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The Magic of Nicole Zuraitis
March 2017

She may have once been a promising high school soccer player, but the minute you hear her voice you know she was born to sing. Listening to Nicole Zuraitis transports you ... read more»

Organic Herb Gardens
March 2017

Spring has been reluctant this year, with March colder and snowier than December and January. But hope springs eternal and it will arrive—and eventually stay longer than two days at a ... read more»

Spaghetti Al Limone
March 2017

Being a Manhattan-based millennial, I am often faced with a decision when developing a pasta-based recipe: Do I want to use a box of Barilla, or do I wanted to pull out my ... read more»

Lake House
March 2017

This waterfront house has the charm and originality of the early homes on Lake Waramaug. The Adirondack “cottage”, built in1890, has a gracious front porch running the length of the house ... read more»

Happening this Week
March 2017

LEADING LADIES: 300 YEARS OF CONNECTICUT’S REMARKABLE WOMEN March 29th, Wednesday 2-3PM An interactive multi-media program sponsored by the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame, this lecture will illuminate and inform attendees ... read more»

Lance Middlebrook
March 2017

Some of us are born with an internal gyroscope. We seem to emerge from the womb knowing what we will be and where we will go. But for most of us, ... read more»

Russian Apple Pie
March 2017

It’s wonderful having friends with a rich heritage. Years ago, when a friend and former co-worker of mine started dating a wonderful Kazakh gal, I suddenly started noting how the food ... read more»

Tribal Justice
March 2017

In 2011 Salisbury’s Anne Makepeace turned her lens on the Wampanoag tribe in Massachusetts, exploring their efforts to recover their heritage through the restoration of their language. That documentary, We Still ... read more»

Italianate Mansion
March 2017

Quiet, serene and beautiful, "a retreat or a place for magnificent entertaining". This is one of a kind custom home built by the current owners and lovingly maintained. The foyer opens ... read more»

Happening this Week
March 2017

PREHISTORIC PUPPETRY: DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE March 23rd, Thursday 10AM Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live is an informative, interactive and incredibly entertaining journey through prehistoric Australia. Designed with the help of paleontologists and ... read more»

Happening this Week
March 2017

BREATH OF LIFE: PRIMORDIAL BREATHWORK & CEREMONIAL CACAO March 16th, Thursday 6-10PM Cynthia Robinson and Roman Hanis have created a multi-sensory/multi-dimensional workshop merging two traditional methods of breathwork from the Amazon ... read more»

Rocky Mountain Style
March 2017

Fabulous western mountain styled home translated to the hills of Connecticut. Sited on nearly twelve acres of woods and meadows, this post and beam was crafted from trees grown and felled ... read more»

A Bit O’ Healthier Corned Beef
March 2017

Of Irish Ancestry - or not - many folks enjoy dining on Corned Beef and Cabbage on St. Paddy’s Day. There’s not a drop of Irish blood in me, but I ... read more»

Supporting Bees
March 2017

Preservation is a major part of any art museum’s mission—both of artistic tradition and the physical well-being of the paintings and sculptures. Now, the Clark Museum is taking its preservation activities ... read more»

Handwriting & The Bully
March 2017

David DeWitt stumbled onto the efficacy of handwriting analysis when he was a young man in the U.S. Army. A member of the Intelligence Corps, he had been asked to substitute ... read more»

Watercress Atop Scrambled Eggs
March 2017

Have you ever tried watercress? If not, you could be in for a real treat. Watercress is a fast-growing aquatic plant, often found growing wild in clumps among the rocks in ... read more»

Hill House
March 2017

A splendid country manor, Hill House is a majestic stone home situated on over eighty completely private acres. This southern Cornwall location has a long driveway leading over a babbling brook ... read more»

Trends toward Green
March 2017

For nearly 14,000 years, man has been tied to the rhythms of the natural world. Neolithic farmers planted wheat, barley, peas, lentils and other crops, while the Chinese domesticated rice, mung, ... read more»

African Blooms
March 2017

There are nearly 100 foreign celebrities included in this year’s Berkshire Botanical Garden's spring exhibition in the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse. "Out of Africa: Discovering African Bulbs Among New England Springtime Favorites" features ... read more»

Happening this Week
March 2017

Offerings that reflect our month celebrating women and a day honoring St. Paddy. Spend your Saturday strolling through Beacon. OUR OTHER BLUE PLANET: EARTH’S DIVERSE FRESH WATER March 10th, Friday 7-8PM Cary ... read more»

Waterfront Luxury
March 2017

The ultimate in waterfront luxury and comfort, this Nantucket Shingle style home on Woodridge Lake is in a class by itself. High end features include hardwood floors, granite countertops, two master ... read more»

Welcome to the Soaps
March 2017

Before there were miniseries and weekly comedy hours, there were soap operas. Those wonderful half-hour segments that came on every day, five days a week and captured the hearts of women ... read more»

Thick as Fog Split Pea Soup
March 2017

As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing that takes the chill out of a winter evening as well as a bowl of classic pea soup. It’s warm and thick, rich and ... read more»

Happening this Week
March 2017

HONORABLE WOMEN: FEMALE JUSTICES OF THE US SUPREME COURT March 1 Wednesday 7-8PM Trish Chambers Productions introduces the audience to the four brilliant and accomplished women who earned their seat in ... read more»

James Taylor Tickets
March 2017

Winter still has 21 days on the calendar, but area residents will have to act quickly to secure entrance to one of summer’s most popular events. Tickets for the July 3rd ... read more»

Red Beans and Rice
February 2017

The traditional Monday night meal in New Orleans is “Red Beans n’ Rice” made with the leftovers from a Sunday ham. I make it often at home - not necessarily on ... read more»

Moss Glen
February 2017

Designed for the Art Collector, Moss Glen is nestled on ten and a half acres with panoramic mountain views and extensive formal gardens. This contemporary classic home was designed for entertaining, ... read more»

Plain Goods
February 2017

In a world of constant, mindless, consumption, Michael DePerno and Andrew Fry, owners of Plain Goods in New Preston, listen to the whisperings of a different muse. They believe in “subtle, ... read more»

A Small Good Thing
February 2017

Happiness can sometimes be elusive. In a land of plenty, many feel disenfranchised and aimless. Relationships can be problematic and careers unfulfilling. So what, then, constitutes happiness? That is the question ... read more»

Happening this Week
February 2017

COMMUNITY HEALING CIRCLE Every last Wednesday of the month The Village Herbalist offers the community an opportunity to join together in a gathering similar to a reiki share. Open to anyone ... read more»

Happening this Week
February 2017

CIVIL DISCOURSE: FOUR FREEDOMS FORUM February 16th, Thursday 5:30-7PM This session of the Museum’s series of four Town Hall-style conversations, inspired by Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings, will explore today’s refugee ... read more»

Cacao Martini
February 2017

Although belated, we think that - for all those chocolate lovers out there - this martini is invaluable and important to add to one's cocktail offerings. When I think of Valentine’s ... read more»

Lightning Tree Farm
February 2017

The dominant property in the midst of Millbrook hunt country, a property of sophistication and grandeur, is more than a home—it is a lifestyle statement. The six hundred and eighteen acres ... read more»

National Drink Wine Day
February 2017

We are ticking off 2017’s holidays. The New Year was seen in with the usual hoopla. Valentine’s Day has left sweet memories and we are on the cusp of President’s Day. ... read more»

In Washington's Footsteps
February 2017

When George Washington was given command of the Continental Army in 1775, he had to write a delicate letter home, telling his wife what he had done. What he had done, ... read more»

Elegant Salisbury Colonial
February 2017

Located conveniently between the villages of Salisbury and Lakeville, this 1865 hillside home has been completely restored for today’s modern living. The kitchen wing with its own wood burning fireplace is ... read more»

Courting Disaster
February 2017

In the modern world we have never been more connected—and in many ways never more alone. The quest for true love is challenged by a changing social landscape—love in the workplace ... read more»

Old Inn on the Green
February 2017

Romance is in the air every February when Valentine’s Day rolls around, but the Old Inn on the Green manages to create a romantic ambiance every day of the year in ... read more»

Happening this Week
February 2017

OENOPHILES ONLY: SUPER TUSCAN WINE DINNER AT ROUGE February 9th, Thursday 6:30PM Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi. Luce della Vite. Villa Sandi. And a limited amount of Ornellaia. These are the exceptional wines ... read more»

Sweet Potato, Yogurt and Walnuts
February 2017

When I am ill, I certainly don’t feel like cooking, but I usually always do. I can only lounge on my couch for so long before I get antsy. I’ve seen ... read more»

Super Bowl Celebrations
February 2017

Super Bowl Sunday is just around the goalpost, so you know what that means. No, not just football, silly. Food, and lots of it. While there are those among us who ... read more»

The Barrington
February 2017

A private residence on historic Main Street with views of Monument Mountain, East Mountain and Main Street. A twenty-eight hundred square foot condominium loft in the unique 'soho style'. New construction ... read more»

Little Cinema
February 2017

Behind the august doors of the popular Berkshire Museum is a hidden treasure, the Little Cinema. In place for more than half a century, the diminutive auditorium offers first-run foreign independent ... read more»

Happening this Week
February 2017

COZY READS FOR COLD NIGHTS: BOOK RECS BY CAMERON BOVE & PATRICIA MOORE February 1, Wednesday 1-2:30PM It is always prudent to have a host of books TBR (To Be Read) ... read more»

Sausages and Lentils
February 2017

One of the most memorable meals I had while traveling in southern France wasn't complex and expensive, but rather a simple plebeian meal that I often recreate at home - sausages ... read more»

Hanq's
January 2017

Kristopher Kelsey gained his experience in entertainment venues across the country—from Las Vegas to Foxwoods—but now the Northwest Connecticut native has brought it all home and launched his own, wildly successful, ... read more»

