pick your own

A few years ago, I interviewed a chef and local foods advocate and she told me the most important single thing you can do to instill an understanding for and appreciation of where food comes from, is to harvest food with them. Grow a cherry tomato plant. Go to an orchard to pick apples. It’s […]


Last weekend our friend Jen was looking for some travel advice—she had to go to New Jersey for a family obligation, but she wanted to turn it into a fun getaway also. We talked about the Bungalow (too expensive), and thought about Atlantic City (too casino-y?)…but she found a better option, and I made her write […]


Last year I had the pleasure of going to the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival for the first time. I had heard about it from various yarn loving friends over the years, so when I heard that my dear friend Page and her Purl Soho partner Joelle Hoverson were going (Joelle was doing a book signing for […]


Imagine staying at a working farm, where your kids learn how to make cheese (prepping them for plan B when you flee conventional urban life). . . but also where there is just the right dose of luxury for it to feel like a getaway (read: decent thread count and no crocheted water cooler cozies). […]

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