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Soil My Undies – use this gardening trick

“Eeeww! Soil a pair of men’s underwear?” Some of Bedford’s Rusticus Garden Club members recoiled in disgust at the suggestion by Karen Simons, their co-chair of conservation. The “Soil My Undies” initiative to bury men’s underwear is one way for gardeners to see if their soil contains the beneficial micro-organisms that decompose organic material and [...]read moreSoil My Undies – use this gardening trick

Using creativity to keep fallen trees out of landfills

Keeping fallen trees out of landfills

“Standing dead and fallen trees are an undervalued asset in our communities,” says Pound Ridge native Eli Arnow, who co-founded Epilogue Woods with Matt Rohrs. “The name of the company came from our goal of wanting to continue the stories of these old and beautiful trees, to provide an epilogue to their life and history.” [...]read moreUsing creativity to keep fallen trees out of landfills

Fashion Designer Joseph Abboud & Daughter Ari tackle a house

Joseph Abbound & Daughter Ari

It’s not as if Joseph Abboud was looking for a new professional challenge. After all, in addition to designing two menswear collections each year, this award-winning creative director was also overseeing both his Madison Avenue store and full-scale, seasonal fashion shows. But then his daughter Ari mentioned that she was interested in flipping a house. [...]read moreFashion Designer Joseph Abboud & Daughter Ari tackle a house

Bedford Magazine Readers Choice Awards 2019

For our first annual Readers Choice Awards, we went to the source—our devoted readers—to find out the best of Bedford, and the survey results are now in! Check out the winners here—over 100 great places to go, eat, and shop plus experts on everything from architecture to eyelashes and driving to dermatology. Have a suggestion [...]read moreBedford Magazine Readers Choice Awards 2019

2018 Independent Schools Guide––CT, NY, MA

Below is a list of all the schools in the area. It includes public, private, all girls, all boys and special needs designations on the listing. Apple Blossom School & Family Center Wilton, CT Nursery – K, 203-493-4003, appleblossomschool.org Apple Blossom offers formal parent/child programs based on the Waldorf method of education, which seeks to [...]read more2018 Independent Schools Guide––CT, NY, MA

Therapy in the Dirt: Why gardening is a psychological upper

Feeling cooped up? Cabin feverish? Climbing the walls? You are so not alone. The days may be lengthening, but frigid weather still puts the kibosh on romping in the borders; average lows this time of year hover around 32 degrees, and it’s possible that a blizzard could dump a foot or more of the white [...]read moreTherapy in the Dirt: Why gardening is a psychological upper

Thugs: Invasive plants and how to stop them

Invasive plants

There was a time when I could look out and gaze adoringly at the perky purple flowers of ajuga, a spring-blooming ground cover, gaily romping across the lawn. Myrtle (aka vinca), another ground-covering charmer, would exude pale blue-purple blossoms—hence the nickname “periwinkle”—to my delight. But that was before I got wise to the wiles of [...]read moreThugs: Invasive plants and how to stop them

The Property Brothers in South Salem – See the Make Over

Suzanne and Kevin Vining had been avid fans of HGTV’s “Property Brothers” for years when a new professional opportunity for Kevin required the couple and their two daughters to relocate from suburban Albany to Westchester. Just as they put their sprawling upstate home on the market and secured a temporary rental in South Salem, they [...]read moreThe Property Brothers in South Salem – See the Make Over

Belle of Pound Ridge: The legendary Tallulah Bankhead was the talk of the town

To everyone in the free world, she was simply called Tallulah. The voice was unmistakable, steeped in bourbon with notes of cello and a smoky, gravel finish; the laugh, a rollicking contagion of cannonball fire. Her remarkable beauty, framed by a cascading golden mane was captured by glittering notables from yesteryear such as Cecil Beaton [...]read moreBelle of Pound Ridge: The legendary Tallulah Bankhead was the talk of the town

Clive Davis Puts his Name on it: The legend brings his passion for the arts to Bedford

IN RECENT YEARS, legendary music man Clive Davis has kept his finger firmly on the undulating pulse of the music industry as chief creative officer for Sony Music Entertainment while also enjoying the success of his best-selling autobiography The Soundtrack of My Life. After the 551-page life story spent three months atop the New York [...]read moreClive Davis Puts his Name on it: The legend brings his passion for the arts to Bedford

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