Waterfront Contemporary
January 2017

Enjoy stunning views of Mudge Pond from this chic and well built contemporary set on over ten private acres on a quiet street. Direct lake access across the street provides great ... read more»

Fashion on the Slopes
January 2017

The history of skiing stretches back some 8,000 years into prehistory. The first known skis were found at a Chinese archaeological site and date from 6,300 years BCE. They are long, ... read more»

The Ultimate Quiche
January 2017

My husband is very opinionated when it comes to quiche. Very opinionated. Whenever we are in a restaurant and see quiche on the menu, I think “there’s a nice light lunch!” ... read more»

Happening this Week
January 2017

SCRUBBING WINTER BLUES: THE GROUNDED GOODWIFE PRESENTS HOMEMADE BEAUTY WORKSHIP January 26, Thursday 7PM Learn how to create two different body scrubs with celebrated herbalist daughter and historian mother duo, Ehris ... read more»

Kale, Tomato & White Bean Soup
January 2017

Though I have little room in my freezer, I still love to cook pots of soup in the winter and freeze the leftovers for a rainy day (or better yet, a snowy ... read more»

Onota Lake Contemporary
January 2017

The Point on Onota Lake is a new lakefront development giving you the rare opportunity to live directly waterfront on one of the Berkshires' very best lakes! This Contemporary shingle-style Lodge ... read more»

Winter Markets
January 2017

The fields lie fallow, no plants bask in the warm summer sun. The days when succulent, farm-fresh vegetables can be had on a whim seem simultaneously far in the past and ... read more»

Cheese Nun
January 2017

A microbial universe is present on the rind of fungal-ripened cheese. It is perhaps not something most of us care to contemplate, but for Mother Noella Marcellino, a Benedictine nun at ... read more»

Happening this Week
January 2017

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: BENEATH THE SURFACE January 18-23, Wednesday thru Monday, All Day Don’t miss your last chance to view Sohn’s water-themed exhibition featuring the photography of John Atchley, Peggy Braun, George ... read more»

Inspired Yogurt
January 2017

Over the years, the Southfield Store, the casual sister restaurant to the five-star Old Inn on the Green, has gained a well-justified reputation for its culinary offerings. Patrons flock to the ... read more»

Butternut Farm
January 2017

Available for the first time in sixty-eight years, Butternut Farm evokes a warm feeling of ‘Old Millbrook’.  This property offers an early 19th Century Colonial style home with three ponds, an ... read more»

Venison Medallions
January 2017

I’m a nose-to-tail sort of gal and certainly enjoy the challenge of cooking off the land. Although we aren’t hunters (or gardeners, for that matter) we are lucky to have many ... read more»

Happening this Week
January 2017

This weekend we celebrate the life and service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many events and Happenings address the social issues, present then and present now. MLK Service Days will ... read more»

A World Without Coffee
January 2017

A world without coffee—what would it be like? There was, indeed, such a time in the Western World, as hard as it is to imagine today. No wake-up cup of Joe ... read more»

Christian Hill
January 2017

A long driveway leads to this four bedroom, four bath home private on fifteen acres with a huge sunny lawn, 20-tree orchard, pastures and woodland trail. The large living room and ... read more»

Happening this Week
January 2017

ADULT STORY TIME: STORY SLAM January 5th, Thursday 7-9PM Fuel will be hosting its second Story Slam -- a la Moth Radio Hour -- live storytelling competition with five minute slots ... read more»

Starting Clean
January 2017

The party is over. The last ornament has been packed away, the tree, shorn of its glory, has been recycled. And the Christmas presents have been squeezed into closets already bulging ... read more»

The Spa at Litchfield Hills
January 2017

Seasonal demands to be merry and bright can eventually leave us looking and feeling dull. The annual anxiety and stress produced by holiday deadlines, uncertain hours and unaccustomed travel have now ... read more»

Rhode Island Clam Chowder
January 2017

New England is famous for its clam chowder and during the chilly winter months we often see it on restaurant menus. The recipe has been around for a long time and ... read more»

Salmon Kill Valley
December 2016

Overlooking the coveted Salmon Kill Valley, this ten acre site has stunning views over mostly protected land. The house is built with craftsmanship and quality. The beautifully landscaped home has views ... read more»

Dutchess Coffee Shop & Roastery
December 2016

When Yvette Naylor moved from the city to Dutchess County, she found herself “a bit disappointed that there wasn’t a good place to have a cup of coffee.” She decided to ... read more»

Gifts for the Sports Fan
December 2016

Everyone has at least one sports fan in his or her family and probably quite a few. So, what to give for the holidays is a question facing millions of Americans ... read more»

Millbrook Farmhouse
December 2016

A 1750’s Farmhouse featured in the New York Times. This Dutchess County gem boasts an architect-designed kitchen, five wood burning fireplaces, a heated gunite pool with fireplace and pergola, a barn ... read more»

Orange Cup Soufflés
December 2016

When the weather is coldest here in the Berkshires, you know it’s the season for citrus fruits. The bright juicy fruits add color and a good dose of Vitamin C to ... read more»

Pizzarelli on Jazz
December 2016

Celebrated jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli is a rarity—a successful New Yorker who has yet to buy a retreat in the Berkshires. But that does not mean he doesn’t spend time here ... read more»

Christmas Bird Walk
December 2016

By now, it is no secret that many birds are being stressed by climate change and habitat reduction. Although a handful of species have done surprisingly well, many Connecticut birds are ... read more»

Bacon-Wrapped Quail
December 2016

You don’t often see quail on menus here in the US, which is unfortunate, because it is one of the tastiest types of poultry and is very quick and easy to ... read more»

Lions' Rock
November 2016

Follow a long winding drive to the top of the hill where Lions' Rock is nestled in the mountainside. This three bedroom contemporary has privacy, views and an open living plan. ... read more»

The Farmer's Wife
November 2016

In the mid-20th century, women, tasked with the never-ending process of converting fresh produce from local fields into a parade of family dinners, eagerly embraced the convenience of commercially prepared frozen ... read more»

Shingled Potatoes
November 2016

No-Hassel Hasselback Shingled Potatoes Sometimes you want to have a dinner party that appears very elegant, but is really low-fuss. Think of this potato recipe like the “little black dress” of ... read more»

Celebrate the Season
November 2016

We hope you enjoy our rundown of holiday events in the region. Just click on the titles and you will link directly to each event site for further information. This is ... read more»

Birdsey Hall
November 2016

Birdsey Hall is one of the finest extant examples of a brick classic Federal Georgian in Litchfield County. Erected circa 1802 the seventy-four acre estate is home to two guesthouses, garages, ... read more»

Holiday Brie
November 2016

Well, the holiday season is upon us, and for most, that means celebrating with family and friends on many occasions, enjoying lots of dinners and parties. Although I’m a very organized ... read more»

Paintings in Song
November 2016

Nine famous illustrations created by Norman Rockwell have been translated into music for the Crescendo Vocal Ensemble and members of the Berkshire Children’s Chorus. They will preview some of the works ... read more»

Berkshire Bach's Messiah Sing
November 2016

GREAT BARRINGTON, MASS.—There is much to be thankful for in this season but for residents of the tristate region one of our greatest gifts is the wealth of musical talent that ... read more»

Silo Ridge
November 2016

The planned Silo Ridge Field Club, an eight hundred acre private, gated community near Millbrook and Amenia NY will be the plus quam perfectum version of Hudson Valley living, as much ... read more»

Green Tomato Gratin
November 2016

Here’s a quick and easy dish that can be made entirely in a cast iron pan. If you don’t have access to any late-season green tomatoes, you can substitute under-ripe heirloom ... read more»

Hip Sophistication
November 2016

Enjoy village life on a spectacular five acre property in hip Housatonic. An eight thousand square foot historic home of exceptional detail is the centerpiece of this peaceful retreat in the ... read more»

Sherman Chamber Ensemble
November 2016

The Christmas season is a time for tradition, when holiday expression is determined by classic rituals. But that does not mean that those classic conventions and the music that accompanies them ... read more»

The Country Place
November 2016

This fabulous estate sits on two hundred forty four acres. The owners created an exceptional expansion and renovation of a 1790’s house, bathed in natural light. Fondly referred to by the ... read more»

A Glimpse Inside...
November 2016

Hidden Valley Inn lives up to its name–it is completely concealed from the main road. A small sign attached to a mailbox points the way up a mile-long driveway. Be prepared: ... read more»

Breton Prune Cake
November 2016

In autumn, desserts tend to be denser and richer with flavors that take the chill out of the cooler nights. This recipe for a Prune Cake is in the style of ... read more»

Shakespeare Fall Festival
November 2016

Summer is traditionally the time for theater in the Berkshires, but the season is not yet over at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox MA. Hundreds of teenagers from ten different high ... read more»

Provisions
November 2016

The White Hart Inn in Salisbury has been dispensing hospitality for more than two centuries, but now it has added a new level to amenities. Provisions, an espresso bar that doubles ... read more»

Beau Vallée
November 2016

'Beau Vallée' is an architecturally significant 1845 Greek Revival home, completely renovated preserving as much of the original as possible. On over ten acres, the house sits majestically on a knoll ... read more»

Garlic Soup
November 2016

Recently, I was fortunate to have taken cooking lessons in Prague, Czech Republic. One of the local specialties we learned to make was Czech Garlic Soup. If you’re a garlic lover, ... read more»

Sylvia Jukes Morris
November 2016

When Sylvia Morris first proposed a biography of Clare Boothe Luce she had no idea it would turn into years of interviewing, following and studying her subject, or that the book ... read more»

