Posts Tagged“Kent”

Lora thinks it’s a bit ludicrous that I come from Scotland (birthplace of golf) and have never, ever golfed. I’ve played miniature golf….so no, no experience whatsoever.

In an effort to encourage me to check it out (she really wants a female golfing friend) she partnered us up with a very cool women’s golf clothing company, Sport Haley and arranged a shoot at the unbelievably gorgeous Bull’s Bridge Golf Club.

With a couple of days scheduled doing all the fashionista things of our dreams at NYFW, we asked Bartley Johnstone, stylist and owner of B. Johnstone in Kent, to help us come up with an amazing outfit for one of the days!

We asked Bartley to please kick us out of our comfort “go-to” zones, and help us put together an outfit that would scream “street style!”

We know it’s still trés hot outside, but fall sweater weather is a comin’! We teamed up with Wooden Ships by Paola Buendia to show off some of our favorites from their autumn/winter ’16 collection. Wooden Ships is a super eco-friendly, socially conscious, cool company based in NYC, and they make the snuggliest sweaters ever!

Terston, located in Kent, is another excellent Litchfield County store. Filled with home accents, gifts, and most importantly (in our opinions) apparel; we pretty much love everything they carry. I think we may have said “Oooh, that’s nice,” or “Ooh, that’s gorge” at least 20 times. Geraldine Woodruff, owner, and our stylist for the morning didn’t seem to mind, though. Check out our Terston summer styles here, then check out the rest of the store, and our chat with Geraldine (a fellow ex-pat from Scotland) down there. ↓

Last year we attended the Housatonic Valley Association Benefit Auction and witnessed a gymnasium full of passionate people raise thousands of dollars for the HVA – aiding the continuation of its important work; protecting land and water throughout the 83 towns in the tri-state Housatonic River Valley. The HVA also provides education and training programs to our schools and community on conservation awareness. And, among the countless other things the HVA does, they produce this awesome Paddling Guide to the Housatonic River.

We were honored to be invited to experience a paddle trip adventure organized by the HVA. The Source-to-Sound 10-day paddle trip is led by 3 expert canoe guides. The 149 mile stretch from Muddy Pond, MA, to Shelton, CT, is split into 26 sections with different difficulty rankings, from beginner to expert.  No, we did not do the 10-day excursion (though some we met did) – just section Q – beginner; a 4.2 mile stretch from Kent School to Bulls Bridge, Kent. Having paddled part of this section many times, I could reassure Lora that no, she would not capsize, and no, she would definitely not lose her camera over the side [Lora’s note: I did believe Bev, however I brought my little back up camera instead of the 5D Mark II – a girl’s gotta be safe!]. 

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We think your mom/aunt/granny/fabulous female in your life would love any one of these gifts on our list!

We did the legwork and visited each of these 10 Litchfield County businesses to get the low-down on what they consider is THE perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Check it out, and remember, we always approve of treating thine own self!

Did you know that Ober Gallery in Kent is one of only two galleries in the US specializing in Russian art? Well, you do now. What did we know about Russian art before we walked into Ober Gallery? Nichego! What do we know now? Well, for sure three things…and that’s because we asked gallery founder, Rob Ober, to give us three things about Russian art/culture that we could retain and have handy to drop into conversation. Read on and become enlightened.