Time has a strange way of sneaking up on you. A year ago, toilet paper, cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer were in short supply. Groceries flew off the shelves. Businesses were shuttered; schools transitioned to remote learning; museums and theaters were closed. Masks became mandatory and the phrases “social distancing,” “essential workers” and “new normal”… Continue reading From the Editor
This spring, The Annie Selke Companies launched The Cynthia Wick Collection, which includes 10 pillows featuring Wick’s paintings and a collection of eight fine art prints. The pillows, priced at $70 and up, come in a variety of sizes and materials — some are printed digitally onto dense, smooth, cotton felts, while others are printed on linen-like performance fabrics woven with pet- and spill-proof yarns.
5 things to consider when planning your perfect backyard getaway Photo courtesy of Metro Creative Connection By Jennifer Huberdeau Did you contemplate upgrading your backyard last summer, only to find that patio materials were scarce to non-existent? If so, you’re not alone. “With everyone staying home because of COVID, there was an uptick in demand… Continue reading Enjoy your yard even more by adding a patio
Amy Brady expects to have a busy summer and fall at Kampfires Campground, Inn and Entertainment. But what summer and fall will look like, when it comes to hosting events, depends on what COVID-19 safety precautions/restrictions are still in place, how many people have been vaccinated and how businesses in Vermont will be allowed to reopen.
I’m asking for a friend who has terrible cabin fever but can’t bring herself to ask if it’s spring yet. If the thought hadn’t already crossed your mind, I’ll admit. It’s me. I’m the one with cabin fever. With that said, I’m hoping you’ll excuse me as I head out the door. I’ve been inside for the winter (and almost all of 2020) and am looking forward to seeing some of the art that’s arriving and shows opening at our museums.
7 tips from interior designers to refresh your home this spring By Jennifer Huberdeau After a year of spending more time in our homes than ever before, most of us are ready for a change. And what better time of year than spring to refresh a room or your entire home? To get you started,… Continue reading Take your home from drab to fab!
Saint James Place opens doors for socially distanced meetings, events A view of the Sanctuary from the stage. Berkshire Eagle File Photo By Jennifer HuberdeauGREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. In a normal year, the Sanctuary of Saint James Place is filled with sounds of jazz, chamber music and opera; of dancers on the stage, of actors mid-soliloquy;… Continue reading A cultural arts center pivots in order to survive
Sunset Meadow of Massachusetts offers table-side tastings, bottles to-go A sampling of wines sold at Sunset Meadow of Massachusetts Winery and Tasting Room in Sheffield, Mass. Photo provided by Sunset Meadow Winery By Jennifer HuberdeauSHEFFIELD, Mass. Red or white? Dry or sweet? Sparkling or rosë? You can try them all (and take home a few)… Continue reading You don’t need to sip like a sommelier to enjoy this tasting room
A horse walks through the snow at Wirtes Farm, Lanesborough, Mass. Photo by Ben Garver Happy 2021! We made it! 2020 is finally in our collective rearview mirror, and we’re all ready for a better, brighter new year. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Before you throw away that mask in celebration, remember, 2020… Continue reading From the Editor
With the holidays fast approaching, I’m sure many of you have thought long and hard about how and with who you’ll be celebrating this year. Will you stay at home? Or, will you travel? Will you welcome family and friends at your dinner table, or share meals over Facetime, Zoom and Skype? There’s no one-size-fits-all… Continue reading From the Editor