Women's Enterprise Initiative
October 2016

Anthea Disney, Deborah Seidel, Maggie Selby and Carole St. Mark had one goal in mind when they created the Women’s Enterprise Initiative: to share their combined business acumen and help potential ... read more»

Sophistication and Style
October 2016

Enjoy the ease and simplicity of this thoughtfully designed home on over ten acres with views of Fisher Pond. The open floor plan and vaulted ceilings bring in natural light throughout. ... read more»

Butternut Squash Soup
October 2016

Autumn just came out of nowhere, both chronologically and atmospherically... I love autumn. It’s my favorite season... I welcome the return of my two favorite sub-seasons of autumn: oven season and ... read more»

Haunted Mill + Monster's Ball
October 2016

There was a time when Halloween was for children. Little ghosts shrouded in worn-out sheets, make-believe buccaneers with shoe-polish beards and fairytale princesses wearing their flower girl gowns were sent out ... read more»

Four Oaks
October 2016

Four Oaks is an elegant country home privately set on over twenty-six acres in the heart of Millbrook Hunt Country. This architecturally designed colonial offers great space for living and entertaining. ... read more»

Tailgating
October 2016

It’s fall: Trees are ablaze with colors, days are warm, nights chilly and … there’s football! Whether professional, college, high school or Pop Warner, football is synonymous with autumn. Part of ... read more»

Pumpkin Trail
October 2016

It seems like only yesterday that the Easter Bunny hopped down the Bunny Trail, but now we are on another kind of trail, searching for pumpkins. Pumpkins are among the most ... read more»

Chaiwalla Tomato Pie
October 2016

Here is another variation of our often requested Tomato Pie recipe. This recipe is from the famous Chaiwalla Tea House (formerly of Salisbury CT).  It’s  fun to experiment and see which ... read more»

A Recipe for the Birds!
October 2016

I love seeing wildlife around my house - it’s one of the wonderful benefits of living in the Berkshires where you can be so close to nature. One of the prettiest ... read more»

Leaf Peeper Packages
October 2016

Each Berkshires season brings its own delights—cozy evenings spent by a roaring fire as a winter wind whistles around the house; the first blush of green as the Earth wakes from ... read more»

Seeking the Heights
October 2016

Mid-October may be the premier season for day hikes. The weather is cool and crisp, the scenery at its most spectacular. There are two more weeks—more or less—before the trees are ... read more»

Misty Meadow Farm
October 2016

Set far from the road on over forty-nine acres of meadow and woodland, the house is sited for privacy. A sprawling front porch and an ample rear porch overlooks a path ... read more»

Moss Hill
October 2016

A Tudor inspired by medieval England in 1903, Moss Hill rises three stories with tall gables and bands of windows on all sides, taking full advantage of its elevated site and ... read more»

From the Heart
October 2016

With his first cookbook, The New Portuguese Table: Exciting Flavors from Europe's Western Coast, David Leite brought Portuguese cooking to the forefront of international cuisine and introduced it to a whole ... read more»

Grain-Free Pumpkin Bread
October 2016

This grain-free version of traditional pumpkin bread is full of healthy ingredients.  Pumpkin is a popular autumn ingredient found in everything from soups to pancakes, and even mac and cheese. Just one cup of ... read more»

Harvest Festival 2016
October 2016

It has been an unusually warm fall, but inevitably we must bid farewell to summer. Berkshire Botanical Garden will do just that this weekend when it holds the 82nd annual Berkshire ... read more»

Wine Slaw
September 2016

Now that the weather has cooled down and meals are getting heartier, it's time to trade in the traditional mayonnaise-based coleslaw for one that pairs perfectly with cooler weather meals such ... read more»

Peter Howe
September 2016

Although British-born Peter Howe has always loved the camera, he never intended to be a photojournalist. “I went to the University of Newcastle to study fine art,” Howe recalled, “where we ... read more»

Parkland Setting
September 2016

On seventy-two acres in a parkland setting, this remarkable property offers the best of everything country life has to offer. Overlooking the Umpachene River, this stately ivy-covered six-bedroom Georgian home is ... read more»

John Derian at Pergola
September 2016

Artist and designer John Derian is releasing his first book, John Derian Picture Book, in October and will launch it with a signing event Saturday, October 1st, at Pergola in New ... read more»

South Kent Colonial
September 2016

Rarely does one get the opportunity to acquire such a perfect property. Perched on top of Geer Mountain, one can sit and stare out over the beauty of the Litchfield Hills. ... read more»

Harvest Supper
September 2016

September 19, 2016 What an evening to celebrate Berkshire Grown’s Annual Harvest Supper with local food at the center of the celebration last Monday! Held at Ski Butternut in Great Barrington ... read more»

Ravioli with Peas & Garlic
September 2016

I find that I enjoy ravioli best when dressed simply with a light coating of butter or oil and the more vegetables (and cheese!) the better. Any vegetable you want will ... read more»

Christopher Spitzmiller
September 2016

Pottery is older than, well—dirt. But in the hands of a master like Christopher Spitzmiller the ancient art is as modern as the moment. Spitzmiller crafts a line of upscale hand-thrown ... read more»

Fine Home Source
September 2016

From animal care to woodworking, Fine Home Source 2016 will have it all this Saturday when it comes to the Millbrook Bandshell at 3327 Franklin Avenue. Between the hours of 10AM ... read more»

Harvest Festivals
September 2016

One of the delights of living in the Berkshires is autumn! Visitors come from all over the world to look aour gorgeous foliage. We have researched harvest festivals so you may ... read more»

Hathaway Young
September 2016

Millerton is an old agricultural town that fell into decline as New England’s dairy industry collapsed. But the town has reinvented itself in the past three decades, becoming a destination for ... read more»

Kenmore
September 2016

Listed on the National Register, this historical home has a distinguished history. Built in 1792 in the Georgian style, Kenmore is a pure architecturally intact jewel on nearly twenty acres of ... read more»

Heritage Walks
September 2016

It has been 15 years since the organizers of the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area decided to celebrate the rich historic, cultural and natural bounty of the area by sponsoring ... read more»

Zucchini Latkes > Zatkes!
September 2016

We always seem to have an abundance of zucchini, without doubt the easiest vegetable to grow in the Berkshires! I try to vary my recipes so the zucchini doesn't get boring ... read more»

Project Fish Tales
September 2016

Danielle Mailer’s dream is finally a reality. For years she has envisioned a mural on the back of the Staples building in the Torrington Plaza on South Main Street. “Whenever I ... read more»

Millbrook Manor House
September 2016

A beautifully restored and enlarged 1790’s home with gracious details; extraordinary light from sixty-four windows, many floor-to-ceiling; high ceilings;  five fireplaces; stunning views over six paddocks and an abutting pond; a ... read more»

Windfall Sale at Prime Finds
August 2016

Interior designer Matthew Smyth surrounds himself—and his clients—with beautiful things. But even the most exquisite item cannot fit the character of every building. That was the case when Smyth gave up ... read more»

Jane Iredale
August 2016

With a dog named Cookie, you might expect that cosmetics manufacturer Jane Iredale is sweet on animals. And you would be right. “My cure to any difficult day is to take ... read more»

Most Beautiful Summer Spiral Tart
August 2016

If you want to wow your guests with something fresh, delicious and beautiful, you can’t beat this tart! Served with a simple salad, it’s the epitome of easy summer elegance. The ... read more»

Longmeadow Knoll
August 2016

This strikingly unique contemporary home is perched high on a knoll overlooking seventeen acres with just under half a mile of frontage on the Housatonic River. The property features fabulous landscaping ... read more»

Nature's Tranquility
August 2016

Nature's tranquility becomes the central design element of this property. Crisp lines distinguish this contemporary home set against the stunning backdrop of a monumental granite glacier boulder. There is little visual ... read more»

Summertime Deviled Eggs
August 2016

An all-time favorite appetizer is classic deviled eggs. You can make them mild, spicy, plain or decorated and each variation is sure to please a crowd. The problem is that many ... read more»

Rawson Brook Farm
August 2016

Susan Sellew isn’t much into marketing. It just isn’t something she has to worry about very much. Indeed, in recent years she has cut back the production of her highly popular ... read more»

Eckert Fine Art Opens in Kent
August 2016

Jane Coats Eckert has moved her gallery, Eckert Fine Arts, to 12 Old Barn Road in Kent, closing the Shekomeko NY location. In doing so, she has come full circle, returning ... read more»

Pine Point
August 2016

Set on a peninsula with frontage on Doolittle Lake, this cedar home takes full advantage of the site and the views. The house has soaring two story walls of windows in ... read more»

Elizabeth Franz
August 2016

A courtship that began a year ago will be consummated Thursday when Tony Award- winning actor Elizabeth Franz takes the stage at Sharon Playhouse in her first local performance, starring in ... read more»

RT Facts
August 2016

For twenty-four years RT Facts in Kent has been a Mecca for designers, decorators and homeowners seeking dynamic antiques and architectural elements for use as interior and exterior accents in the ... read more»

Sparkly Jewel Cake
August 2016

As a child growing up in the 1950’s, one of my favorite desserts was known as “Crown Jewel Cake.” I have no idea where my mom got her original recipe, but ... read more»

Food for the Trail
August 2016

High summer is a wonderful time of the year to get out to see the beauty of the Berkshires and surrounding areas up close and personal. And how do we do ... read more»

Raspberries & Blueberries
August 2016

Sunshine on your shoulders, fresh country air filling your lungs and the promise of delectable dishes for your summertime table—these are just some of the rewards of visiting the region’s many ... read more»

Kiftsgate Farm
August 2016

Set on a hilltop with forty-four acres, this fabulous residence offers both views and privacy. The estate includes; a gunite pool, hot tub, kennel, gardens, ornamental trees, apple orchard and blueberry ... read more»

