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What’s your Medium?

The Litchfield Hills inspire.  Our communities embrace creativity and exploration.  Those new to the area often find themselves involved in the arts and various hobbies that they have never before embraced.  The talent throughout the region is contagious – a… Read More...

The Woodland Restaurant

“If you can’t find something to please your palate on Woodland’s three-page menu, you must not be trying.” -Christopher Brooks, New York Times Anyone who knows anything about the restaurant business will tell you how incredibly hard it is to… Read More...

Saperstein’s

One of my earliest memories is of being in Saperstein’s having my foot measured for my first pair of “big girl shoes.” We won’t get into exactly when that was, but suffice it to say I’ve been shopping at Saperstein’sRead More...

Purposely Re-purposed

To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour… -William Blake It’s the unique mosaic of authenticity that makes a… Read More...

Quintessential Cuisine

The Southern Berkshire atmosphere is similar to that of a diner: casual, friendly, whimsical, and inviting. “I like it. It’s got that let’s-drown-ourselves-in-better-days type ambiance,” – Rebecca McNutt Quintessential American Cuisine comes in the elongated shape of glistening stainless steel,… Read More...

Christmas Tree Disposal

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” -New England Proverb The presents have been unwrapped, the leftovers are gone, and there are almost as many needles under the tree as there are on it. So… Read More...

Kid-Friendly New Year’s

Staying up until midnight to ring in the New Year is a time-honored tradition, but one that becomes more difficult with children. As any parent knows, children want to be part of the celebration, no matter the time. Luckily… Read More...

Resolutions

“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” -Carl Bard Akitu was a 12-day long festival held by the ancient Babylonians to celebrate the New Read More...

Happy Holidays 2017

♪♫♬…  I see trees of green, red roses too I see them bloom for me and you And I think to myself what a wonderful world Well I see skies of blue And I see clouds of white And the Read More...

2017 Winter Solstice

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” -John Steinbeck Winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, marks the astrological start of winter. While the meteorological seasons are marked by… Read More...

Antiquing for Gifts

Drive through just about any town in Litchfield County, the Mid-Hudson Valley or the Southern Berkshires, and you are sure to encounter an Antique Store. In fact, in towns such as Millerton, NY, North Canaan, CTRead More...

Crescendo: World Class Music

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” -Plato In 2003, Lakeville, CT resident Christine Gervert, along with a group of like-minded musicians, founded Crescendo. What started… Read More...

Carl Bozenski’s Christmas Village

“Maybe Christmas,” the Grinch thought “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” -Dr. Seuss “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” had not yet been published in 1947, when then Parks and Recreation Supervisor Carl BozenskiRead More...

The Berkshires seemed dreamlike…

“The Berkshires seemed dreamlike on account of the frosting…” James Taylor Just as each snowflake is laced by the breeze, we are shaped by the beauty of our journey.  The Berkshire holiday spirit has been amplified by recent snowfall.  Holiday… Read More...

Ice Skating

“Hearts shall dance once again; when canvas of ice is painted with the brush of skates.” -Shah Asad Rizvi One of the most serene images of winter is that of a figure skater gliding across a pond, with seemingly effortless… Read More...

Cut-Your-Own Tree

Evergreens are associated with everlasting life due to its hearty endurance throughout the toughest of weather. Decorating our homes with boughs of pine, spruce, and fir during the holidays embraces the vibrancy of the evergreen and captures its spiritual strength… Read More...

Holiday Shindy 2017

“You can’t buy love, but you can buy handmade and that’s kind of the same thing.” -Anonymous In the heart of Pittsfield, the largest city in Berkshire County, MA, lays the unique space that is the Shire City Read More...

Holiday Shopping at Norfolk Night: Dec. 7th 4pm-8pm

Norfolk Night on Thursday, December 7th. Held from 4pm-8pm, Norfolk Night invites you to do your Holiday shopping locally, and enjoy dining specials at any of the town’s three fantastic restaurants. The tiny town of Norfolk sits along… Read More...

Sinterklaas Festival Day

“Sinterklaas Rhinebeck is everything you want in a village holiday celebration.” -Huffington Post Travel Since 2008, the first Saturday of December has seen the village of Rhinebeck, NY transformed into the wonder that is the Sinterklass Festival Day, a… Read More...

A Rudimentary Thanksgiving

“It is in a home and with a family that values are acquired, traditions are fostered, and commitments to others are established. There are no adequate substitutes for home and family.” – James E. Faust Each year our family rejoices… Read More...