5 High Impact Interior Design Updates

5 High Impact Interior Design Updates

Boring home? You need to incorporate high impact Interior Design. You don’t need a million dollars to have a nice home. We’re not going to take down walls. However, once you make these updates you’ll feel like you did a complete renovation! Paint Paint transforms any room. It’s so simple, yet so many people shy away from color. Do you have to choose a bold high impact color? No. Look at the top photo. It’s subtle but it still makes…

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Zeb’s General Store in New Hampshire

Zeb’s General Store in New Hampshire

Today we’re touring Zeb’s General Store. It’s located on Route 16 in North Conway, New Hampshire. (I said we’d leave Connecticut didn’t I?) From the moment you walk through the door you’re greeted with so many unique items. Whether it’s barbecue sauce, hot sauce or any other sauce. Zeb’s General Store has you covered. There were so many food items on the first floor. There was also a candy counter. Supposedly it’s the longest candy counter in the world. Check…

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Topsmead State Forest Cottage in Litchfield, CT

Topsmead State Forest Cottage in Litchfield, CT

The Topsmead State Forest cottage in Litchfield, Connecticut is the perfect fall destination. It’s the former summer home of Miss Edith Morton Chase. Topsmead History Miss Edith Morton Chase was the daughter of the first president of Chase Brass and Copper in Waterbury, Connecticut. At that time Waterbury was the brass capital of the world. Architect Richard Henry Dana, Jr. designed and build Miss Morton Chase’s English Tudor house. The house is taken straight from the English countryside. It was…

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Fairfield Museum and History Center in Fairfield, CT

Fairfield Museum and History Center in Fairfield, CT

The Fairfield Museum and History Center takes you on an exciting journey way back in time. Travel back to experience what life was like in Connecticut nearly 400 years ago. What type of people lived in the area we now call Fairfield County? How did the choices they made get us to where we are today? Let’s dive right In. Celebrating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past Exhibit There was no Southwestern Connecticut 400 years ago. The area was…

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Antique Shopping at the Stratford Antique Center

Antique Shopping at the Stratford Antique Center

Is looking for antiques your thing? It’s not usually mine. But I got the opportunity to go to the Stratford Antique Center and I decided to check it out. It’s located in Stratford, Connecticut. I was expecting lots of things found in people’s attics. Instead, I found lots of classic pieces I can really see being used in Interior Design. Keep reading to see what I found. There are little cubicles for each vendor to sell their own items. Items…

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Brewery Tour at Two Roads in Stratford, CT

Brewery Tour at Two Roads in Stratford, CT

We’re continuing to check out local spots and this brewery is up next. I visited Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, Connecticut and took a self-guided tour. Two buildings make up the brewery. There’s the first building that is the original building. Area Two-Experimental Brewing is housed in the second one. That is their experimental lab. It’s where they make small batches and do product development, creating one-of-a-kind brews. Both buildings have tasting rooms. Area Two We started off in…

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Strolling Around Walnut Beach in Milford, CT

Strolling Around Walnut Beach in Milford, CT

One of my favorite local beaches is Walnut Beach in Milford, Connecticut. Lots of people complain about the beaches in the Northeast. While they’re not the same as beaches in the South or in the Caribbean, they are not that bad. So that’s where I was last weekend. There are lots of little houses and shops that have sprung up recently in this area of Milford. This means there are things to do even if you’re not going to the…

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Exciting Amtrak Revamp on Long Distance Routes

Exciting Amtrak Revamp on Long Distance Routes

Exciting news from Amtrak! Traveling on trains is coming back in style. In South Korea I rode their bullet train. Do I ride long distance trains in the U.S.? Not so much. It’s been a really long time. The trains here are pretty lack-luster. That’s changing! Amtrak is overhauling their onboard experience. Amtrak is pouring in millions of dollars into a multi-year improvement project. The improvements are all about the customer experience. Expect upgrades on trains serving long distance overnight…

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Graphic Design Inspiration-Top 5 Best Websites

Graphic Design Inspiration-Top 5 Best Websites

Searching for Graphic Design inspiration? The shear volume of design sites is mind boggling. It’s also very overwhelming. Keep reading for just a few sites I recommend. These are perfect for when you have an important project and feel unmotivated and uninspired. Save this post to keep it handy. The Inspiration Grid Looking for “the best compositions combining typography, graphic elements, and page layout techniques”? Look no further. Search for Vehicle Design and other topics a lot of Graphic Design…

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SWISS Premium Economy on Long Haul Flights

SWISS Premium Economy on Long Haul Flights

SWISS is now offering Premium Economy. This new Premium Economy Class cabin will gradually be installed on all 12 of SWISS’s long-haul Boeing 777-300ERs. It’s bookable as of last week. Let’s see what’s included! [Side note: I took SWISS on my first transatlantic flight to Europe.] Premium Economy Cabin What separates this new class from regular SWISS Economy? Each seat has a personal reading lamp and its own USB connection. Completing the seats are adjustable headrests and a double arm…

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