In addition to my devotion to real estate and all things Vermont Condo related, I do get out once in a while to enjoy the incredible sights and experiences that our community offers. Summer affords many opportunities to take in Vermont's natural beauty and vibrant culture. Below are some discoveries made on this most recent quintessential VT Summer weekend.
Lemon Fair Sculpture Park | Shoreham, VT
Among the beautiful rolling hills of Addison County, you'll find Lemon Fair Sculpture Park. This incredible display of sculptural art is arrayed across an expansive field surrounded by stunning scenery. Along the mile long mowed path, you'll encounter stunning and varied sculptures created by a diverse range of artists. The combination of man made beauty surrounded by Vermont Vistas makes Lemon Fair Sculpture Park a unique and rewarding experience. I can't wait to go back!
Dedalus Wine | Burlington, VT
As a parent of a young son and as a Realtor, I don't get out to eat very often, but I had the distinct pleasure of dining with old friends visiting from out of town at the Dedalus Wine Bar this past Saturday. The food, service, wine, and ambiance were all out of this world. Every aspect of the meal and setting was incredibly thoughtful, from the wine list and menu all the way down to the glassware. Our knowledgeable and helpful server recommended delicious wines which we paired with nearly everything on the menu all of which we shared. Some of the standouts were bread with ploughgate butter ( I had no idea butter could be so good), Sardines with Chorizo and arugula and Sausage over Lentils. In the heart of Burlington's thriving Pine Street, Dedalus is a great place to break bread with friends and drink in life. Be sure to check out their beautiful retail space with an incredible wine selection and a wide array of cheeses, charcuterie, and sandwiches.
What I'm Reading
I recently read Ronda Kaysen's article in the New York Times. Her article entitled, Smaller Housing Markets Lure Individual Investors offers a fascinating look at a new trend in real estate investment; Home purchasers priced out of in expensive coastal cities are buying investment properties sight unseen in more affordable markets and contracting out property management.
Also in the New York Times I found a spotlight on Vermont and Green Mountain Power and how they lead the nation in bringing renewable power into our communities.
"Pay close attention when the sun is in your eyes"