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The Art of the Vintage Picnic. Twentieth century foodie, gourmand and all around good cook, James Beard declared that “picnicking is one of the supreme pleasures of outdoor life.”

The Art of the Vintage Picnic

Indeed. No other dining experience seems quite so decadent. The fresh air, the natural setting, the creative food choices, the deliciously idle intentions. Picnics have a wonderful way of engaging all of our senses in such a fantastic way. It’s almost overwhelming. Those first few moments at picnic’s start – when you are dizzy with the view and the weather and the notion of doing nothing but relaxing and reveling in food and friends – is satisfaction enough. On a picnic, the world shines newly bright with details mostly overlooked in the hustle bustle routine of everyday life. This idea of eating outdoors from a basket on a blanket is no trend. Nowadays, anything goes when it comes to picnic style and presentation. Kennebunkport, a Historic New England Seaside Retreat. Andrea McHugh With its captivating coastline and quintessential New England charm, Kennebunkport in southern Maine has long been a summertime playground for travelers far and wide.

Kennebunkport, a Historic New England Seaside Retreat

Quaint buildings dating back to the late 18th and early 19th century add to the town’s Rockwellian charm, most especially in the Kennebunkport Historic District nestled in the village center. Visitors with an appreciation for rich history combined with an eye for authentic early American architecture will especially be drawn to this unique coastal community.

Though Kennebunkport was first incorporated as Cape Porpoise (or Cape Porpus) in 1653, the land was first home to Native Americans. The Best City Guide to Historic Charleston, SC by a Local. 0 George Street 843.817.7900 Zero George is comprised of three restored Charleston residences and two carriage houses.

The Best City Guide to Historic Charleston, SC by a Local

The youngest of the five buildings is 150 years old, the first of which dates back to 1804. The buildings have been restored to perfection to create this boutique hotel which offers fine dining and a cooking school in a historical neighborhood setting. Only two blocks from the harbor, Zero George has bikes at your disposal for meandering purposes. 186 Concord Street 843-722-8100 Fleet Landing is built on the original Cooper River Ferry landing were ferries would transport people and goods from the outer islands into Charleston. Take the morning to explore the rich history of the most famous plantation in Charleston, Boone Hall.

Not to be forgotten is Charleston’s Museum Mile. Aiken Rhett House and National Russell House Confederate Museum The Powder Magazine This 300 year old building exhibits the colonial military history of Charleston in one place. Celebrating Halloween in Salem. Karen Jones is a New York-based freelance writer and journalist who contributes to a wide variety of respected publications including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Bible Study Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine. She writes the Museum Beat column for and the Food for Thought column for AOL/ A skilled interviewer, Karen Jones has engaged a variety of personalities from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, “Miracle on the Hudson” airline pilot Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger and The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, to actresses Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Ellen DeGeneres and best-selling authors Dean Koontz and John Grisham.

A consummate professional she covers arts & entertainment, travel, food, technology, celebrities, industry and business trends plus non-profits and brings her proven brand of expertise to every assignment. Karen Jones is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. The BEST (Inexpensive) Gifts to Bring Home from Paris. The Best Gifts to Bring Back from New York City. Discover: Charleston, North Carolina. The Absolute Best City Guide to Historic Newport, RI - Artisans List. Artisans List is very excited to be a part of Eventbrite’s Fall City Guide representing our home town, Newport, Rhode Island.

The Absolute Best City Guide to Historic Newport, RI - Artisans List

For a detailed map of all of the places here plus so much more, go to our Mapped Pinterest Board! Historic Newport has always been thought of as the playground of old moneyed socialites who were viewed as American Royalty in the Gilded Age. True enough, the mansions that line Bellevue Avenue are jaw-dropping, but there is so much more to Newport than just that. Music festivals, sailing, sporting and cultural events keeps this all year round community in constant motion. The Best City Guide to Historic Charleston, SC by a Local - Artisans List.

5 Great New England Community Work Shops. Archi-Trouve ... Traveling to Discover Historical Architecture - Artisans List. Have you always wanted to ski New England and stay at a classic vintage ski lodge - log cabins, fireplaces and good hearty food? If you think there are no old fashioned ski lodges out there, think again.

Have you always wanted to ski New England and stay at a classic vintage ski lodge - log cabins, fireplaces and good hearty food?

From luxury to super rustic, here are four traditional ski lodge experiences that you might want to investigate for your winter vacations this year. Don’t wait too long because it is going to be a snowy winter and you don’t want to miss out on all of the fine skiing coming to New England this year! Skiing: Cross Country & The Olympic, White Face Mountain Rating: Top of the Line, Relaix and Châteaux Property $$$$ Website: .Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid, NY. Prettiest Beach House Porch.