Cabaret Trains
August 2016

Riding the rails to enjoy the beauty of the Berkshires hills is nothing new—as long ago as the 1880s, trolley cars transported riders on leisurely tours of the hills between North ... read more»

Taconic Farm
August 2016

A magnificent property with beautiful mountain views and lakefront land available as well. The original timeless Salisbury Farmhouse has been completely and classically, expanded and renovated into an exceptional six bedroom ... read more»

Friday Night at the Movies
August 2016

No one captured mid-20th century America the way we would have liked it to have been better than illustrator Norman Rockwell. In magazine cover after magazine cover he celebrated the spirit ... read more»

A Summer Evening Soup
August 2016

Sometimes, even in the heat of summer, the nights can be a bit cool. Here’s a soup I recently served at an outdoor party on one of those after-the-rain cool evenings. ... read more»

Gilpin as Brahms' Muse
August 2016

Veteran New Milford actor Jack Gilpin is not a musician. But recently he found himself on stage, surrounded by world-class musicians, and distracted by it as he prepared for his role ... read more»

Country Estate in New Preston
July 2016

A meticulously restored 1830’s Colonial privately situated along a quiet dirt road on over eleven acres. Views overlook the surrounding hills and private golf course close to Lake Waramaug. The main ... read more»

The Artful Barrons
July 2016

Although they claim to have met at a party, Jeannette Montgomery and James Barron actually met in an elevator. And that’s all they are going to admit. But since that fateful ... read more»

West Street Grill
July 2016

Restaurants come and go, but some become icons. Such is the case with West Street Grill at 43 West Street in Litchfield which back in 1990 set the culinary standard for ... read more»

Capitol Steps Sangrias
July 2016

Inspired by the political satire troupe, The Capitol Steps, bartender Mitchell Keil created these two sangrias to celebrate their performance. You have a choice of two summer refreshers - one sweet and one ... read more»

Strawberry-Basil Soup
July 2016

Impress summer guests without breaking a sweat with this stunning, easy-to-assemble cold soup that needs no cooking. INGREDIENTS 1 lb. ripe strawberries 2 T. red wine vinegar Fresh basil leaves 3 ... read more»

Ann Leary
July 2016

It is not uncommon to observe that a house has “character” but, in Ann Leary’s latest novel, The Children, the house is literally an actor in the story. The Roxbury resident, ... read more»

Estate of Joan Rivers
July 2016

No one could accuse Joan Rivers of viewing the world through rose-colored glasses, but now bidders can vie for the chance to observe their surroundings through the late comedian’s very own ... read more»

Colonial Renovation
July 2016

This gracious 1810 Colonial is tastefully restored to bring it back to it's former glory. There is a new gourmet kitchen, four and a half new baths, new insulation, new heating, ... read more»

Contemporary Craftsman
July 2016

On a hilltop with distant views a former mid-twentieth century dwelling has been transformed by a master builder into a spacious, charming hand crafted lodge. The grounds now include patios, fruit ... read more»

Jazz at Music Mountain
July 2016

From classical to cool, Music Mountain has it all this summer. The Mountain has partnered with the Catskill Jazz Factory to bring talented jazz musicians to its bucolic campus to perform ... read more»

Fab Faux
July 2016

In their youth, The Beatles famously asked, “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64?” The two remaining band members are well past 64 now, but ... read more»

Shakespeare & Company
July 2016

Sunday, 10 June Courtship, prejudice, money, revenge and the timeless magic that is Venice. Those attending the opening performance of The Merchant of Venice enjoyed an evening of conversation, cocktails, dinner ... read more»

Baby Veggie Flowerpot
July 2016

I just love going out to dinner in restaurants where the chef sends a little treat over to the table – a tiny amuse bouche to wake up your palate and ... read more»

Bicycling in the Berkshires
July 2016

The roadways of the Berkshire Hills are dotted during summer with brightly clad bicyclists peddling their way to fitness and nirvana. The activity has gained immense popularity in recent years and ... read more»

Milk Chocolate Cake
July 2016

I love this cake because it has a unique texture. There are so many words I could use, but these are the ones I choose: Light. Dense. Spongy. Airy. Rich. Brownie-like. ... read more»

Bull Hill Farm
July 2016

Built in 1785 for Jane Ashley, daughter of Colonel John Ashley, and her husband John Bull, Bull Hill Farm is a masterpiece restoration and re-imagination of a classic New England farm. ... read more»

Leaf Peeper Concerts Benefit
July 2016

Saturday 2 July 2016 Leaf Peeper Concerts welcomed the internationally renowned Jacques Thibaud String Trio to a private home in Hillsdale, NY for their annual Benefit Concert. World-class music in a ... read more»

Fireworks Displays
June 2016

With so many things changing in today's world, firework shows remain popular and the same - huge turnouts with people of all ages looking at them bursting in air. Luckily there ... read more»

Strawberry Patches
June 2016

June is the month for Strawberries and it is not too late to pick your own, buy or just plain enjoy this glorious fruit. Here are some local berry farms. NEW ... read more»

Morewood Manor
June 2016

Morewood Manor has undergone a complete historically correct restoration. Everything is authentic, including antique marble baths, period fixtures and hardware and reclaimed antique wood flooring. With a style adopted from the ... read more»

The Southfield Store
June 2016

The Southfield Store in Southfield Massachusetts is a well hidden gem, but once discovered it is sure to become one of your favorite things too! Owned by Peter Platt and Meredith ... read more»

Heather Manor Farm
June 2016

Heather Manor Farm, located in the heart of Millbrook's famed Hunt country, is an important property surrounded by substantial neighboring farms, positioned with immediate access to Millbrook Hunt riding trails. The ... read more»

Nudes from the Prado
June 2016

Imagine owning a masterpiece painted by Titian, Peter Paul Rubens, or some other Grand Master, and having to keep it hidden away from prying eyes. That was the situation experienced by ... read more»

Spinach Parmesan Pasta
June 2016

If you are a food lover searching Google and Pinterest for pasta recipes, you’ll see that we live in a world full of zoodles. The nutritional benefits that come from replacing ... read more»

Village Scoop
June 2016

Funky is fine in the summertime and that is what the Village Scoop offers up Thursdays through Sundays at an informal eatery located on State Route 23 in Hillsdale’s Village Square. ... read more»

Casual and Elegant
June 2016

Casual and elegant country home secluded on over thirteen acres with a romantic approach through rolling pastures past one of the two spring-fed swimming ponds. Views out every window of gardens ... read more»

Stuffed Quahogs
June 2016

For some reason, summertime makes me crave fish and shellfish. Maybe it brings back childhood memories of summers I spent by the sea in Massachusetts, or perhaps it’s because fish and ... read more»

KMR Arts Gallery
June 2016

Kathryn McCarver Root and her eponymous gallery KMR Arts will celebrate their ninth anniversary in June and there are some changes afoot. “In addition to showcasing photographers, the gallery is now ... read more»

Dine at the Pillow
June 2016

When the Jacob’s Pillow opens its 84th Dance Festival 2016 June 22, it will welcome the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, making a rare East Coast appearance. But there will be other ... read more»

Ruthann Olsson
June 2016

On a perfect spring day, the village of Norfolk is crisp and cloudless. Tucked away just off the green is Ruthann Olsson’s studio. The white clapboard building is where she performs ... read more»

Yarn Bomb in Torrington
June 2016

Nimble fingers have been flying this spring as Five Points Gallery prepares for the installation of a “Yarn Bomb” Saturday in the historic downtown of Torrington. Yarn bombing is a form ... read more»

Tabbouleh
June 2016

One of the most portable summer salads you can make is tabbouleh. This refreshing salad has its origins in Middle Eastern cuisine where it is often served as a mezze (appetizer). ... read more»

Grandview Estate
June 2016

High ceilings, customized windows, detailed moldings and two fireplaces create an impressive setting for comfortable living and entertaining. This home was designed to take full advantage of the long expansive western ... read more»

Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe
June 2016

In the artist’s statement for her “Intimate Portraits” exhibition, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe described her passion for photography: “In the absence of finding the words to express feelings, I use photography as a ... read more»

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
June 2016

I do love the slightly tart bite of rhubarb; I regularly nibble on a few nubs of it in the pie-making process. On its own, its absolutely a polarizing flavor, though ... read more»

Whiting Mills
June 2016

Americans are not great at repurposing. As consumerism became the engine that drives the economy, the old adage, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do” lost its application in ... read more»

Montessori at the Mount
June 2016

Thursday May 26 Last week Montessori held its 10th Anniversary Gala at The Mount. It was a great affair as guests roamed around the Wharton estate; prosecco and guest story tellers ... read more»

Immaculate Colonial
June 2016

Immaculate 1991 Colonial In one of Salisbury's most coveted areas on 34 acres with extensive waterfront on Twin Lakes and beautiful views. The layout is a classic center hall with a ... read more»

Trade Secrets Luminaries
May 2016

The morning began in fog and then cleared to the delight of those who came to the Rare Plant and Garden Antiques Sale of Trade Secrets. As always, the vendors were ... read more»

Southmayd Farm
May 2016

This 1870 Berkshires estate represents Gilded Age at its finest. Fully restored and sited on over thirty-three acres with a mile of Housatonic River frontage. The main house has twenty rooms; ... read more»

Norfolk Farmers Market
May 2016

Ten years can fly by when you’re having fun. So, it is with a sense of wonder that Teresa Cannavo looks back on her decade of running the Norfolk Farmer’s Market, ... read more»

Antiques Alley
May 2016

From Kent CT to Lanesborough MA, Route 7 wanders through some of the most historically significant towns in New England. History is rife in the architecture, museums, art and antiques—especially antiques. ... read more»

