Style File – Q&A with Christa Brown

Merrimack Valley Magazine interviewed fashion model Christa Brown, who appears in the May/June issue’s Style File, about her favorite styles, fashion mishaps and interests. Where did you grow up? I was born in Methuen, raised in Haverhill and moved from there to Hartford, Conn., during middle school and some of high school, then to Virginia… Read More

The Grandmother of All Sandwiches

A Tour of the Merrimack Valley’s Roast Beef Sandwich Shops (Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the May/June 2015 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine. ) For Lisa Maria Koukos, food is love. When she met her future husband, Angelo, he was working at the drive-thru at Jillie’s Family Restaurant in Lowell. She learned that Angelo… Read More

Style File – Living Style

Couples’ Spring “Peek” Weekend: Getting hitched is one of life’s anchor moments, and couples today are finding more and more ways to expand their celebrations so that they last longer than just one day. The “peek weekend” is one option that’s in style for couples as they plan their big day. Designed to add a little romance… Read More

Wine Notes – Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Growing up, we always had wine with Sunday dinner. It came in a jug from the grocery store, and the half-gallon containers often said “Burgundy” or “Hearty Burgundy” on the label. I figured I liked Burgundy wine. But as I began my journey of discovering different wines, I learned — much to my dismay —… Read More

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