Some Long Hill Magic

A few days ago, we arrived at Long Hill in Beverly, MA, approximately 20 minutes before the property was closing for a wedding. Blast! Long Hill is a public garden run by the Trustees of Reservations. It was owned by an author and editor of the Atlantic Monthly, Ellery Sedgwick, and his two wives, Mabel […]

Adventures in Water

I have never enjoyed drinking plain water. I started drinking more water about six months ago when I bought this water bottle with an infuser. A hint of fruit in the water really helps me drink it more often. I tried two different types of water recently: maple and collagen. I assumed that I would […]

Patio Dining

Now that we are vaccinated, we have occasionally had meals on restaurant patios this summer. One day a few months ago, we drove by a nice-looking restaurant patio at a new hotel in the neighborhood, so I suggested we try it. It was a large patio with plenty of room between tables, and the chefs […]

New Blanket

I’ve heard about weighted blankets for a while now and have occasionally wondered if they are worth the hype. If I bought one, would it help me sleep better? Does it really feel like a hug? Well, I bought one on a whim the other day. I got a “cooling” blanket, since it’s still summer […]

Italian Cocktail and Tunes

I’m noticing that my birthday list is taking on a drinks theme as of late… Well, my journey to drinking an Italian cocktail began at a record store in my hometown. Allen and I stopped into the House of Guitars when we visited Rochester a couple of months ago. The place is iconic and chaotic—at […]