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Product Review: Gnome Serum’s Timeless Repair

Gnome Serum is a newish face serum brand founded in 2017 that is riding the CBD wave with a range of products harnessing the power of hemp. I tried its Timeless Repair Restorative Face Serum product, which retails for $49.99 for a 1 oz. package. Its all-natural ingredients feature kelp, red rose extract and even marshmallow extract, along with a healthy dose—150 mg—of CBD.

CBD is a huge trend in skincare right now, but studies show that it really does have major antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. I applied this product every night for a week after washing my face … Read more

Birthday at Kaaterskill Falls

For my birthday over the weekend, Rob and I knocked out the Kaaterskill high peak trail, followed by a visit to one of Catskills’ most beautiful falls—the nearby Kaaterskill Falls. Have you been?

The incredible two-tiered Kaaterskill Falls

Kaaterskill Falls is a 260-foot tall, two-tiered waterfall that is just 1.4 miles roundtrip from the parking lot. It has become somewhat Insta-famous over the past few summers, but chances are in winter, you’ll be the only ones there!

Walls of icicles along the trail to Kaaterskill Falls

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Winter Catskills Magic

View climbing up Catskills’ Twin Mountain, looking over at Indian Head where we’d come from.

Just two hours north of New York City, the Catskill Mountains and are a wonderful escape from the city—especially in the winter! This past weekend, Rob and I completed two more peaks—Indian Head and Twin—as part of our Catskills 3500 winter patch effort. We did this in just 15-degree weather with lots of strong, freezing wind, but the most surprising challenge is to stay cool, and avoid getting too hot and sweaty! With wool layers climbing uphill, it’s easy to… Read more

A Powerful Skin Remedy

Antedotum is a new skincare brand I recently tried that uses CBD, a healing and therapeutic plant extract. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but using both of their flagship products together—the Elixir Firming Serum and the Vital Face Oil—daily, for a week, and my skin looks and feels amazing!

For those who are wondering, there is no THC in CBD products (no, this won’t get you high). To use, first apply Elixir Firming Serum to clean skin, which helps with collagen restoration, hydration and reducing pigmentation. It utilizes full-spectrum, or whole plant, CBD.… Read more

Friday on Friday

Rob and I got our Catskill 3500 patch last year, and decided to get our winter patch this year as well (meaning climb all 35 peaks in the winter!)

We returned this weekend to make a dent in the remaining peaks. On Friday, we climbed Friday and Balsam Cap mountains, and on Saturday, we finished Peekamoose and Table mountains. Between the snow, ice and elevation, we managed to use the spikes, crampons and snowshoes as well.

Miles of frosted evergreens, exposed rock ledges and 20-foot icicles are among the most beautiful features of the Catskills‘ incredible trails.

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