Still finishing up your holiday shopping? Stop into @tenderlandhome
in Phoenicia, and get those last minute gifts crossed off your list in no time. Open daily until 6pm. Read more about this local Catskills business in our winter magazine at visitvortex.com. Link to piece below. Link to magazine in bio. ⠀
Also, don't forget to take our Shop Locally Holiday Challenge! Do your holiday shopping locally and then write about your experience for a chance to be featured on VISITvortex social media channels and receive a $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO A LOCAL BUSINESS. Details in the winter issue at visitvortex.com. Link to feature below.⠀⠀
Highlights from last weeks Gingerbread Competition at @mohonkmountainhouse
How great are these pieces, and how talented are the people who created them?!?! To see the winners follow the link below.
‘tis the season for lots of coffee. ⛄️
Stunning December scenery captured by @julian.cd
How very lucky we are to live in such a beautiful area. 😍 Plan your next Hudson valley and Catskills adventure with the help of our winter guide. Link to magazine in bio. Happy weekend! ⠀
It's a snowy day in some parts of the Valley and Catskills, and the weekend is right around the corner. We've got skiing on our mind! Skiers and snowboarders will find a friendly, expert welcome and so many cool slopes to explore at our area’s mountains that you may wonder why anyone bothers to go anywhere else. Getting away for the day, or the weekend? Take your pick. You may find you have more than one favorite. Read more from our downhill ski piece in the winter magazine at visitvortex.com. Link to piece below. Link to magazine in bio. Photo provided by @huntermountain
Head over to @williamslumberhomecenters
flagship location in Rhinebeck for all your holiday and home needs, and be sure to check out the amazing train display and holiday decorations before they're gone for the year! Read all about the Williams family and how their business got started by following the link below. Happy holiday to all!
In October 2017, Janette Bower launched 58Flora, a line of luxury hair, face, and body products with a focus on clean, quality ingredients and strong performance. All products—think elegant perfumes, soothing facial mists, and luxurious body oils—are free of synthetics, parabens, and phthalates and are cruelty-free, keeping in line with Janette’s ethos of causing no harm and promoting self-care. Read more about the @58florabeauty
line and Kingston storefront @florabeautyhudsonvalley
in our winter magazine at visitvortex.com. Link to piece below. Link to magazine in bio.⠀
SS City of Adelaide, Magnetic Island, is one for the bucket list. 🤩
THIS WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 12th is Customer Appreciation Day at @potterbrothers
Kingston and Fishkill locations. The Sale will feature store wide savings on some of their best ski and snowboard gear, plus extra discounts on lift tickets. Also, you don’t have to be a skier to get hooked up with the deals. Potter Brothers carries a great selection of outerwear, fleece, gloves, hats and socks to keep you warm and dry this winter. For more information, follow the link below.⠀
Shopping for your favorite female this weekend? @oak42_boutique
in Kingston has everything you need! OAK 42 carries popular, contemporary brands like Project Social T, BB Dakota, and Bel Kazan—fun, easy fashion that’s “cute and chic, but not complicated.” Stop in this weekend and read more about this local boutique in our winter issue at visitvortex.com. Link to piece below, link to magazine in bio.⠀
Gift wrapping for the holidays can be a real chore. Often it is saved for the last minute, and we find ourselves wrapping feverishly, with the gift-giving deadline looming and feelings of regret that we procrastinated for so long. We at VISITvortex decided that this year, we are not only going to be proactive about our gift wrapping, but we are going to be creative and have fun with it! Follow our HANDCRAFTED GIFT WRAPPING guide in the winter magazine for some ideas on how to make your gift wrapping both unique, and fun! Link to piece below, link to magazine in bio.⠀
THIS WEEKEND Dec. 8 & 9, @heartandarrowhandcrafted
