Christmas at The Red Lion Inn

Created for McCall’s magazine in 1967, “Home for Christmas” (Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas), is one of Norman Rockwell’s best known paintings. It depicts the western Massachusetts town center — shop windows aglow — all decked out for the holidays. When we think about an old-fashioned Christmas, it’s this image, or one like it, that… Read More

Emilie-Noelle Provost

Get Away and Enjoy Yourself This Thanksgiving Weekend

Freeport, Maine, and the Harraseeket Inn Most of us know Freeport, Maine, as the home of L.L. Bean or as the site of all the factory outlet stores, but the town has a lot more to offer visitors than great shopping. Overflowing with antiques and home to more than 20 wood-burning fireplaces, the Harraseeket Inn… Read More

Emilie-Noelle Provost

Travel Advisory: The Mount Washington Valley

Wild, Romantic and Full of Surprises With the exception of a drive I took along the Kancamagus Highway more than 20 years ago, I’d never spent any time in New Hampshire’s White Mountains until this past June. This might be because I don’t ski, or perhaps because I’m more of an ocean person than a… Read More

Emilie-Noelle Provost

A View from the Kitchen – Old World, New Curiosities

“Do you think we’ll see anyone that looks like your nan or your dad in Scotland?”   The question was posed by my wife after visiting cemeteries in her ancestors’ tiny Irish village of Inchigeelagh. We were on the first leg of our summer vacation with friends. Scotland would be next. I thought of Nan… Read More

Scott Plath
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