Oktoberfest- Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Autumn is a welcomed season in Kentucky and attending an Oktoberfest holiday is one of the most anticipated of celebrations! The captivating town of Harrodsburg is going all out to host Central Kentucky’s largest Oktoberfest hoopla of the year. Mark your calendars for a three-day festival starting Friday, October 1st through Sunday, October 3rd.  …

The Vault: New Hard Cider- Harrodsburg, KY

I’ve discovered a new haunt, The Vault in Harrodsburg, Kentucky and just had to share. They ferment several types of hard cider onsite and offer local beers on tap alongside great eats! The owners, Jennifer and Tim Kazimer hold signature Bum Diddy cider to a higher standard. You won’t find it syrupy sweet like some…

The Bridge Eatery- Lexington, KY

Treat your taste buds to a vacation, courtesy of The Bridge Eatery & Bar on Romany Road in Lexington, KY. I am quite the fan of Mediterranean fare and appreciating an authentic meal with Bridge Eatery prompted fond memories of my marvelous trips to Europe.   My friend, Miranda of the Sass in the Bluegrass…

Egg Nog ‘n Mistletoe

Last Christmas I savored the best homemade eggnog of my life! My boyfriend and I prepared it together. I asked for the recipe and below you will find his response. I so enjoy his hilariously dry sense of humor as evidenced in his recipe below, slightly revised. Whether you find yourself hosting a gathering or…

Pasta Garage & Pivot Brewery

* Family Friendly *Dogs on leashes (Pivot) Photos by Marie Pullen Photography I have been wanting to sink my teeth into some Pasta Garage goodness for weeks. I finally had the opportunity to visit both the Pasta Garage Italian Cafe and Pivot Brewing. These local enterprises are located in Lexington on Delaware Avenue off of…

Michler’s Christmas Market & More Local Shopping!

*Family Friendly * Pets on leashes welcome Mark your calendar! The third annual Michler’s Christmas Market will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 11-5PM and Sunday, December 3rd from 12-4PM at the Kentucky Native Cafe, 446 East High St, Lexington, KY. Be sure to check out more Christmas Markets at the end of this…

Euro Wine Bar- Nicholasville, KY

Photo by Marie Pullen Photography America and Europe converge on an unlikely corner at Euro Wine Bar in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Step inside this cozy, little wine bar and restaurant where you enter a decidedly euro-atmosphere! Photo by Marie Pullen Photography First things first. Choose from one of their fine wines or request a specialty cocktail…

Blue Stallion Brewing Company

Photos by Marie Pullen Photography Blue Stallion Brewery makes it’s home next to the former horsefeed warehouse on the corner of 3rd Street and Newtown Pike. The atmosphere is welcoming and very comfortable. You’ll find a great array of local beers to choose from including their own focus on German lagers and British ales as…

Wine + Market = Delicious!

If you’re like me and on the hunt for a quaint local establishment, consider the Wine + Market on the corner of Jefferson and Second Streets in downtown Lexington, KY. The owners of this cozy French market, Renee and Seth Brewer, create the most delicious gourmet sandwiches and salads! My favorite is the savory turkey…

Jean Farris Winery- Lexington, KY

Photographs by Marie Pullen Photography Traveling from Nicholasville to the Jean Farris Winery, I was pleasantly surprised when the navigator treated me to the most amazing back roads. The back roads ran like a river through a canopy of trees and bushes. Being the only driver, at some points, it seemed as if it were…

Lexington Farmer’s Market

* Family Friendly * Dogs on leashes welcome Photos by Marie Pullen Photography   The age-old idea, “know your farmer, know your food” is not lost on many a well-informed & conscientious Kentuckian. These days we’ve become so accustomed to the numerous “big-box” stores that we often lose sight of the valuable local farmer, producer…