Property Swoon: A Vermont Farmhouse Fantasy

Sometimes, a property just captures the essence of what’s popular (aka trendy) in design, but is also actually really good too, which doesn’t happen as often as one would think. This is the case with this gorgeous Vermont farmhouse fantasy home that was featured in both Design New England and Traditional Home magazines – in … Read more

What’s wrong and right about Outlander’s Boston

Claire Caitroina Balfe and Frank Tobias Menzies in Boston apartment with floral wallpaper

After a very long “Droughtlander”, the Starz series Outlander has finally made it’s return! Based on Diana Gabaldon’s book series,  Outlander Season 3 (based on Voyager, the 3rd book in the series) focuses on the twenty year separation of our two leads – Claire (Caitroina Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) – and how they tried … Read more

Travel Tuesday: Edith Wharton’s Gardens at The Mount

Edith Wharton The Mount view of house from gardens

A few years ago I was out in the Berkshires for the 4th of July and visited Edith Wharton’s famed estate called The Mount. I came across my photos again and thought that it would be worth sharing them again. My first video is a tour of the gardens of the estate. These formal gardens were … Read more

Christmas cheer, decorating and amazing architecture in Newburyport, MA

I made my annual pilgrimage to the Newburyport Holiday House tour on Saturday and this year, we were treated to some amazing homes and lovely, though not ostentatious, holiday decorating. The House Tour is put on and benefits the Custom House Maritime Museum of Newburyport. The first house I visited was the 1774 Lowell-Tracy-Johnson House, … Read more

Massachusetts’s Oldest House Just Sold – and it’s adorable.

This adorable house in Sandwich, Massachusetts on Cape Cod just sold and was considered the oldest house currently on the market. From the real estate listing:  Meticulously maintained 1600’s English style cottage on Shawme Pond. Launch your kayak or fish from your private dock. Perfect for a second home, weekend getaway, or year-round living in … Read more

It’s Spring! and a visit to Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House

Well, hello! How was your weekend? We in New England had a lovely spring snowstorm overnight. I’ve had about 5 inches so far, I guess. But luckily, this time of year, it will melt quickly. Meanwhile, my little RoyRoy ushered in spring with a strange limp that caused me to bring him to the emergency … Read more

Monticello Masterpiece in New England

We’ve all heard of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello – that gorgeous late 18th Century masterpiece in old Virginia. But did you know there’s an amazing replica house that was recently built in New England? This Monticello Masterpiece, located in Somers, CT,  is a must see, if only virtually. It’s actually on the market, so for the … Read more