Tag Archives: New England

The Enfant Terrible of Retail

It’s been longer than intended, but let’s jump right in. In the interest of drama, here’s my own personal best (worst) recent encounter with a cranky storeowner, and if you’ve got a similar story of your own, I’d love to … Continue reading

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Key West in New England

A couple of things spring to mind when I think of Key West—tiny roosters crowing at dawn, sun-soaked colors, and a kicked-back breeziness that goes much deeper than Jimmy Buffet. Because before Buffet, there was Hemingway. Ernest loved it down … Continue reading

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Best Farmers’ Market in New England?

For a little taste of southern France in northern New England, the Burlington Farmers’ Market on Saturday is the ne plus ultra. Translation: fairly unbeatable. Vendors crowd Burlington’s City Hall Park and spill onto Saint Paul Street, which is closed … Continue reading

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The Largest Freshwater Lake…

…in the East holds a scattering of islands strung together like fish on a line, generously strewn with some of the prettiest farms and fields in New England. The Lake Champlain Islands rise out of the mist like Atlantean remnants, … Continue reading

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The Most Photographed Farm in New England

Oof, it’s been a while, but the best way to jump back in is to take a leap, right? I’ll pick up as if I never took a huge breath and signed on to help my mom move from her … Continue reading

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Johnson Hall Museum: The Greatest Show on Earth…in Maine

Nothing can prepare you for Johnson Hall Museum. Sure, you could catalog everything Bill Johnson has collected since he was 10 and plunked onto his 15-acre property on Route 1, outside Wells, Maine. But just try to find a theme—go … Continue reading

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Gillette Castle: A Crazy Chateau in Connecticut

If interest in the PBS hit Downton Abbey is an indicator, we’re all just a crumpet away from coveting our own castle and footmen. Certainly the Grand Life—American style—is amply on display in the mansions of Newport, R.I., where piped-in … Continue reading

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