Plantin' Seeds
May 2016

Recently my mother took me to Plantin’ Seeds, located at a quiet intersection in North Canaan. Admittedly, I had been looking forward to this meal experience for a few months. Upon ... read more»

Fly Fishing on the Housatonic
May 2016

From sun up through early evening during the warm weather months on the rambling Housatonic River in Massachusetts and northwest Connecticut fishermen can be seen wetting a fly in search of ... read more»

Tangy Asparagus-Ramp Soup
May 2016

One of the most fascinating aspects of springtime in the Berkshires are the varied shades of green you see as our trees start blooming. The landscape looks like a study in ... read more»

Home Sweet Home
May 2016

The rich tapestry of life in Western Massachusetts as experienced over more than two centuries will be on view when the Trustees of Reservations celebrates its 125th anniversary with Home Sweet ... read more»

Circa 1830 Colonial
May 2016

Located in the Historic District, this home was lovingly restored and is a winning combination of period details and modern living design. The original house happily marries a new wing which ... read more»

Trade Secrets 2016
May 2016

Spring has made a reluctant appearance this year, hiding its glory behind cool, cloudy skies. It is no surprise that avid gardeners are feeling pent up as they wait to get ... read more»

Asian Inspired Contemporary
May 2016

A two story atrium is at the heart of this home. The living spaces surround this dramatic feature and include a wonderful, large living room with built-ins and fireplace as well ... read more»

Arethusa Café
May 2016

Litchfield County historically was dairy country with hundreds of little family farms dotting its verdant hillsides. The dairy farms of the past are largely gone, but at Arethusa Farm in Litchfield ... read more»

Fiddleheads
May 2016

One of the more bizarre spring vegetables are the spring shoots of fiddlehead ferns. They are called “fiddleheads” because they resemble the tightly curled ornamentation at the end of stringed instruments ... read more»

Isabel's Kitchen
May 2016

Isabel Tonelli spends her days introducing clients to the good life—a life of savoring good foods and good moments. Tonelli, a chef and graduate of the Institute for Integrative ... read more»

Classic Masterpiece
May 2016

An exceptional interpretation and combination of a New England style shingle home with the elegance of a French country manor. Simplicity in form and grandeur in scale, this home waits patiently ... read more»

Feat Honeybees
May 2016

It came to her naturally and she is determined to keep it that way. Jan Johnson is following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather as a third-generation beekeeper and ... read more»

Serious Coffee Talk
May 2016

Our region takes coffee seriously and that's because we're lucky to have tons of independently owned cafes and markets from which to choose. Our residents eschew the lines of traditional drive-through ... read more»

Organically Speaking
April 2016

John Patrick grew up in the post-Vietnam War years, a time of optimism and hope. His parents were free spirits and much of his childhood was spent in a commune where ... read more»

Scallops Poached in Coconut Milk
April 2016

There are two types of scallops available in the seafood departments of most Berkshire markets, the smaller Bay Scallops and the larger Sea Scallops. Scallops are found in all the world’s ... read more»

Bola Granola
April 2016

The excitement is in the eating. So says Michele Miller, proprietor of Bola Granola, a little granola bakery on Crissey Road in Great Barrington MA. According to Miller, creating the hand-made, ... read more»

Hill House
April 2016

A splendid country manor, Hill House is a majestic stone home situated on over eighty completely private acres. This southern Cornwall location has a long driveway leading over a babbling brook ... read more»

Susanna Salk
April 2016

As a writer, stylist, and stager Susanna Salk is always thinking about design. In her latest book It’s the Little Things: Creating Big Moments in Your Home Through the Stylish Small ... read more»

Paella’s Lesser-Known Cousin
April 2016

If you ask, most people would probably know what a “Paella” is. Considered the national dish of Spain, Paella was developed in Valencia, in eastern Spain. There are probably as many ... read more»

Historic Estate
April 2016

This historic Stockbridge estate is believed to be the original home of John Bacon, Boston minister and later Congressman. The house is beautifully restored, maintained and carefully updated preserving the original ... read more»

Musicale & Spirited Tea Party
April 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016 Lively music from the 19th century filled the hall of the Kent Community House when the Kent Historical Society hosted a benefit event, a Musicale and Spirited ... read more»

Incubator Space
April 2016

Aaah, what Van Gogh, or many another starving artist, would have done for such support. Five Points Gallery at 5 Water Street in Torrington has opened a new initiative, the Incubator ... read more»

Fashion on the Links
April 2016

Any self-respecting woman golfer knows that it is not only important to play a game well, you also have to look good while doing so. Guys? Ehh, not so much, although ... read more»

Baby Animals
April 2016

A cool spring has followed a warm winter, but that cannot fool Mother Nature. Babies are being born right on time throughout the animal kingdom and this weekend Hancock Shaker Village ... read more»

Red Hot Blues
April 2016

Saturday April 9 The mood was festive and the tickets sold out as The New Marlborough Land Trust hosted a smokin’ Red Hot Blues Bash to celebrate the beginning of Spring! ... read more»

Crêpes Anytime
April 2016

Without exception, each year my four children would request crêpes for their birthday dinners. Granted, it’s like having dessert for dinner, but it was such a treat that we all enjoyed ... read more»

Magnificat Farm
April 2016

The quintessential country equestrian property. The 19th century Colonial home is light and bright with pine wide board floors, high ceilings and an oversized living room with a fireplace. In the ... read more»

Wildflower Meadows
April 2016

Sustainability—it is a catch phrase present in so many discussions of how we treat the Earth. From harvesting trees, to growing food products, to the way we handle our water and ... read more»

A Glimpse Inside ...
April 2016

Luxury and Lenox are almost synonymous. Since the Gilded Age the town has attracted literary and artistic luminaries as well as those seeking a cultural milieu that offers diversions such as ... read more»

Dirty Bread
April 2016

Here's an easy recipe for a quick and easy snack/appetizer. It's perfect for this fluctuating weather, because you can make it in the oven if it's chilly outside or cook it ... read more»

Location! Location! Location!
April 2016

Located on one of Salisbury's most coveted roads, an immaculate 1991 Colonial on thirty-four acres with extensive waterfront on Twin Lakes and beautiful views. A classic center hall Colonial with gracious ... read more»

Monte's+Mizrahi=Success
March 2016

The buzz and the crowd at Monte’s Kitchen in Amenia indicate two things: the food is great and the place is hot. This has very much to do with chef Dafna ... read more»

Berkshire Orchids
March 2016

Orchids are delicate, but eighty-one year old Anne Roberts Levine is not. “I hate not being busy,” said the owner of Berkshire Orchids. “I really love this business—I get really excited ... read more»

Spectacular Views
March 2016

A lovely home with spectacular views from almost all rooms. Open floor plan. Enjoy water sports, tennis, hiking, bird watching, biking - all the enjoyments of country living. A remarkable opportunity ... read more»

Plantin' Seeds
March 2016

The next morning, my mother took me out to Plantin’ Seeds. Admittedly, I had been looking forward to this meal experience for a few months. Located at a quiet intersection in ... read more»

Mad for Mac
March 2016

Wednesday March 16 A retro soiree celebrating the art of the original Mad Man, illustrator Mac Connor, in the style of the 1950s and 60s. Folks enjoyed a signature Mad for ... read more»

Batman vs Superman
March 2016

Batman and Superman at each others’ throats? The defenders of the world locked in a vengeful battle for supremacy? Can they set aside their differences long enough to save their universe ... read more»

Dawn's Animal Connection
March 2016

Ever wonder what that cat is thinking as it gazes at you with impenetrable yellow eyes. What does your dog really feel when it stares up at you with an apparently ... read more»

Country Contemporary
March 2016

Set back on a quiet back road, this country contemporary has over seven acres of gorgeously landscaped gardens. The expansive lawn runs down to the stone patio, swimming pool and fire ... read more»

Antique Colonial
March 2016

This classic circa 1903 cape is ideally situated on a quiet country road, just up the hill from the Sharon Village and its historic green. Set on over six lovely acres, ... read more»

Just Ducky!
March 2016

We tend to get into ruts when it comes to Sunday roasts – the “usual suspects” always seem to appear: roast beef, roast pork, a roasted chicken… and perhaps a leg ... read more»

Peter Steiner
March 2016

They say you should write about what you know. While Sharon’s Peter Steiner has never been a disillusioned ex-spy, there are plenty of things he knows about and understands in the ... read more»

Not a Cupcake
March 2016

The super-sized American appetite may finally have been sated. The new trend is toward mini-foods, scaled down versions of traditional culinary treats—a casual variation on the elegant amuse bouche offerings provided ... read more»

Icelandic Horses
March 2016

In the 900s Icelanders did two significant things: they established the Alþingi, the oldest extant parliament in the world, and then, about fifty years later, they closed the island’s ports to ... read more»

Ramen Noodles
March 2016

Ramen noodles, the bane of many college students, can be used in some creative ways. In Japan, they take their love of ramen noodles very seriously, with nearly every region having ... read more»

Slip Slidin' Away
March 2016

Winter is slip slidin’ away. With only twelve days left until the spring equinox, sports enthusiasts are hanging up their ice skates - only Taft School in Watertown still offers ice ... read more»

Grandview Estate
March 2016

High ceilings, customized windows, detailed moldings and two fireplaces create an impressive setting for comfortable living and entertaining. This home was designed so that each room takes full advantage of the ... read more»

The Little Guild of Saint Francis
March 2016

At some point about 14,000 years ago, dogs and humans struck a bargain. Dogs would work for us in exchange for a place by the fire, some food and a show ... read more»

Country Spas
March 2016

Winter is waning but we’re not out of the woods yet. March, perhaps the least inspiring of months, can be cold and blustery, trapping us in our homes where dry air ... read more»

