July 16, 2013
The Grand Opening party for The Savvy Hen in Boulder, Colorado was fabulous. The store was constantly swarmed with people, kids were dancing to the bluegrass band, Hen Scratch, and the food was delicious. I could not be more proud of my brother and more importantly my sister-in-law, who is really the vision and mastermind of this all.
The shop and grand opening.
My darling sister-in-law, Melissa.
The chicken coop at their home. Cutest thing I think I have ever seen. Friday night my daughter met the chickens, played with their 8 month old golden retriever puppy and had a dinner of fresh eggs straight from the coop. No need to tell a bedtime story that night. We just relived our amazing day. Boulder is truly one special place.
July 9, 2013
I am so excited to announce the opening of my brother and sister-in-law’s venture, The Savvy Hen! The grand opening party is this Saturday and we are of course packing our cowboy boots and heading to Colorado this weekend.
The Savvy Hen is an urban farm and feed store located right in downtown Boulder, Colorado. Their focus includes chicken feed products, gardening supplies, beekeeping products, and natural body-care products all hand selected by my sister-in-law Melissa. They are also offering beautifully designed builder contracted coops. Their own backyard coop echoes the arts and craft style of their home. It has to be the chicest chicken coop I have ever seen.
Don’t even get me started on the interior. White washed walls, a pink chandelier, baby photos…too much! Makes me want to hang out and play.
On top of all this they even have an in store classroom where they will have seminars on chicken and beekeeping, gardening topics and make-your-own skin care, so if all of this seems overwhelming, they are there to help. I cannot wait to see them and the store in person. Oh and their adorable golden retriever puppy, Mosby, unofficial store mascot. Here is a peek at the store right before opening.
See you soon bro!
April 22, 2013
I could not have had a better image greet me this Sunday morning than a feature on a gorgeous Connecticut garden I photographed for the Boston Globe magazine! Among the craziness of last week I somehow had forgotten it was going to print this weekend. A four page spread of my photographs in the Globe Magazine! Pinch me.
I photographed the gardens last June when they were in their full Spring/Summer glory. To say they are magnificent is the understatement of the year. The creeping honeysuckle, the climbing roses, this garden is truly a little slice of heaven tucked away in Pomfret, Connecticut. The wife tends to the garden herself and the husband designed the home. Dream team indeed. And it is no wonder…they are the parents of my friend and blogger/designer extraordinaire Erin Gates.
Here are the photos the Globe selected and the full article here.
Last but not least their metal chicken “Beyonce” overlooking the home.
May 17, 2011
City living is great, amazing restaurants and shopping at your fingertips, museums, music and cultural events around every corner, but what city and apartment living can often lack is the opportunity to stretch (errrr use…you know what I mean) one’s green thumb. I’ve tried to make do with some window boxes and little terrarium vignettes in an effort to bring the outside into my little city apartment.
Terrarium inspired plantings
Gorgeous bright pink peonies and hydranga
What have you planted for spring and summer?