guest post last year, put forth a list of great pairs of places to shop and then places to eat afterwards. This is a Newport addition.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
New England Boatworks in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. There was a busy and focused hum yesterday.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
|Reading My Review Copy|
“Before any product or material wears the L.L. Bean label, it first must withstand a heap of abusive treatment in the laboratory and field. Only the strong survive.”
- Jim Gorman, Guaranteed to Last - L.L. Bean's Century of Outfitting America, page 104
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Great rest stops and welcome centers are gifts to visitors and invoke sighs of relief from people returning home. They are destinations in themselves. The best examples are not interchangeable - they capture some aspect of the spirit of the place.
One great example is the Vermont Welcome Center on Interstate 91 North. Rather than a numbing food court, the building is spacious, bright, even inspirational. It appropriately showcases Vermont goods and destinations and each time we visit, we do not want to leave.
The most striking feature is the building itself. According to its designer, Vermont Timber Works, the frame is hand hewn native white pine and oak, joined with traditional wooden pegs.
A New Hampshire person will say he or she is "from New England." A Vermont resident will say "from Vermont."
Friday, March 9, 2012
Long timeYankee Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Judson Hale, has written the definitive book on the soul of New England, the delightful Inside New England.
And the magazine is now in good hands with the new editor, Yankee Magazine veteran, Mel Allen. In an era of declining standards on many fronts, Yankee Magazine is still in top form. (Although it did take many a while to get used to the larger format.)
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
It was time for me to buy another pair of Nantucket Reds. While the Men’s pants seem fairly straight forward to buy, I have found the Women’s fit to be a bit trickier.