tailored, you'll want to wear it year round.
VISIT | Dog Mountain
Tucked away in the northeast corner of Vermont is Dog Mountain. 150 acres of farmland with beautiful views, ponds, and hiking trails, it's one giant dog park and a perfect place for their owners too. With outdoor concerts and art exhibits, you can plan a trip around an upcoming event or just stop by and stretch your legs with your furry friend. Also located on the property is the Dog Chapel, a place for people to come and leave notes and photos of their dogs they've had to say goodbye to. Although a sad thought, when you visit it can be uplifting and touching to see other owners that were absolutely in love with their four-legged friends, and left a heartfelt piece of them there for everyone to share in.
LISTEN | Samara Joy
When we first heard Samara Joy, we thought we had stumbled upon an old classic. Her voice is a journey through time, reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday - rich, smooth, and beautifully poised. 24 years old and born in the Bronx, she delivers jazz in a way we've been searching for and is seemingly effortless for her. Give her latest release, Can't Get Out of This Mood, a listen and you'll immediately know exactly what we mean.
EAT | Hi-Five Doughnuts
Starting off in a tent, Hi-Five Doughnuts graduated to a food truck in 2014 and later to a storefront on East Main Street in Louisville. Woman-owned, they've been named as one of the top Food Trucks in the South, and for good reason. Their daily specials and tried-and-true staples are delicious, along with the option to build your own. From sweet tooths to savory fans, they have you covered - they even offer curb-side pickup to help you satisfy your hunger even faster.
READ | Be A Tree!
A fun read to help children learn more about nature and communities that exist around them, Be A Tree! compares the leafy giants to people and helps us relate to trees in a fun and educational way. The stunning illustrations by Felicita Sala accompany the message perfectly - a perfect read for your next family trip to the park or a gift for the up-and-coming nature-lover.
ATTEND | Bat Fest
Depending on when you're reading this, the 16th annual Bat Fest may have already kicked off. Starting at 4pm today and going until midnight, join the celebration of the largest urban bat colony in the world on South Congress. With the usual daily viewing at dusk of 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats, there will also be over 50 art vendors, live music, food, refreshments, family activities, and a costume contest. Even if you're looking to avoid the bats themselves, there are plenty of things to do that keep you far away but are still a great way to spend a Saturday.