Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


If you haven’t checked out RuralIntelligence.com, please do. I know I’m cutting-and-pasting here, but I couldn’t say it better myself: RuralIntelligence.com was created for folks “who routinely do business and seek recreation and entertainment in four counties—Berkshire, Columbia, northern Dutchess and northern Litchfield—that are spread over three states,” an area  ”not well-served by mainstream media.”  The talent behind this site, Marilyn Bethany and Dan Shaw, “have taken their combined forty years of experience in print journalism [New York Times & New York magazine! - my exclamation point] with the technology of the day to create this Rural Intelligence, which treats this uniquely sophisticated region as one big neighborhood.” It is an incredibly insightful and sophisticated resource, totally lacking in snobbery! We’re honored that Dan wrote about our Get-a-Waypoint package! Follow this link to read what he said – and make your reservation soon, as there is limited space for this package!


Monday, December 21, 2009

Ringing in the New Year

If you’re thinking of getting away to ring in the New Year, we still have availability – AND, our friends over at Mezze just sent us this totally tempting prix fixe menu for New Year’s Eve. Lobster Ceviche with spicy popcorn, yuzu, mint + avocado; Egg & Toast featuring a five-minute farm egg, brioche toast, local veal sausage + mornay sauce; Steamed Striped Bass with carrot puree, apple + radish salad; and Northeast Family Farm Roasted Ribeye with celeriac pave + roasted bone marrow; topped off with a Meyer Lemon + Chocolate Tart for dessert! Mezze is serving their special New Year’s menu from 5 to 9 pm for $58 per person. Please call us to reserve a getaway for New Year’s and we’ll call Mezze to reserve a table for you!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Continuing Education

Although I’m well beyond my school years, I still enjoy a Back-to-School feeling every September – changing my closet over to warmer garb, waking up to crisp and invigorating autumn air, watching kids parade to the bus stop each morning… but most of all, I enjoy the anticipation of digging into something new – whether it’s a new book, band or knitting pattern, it doesn’t matter. Living near several fine academic institutions, if I feel like actually getting into a lecture hall without committing to an entire semester, I can… Williams College, for example, has a number of lectures and events, many free, for those wishing to add a little academia to their lives. Curious about Race in Castro’s Cuba? Want to hear about the future of art history? The events range from lectures to master dance classes to performances and so much more – follow this link for info.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tying Knots

Yesterday, I had such fun uploading a new gallery of wedding images to this website. I couldn’t help but smile as I edited the photos for inclusion in the gallery – the sheer joy of these folks is palpable! While admiring the skill of the photographers, Jen Huang’s in particular, I noticed how each couple created an event that was uniquely and artfully their own.  Surrounded by an intimate group of family and friends, one couple chose to wed in our woodland garden amid the warm glow of lights emanating from the gazebo – followed by a gathering around our bonfire pit. Another used Porches’ porches, rowhouse architecture and colorful clapboards as the staging for a stylish set of pre-wedding images, followed by a magical ceremony and dinner at MASS MoCA. Keep us in mind if you’d like to celebrate your love in a place where there are limitless possibilities for creating an unforgettable event. Makes me want to get married all over again…