Lazy Bolognese
March 2016

I love Italian food. I can honestly say that when travelling through all parts of Italy, I have never had a bad meal. Whether enjoying a small-town home-cooked meal or one ... read more»

Ragamont House
March 2016

Ragamont house is an elegant early 19th century greek revival stunning inside and out. Six bedroom suites, six fireplaces, completely renovated in 2004. Exceptional quality and detail. Lush private back yard ... read more»

The Rooftop Growing Guide
February 2016

Think you don’t have enough room for a garden? Then think what it must be like to live in a city. Now you can explore the idea of creating a natural ... read more»

Cozy Corners
February 2016

March ushers in mud season—that bleak stretch when winter sports melt under a newly assertive sun, but when all the pleasures of spring are still beyond the horizon. What to do ... read more»

Chickpea Chili
February 2016

In August 2014, I moved to a new apartment. The largest items I brought to my new place: 1) My bed 2) My mattress 3) My giant box of canned beans ... read more»

Private Family Compound
February 2016

A meandering drive through a hardwood forest leads to this family retreat in the Berkshires. The wood shingled home was built in 2003 on a ridge near the center of the ... read more»

Contemporary Retreat
February 2016

Set on over twenty-six acres with a swimming pond, a stream, beautiful meadows and abutting conservation lands, this contemporary retreat is the embodiment of a lifestyle embracing nature, substance and style. ... read more»

The Harts Gallery
February 2016

As documentary filmmakers Evan Abramson and his wife and collaborator Carmen Lopez Abramson focused on bringing to light the stories of people faced with environmental issues around the globe. The couple ... read more»

Ducks in Love
February 2016

Cole Porter summed it up. “Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it.” Yes, February is the season of love, for humans and wildlife alike. The bees and ... read more»

Green Beans n' Bacon
February 2016

This fall, an alert released by the World Health Organization (WHO) warned consumers against eating hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats such as cold cuts. It didn’t take a declaration ... read more»

Historic Village Colonial
February 2016

Built in the early 1800s, this classic colonial landmark home offers gracious living at the edge of Kent’s center. Upgraded in 2000 this elegant home is in top order and is ... read more»

Valentine Chocolates
February 2016

Ahhh, love. That warm rush of anticipation, the butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling of early passion that eventually yields to the steadier glow of a growing union. Once a year we pause to pay ... read more»

Salisbury Ski Fest
February 2016

In 1924, John Satre emigrated from his native Norway to become a chauffeur for the Warner family in Salisbury. When his brothers, Olaf and Magnus, followed him to America, the brothers ... read more»

Mardi Gras Shrimp n' Grits
February 2016

For Mardi Gras this year we’re having a classic southern comfort dish, Shrimp n’ Grits. This easy recipe is packed with flavor and simple to prepare on a weekday night. If ... read more»

Super Bánh Mi
February 2016

Bánh mi is the Vietnamese word for bread, but here in the U.S. the term has become synonymous with a pork belly sandwich served on a French baguette. This odd combination ... read more»

Circa Design
February 2016

A deep appreciation of color and design inform the work of Gabrielle Vallarino of Millbrook, who in 2007 reinvented her life as a jewelry designer, launching her own collections, Circa Design ... read more»

Survive the Drive
February 2016

It has been an easy winter so far, with barely a snowflake to challenge drivers’ skills. But America’s busy roads require constant vigilance and increasingly adroit skills behind the wheel. Since ... read more»

Wychwood
February 2016

A sophisticated Craftsman Lodge with an in-ground pool, Wychwood is privately sited on over 20 acres with gorgeous, northeasterly distant mountain views. There are stone patios, fruit trees, beautiful perennial gardens, ... read more»

Roasted Cauliflower Brie Soup
January 2016

In the past few years, I’ve come across Brie and other soft cheese at regular intervals. I used to enjoy it simple baked and smeared on a cracker. Lately, I’ve learned ... read more»

Brian Ross
January 2016

Award-winning investigative journalist Brian Ross attributes his amazing career to having been fired from his first job out of college. “I was working at the radio station in Waterloo, Iowa, and ... read more»

Samuel Bull Estate
January 2016

Nestled in the historic district, this is a property rich in history and design. Samuel Bull was Woodbury's first Blacksmith and the guest cottage was Woodbury's first general store. The stunning ... read more»

The Art of California Winemaking
January 2016

Wine lovers will have a rare opportunity to raise a glass with a California winemaker Sunday at 2PM when the Falls Village Inn holds a four-course, four-wine dinner with Chacewater Winery’s ... read more»

Alana Chernila
January 2016

Listening to Alana Chernila talk about food makes you want to run to the kitchen and start creating – even if you hate to cook. Hers is not the picture-perfect kitchen ... read more»

Yoga at Space
January 2016

The stress of the holidays is past and the stress of the workplace is taking over again however there are ways to attend to the needs of mind and body in ... read more»

Classical Estate
January 2016

With stunning views, irresistible amenities and 1,000 plus acres of lush fields and mature forest, this Andreas Palladio inspired home epitomizes grandeur. The gated mile long drive meanders through private fields, forest, ... read more»

French Onion Soup Gratinée
January 2016

Last year, inspired by The Soup Club Cookbook, I started a Soup Club with three of my friends. The way a Soup Club works is that each week one person takes ... read more»

Alexandra Champalimaud
January 2016

While some people have the best of both worlds, Alexandra Champalimaud has the best of three. On weekends she lives in the oldest house in Litchfield, the Oliver Wolcott House built ... read more»

Celeriac
January 2016

Celeriac, also called celery root, turnip-rooted celery or knob celery, is a variety of celery cultivated for its edible root, hypocotyl, and shoots. It’s often available year-round, but is best in ... read more»

Bulls Head Farm
January 2016

Bulls Head Farm, originally built in 1830, is shaded by old-growth hardwoods and surrounded by endless protected views. A pillared veranda is a stunning entryway to a home both elegant and ... read more»

Selma at the Clark
January 2016

Martin Luther King’s legacy will be evoked and discussed January 18th at the Clark Museum In Williamstown MA when the museum presents a free screening of the film, Selma, at 2PM ... read more»

Susan Silver Antiques
January 2016

Mellow wood, elegant lines, expert craftsmanship - these are the things most connoisseurs seek when buying fine antiques. But some of the pieces at Susan Silver Antiques in Sheffield MA offer ... read more»

Best of Baroque
January 2016

The Sherman Chamber Ensemble, renowned as a “regional treasure,” will deliver its seasonal treat, a Best of Baroque concert featuring music for harpsichord, flute and strings by Bach, Corelli and Vivaldi, ... read more»

Beef Stew
January 2016

This Irish beef stew recipe is shared by James O’Shea, a native of Ireland, who has in recent decades run the prestigious West Street Grill in Litchfield CT. Serves 6-8 persons. ... read more»

Mt Washington Farmhouse
January 2016

This charming historic farm house is surrounded by beautiful lawns and landscape. A swimming pond with waterfall lies just outside the window. With plenty of privacy yet only a short drive ... read more»

McTeigue & McClelland
December 2015

When is less truly more? According to Tim McClelland, co-owner of McTeigue and McClellan in Great Barrington MA, it is when you own a piece of exquisite jewelry. “Jewelry that is ... read more»

Visionary Computer
December 2015

Nothing changes faster than the world of technology and David Maffucci of Visionary Computer in Lakeville has always been ready to change with the times. Starting primarily as a service provider ... read more»

Margherita Salmon
December 2015

At our house, we eat a lot of fish. It’s healthier for you than eating red meat, and if you’re lucky you can find a fishmonger with a fresh, varied selection. ... read more»

Arts & Crafts Contemporary
December 2015

Arts and Crafts at its finest with direct access to Stockbridge Bowl! This shingle style contemporary was designed in the Frank Lloyd Wright tradition. Located on a quiet lane with a ... read more»

HGS Home Chef
December 2015

The kitchen may be the most frequently used room during the holidays as seasonal delights are prepared for parties, family gatherings and gifts. But what home chef doesn’t long for fresh ... read more»

It's a Wonderful Life
December 2015

The triumph of Everyman is celebrated each Christmas when Frank Capra’s holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, is played on television. The movie, starring James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore and Donna Reed, ... read more»

Fruitcake for Fruitcake Haters
December 2015

At this Holiday time of year, people usually divide into two distinct camps, those who enjoy eating Fruitcake and those who would never even attempt a bite. The poor Fruitcake has ... read more»

Charming Farmhouse
December 2015

Sweet antique home on three acres. It boasts a renovated kitchen/family room with fireplace, a formal living room with fireplace and five bedrooms. Outside, an attached two-car garage, a separate two-car ... read more»

MacKimmie Co
December 2015

With cold nights gathering, MacKimmie Co. in Lenox MA may have just the right idea. The firm, which moved to the Berkshires eighteen months ago from Marblehead MA, purveys a “world ... read more»

Extraordinary Estate
December 2015

Located on over twelve acres with the best views in Washington, this luxurious six bedroom shingle-style home has every imaginable amenity. At the end of a tree-lined driveway one finds rolling ... read more»

Mansions of the Hudson Valley
December 2015

While dour New England wrestled with its Calvinist soul and forsook the homey pleasures of Christmas in the 1600s, the doughty Dutch saw no reason to be glum. They never turned ... read more»

Black Rabbit Lamb Stew
December 2015

The Christmas season is hard upon us, a time of “comfort and cheer.” What could be more convivial than a buffet supper with friends and family, with a hearty stew as ... read more»

Country Colonial
November 2015

This light-filled country home has a wonderful private location with distant views. Beautifully landscaped, the home offers a formal yet relaxed feel. Surrounding the house are gorgeous gardens along with a ... read more»

