Byline: By VALERIE REISS

For years, an especially idyllic stretch of the Mill River by Leeds was relatively unpopulated, a paradise in which you could skinny-dip and...

Late fall is not exactly high real estate season. It’s mostly high “snuggle in and wait for the holidays and snow to pass” season. And yet...

How to ‘wild’ your lawn

9/20/19

If you’d like to mow less and create animal habitat more, then consider these possibilities.1. Go meadow. First, make sure that you’re allowed to...

Does your lawn want to be a meadow?

9/20/19

When Cat Thomson and Steve McDonough moved onto their ¾-acre lot in Leeds, the landscaping consisted of dirt, dirt, and more dirt.“It was a blank...

Last month when I started this feature, I talked about my love for homes, renovating, real estate, and architecture. Though I’m firmly committed to...

This is not your mother’s wallpaper

6/28/19

If you’re looking for a dose of happy, just open the door to Workroom Design Studio, a new interior design studio in Florence. If the wallpaper...

For much of the year in New England, feet hibernate. For many slow, cold months, we mummy them with warm socks and rugged boots, only sliding them...

In recent years, the Autumn Inn on Elm Street, a Northampton visitor staple since it opened in 1967, had started to look its age. Online reviewers...

Hair is a big deal. We wear it every day, it’s one of the first things people notice about us, and though it doesn’t have a voice, it still manages...

When Nerissa Nields first walked into a yellow Victorian house for sale in Northampton in 2003, she instantly knew — both that she loved it and...

The cul-de-sac iconoclasts

10/5/18

​​​​​​We did not think we were cul-de-sac people. I’m a born and bred New Yorker — a Brooklynite who spent a childhood in ‘70s and ‘80s Manhattan...



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