Category archive: hygge in the berkshies

Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.   – Nora Ephron We have decorated our porch for fall here at Crabtree. I had so much fun picking out this…

Freezing rain Ice and snow Bitter winds Winter woe But in the depths The flowers grow. ~ Joyce Monachina ( my mom) We have been in a cold snap here in the Berkshires.  Today we are preparing for a Nor’easter.  I am tucked in and cozy, with the heat turned up, candles going, soothing music…

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” ~ Oscar Wild It has been an amazing transition into the Autumn Season here in The Berkshires.  Although “they” are saying our fall foliage splendor is delayed and muted, we find some of the colors absolutely awe-inspiring. Perhaps it may be peak by the weekend! Here are…

Our version of Summer Living is to incorporate Hygge in the garden ~ twinkle lights, candles, scents of amazing flowers, a fire in the chiminea, and amazing atmosphere! Hygee may be the term for secrets for happy living in Scandinavian countries, but here in the states we practice some of the same principles, and because…

and I think to myself, what a wonderful world… I have been drinking a bit of turmeric tea lately. I make it a few different ways depending on my mood.  One is called weight loss tea from The Earth Diet: 2-inch piece of ginger- diced, a dash of cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder &…

“In our hurried world too little value is attached to the part of the connoisseur and dilettante.”   ~ Edith Wharton How to survive winter is a topic we love to talk about. It hasn’t been much of winter here lately, until recently. I happen to like winter for the most part, and sometimes –…

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