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    • If you could create your ideal neighborhood, what would it look like? What kinds of people would you choose to live amongst? What businesses would you want nearby? What ideals would you value? Engineer-turned-restaurateur Joseph E. Johnston dared to ask these questions, and the result is Agritopia, a planned community located in Gilbert, AZ, about…

    • Across the country, fashion entrepreneurs are bringing a timeless style to their men’s neckwear products. Many of these forward-thinking designers are looking to the past – by sourcing heritage and vintage materials or finding inspiration in decades-old styles. Ties are a classic holiday gift, so select the perfect one from these quality shops. Sourced from…

    • Who among us hasn’t thought, “wouldn’t it be great to get away from it all, open a little hotel somewhere and live the dream?” These three teams of unlikely innkeepers took the plunge. Each group varies in their backgrounds, locales and motivations, but they share a genuine sense of hospitality, and an undeniable love for…

    • A Sense of Place Nestled in the rolling hills of Plymouth, Vermont is the hamlet of Plymouth Notch, birthplace and homestead of Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States. In this rural setting is one of the country’s oldest cheese enterprises, Plymouth Artisan Cheese. Started 124 years ago in 1890 by John Coolidge, father…

    • FreshPaper is an innovative new product: a paper infused with edible, organic botanical extracts that help keep fruit and vegetables 2-4 times longer. The organic ingredients inhibit bacterial and fungal growth, also curtailing the enzymes that cause over-ripening. Originally envisioned for use in the developing world, FreshPaper has gained a direct-to-consumer following in the United…

    • “Over the last decade, Vermont’s lawmakers, businesses, farmers, and schools have done more to re-localize its food system than any other state, bar none. – Steve Holt, Civil Eats” Read About It At Civil Eats.

    • Home & Garden

      New Growth: the Best in Organic Seeds

      Written by with no comments on May 7, 2015

      With an increasing cultural awareness and understanding of topics like sustainability, organic growing, and clean eating, the demand for organic seeds has blossomed over the last few decades. Subsequently, garden supply and seed companies have begun to sprout up all over the country (pardon the pun!). Yet in the midst of the booming organic seed…

    • Home & Garden

      The Revival of Letterpress Printing

      Written by with no comments on Apr 22, 2015

      In recent years, letterpress printing – a relief printing technique that uses movable wood or metal type – has seen a revival. Letterpress printing typically involves setting and inking the type and pressing paper against the letters to create an impression on the paper. The craft also includes other forms of relief printing, including engravings…

    • Travel

      Reinventing the Motor Inn

      Written by with no comments on Apr 9, 2015

      With warmer weather, longer days and plummeting gas prices, now is the perfect time for a road trip. Whether you’re up for nearby weekend getaway or a bona fide cross-country adventure, enhance your journey by staying at independent, boutique accommodations along the way. Roadside motor inns first rose to prominence in the 1960’s, when the…

    • Looking for the ultimate travel guitar? The carbon fiber guitar from Alpaca Guitar is an excellent choice for the adventurer. Chris Duncan, the founder and designer of the Alpaca Guitar, was inspired to create the guitar after a year-long, cross country trip with his family in a 40’ converted bus. The instruments brought on that…