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Clarkes Corporate Executive Chef
Posted Dec 16 at 4:29 AM in Lifestyle by Kathleen Parente
Clarke’s Executive Corporate Chef John Craig dishes out three simple tips for holiday cooking and entertaining. 1. Plan the menu a week in advance, and select only the best ingredients (ie Yukon Gold potatoes).2. Offer a variety of options, and invite others to bring a dish to lighten your load as host.3. Don't stray too far from traditional dishes (think roasted carrots and mashed potatoes!),...
Modern kitchen design by LDa Architecture & Interiors
Posted Dec 14 at 2:14 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
From candy apple to carnelian, the color red wears many faces. It can be festive, elegant, warm, saucy, passionate, vital and timeless. It’s both a power color and a period piece (and everything in between!), and as at home in traditional Victorian brownstones as it is in high-wattage modern condominiums. We can’t get enough of the versatile shade any time of year, enjoy a few of our favorite...
Posted Dec 12 at 12:36 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
The holidays are fast approaching, are you ready? From the art aficionado and hostess on your list to the golf or wine enthusiast, we've amassed 12 inspired gift ideas to help you wrap up your shopping. 1. Marilyn Pop art darling Marilyn Monroe finds new expression at Renjeau Galleries, with Craig Alan's mixed media on canvas. Framed 27x27, $4500. www.renjeau.com2. Antique Golf Club Bottle...
Holiday Trunk Show at Artefact
Posted Dec 7 at 3:20 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Looking for unique gift ideas? Artefact Home | Garden, a purveyor of curated decorative home accessories and furnishings, is holding its 4th annual Holiday Trunk Show Dec. 8, 11am-5pm. Mingle with the artisans and shop their inspired wares including: Jewelry by Hannah Blount Jewelry Bags and felted wool by Mulxiply Scarves, clothing, and trays by PilgrimWaters Reusable gift wrap by Rapt...
Front doors dressed for the holidays
Posted Dec 5 at 8:29 PM in Lifestyle by Kathleen Parente
Deck the halls, the foyer and the front doors! When it comes to holiday decorating, starting outside the home can set a joyful tone for all your visitors. From warm lights and gorgeous garlands, to wreaths and planters adorned with fresh elements and seasonal fruit, a Blade of Grass is spreading holiday magic with elegant front door decor. Here's a glimpse at just a few of their works of art...
winter window box
Posted Dec 1 at 12:36 PM in Lifestyle by Kathleen Parente
  Gorgeous greenery and natural elements arranged in window boxes and urns greet guests with a merry impression. The landscape team at R.P Marzilli shows off holiday containers gussied up with holly, spruce and pine cones that provide a warm winter welcome all season long.     Winter greens, magnolia leaves and dried pomegranates fill this stunning urn      Lush layers of greenery and pops of...
Alluring Dining Room Table Design
Posted Nov 22 at 8:19 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
It's the time of year when people have taken planes, trains and automobiles for the opportunity to gather around the tables of family and friends and share a delicious meal and bright conversation. These days, it seems harder to stop the breakneck speed of the daily race to just be. This is one of the reasons we love Thanksgiving. It's a time of gratitude, of course, but it also seems to come...
The Leo Project, new Resource Center in Kenya
Posted Nov 21 at 2:50 PM in Events by Melanie Perillo
As the season of giving is now here, I felt compelled to spread the word about an important new initiative: The Leo Project. A few weeks back, I met an extraordinary young woman, Jessica Danforth. I learned that Jessica is honoring another extraordinary woman—Caitlin O’Hara—with the launch of a Resource Center now breaking ground and entering construction in Nanyuki, Kenya. When Caitlin passed...
Posted Nov 20 at 4:35 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
We recently met Executive Corporate Chef John Craig of Clarke at the 7 Tide Showroom in the Seaport, where he whipped up a holiday feast on Wolf’s professional grade (and time-saving!) appliances. We are certainly thankful for the following recipes and wanted to share…. Herb-roasted Cornish Game Hens, prepared in the Wolf M-Oven 4 Cornish game hens Salt & pepper to taste 1 tablespoon...
BDG Publisher's Renovation Project
Posted Nov 19 at 4:37 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Let there be light! Pella Windows & Doors has made a special delivery to BDG Publisher Melanie Perillo’s house, and we’re happy to report that the “house she’s adding to her addition,” ahem, is now blessed with floor to ceiling windows and lots of natural light. In all seriousness, her new kitchen renovation is really shaping up— and in short time—and it’s exciting to see the black-framed...

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