Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A collection of winter white and sparkling silver and crystal items

Once winter arrives, that's not a reason to stop wearing white.  Today I decided to put together a collection of a few items, priced from $15 on up, that will have you stepping out in winter style.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmastime in Boston MA New England

I wanted to share these photos of Boston during the Christmas season.  They are unedited and out of order, but I wanted to make sure I got them up to enjoy before Christmas arrives, which is in a few days.  

I love this photo.  I just wish I was able to ask all of the car owners to move their cars :-). 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Candied Pecan Recipe from the kitchen of New England Fine Living

Candied Pecan Recipe

1 pound pecan halves
1 egg white
1 teaspoon cold water
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt

   1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. 

   2.Beat egg white with  water until fluffy.

   3. Fold pecans into egg whites until well coated.

   4. Mix cinnamon, sugar and salt together then fold        
        coated pecans into the dry mixture.

Bake on a cookie sheet (with parchment paper) for 1 hour. Serve warm.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Visiting the Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Located on Huntington Avenue - Boston Massachusetts, the Museum of Fine Arts ( mfa boston) is one of the world's most comprehensive art museum that entertains over 1 million visitors a year. 

Sipping Champagne from Simon Pearce Harland glasses

Being served Champagne and wine, in Simon Pearce stemware, was an unexpected treat for us when we arrived at Twin Farms, in Vermont.  I have visited the Simon Pearce showroom and glass blowing studio for years, seen their items in retail stores, and have been to signature events hosted by the company.  Sipping champagne, from their handcrafted pieces of functional art, is always a pleasure.