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Marina I. Jokic

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Bohemian Bakery: A Master of Classic European Pastries in Vermont Bohemian Bakery: A Master of Classic European Pastries in Vermont

By Marina I. Jokic

If you are in search of old world charm and classic patisserie taste, Bohemian Bakery in Montpelier, Vermont fits the bill. Delicate French pastries, fluffy croissants, and creamy cappuccinos are sure to delight your palate.

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Vermont Cake Studio Offers Masterful Pastries for Weddings and Other Occasions Vermont Cake Studio Offers Masterful Pastries for Weddings and Other Occasions

By Marina I. Jokic

With chef Perrin Williams at its helm, Vermont Cake Studio in Waterbury is a gourmet, custom patisserie that focuses exclusively on wedding and celebration cakes. Opening its doors in 2005, the cake shop has been a hit in the state.

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A Music Roster You Can Call Your Own with DJ Jim Severance A Music Roster You Can Call Your Own with DJ Jim Severance

By Marina I. Jokic

One of Central Vermont's top entertainment companies, DJ Jim Severance has been voted "Best of the Best" Favorite DJ by Reader's Choice Awards. Severance is known for reasonable pricing, some of the widest selection of music, and top-of-the-line equipment.

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Make Lift VT Part of Your New Year Resolution Make Lift VT Part of Your New Year Resolution

By Marina I. Jokic

Lift VT in Williston, Vermont is an industrial warehouse gym that focuses on free weights, strength, conditioning, and cross training. Fully equipped with a rig, turf, climbing ropes, tires, and peg boards, Lift VT also have personal trainers and a juice bar.

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Conscientious Eating and Local Ingredients Come Together at Piecemeal Pies Conscientious Eating and Local Ingredients Come Together at Piecemeal Pies

By Marina I. Jokic

The perfect place to beat the winter blues, Piecemeal Pies is a British-inspired pie shop and local hard cider bar in White River Junction, Vermont. Specializing in savory meat pies, this culinary gem brings old-world recipes to life.

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Vermont Comedy Club Gives a Fresh Take on Stand-Up Vermont Comedy Club Gives a Fresh Take on Stand-Up

By Marina I. Jokic

With a mission to make comedy accessible to everyone, Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington has taken the improv community by storm. Built inside the old Armory, the theater seats 150 and has a bar and lounge area.

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Relax and Heal with Rod Cain Massage Therapy in Burlington Relax and Heal with Rod Cain Massage Therapy in Burlington

By Marina I. Jokic

Rod Cain Massage Therapy, based in Burlington, Vermont, specializes in a combination of massage modalities that target chronic muscle strain, fatigue, soft tissue trauma, and stress among others.

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Find Lasting Restoration for Your Body with Epic Wellness Find Lasting Restoration for Your Body with Epic Wellness

By Marina I. Jokic

Good chiropractic treatment can return the body to its optimum function. At Epic Wellness in South Burlington, Vermont, therapists practice traditional and sports chiropractic and massage targeting musculoskeletal issues.

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Take a Trip Back in Time with Photobooth Planet Take a Trip Back in Time with Photobooth Planet

By Marina I. Jokic

With locations in eight states across the Northeast, Photobooth Planet has a fleet of stylishly decked out photo booths for rent. Particularly popular at weddings, anniversaries, and company parties, these photo booths will take your event a notch up.

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Dine Like Royalty at The Prince & The Pauper Restaurant in Vermont Dine Like Royalty at The Prince & The Pauper Restaurant in Vermont

By Marina I. Jokic

The Prince & The Pauper restaurant is entering its 44th year, currently under the leadership of executive chef Lyda Lemire. Long regarded as one of Vermont's finest restaurants, The Prince & The Pauper takes world cuisine to the next level.

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Chimney Savers Tends to Your Chimney's Every Need Chimney Savers Tends to Your Chimney's Every Need

By Marina I. Jokic

Family-owned and operated since 1989, Chimney Savers owes 80 percent of its business to referrals and repeat customers and services Burlington, Vermont and Lebanon, New Hampshire. With decades of experience under their belt, Chimney Savers has a reputation that speaks for itself.

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Treading In The Steps of Abolitionists at Vermont's Rokeby Museum Treading In The Steps of Abolitionists at Vermont's Rokeby Museum

By Marina I. Jokic

Vermont's Rokeby Museum, designated a National Historic Landmark on account of its exceptional Underground Railroad history, was established by Elizabeth Donoway Robinson in 1961 and gives a rare glimpse into the antebellum period and beyond.

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The Henry Sheldon Museum Is A Window into Vermont's Past The Henry Sheldon Museum Is A Window into Vermont's Past

By Marina I. Jokic

The Henry Sheldon Museum, the oldest community-based museum in the U.S., has been working to preserve the history of Addison County in Vermont since 1882. Through tours, exhibits, and educational programs, the museum is a gateway into the county's intriguing past.

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Explore Rare Tea, Fine Wine, and Tech Services at The North Branch Explore Rare Tea, Fine Wine, and Tech Services at The North Branch

By Marina I. Jokic

The North Branch Café in Montpelier, Vermont was born from a longstanding interest in the production of tea and wine and sharing that knowledge with the Central Vermont community. This alternative café comes with an IT consulting and repair service in the adjoining space.

