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Monticello

“Had he been only a philosopher, he would not have endured as he does. Had he been only a legislator, or only a diplomat, or only an inventor, or only an author, or only an educator, or even only a president he would not have endured as he does. He endures because we can see … Read the full article

Founding Fathers And Unlikely Friends | Thomas Jefferson And John Adams

As the 4th of July is here, I figured we would pay tribute to two of our Founding Fathers, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson … and talk a little bit about the architecturally magnificent Monticello which I will address in further detail in another blog. The friendship that these two figureheads developed over the years is captured in … Read the full article

Contemporary Kitchens

In this relentlessly fast-paced world of design and technology, let’s stop, catch our breath for a moment, and take a look at what defines a ‘contemporary’ kitchen today. We now live in the very public, noisy arena of Facebook, Linked-In, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, so it is not surprising that, in the private sector, we … Read the full article

The Best Home Coffee Brewers

Our addiction to caffeine is only exceeded by our dependence on coffee makers. For many of us we started our fickle habit with the simple percolator and soon moved on to the hour-glass shaped Chemex, then to French presses, eventually graduating to the age-of-convenience Keurig or the Nepresso. Now there’s a new brew of high-end, … Read the full article

Willingham Antiques & Interiors

  The Strickland Road Historic District is a cozy residential area tucked away in Cos Cob. Not long after The Battle of Strickland Plains in 1644, this winding path became known as Strickland Road. Though much has changed since, the beautiful village highway remains true to its history, thanks to the efforts of residents in … Read the full article