Le Shopping @ Stissing House
November 2015

Black Friday. Ugh! What conceivable pleasure can there be in camping outside the entrance to a mall, waiting for the doors to open so you can crunch and scrunch through packed ... read more»

Celebrate the Season 2015
November 2015

We hope you enjoy our rundown of holiday events in the region. Just click on the titles and - in all but two cases - you will link directly to each ... read more»

Vegetarian Stew
November 2015

This wonderfully flavorful vegetarian stew, taken from the cookbook Vegetarian, The Best Ever Recipe Collection by Linda Fraser, is so tasty it has been known to lure confirmed carnivores from their ... read more»

The Magic of Pergola
November 2015

David Whitman and Peter Stiglin, owners of Pergola, have created a mecca for design and inspiration. To walk into their New Preston shop is to be transported to a world full ... read more»

Alicia Adams at Privet House
November 2015

Soft as a baby’s kiss, Alpaca wool is being rediscovered as an under-the-radar luxury alternative to cashmere. As the principle material of Incan textiles for thousands of years, alpaca wool, “the ... read more»

Thanksgiving Gravies
November 2015

Growing up in the 1960’s, having a meal that included gravy was a special event, usually reserved for Sunday dinners and holidays. Thanksgiving is one of the holidays when you can ... read more»

Adirondack Style Lodge
November 2015

This immaculate Adirondack Style Lodge is set well back from the road on twenty-seven acres. The beautifully crafted interior features a custom kitchen, reclaimed hardwood floors, two story galleried living room ... read more»

CultureMAX Awards
November 2015

Six recipients of the second annual CultureMAX awards presented by the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council have been announced. The award winners will be honored Tuesday, 17 November from 5:30- 8PM at ... read more»

Country Estate
November 2015

Overlooking over one hundred acres of rolling hills, fenced paddocks and stonewalls, this property offers an ideal setting for the perfect country lifestyle. The main house has been fully customized with ... read more»

Tech Toys for the Holidays
November 2015

Modern children appear to be born with an innate understanding of technology. By age two they are swiping iPads and manipulating computer programs. Now there are tech toys on the market ... read more»

Wohlfert Beef Stew
November 2015

With daylight dwindling and cold nights gathering around New England homes, thoughts turn to heartier fare. Perhaps nothing can be more comforting on a winter night than a bowl of hearty ... read more»

Lynn Nesbit
November 2015

In the publishing world, there are two people who are crucial to an author’s success: the editor and the agent. An editor nurtures a book once it’s been accepted for publication, ... read more»

Pumpkin Patches
November 2015

It wouldn’t be fall without its signature flavors and pumpkins top that list with their iconic taste popping up in foods everywhere. Pumpkin picking is a great way to gather your ... read more»

Crow House
November 2015

An enchanting stone-and-timber compound on forty-three acres and one of Berkshire County's most atmospheric and luxurious properties is a magical world unto itself. A driveway winds through horse pastures and leads ... read more»

Seafood Stew
November 2015

Every year when the weather turns chilly I like to warm up with some seafood stew for dinner. My favorite recipe is similar to the famous San Francisco fish stew, Cioppino. ... read more»

Costumes at the Warner
October 2015

This Saturday ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties will roam the streets seeking treats. Many of these fearsome little creatures will be accompanied by parents or older siblings, often dressed in ... read more»

Halloween at the Mount
October 2015

Edith Wharton wrote about some really scary things when she chronicled the moral bankruptcy of her own elite class at the end of the Gilded Age. But this weekend the emphasis ... read more»

Pumpkins are Not Just for Carving!
October 2015

Two things absolutely synonymous with the season are pumpkins and the color combo of black-and-orange. This appetizer recipe uses pumpkins and the black-and-orange theme to make an easy appetizer that works ... read more»

Camelot Farm
October 2015

Established in 1704, this original farm has one hundred and fifty-eight non-contiguous acres. An early 19th century colonial farmhouse has been beautifully restored and includes a large master suite with sumptuous ... read more»

Apple Orchards
October 2015

Crunch! That first bite into a freshly picked apple is an earthly pleasure that makes it easy to understand why Eve got us into all this trouble. Even expulsion from the ... read more»

Tom Zetterstrom
October 2015

Tom Zetterstrom is an apple that didn’t fall far from the tree. Son of an arborist, Zetterstrom’s passion for trees has dominated his life, from his lasting enchantment with their beauty ... read more»

Charlotte Taylor
October 2015

The empty-nest syndrome led to a shop bursting with creative home accessories for Carol-Ann Fuss, who opened Charlotte Taylor at 32 Main Street in Millerton last May. Fuss, who was a ... read more»

Sheepherders Estate
October 2015

The Sheepherders Estate includes a four bedroom historic home built in 1790 , five guest suites in adjacent cottages, an art studio, office, and entertainment barn with full kitchen. It is ... read more»

Stubbs & Wootton
October 2015

Nothing beats an elegant man in black tie and velvet slippers. More than likely those slippers were made by Stubbs & Wootton. Percy Steinhart, the man behind the brand, has taken ... read more»

First Sundays at the Clark
October 2015

Summer time at the Clark Art Institute is mobbed, with cars filling the parking lot and extending outward along the sides of South Street. But fall and winter are quieter times ... read more»

Roasted Acorn Squash
October 2015

We found this seasonal recipe on the website of the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and thought it the perfect match for these glorious autumn days. We repost with our ... read more»

Salisbury Colonial
October 2015

Watch the four seasons unfold from this extraordinary circa 1775 residence. Surrounded by stone walls with mature specimen trees and spectacular open views overlooking the Appalachian Trail, this home has been ... read more»

Brussels Sprouts
October 2015

Brussels sprouts have to be one of the oddest vegetables available in Farmers Markets this time of year. At our local market, you purchase them still attached to the stem. They ... read more»

Historic Estate
October 2015

This historic Stockbridge estate is believed to be the original home of John Bacon, Boston minister and later Congressman. The house is beautifully restored, maintained and carefully updated preserving the original ... read more»

Bantam Tileworks
October 2015

This is how the story goes: two young men graduate from college and move from Minneapolis to New York City. One is a Biology major, the other a Diplomatic History major. ... read more»

Cocktails & Cole Porter
October 2015

It will be a “De-Lovely” evening October 24th when Sharon Playhouse presents Cocktails and Cole Porter from 5:30-7:30PM at the home of Marilyn Appel, 69 Mudge Pond Road, Sharon CT. But ... read more»

Discover the Hudson River Valley
September 2015

Cool, crisp days, brilliant foliage, a country road winding ahead - what could be better? And what better place to enjoy these pleasures than the spectacular Hudson River Valley? The Valley ... read more»

Filson at Privet House
September 2015

A visit to New Preston, CT, a charming little hamlet at the end of Lake Waramaug, is like stepping back decades to enjoy a more casual shopping experience. Rather than the ... read more»

Modern Colonial Shaker
September 2015

Off a country road and nestled in the woods on four acres, one can find both serenity and simplicity of living. Wood roof and natural siding, crisp, clean lines all created ... read more»

Saving Herbs
September 2015

The cooler weather is fast approaching. Some vegetables need the cooler weather to sweeten, but others are particularly vulnerable to the frost. I love to use fresh herbs year-round and often ... read more»

Harvest Festivals
September 2015

One of the delights of living in the Berkshires is autumn! Visitors come from all over the world to look at our gorgeous foliage. We have researched harvest festivals so you ... read more»

Greystone Lane
September 2015

Located on a private road on over seventeen pastoral acres, this estate features a fifty-six hundred square foot main house, a charming one bedroom guest cottage, a pool, and extra large ... read more»

Spirit of the Shakers
September 2015

How much fun can a religious sect be that believes in celibacy, communal life and confession of sin? Indeed, the Shakers - founded in 1747 and so called because of the ... read more»

Harvest Supper
September 2015

Monday, September 21 The 17th annual Harvest Supper to benefit Berkshire Grown was held Monday evening at the Upper Lodge of Ski Butternut in Great Barrington, MA. Member Chefs, twenty-four of ... read more»

Teas for the Season
September 2015

Tea has been one of the world’s most popular beverages for thousands of years. More recently there has been resurgence in popularity of tea drinking in the United States. The Berkshire’s ... read more»

Hotel on North
September 2015

When General Electric took most of its operations elsewhere in the 1980s, Pittsfield MA fell on hard times. Over three decades it lost a third of its population, ranked below state ... read more»

Salisbury Landmark
September 2015

Listed on the Connecticut Register of Historic Places for its many authentic architectural features and its connection to one of the oldest and most influential families in the town’s history. The ... read more»

Housatonic Heritage Walks
September 2015

The tristate region is rich in its history, culture and natural beauty, qualities celebrated by in late September and early October by the 14th annual Heritage Walks Program. Residents and visitors ... read more»

Balsamico Magnifico!
September 2015

You may have seen the recent barrage of photographs of caprese salad that is composed to look like ladybugs. Ladybugs. The bane of homes throughout the Berkshires in springtime have somehow ... read more»

Leaf Peeper Concert Series
September 2015

Clarion Concerts, the oldest classical music organization in Columbia County, NY, will begin its 34th season of Leaf Peeper Concerts Saturday under the leadership of its newest musical director, renowned flutist ... read more»

Taconic Learning Center
September 2015

The tristate region is distinguished by the rich diversity of people who make it their home. Here one finds the sixth-generation farmer, the entrepreneur and businessman, the author or artist, retired ... read more»

Classic Country Home
September 2015

This classic country home is for the purist at heart. High ceilings and original windows, moldings and heart pine floors grace this center hall home, flooded with natural light and centered ... read more»

