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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...
Posted Nov 13 at 4:21 PM in News by Kathleen Parente
The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) recently hosted the Annual PRISM Gala and unveiled the winners of the much anticipated 2018 PRISM Awards. These coveted awards recognize the finest projects and outstanding achievements of builders, developers, project owners, architects, land planners, marketing/advertising firms, interior designers, remodelers and other...
Roger Pelissier, portrait photographer in Wellesley
Posted Nov 8 at 9:13 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
In a day and age filled with amateur photographers where everyone has an iPhone, we felt compelled to highlight the talent of Roger Pelissier of Roger Pelissier Portrait Photography in Wellesley, Mass. We’ve been spending a great deal of time with Roger of late as we work toward an exciting upcoming project, and have been struck by his affable manner and knack for capturing great shots. We’ve...
Winter prep for new plantings
Posted Nov 7 at 9:00 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
With all the rain we’ve been having lately, it’s hard to believe that we’re talking about how to keep moisture in your evergreens and shrubs over the winter (somebody please tell Mother Nature that it’s April showers), but indeed we are. We asked Erik J. Bednarek of EJB Designs, LLC—who has over two decades of expertise, including managing the landscape and sites of public parks and communities...

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