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In Quebec...

In Quebec…

Annie Graves is a travel, home, and feature writer with deep roots in New England, even as she is also drawn across the Atlantic, toward the irresistible diversity of Europe (all that pastry).

As a regular contributor to Yankee magazine, an iconic publication that has captured New England for the past 85 years, this native likes to swerve off the map and explore the unexpected, embracing our weathered clapboards but also looking beneath the surface to find the subtle poetry of our small, distinctive region of the Northeast.

In 2014, she also began writing an ongoing Yankee feature called “Could You Live Here” that takes readers up close to villages like Wickford, Rhode Island, or Shelburne, Vermont.  See Travel

...on the Champlain Islands...

…on the Champlain Islands…

As a homeowner who keeps one quick step ahead of major repairs, she is keenly attuned to the beauty of New England architecture, and contributes home and garden stories to Yankee magazineSee House and Garden

For more than 10 years, she has written regularly about natural health alternatives, including herbs, homeopathy, and various healing modalities. See Health

Herbal goodness

…drying herbs…

RECENT TRAVEL: Home for the Holidays: Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas (Yankee magazine, 11/14)—They coast into the empty parking spaces like time travelers coming home…

Hallowell, Maine: Could You Live Here (Yankee magazine, 11/14)—In a quiet, early-winter afternoon down by the Kennebec River in Hallowell, Maine, you can hear the ice creak like an old ship…

RECENT HOME & GARDEN: Foolproof Roses (Yankee magazine, 3/14)—Not far from Mark Twain’s home in Hartford, Connecticut, is a garden that defies all weather…

…at Brimfield...

…at Brimfield…

RECENT FEATURE: Tasha Tudor: Legendary Children’s Book Illustrator (Yankee magazine, 9/14)—There’s a layer of quiet dust on the drawing pad by the north-facing window. All is in readiness…

RECENT YANKEE TRAVEL BLOGs: Off-Season (Just Barely) in Provincetown, MA (11/14); Bar Harbor’s Coastal Cousin: Winter Harbor, ME (6/14); Cozy Charm in the Litchfield Hill: Salisbury, CT (1/15); Pat’s Peak in Henniker, NH (1/14)

RECENT POSTS FOR RUDY*, A NEW ENGLAND DOG: Rudy Breaks His Silence (1/11/15); Rudy Meets (Cuppa) Joe (3/17/14) [*Not his real name]

...and on the road...

…and on the road…

Past stories include a woman’s unusual gift to her town, in Elizabeth’s Gift. A Rhode Island fixer-upper, and treasure hunting at Brimfield. Plus unexpected uses for Bag Balm, and a look at how Newport mansions out-glitz themselves at Christmas.

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3 Responses to Home Page

  1. Dear Annie,
    My wife and I are long-time South Jersey beach goers, we own a summer place in Brigantine (just North of Atlantic City) and I can vouch for the fact that Brigantine folks lay claim to being the Greenhead Fly Capital of the World !! A dubious distinction to say the least, thanks for spending time shedding light on these maleficient monsters…
    Kindest Regards,
    Patrick and Angel Sasso
    West Shore Drive
    Brigantine, NJ

  2. Chris Codrington says:

    Hello Annie;
    I was just brushing up on my green fly lore when I found your piece in Yankee on them brutal little Mothers (who would have imagined the expression true in this case!) Anyway thanks for spreading the word (tongue in cheek) before its too late and Im glad they let you off the beach and I off my boat alive. Please take precautions…at least one is bound to get through…..
    Thanks for a good read
    CmCodrington
    Great South Bay, NY

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