Author: Sherrie Wilkolaski

Jason Baffa: Wine and Filmmaker

Share: Organic wine is a popular luxury that wine enthusiasts are putting at the top of their shopping lists. One of the things I find most charming about organic wine, is the history behind the vineyard and the winemakers. One such winery I’ve discovered is the Italian family and friend collaboration, ZIOBAFFA. This wine story has it all, including a film connection. Jason Baffa is a film-maker turned wine-maker and just all seems to make sense. He graciously made time for an interview and told me more about what makes ZIOBAFFA, such a unique find. SHERRIE WILKOLASKI: Let’s start...

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Farmbox Direct Reliable Organic Luxury

Share: Going organic may have been your New Year’s resolution, or perhaps you are simply a fan of eating healthy and going local. There is a new in-home delivery service that has made it easy to eat organic and they deliver! Farmbox Direct is a “subscription based service that brings 100% USDA certified organic seasonal, and pesticide-free produce” right to your door. They deliver throughout New England and have plans for expansion. The service was founded by Ashley Tyrner, as an answer to her busy lifestyle in the fashion industry, and a busy mother. She recently sat down with...

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Valentine’s Day Alternative That is Bite-sized…

Share: Gentleman, if you’re searching for something to replace the traditional box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day, bite-size cupcakes are the answer. Specifically, cupcakes from Baked by Melissa, they are scrumptious and adorable. Your special someone will coo over the delectable little nibbles of Heaven that are dressed in holiday pink, red and white. Personally, I’ll take a cupcake over a piece of candy any holiday. I have given Baked by Melissa cupcakes as a gift before, and they are always a hit. I’ll be sending my two favorite Valentine’s some of Melissa’s goodies to let them know I’m...

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The Story Behind Luxury Magazine Designer Benjamin Bennett

Share: Travel can take you places you never dreamed of, and it can bring people into your lives that end up being a part of your daily life, once the excursion is over. While on a foodie trip in Burgundy, France, I met such a person, Benjamin Bennett. We were staying at La Ferm de la Lochere, owned by chef Katherine Frelon. She hosts culinary holidays and we were two of the journalists on this particular trip. We had the occasion to talk about each of the publications we were writing for, and I learned that he was more...

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Homespun Design –A New Horizon for Handcrafted Furniture

Share: In a world of mass production, replicas and standardized products, it can be difficult to find something unique. Homespun Design seeks to counter-act this trend with its handcrafted, American made furniture. Founder, Joe Noonan, combines classic techniques of the past with modern technology of today, to bring distinctive home décor to the masses, with the expectation that it will last for generations. He has partnered with select crafters across the country to ensure the highest quality of work and greatest preservation of the environment. These “makers,” as they are called, source their wood from sustainable logged forests, to...

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