Bedtime for puppy

So, I’m still searching for my new four-legged companion. This cutie above is a contender, I’ve put in an application and inquiry. There are also a couple of rescue puppies I’m inquiring about. But of course, my mind goes immediately to the dog bed. We had a simple wicker basket for our doxie’s when I … Read more

Howard Slatkin’s “Fifth Avenue Style” Where more is more and design lessons abound

One of my favorite books of late 2013 is “Fifth Avenue Style” by interior designer, and fabulous Instagram user, Howard Slatkin, published by The Vendome Press. The book, shot by Tria Giovan, focuses on Howard’s own New York apartment and is a feast for the eyes. First, let me say that this book was the … Read more

Danvers Historical Society Designer Holiday Show House

 Endicott Manstion at Glen Magna Farms in summer (photo courtesy of Danvers Historical Society) Contrary to what is the normal holiday show house, the Danvers Historical Society show this year was a real designer showhouse where the professional designers not only added some holiday flair to the space, but also truly designed their rooms from … Read more

Newburyport Holiday House Tour 2013

Okay, so most of us have our holiday decorations packed away and are a tad sick of the whole thing, but since this is the Feast of the Epiphany, aka Twelfth Night, I thought I could squeeze in my visit to the Newburyport Holiday House Tour from a few weeks ago. I only made it … Read more