New England Design Hall of Fame Awards Dinner

Each year, the folks at New England Home magazine put on quite a soiree in honor of the current inductees into the New England Design Hall of Fame. This 9th annual celebration was held last night at The State Room overlooking all of Boston and it was a party to remember! A big congratulations to … Read more

If this is earth, what is heaven like?

I’m visiting my parents this weekend and my Dad had received this email called “If this is earth, what is heaven like?” I thought I’d share some of our earthly treasures, both natural and man-made. The Tundra Mirror Lake Tibet Don’t know where, just a pretty picture BreithornPeak ( Switzerland ) Don’t know where this … Read more

Big Congrats to the New England Design Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees

Shown above: Christina Oliver, Susan Stacy, Dinyar Wadia, Rosemary Porto, Tref LaFleche, Douglas Dick Huge congrats to the 2014 inductees to the New England Design Hall of Fame. This award was created to honor the work of professionals who have made a significant imprint on residential design in New England. Their body of work represents … Read more

Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander S1E5 – “The Rent” plus, visiting a wattle house

In this week’s episode, our heroine Claire is taken on the road with a pack of MacKenzie men to collect the rents from outlying tenant farmers who hadn’t been able to make it to The Gathering at Castle Leoch. War Chieftan Dougal figures it would be good to have a healer along and Claire sees … Read more

The Founding Fathers, Philadelphia & the Liberty Bell

“When in the course of human events… John Trumbull’s painting “Declaration of Independence” – the presenation of the draft document to Congress (not the signing, as generally assumed). The five-man committee depicted above: John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin George Washington – military leader (that little skirmish with the British), statesman … Read more