Tag Archives: New England

A Home Called New England

  “A Home Called New England,” A new book just coming out chronicles the history of homes all the way back to the 1600’s. The architect behind the book is Duo Dickinson, in practice for 40-years in Madison and has built all kinds of dwelling in the area…much of his work has pro-bono over the years as Read more…

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A Connecticut Christmas

Before you know it, the holidays will be here. A Connecticut photographer has just the right thing to put on your gift list, a beautiful coffee table book called “A Connecticut Christmas.” Caryn B. Davis of Chester, spent two years running around the state during Christmas time capturing just the right images. The book has some 400 Read more…

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Take A Look At The Front Door Project

Welcome to The Front Door Project by Deb Cohen of West Hartford, Connecticut. She’s crazy about taking photos of homes all over New England and beyond. The front facade of certain homes, the front door, draws us in. Cohen has taken thousands and thousands of shots and these are just 20 of her “babies” as Read more…

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A Beautiful Sister-Filled Morning In A Little Corner of Norwich, Connecticut

What a beautiful morning in Norwich, Connecticut with my sister Sue. Sue flew into Connecticut for a wedding and we got together and decided to head out for a bit and just happened upon Small Potatoes. It is a darling shop in a greek revival bungalow owned and loved by Erica Corbett. I have known Read more…

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So Many Doors, So Little Time…

I came upon this today, doors, doors, and more doors from all over Connecticut, New England and elsewhere. It’s called “The Front Door Project.” This is the hobby of West Hartford’s Deb Cohen. Her photos of doors are on facebook, and Instagram. She doesn’t have a website, she doesn’t need one, she got this covered on Read more…

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Connecticut Day Trips

The other day in my exploration on the web about Connecticut I stumbled onto this wonderful blog about “day tripping” in Connecticut. It’s called “Connecticut Day Trips.” It’s maintained by a woman named, Elizabeth Larkin who says she moved away from the state and then moved back and learned to love it. What’s not to Read more…

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A Piazza Is the Dream For Downtown Bristol, Connecticut

To dream about a vision is great, but to actually carry it out is altogether something different. That’s what the city of Bristol is trying to do, make a dream reality for the future of its residents. The city, population 61,000, has to change, its downtown isn’t much of a destination, the majority of it Read more…

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Roses With A Heart For Your Valentine

Not all roses are created equal. There are roses and then there are roses. At Pinchbeck’s Rose farm in Guilford, Connecticut the roses grown here are some of the most fragrant you will ever come across.

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Get Your Lobster At The Shack

The Lobster Shack in Branford, Connecticut, I have on good authority, is also a “love shack.” Yep there was a wedding here this summer right out on the dock near this delightful little eatery. The “shack,” which is really a very fancy trailer, has seen a lot of action in its three years of existence. Read more…

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Fast Food, New England Style

Want fast food in really cozy surroundings at a good price made in New England? It’s all here at The New England Emporium Eatery & Marketplace. That’s a mouthful of a name alright, but truly descriptive. Some of the foods you can order here to eat are from family recipes, can you believe that? Such Read more…

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