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Clarke debuts its Hydroponic Container Farm
Posted May 7 at 10:26 AM in News by Kendra Keelan
Exemplifying kitchen industry innovation yet again, Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero/Wolf/Cove Showroom and Test Kitchen, has invested in a 40-foot self-contained hydroponic farm outside of its Milford, Mass. location and celebrates its debut harvest today. The container farm, a corrugated shipping container in which farmer Francesca Mazzilli has been planting and cultivating crops for the...
Imperial Danby marble kitchen counter by Onyx Marble & Granite
Posted May 6 at 1:01 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
“When it comes to choosing kitchen and bathroom countertops, TV’s home improvement shows would have you believe that granite is the only option,” says President Jose Moraes of Onyx Marble & Granite. Not so. Hearty quartz is also a popular choice, and luxurious marble, with its timeless look of beauty, has also had a recent renaissance. Which stone is for you? The professionals at Onyx Marble...
Mint Julep Recipe by Boston Bar
Posted May 4 at 3:39 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Happy Derby Day! Sip like you're at Churchill Downs with this delicious mint julep recipe courtesy of The Backroom at Moody’s in Waltham.  The mint julep, the Kentucky Derby's beverage of choice, has been associated with the “Run for the Roses” for nearly a century, and, each year, during Derby Weekend, nearly 120,000 of the spiked quencher are served. It appears the mint julep may actually have...
Bulfinch Award-winning Sanctuary by Eric Inman Daum Architect
Posted May 3 at 1:36 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
Last Saturday, the recipients of the 2019 Bulfinch Awards were recognized and feted at the Harvard Club by the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architectural & Art. While firms around the United States vie for this prestigious award, the Boston area was well represented in this distinguished winner’s circle. "New Concord Farmhouse" by Patrick Ahearn Architect; photo by Greg...
Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour
Posted May 1 at 10:41 AM in Events by Kendra Keelan
Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club has just the plan for Saturday afternoon: their 20thAnnual Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour May 4. Six elegant Wellesley homes open their doors to the public to reveal designs and features that are reflective of the functionality and practicality needed for young families today. Stroll through a 1915 Tudor, classic 2014 Colonial, and a 1905 Craftsman with a new...
ARTEFACT's new store in Boston's South End
Posted Apr 30 at 6:58 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
ARTEFACT Home | Garden, the beloved Belmont store, is celebrating the grand opening of a second outpost—a Verellen boutique—on Washington Street in the South End. As the area is quickly becoming a hotbed for home design, owners Maureen and Sue Walsh have taken the leap—and the commute—to bring the distinguished Verellen upholstery brand as well as a highly curated array of their exquisite, often...
A historic renovation with a French flourish by Patrick Ahearn Architect
Posted Apr 29 at 4:24 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
In order to write the next chapter for an Italianate farmhouse, with roots embedded generations deep in Belmont’s farming history, Patrick Ahearn Architect had to first work backwards. His firm, which is renowned for steeping new builds and restorations alike within a historic vernacular, had to deconstruct and remove some wayward, quick-sell renovations done in the 1990s before they could...
Newton Kitchens & Design new showroom space
Posted Apr 26 at 12:30 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
Pierre and Tricia Matta of Newton Kitchens & Design were looking to start fresh when their lease was up, and their new 6500-square-foot space on Wexford Street in Needham provided a blank canvas. The move allowed the family-owned business to undertake a complete gut renovation and conceptualize (in a mere 16 weeks!) an artful new home with plenty of room for their custom and cutting-edge...
Nantucket Daffodil Festival
Posted Apr 24 at 1:13 PM in Events by Kendra Keelan
Nantucket Island is in full bloom this weekend with the 45th Annual Chamber Daffodil Festival, April 26-28, presented by Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines. It is BDG’s pleasure to be a media sponsor for this joyous ritual welcoming springtime on the enchanted isle.  Nantucket Chamber of Commerce’s signature event promises a weekend full of spirited, quirky and fun events—from festival mainstays to...
Vedana care unit by BainUltra
Posted Apr 23 at 3:19 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Splash, Newton’s state-of-the-art kitchen and bath showroom, features a unique—and luxurious—way to transform your bathroom into a nexus of relaxation, health and bliss. BainUltra’s Vedana care unit unites spa technologies with therapeutic techniques to elevate daily personal care rituals and improve one’s physical and mental well-being. Created for use in the shower, Vedana combines five...

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