will officially open their new studio to the public from 11am to 5pm both days. Heart & Arrow creates unique, naturally luxurious soaps and candles with organic, sustainable and fair trade ingredients that nourish your skin and elevate your senses. Purchasing from Heart & Arrow helps empower women around the world through Fair Trade and charitable giving. Learn more on their website www.heartandarrowhandcrafted.com
Chilly days call for hearty, soul-warming dishes; like this classic borscht by @bistrotogo
in Kingston. Find this, and many, many other wonderfully delicious recipes in their new #feelgoodfoodcookbook
The perfect holiday gift for the budding chef among your family and friends! To purchase the cookbook, follow the link bellow.⠀
Thank you to the Hotel Finial and Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce for hosting a wonderful brunch today! #EatStayPlay
Does the combination of the holiday season and it being a Monday have you feeling a bit stressed? Stretch it out with a class at @wholeskyyoga
in Stone Ridge! Read all about wonderful local business in our winter magazine at visitvortex.com. Link to piece below. ⠀
Have you heard about our Shop Locally Holiday Challenge? Do your holiday shopping locally and then write about your experience for a chance to be featured on VISITvortex social media channels and receive a $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO A LOCAL BUSINESS. Details in the winter issue at visitvortex.com. Link to feature below.⠀
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Stone’s Throw. Our talented barista’s have been practicing their festive latte art. We’re open from 7am daily. 😍🎄
You busted your behind in the kitchen for Thanksgiving. Consider allowing yourself to take it easy for the rest of the holiday season, and have your next holiday catered instead. Whether it’s a cocktail party with passed hors d’oeuvres or a feast for the extended family, let us help ease your mind about splurging on your special event. Read our Catered Holiday feature in the winter magazine for more info. Link to piece below. Photo by @maggiemarguerite
food by @maincourse_catering
When the days end early and the cold nights settle in, a good fire can keep us warm, but a seasonal cocktail can loosen up those shivering bones from the inside out. Stop in to @10crownlounge
in Kingston for that perfect cocktail, and enjoy happy hour specials Wed-Fri 4-6.30. For more on Crown Lounge and some of their delectable winter cocktail ideas, check out our winter magazine at visitvortex.com. Link to piece below. Link to magazine in bio.⠀
The last time someone told me about zero waste I was taken aback and decided to change the way I purchase food. Now I eat fresh fruits and veggies from farmers who couldn’t sell all of their produce to the grocery stores! When I ate fresh juicy pomegranates I couldn’t wait to cut them up and devour them with my friends @kaseydreier @tin.squared @brownsugar831
I’d love to see @veggiegrill
practice more sustainable ways of getting yummy food to the people. #eatstayplay #mylafoodprint #celebratingfood360
Distribution has officially begun on our NEW 2018-19 winter magazine!!! Featuring shop local pieces, local business profiles, tips for the holidays and so much more. Keep an eye out and pick one up at one of our many Hudson Valley and Catskills distribution points. Link to online version below. Stay cozy and happy winter!⠀
Days like this having us dreaming of chasing waterfalls. //📷: @k.c.coop
Food Tribe Presents... It’s a MAD World Radic(ALL) Madlib #Contest
with Co-Living Community for Entrepreneurs OUTSITE (www.outsite.co)
We’re starting the conversation to drive RADIC(ALL) change: food issues like sustainability and
We think that throwing away 40% of our food when 16% of LA is food insecure doesn’t make any sense.
40% of our food goes into the 🗑 + 1.4 Million people in LA don't know where their next meal is going to come from.
this is your chance to get creative in order to solve a complicated problem.
A Madlib is a fun word game - create a story using words YOU choose to fill in the blanks of your sustainable food story.
get fun, creative and 😜
Here's how to play:
Step 1. Watch video
Step 2. Create Your Mad Libs:
Step 3. Submit your Madlib by tagging us on Instagram, YouTube or Facebook.
a. All tags must include #eatstayplay #mylafoodprint #celebratingfood360
b. Submissions must include your (1) completed Madlibs, (2) tagging a friend, (3) a sustainable cause you want to learn more about and (4) the restaurant of your choice.
