I wasn’t the only one out this weekend, enjoying the warm weather after what seemed like an endless winter.  For the first time in a long time, I visited Prospect Park and just like seeing an old friend, it wasn’t hard to pick up right where we left off.  For a few hours, we filled up on sunshine, bread, and cheese while most of the other park visitors did the same.

I’ve been sitting on these songs for a while.  Most of which I play regularly.  Some are sad, some happy, but all are definitely worthy of listening to when you’re feeling low energy, good attitude.  At a park or otherwise.


cafeduet6After months and months of planning and preparing, I’m happy to announce the recent opening of Café Duet, a brand new coffee shop in my hometown of Stroudsburg, PA.  The owners and very close friends, Dan and Maria, have created a dream destination for locals and tourists looking for a charming home away from home to relax, have some conversation, or even work.  When I went there to visit today, there was a woman outside sipping coffee and sewing stuffed monsters.
cafeduet3 cafeduet9cafeduet7cafeduet10Their menu’s simple and to the point: drinks, baked goods, and a soup and salad of the day. Today’s salad was mixed greens, red plums, tomatoes, and prosciutto with a dijon vinaigrette. It was sooo delicious.  All their ingredients are fresh and local and they proudly serve Stumptown coffee.cafeduet8cafeduet12cafeduet2cafeduet11Living in a small town, you don’t have many options when you leave the house, so it’s really exciting to have a new place that everyone can enjoy.  I’m so proud to have had the opportunity to work with Dan and Maria designing their logo and website.  They’ve only been open for about a week and already the town’s buzzing.  Yay for local businesses!  If you’re ever in the area (vacationing in the Poconos, perhaps?), be sure to check them out.  You can follow them here, here, or here.  Tell them I sent you! ;)


mt5First real hiking trip on Mount Tammany in New Jersey.  Summer 2013.mt1 mt3We packed granola bars, fruit, nuts, and plenty of water for our trip up the mountain.

We sweated, huffed and puffed until we finally reached the top.

mt4Instagram pictures c/o @favoriteamerican