A native New Yorker's experience of football with her Alabama family
The farm - or perhaps more appropriately the hunting lodge - owned by my great uncle Joe is on the edge of a 250-acre property of green wooded lands and fields of corn he plants to attract deer. The house itself is made of big Around the chimney ...
November 25, 2015
Contemporary surprise within 19th-century house on Newtown holiday tour
The Bayfords reconfigured an interior doorway, opening a line of sight to a wall of windows that overlook the back yard. They uncovered a back staircase that had been walled up, possibly in the 1980s, and refinished the wood floors. A new, large ...
November 27, 2015
Our favorite gifts for the home
Double-wall fabrication keeps drinks cool for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours. So, Bunny Williams's Wood Bowl With Silver Base won't be just another bowl; it will be a pretty excuse to try a new salad recipe, maybe one you include with a foodie bottle ...
November 20, 2015
Made in Detroit
They can look for guidance to the Heidelberg Project, which is both a unique institution and part of a larger Detroit tradition, that of men and women transforming the built environment as a kind of personal and civic expression. As Heidelberg's Guyton ...
November 19, 2015
Family Travel: 24 Hours in Baltimore
Rooms are modern but softened with wood floors, a Baltimore city decal mural that spans an entire wall and a clock made from a rustic wood slab. Downstairs is more Paddle the Chessie, a large green dragon paddleboat that holds four people. Or book ...
November 18, 2015
Best Travel Stories From Our Readers
The Nieuw Amsterdam has a little something for everybody on its 11 decks — two pool areas, a large showroom for nightly entertainment, a spa, casino, observation lounges, specialty classes and lectures throughout the day, even little quiet areas where ...
November 18, 2015
Gilchrist: Home & Away wants to be so much more than just another sports bar
One wall is covered in 50 vintage skateboards and a mix of vintage and contemporary sports paraphernalia, from an old time clock to new Skeeball and Pop-a-Shot games, fills the room. changes in toppings, Japa curries with pork katsu or fried ...
November 29, 2015
At least a quarter of its passengers are wearing crimson red and white, proud Alabama colors, but there are a couple of stragglers wearing purple and yellow for LSU (Louisiana State University). Decked out in a crimson hat and t-shirt, a young man walking down the aisle to his seat calls out to an older couple sitting in front of me in purple and yellow. From a few seats behind me another man in crimson colors calls out to the man in the aisle, "Roll Tide. He then continues walking to his seat. A few minutes later, another man dressed in crimson enters the aisle from up ahead to find out that his seat is directly in front of the LSU couple. Another burst of laughter and claps continue as he shakes hands with the elderly couple and then takes his seat in front of them. We're finally boarded, and the 23-minute flight to Alabama begins. The farm - or perhaps more appropriately the hunting lodge - owned by my great uncle Joe is on the edge of a 250-acre property of green wooded lands and fields of corn he plants to attract deer. The house itself is made of big beams of wood and sits in the middle of a grassy hill that now has six cars parked on its front lawn. Loud shrills of "ROLL TIDE ROLL" now echo from inside the.
Come summer, the farmers market frequenter in your life can just walk into the back yard to find the fruits of these artful Heirloom Seed Art Packets ($19-$36, www. Skip wrapping this one: Install the Round-and-Round-Swing with Nylon Rope outside and let the kids’ good times swing ($99, www. When the computer, tablet, smartphone and watch all beep in sync all day long, sometimes you just want to go analog. The Moon Beam Clock , first sold in 1952, is ideal for anyone in need of a digital fast ($60, www. Sporty tailgaters and gourmet picnickers alike will love this pack-it-up, store-in-the-car Colorblock Picnic Blanket , large enough to seat four to six people ($36, www. This gift is the ultimate ace in the hole for parents and grandparents who want to preserve family memories. Sign them up for LegacyBox , a service that converts any format of picture or movie — whether 8mm tape or 35mm negatives — into digital files on DVDs that can be copied and shared with all the cousins ($75-$500, www. End the hunt with T he Official Family Fun Bucket List , designed by Pittsburgh-based Romeo Delivers ($18, www. Twenty-five birchwood sticks provide ideas — learn three constellations, volunteer as a family — to check off with the included pencil.
Each Monday, the Napa Valley Register features travel stories in the Connections section. Share your travel adventures with Napa Valley Register readers. Submit stories and photos separately to Features Editor Sasha Paulsen at spaulsen@napanews. For more information, call 707-256-2262. . ABOARD THE NIEUW AMSTERDAM — Ah, alone at last. Won’t I look a little weird, like some sort of a Peeping Tom specializing in twosomes. I’ll be meeting at least one old friend, the ship itself. I’ve sailed on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam twice before and know it well, from the A-Deck crew’s quarters to the 11th-Deck observation and lounge area, crowned with a caged basketball court where I can do a little “one-on-none. But a few days out, I learned there were two recent widows aboard and, according to reliable shipboard gossip, one was cradling an urn. You can eat and drink what you like whenever you want, watch TV when you want and select what ship events you like. On port tours, you will usually have two seats to yourself on the buses, and a table for one, either on shore or at any of the ship’s restaurants, is always.