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The Village Shala Teaches the Traditional Ashtanga Way and More The Village Shala Teaches the Traditional Ashtanga Way and More

By Marina I. Jokic

Based in traditional Ashtanga yoga, The Village Shala in Bristol, Vermont is committed to continuing a long lineage of ancient teaching. As a complement to yoga classes, the center offers instruction in herbal medicine, health, and wellbeing.

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The Nature Museum Teaches to Tread Lightly on the Earth The Nature Museum Teaches to Tread Lightly on the Earth

By Marina I. Jokic

The Nature Museum in Grafton, Vermont houses various natural history collections hailing from Northern New England. With exhibits on local flora, fauna, and geology, the museum is a popular destination for locals and visitors who are curious to learn about the regional ecosystem.

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The Lilac Inn Reimagines Romantic Weekends and Destination Weddings The Lilac Inn Reimagines Romantic Weekends and Destination Weddings

By Marina I. Jokic

Built in 1909, the Lilac Inn is an 11,000 square-foot summer cottage that was converted to a romantic bed and breakfast. Offering wedding and elopement packages, weekend getaways, and even cooking classes, the Inn is a coveted destination located in the historic village of Brandon, Vermont.

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Healing the Body One Massage at a Time with Twyla Wallace Healing the Body One Massage at a Time with Twyla Wallace

By Marina I. Jokic

Licensed as a professional massage therapist in the 1980's, Twyla Wallace has devoted the last 32 years of her life to healing people through the power of the human touch.

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Celebrating Love with Saddleback Studio Wedding Photography Celebrating Love with Saddleback Studio Wedding Photography

By Marina I. Jokic

With an artistic style anchored in rich hues and inspired by water, owner of Saddleback Studio Amber Lamphere offers portrait and wedding photography that captures the moment truthfully.

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Learn Yoga, Pilates, and Barre from the Best at Frog Lotus Yoga  Learn Yoga, Pilates, and Barre from the Best at Frog Lotus Yoga

By Marina I. Jokic

Frog Lotus Yoga in North Adams, Massachusetts is a yoga studio housed in Beaver Mill, an old cotton mill overlooking Natural Bridge State Park. The studio offers lessons in yoga, Pilates, Barre, and more.

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Find Unique Handcrafted Glass Designs at Little River HotGlass Studio Find Unique Handcrafted Glass Designs at Little River HotGlass Studio

By Marina I. Jokic

Little River HotGlass in Stowe, Vermont is an art glass studio and gallery that has been in business for over 22 years. The artists' original glass designs incorporate single colors and vortex mixes.

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Rejuvenate Mind and Body at Village Spa Rejuvenate Mind and Body at Village Spa

By Marina I. Jokic

With an emphasis on natural, chemical-free treatments, Village Spa in Brandon, Vermont delivers skincare, hair care, and retail products that do not contain dyes, additives, toxins, and irritants. At Village Spa, you can get a truly natural makeover.

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Peppino's Ristorante Serves the Taste of Napoli in Killington, Vermont Peppino's Ristorante Serves the Taste of Napoli in Killington, Vermont

By Marina I. Jokic

You wouldn't instinctively go to Killington, Vermont to find authentic Neapolitan food, but Peppino's Ristorante Italiano is a noteworthy exception. Since 1992, Peppino's has been serving old world recipes made with carefully selected ingredients.

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Honest Yoga: A Yoga Sanctuary in Vermont Honest Yoga: A Yoga Sanctuary in Vermont

By Marina I. Jokic

Yoga workshops, classes, and teacher trainings are just some of the offerings at Honest Yoga Center in Essex, Vermont. Under the directorship of Danielle Vardakas, Honest Yoga has been teaching many students and certifying just as many yoga instructors since its debut in 2010.

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Taste a Paysage of Vermont Culinary Delights at the Downtown Grocery Taste a Paysage of Vermont Culinary Delights at the Downtown Grocery

By Marina I. Jokic

The Downtown Grocery in Ludlow, Vermont is not a grocery store. It's a gourmet, casual restaurant that serves seasonal delicacies and seeks out the freshest of local ingredients.

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Cat Cutillo Photo & Video Captures Your Unique Story Cat Cutillo Photo & Video Captures Your Unique Story

By Marina I. Jokic

Located in Killington, Vermont, Cat Cutillo Photo & Video specializes in capturing weddings in images and film. Cutillo is trained in creating artistic photographs and videos that look spontaneously fresh.

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Hands-on Science at Norwich's Montshire Museum Hands-on Science at Norwich's Montshire Museum

By Marina I. Jokic

The Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont is a nationally recognized science center that welcomes more than 160,000 visitors each year. When you enter the one hundred-acre museum, you come into a world of science and technology. Director of Marketing and Communications Beth Krusi unveils the exciting exhibits and programs at the museum.

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StrayCat Flower Farm: Fresh Cut Flowers and Expert Design StrayCat Flower Farm: Fresh Cut Flowers and Expert Design

By Marina I. Jokic

StrayCat Flower Farm in Burlington, Vermont grows its own flowers, annuals, perennials, bulbs, and shrubs among others and also offers personalized designer services for weddings. Marketing and wedding coordinator Jenny Kalanges shares what inspires her designs and how she works with customers to best accommodate their ideas and needs into the floral creations.

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Marina I. Jokic is a Staff Writer at Vermont Homes.

Marina Jokic holds a bachelor's degree from Connecticut College in Russian and East European studies, a master's in Buddhist studies from Harvard Divinity School, and a master's in Sustainability and Environmental Management, also from Harvard. Marina is interested in writing, research, science, and the environment- and loves hiking and canoeing.