Step 4. Join us live on Instagram as we read some of your submissions and select a winner. Winner will receive a FREE ticket in honor of #GivingTuesday
. Winner will have access to a sustainable panel and event taking place with Outsite and Food Tribe in Venice on December 15th, 2018.
We'll kick things off with a sustainable panel + holiday event.
Part of Outsite's philosophy means a more sustainable planet for all of us.
The evening will kick-off a Venice Beach restaurant crawl - highlighting Venice area restaurants interested in creating a more sustainable planet for everyone.
If you're a foodie or influencer, join the waitlist here:
If you’re a restaurant interested in participating, feel free to request a meeting (ww.calendly.com/foodtribeusa). We’ll provide you instructions on how to participate.
People, Planet, Food are the topics we're covering during this event. We’re interested in creating a brighter future for us all.
Next week is going to be a scorcher! Our pool is open to the public from 11.30am every day and entry is always free. We have free sunscreen available for all of our guests, so be cool and slip-slop-slap. 😎
We at VISITvortex would like to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving! Eat all the turkey (or tofurky) and pie your heart desires, and cherish time spent with friends and loved ones. There is so much in life to be thankful for, and don't you forget it! Safe travels to all.⠀
India's only female hockey team was in Airdrie this past week for skill development and coach mentoring with Airdrie Minor Hockey. AMHA's Director Darrin Harrold was a key influence in this international opportunity for the team.
The City of Airdrie, along with Economic Development and Tourism, helped AMHA get their story off the ground, provide a local lunch, ceremonial puck drop and some influential media.
The ladies plan to tell their Airdrie story from the other side of the world, calling their experience "the bucket list one could only dream about!" @hockeyairdrie @wickfest #airdrie #airdrietourism #stayairdrie #eatstayplay
Spending your day prepping for tomorrow and grabbing last minute supplies? Well don't forget the appetizers! Follow our guide to creating the perfect holiday cheese platter and you'll have appetizers taken care of in no time! Link to piece below.⠀
Will you be baking desserts for Thanksgiving this week? Then we have a recipe for you! Follow the link below for the recipe for a perfect apple pie by @prospecthillorchards
in Milton, NY and read more from our autumn issue at visitvortex.com.⠀
It’s Friday, I’m in love. 😍🎶🍸
It may still be fall, but it sure does look and feel a lot like winter out there right now! This right here, is where we want to be; cozied up in front of the warm fireplace at @audreysfarmhouse
in Wallkill relaxing as the snow slowly falls. Book your next Hudson Valley weekend getaway at Audrey's Farmhouse, and enjoy dinner at their restaurant the Greenhouses Kitchen Thursdays and Sundays from 6-10pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 7-11pm. Keep an eye out for our upcoming winter issue to see where this lovely location pops up!⠀
Best spring rolls I’ve ever had in one of South Australia’ s best Vietnamese restaurants. Crunchy, packed full of vegetables and meat, absolutely delicious 😋 uf you are visiting the Barossa add Ferment Asian to your list.
"Do these goggles make me look cool?" Why yes Mr. Dog, they most certainly do! Keeping your dog or cat healthy and happy requires regular trips to the vet and finding good care for them while you are away. @earthsangelsvet
in Wappingers Falls provides both conventional and holistic approaches to checkups and healing, along with boarding facilities for both dogs and cats. So if you're heading out of town for the holidays, and are looking for a safe place for your pets to stay, look no further than Earth Angels Veterinary Hospital! Read more about this local, Dutchess County vet in our autumn issue at visitvortex.com. Link to piece below.⠀
What could be better than wine tasting 🍇 in the Barossa? Cheese tasting 🧀 from one of Australia’s premier cheese makers @barossacheese
Daily cheese tastings of artisan cow 🐮 and goat 🐐 cheeses. If you can’t make it to the shop in Angaston you’ll find them at all good deli’s. They are delicious 😋