November / December 2015:
In homes early November, on newsstands mid-November.
On the Cover: Matthew Mead’s tips for creating a sophisticated and stylish holiday wreath. (print only)
According to Glenn: There’s No Place Like Home.
Matters of Life & Beth: Just Jump Out of Your Comfort Zone.
Style: What to Get Your Man for the Holidays.
Style: Holiday Hair That Turns Heads
Travel Advisory: Old Sturbridge Village.
2015 Holiday Events Calendar.
Holiday Gift Guide: Great Gifts from Local Merchants.
Local Businesses Giving Back.
Chocolate Steam Pudding Recipe (online exclusive)
From the Kitchen: Scott Plath is upping his game.
Wine Notes: Red Wines from the Rioja region of Spain.
Plus Getting Kids Involved in the Season, Arts and Community Calendars.
Holiday Gift Guide: Forget those big box stores, impersonal online retailers and crowded parking lots at the mall. We’ve assembled great gift ideas for everyone on your list from local merchants. Gifts for her, gifts for him, gifts for the kids – even gifts for the four-legged members of the family. Start your holiday shopping here. >>
Fall Home 2015:
On newsstands now.
On the Cover: Holiday Design for Industrial Spaces.
Celebrity Designer Taniya Nayak.
A Historic Newburyport Home Reborn.
LA Architect Patrick Tighe.
Home Design Trends: Trends in Wood Furniture.
Gardening Essentials: Protecting Your Landscaping Against Insect Pests.
Kitchen Essentials: The Ideal Homemade Smoothie.
Pack a Punch with Superior Renditions of the Traditional Holiday Beverage.
Merrimack Valley Artisans Who Are Doing Things The Old-Fashioned Way.
Town Profiles and Real Estate Stats
The Winner of Our 2015 Bookcase makeover Contest
Plus Decorating Ideas, Home Essentials and more.
Punch it – Make Your Holiday Gatherings Sparkle This Season With These Fabulous Holiday Punch Recipes: If you’re looking for a fun drink to serve guests over the holidays, consider punch. Introduced to the Western world by British sailors whose beer rations had grown rancid, punch became an inexpensive… Continue reading.
Food or Foe?: Local Experts Discuss the Pros and Cons of Genetically Modified Organisms: Perhaps you’ve heard the term at your local health food store. Or maybe you’ve read that General Mills no longer uses them in Cheerios. Or that starting in 2018, Whole Foods Market will require all suppliers to label … Continue reading.
Wine Notes – Rioja: Music and wine have a lot in common. There seem to be infinite choices for both, and the more you explore, the more you have trouble deciding what kind of wine, or music, you enjoy. Sampling many good wines can make you rather fussy and intolerant of lower quality products … Continue reading.
Matters of Life and Beth: Just Jump … Out of Your Comfort Zone: I loathe cold water. If entry into ocean water, a pool or even a cool shower is a must, my best bet is to take a deep breath and jump right in. The more I think about it, the less likely I am to do it. Cold water is out of my comfort zone, as are many life situations that, for the most part, I try to avoid … Continue reading.
Travel Advisory – Old Sturbridge Village: Many people would consider a trip to Disney World to be the ultimate family vacation. Others might prefer a Caribbean cruise or a driving tour of a national park. But me? Give me the historic homes and unpaved streets of Colonial Williamsburg, or George Washington’s … Continue reading.
We are proud to present the winners of the 2015 Merrimack Valley Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards. The top picks in all categories were chosen by you, our readers, via our online voting platform. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote, and congratulations to all the winners! View results >>