Travel Advisory – The White Barn Inn & Spa

Over the years, my family has spent quite a few vacations and weekend getaways in coastal Maine. But although we have been to several towns relatively close to Kennebunk and neighboring Kennebunkport, we had never visited either. So, when I had the opportunity to write about the Kennebunks in my mvm travel column, I couldn’t… Read More

Design Detour

A Conversation with Linda Holt, Design Consultant for Merrimack Valley Home It’s a dark winter day, but even with the snow falling outside, Linda Holt’s Boxford studio is bright and cheerful. A corkboard holds neatly pinned pictures and fabric swatches for inspiration, and a nearby stand displays shells and pieces of sculpture. A few steps away,… Read More

Kitchen Essentials – Cookbook Favorites

Favorite cookbooks are like old friends. We never get tired of them, and we always look forward to spending more time with them. Here are the favorite cookbooks of some movers and shakers in the Merrimack Valley. David DiCenso, Owner/Chef, Luna Rossa Ristorante, Tewksbury “My favorite cookbook is ‘Il Talismano della Felicita’ [by Ada Boni]. It’s… Read More

Designing Trends – Kitchen & Bath Trends

This January, I had the good fortune to be one of 18 design bloggers chosen to attend the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, also known as KBIS. This annual event in Las Vegas is the largest kitchen and bath show in the world. Spread out among several buildings and thousands of square feet of showrooms,… Read More

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