Sweet Corn
September 2015

The season is fast approaching for local sweet corn. I could eat corn for three meals a day - yes, even for breakfast tucked into an omelet! My favorite is the ... read more»

Hiking on Haystack
September 2015

With the summer on the wane, what better time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful landscape for which our Berkshire region is known. One of the best places to get ... read more»

Country Contemporary
September 2015

Gorgeously landscaped country contemporary with heated swimming pool, central air and located on over seven private acres. This home features a stunning two story entry foyer, a 30 foot long formal ... read more»

Norman Rockwell's Models
September 2015

The world that Norman Rockwell depicted during his long career as an illustrator is slipping farther and farther away from our high-tech society with its digital communication, high-speed travel and gadgets ... read more»

Stillman House
August 2015

Privately nestled on three acres within this historic borough, the property includes a main house and a guest house, The Breuer-designed pool features a floating staircase and a landing platform in ... read more»

Hyde and Seek
August 2015

Driving along Route 9 through Hyde Park, NY, it is easy to see the town as a long strip of commercial businesses sprawled along a country road, but rarely does one ... read more»

Tempura Zucchini Blossoms
August 2015

It's high zucchini season again. We've had zucchini steamed, sautéd, stuffed and curled, grated, grilled, fried, baked and raw. It's amazing, the supply of this prolific vegetable never seems to diminish! ... read more»

At First Blush
August 2015

Crunch! That first bite into a freshly picked apple is an earthly pleasure that makes it easy to understand why Eve got us into all this trouble. Even expulsion from the ... read more»

Grilled Fish
August 2015

We recently had a dozen people for a dinner based on a French Riviera theme. The table was set in white with teal blue accents, seashells and lavender plants helped set ... read more»

Shepherd Huts
August 2015

They were a familiar sight in the agrarian landscape of 19th- and early 20th-century Europe, the little wagon homes that dotted distant hillsides as shepherds watched their flocks through the long ... read more»

Jack Black Authentic and Original
August 2015

Men are funny about grooming products. They either follow what their fathers used or they sneak in and swipe their wife or girlfriend’s moisturizer. That is, until they discover Jack Black ... read more»

Castle Hill
August 2015

This magnificent gem captures Old-World charm with authentic detailing and fine quality craftsmanship in a remarkably private woodland setting. The five acre plus property also features a studio and guest house ... read more»

Otis Reservoir Estate
August 2015

Come explore this truly marvelous waterfront home! An Otis Reservoir estate facing both south and west on over an acre of land, including a boat house for two, a dock and ... read more»

Litchfield Jazz Festival
August 2015

Friday August 7 Friends of the Festival Opening Night Gala kicked off the 20th Anniversary of the Litchfield Jazz Festival at the Goshen Fairgrounds. At the event of the season, folks enjoyed ... read more»

Kenny Aronoff
August 2015

When Kenny Aronoff was still “just a skinny kid from Stockbridge, [MA]" in 1964, the Beatles descended on America, making their debut appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. It was a ... read more»

South County Stories
August 2015

Cultural lore can be preserved in many forms - stories recounted around the family table, in artwork and perhaps most eloquently, in plays. This last form of expression will be explored ... read more»

RT Facts
August 2015

Inside the house or outside, R.T. Facts in Kent can supply just the right, elegant touch to transform a room or landscape that is merely enjoyable into something exquisite. Started in ... read more»

Lakeville Private Estate
August 2015

Conveniently located near Hotchkiss and Indian Mountain School, this estate includes the main house, a guest house, a heated gunite pool and three car garage. The home boasts a luxurious master ... read more»

KentPresents
August 2015

A star-studded cast that includes a former Secretary of State, Nobel Laureates, six Pulitzer Prize winners, four members of National Academies of Science, Engineering and the Institute of Medicine, and numerous ... read more»

Cranwell Resort Lobster Sliders
August 2015

This recipe is excerpted from The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires by Gina Hyams. This new gift book celebrates the eight-decade tradition of picnicking on the lawn ... read more»

Foxehaven Hill
July 2015

At the end of a long, winding drive and minutes from Millbrook, Foxehaven Hill is utterly private. The house has the sense of inevitability that results from flawless design. Every detail ... read more»

Summer Book Signing
July 2015

In an area steeped in tradition, a new tradition has been established in Sharon where each summer the Hotchkiss Library invites 30-plus authors and illustrators to bring their books to an ... read more»

Summer Lunch at Touch of Button!
July 2015

I absolutely love salads and generally have a salad along with my lunch - and supper - every day throughout the year. Summertime is, of course, the best time of year ... read more»

Steve Katz
July 2015

“What goes up must come down Spinnin' wheel, got to go round" So begins one of the most popular songs recorded by the late-’60s jazz-rock band, Blood, Sweat & Tears. It ... read more»

Williamstown Day Trip
July 2015

The entrance to Williamstown MA is open and green in summer. The verdant campus of Williams College blends into the village proper, a vision of manicured perfection that invites the visitor ... read more»

Stars in the Orchard
July 2015

Wednesday, July 15 A starry-eyed and magical midsummer night's cocktail party was hosted by Hilltop Orchards in Richmond, MA.The entertainment began the moment guests arrive at the 200 acre orchard with ... read more»

Fitch's Corners
July 2015

Sunday, 19 July The Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials Weekend features many things; a 250 horse competition, terrific shopping, a collector car show and glamorous parties. For the ultimate in country chic, ... read more»

Elegant Estate
July 2015

LENOX MA       $5,699,000 An Elegant Estate on over 12 acres just outside the center of Lenox. A respectful and historical renovation of one of the Grand Berkshire Cottages with great attention to ... read more»

The Larches
July 2015

The perfect country home on twenty acres with views and just a ten minute drive to Tanglewood. Built in 1820, the house retains its historic charm and has been tastefully updated. ... read more»

Hissing Cousins
July 2015

First cousins Eleanor and Alice Roosevelt had remarkably similar challenges during their lives, but could not have been more different. Daughter of Theodore Roosevelt’s alcoholic brother and a narcissistic beauty, Eleanor ... read more»

Magic Fluke Company
July 2015

It’s the 1920s. Picture a canoe drifting on a moonlit lake, a young swain in white linen pants, a trendy pink shirt and straw boater hat picks out a tune on ... read more»

Whiskey Sour Punch
July 2015

From the pages of The Tanglewood Picnic Country Curtains has held its annual employee Christmas party at Tanglewood since 1968. Company founders Jane and Jack Fitzpatrick established the Christmas at the ... read more»

Chore Service Garden Party
July 2015

Saturday, July 11 2015 On a lovely summer evening the Chore Service celebrated its 23rd year with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the beautiful garden at Hawk Hill Farm, the home ... read more»

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries
July 2015

If you look out across our driveway, there’s a beautiful lil’ old sour cherry tree. When it blooms in the spring, the blossoms are only out for a few days, and ... read more»

Blowin' in the Wind
July 2015

Pigs and planes, horses and hounds, deer and dories - John Garret Thew has explored them all when creating his renowned copper weathervanes, which serve both function and fashion atop barns ... read more»

Boxwood Linen
July 2015

July 4th is a time for picnics and outdoor fun, but last week’s cloudy skies had a silver lining for Franca Fusco, designer for and owner of Boxwood Linen, which reopened ... read more»

Tovah Martin
July 2015

Tovah Martin has a missionary’s zeal when it comes to promoting houseplants. “It’s not just me," she confessed. “It’s not enough for me to be an addict. The rest of world ... read more»

Super Berry
July 2015

Blueberries are one of the items that consistently appears on the popular “superfoods” list – packed with antioxidants, phytoflavinoids, potassium and vitamin C. These beautiful little orbs offer a lot of ... read more»

Firework Displays
July 2015

Many things change in today's world but firework shows do not. They see huge turnouts with people of all ages looking at the bombs bursting in air. Luckily there are many ... read more»

Sugar HIll Farm
July 2015

This astonishing estate encompasses 111 acres on one of the higher elevations in Salisbury. The views are breathtaking. A half-mile driveway gently climbs through the acreage terminating in the expansive courtyard. ... read more»

Zen-Like Tranquility
June 2015

Macedonia State Forest and the crest of over 290 acres of rolling mountains provide the superb setting for a newly renovated five bedroom home in Sharon CT. The grandeur of the ... read more»

Cold Sesame Noodles
June 2015

Here's a great dish for potluck usually reserved for summer but one to enjoy all year. Ingredients 1 lb. Chinese egg noodles ¼ cup chopped peanuts 1 bunch chopped scallions 1 ... read more»

Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
June 2015

Art and Nature will converge this Sunday, June 28, at the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy in Litchfield, where auction goers will spend a festive evening bidding on art created by James ... read more»

Kidding Around
June 2015

Whoopee! School is out and those endless days of summer stretch in front of eager children. But it won’t be long before parents hear that plaintive wail, “I’m bored." What to ... read more»

Patagonia's Worn Wear
June 2015

Love Patagonia? We do too! Not only because their products keep us warm in the winter, cool in the summer and dry in the wet, they keep us outside enjoying the ... read more»

Summer’s Celestial Spectacle
June 2015

Summer is the time when many flock to Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, in Lenox, Massachusetts. A newly published book by Berkshire-based author Gina Hyams, The ... read more»

Wearable Art
June 2015

Faith Hochberg’s life is composed of color, texture and composition. Her journey has propelled her into a career as a painter and on to the creation of richly complex jewelry. Her ... read more»

Shakespeare & Company
June 2015

Summer in the Berkshires is virtually synonymous with the arts. Performance arts take center stage from June through Labor Day and who is more central to the theatrical world than Shakespeare, ... read more»

Eco-Luxury on a Mountain Peak
June 2015

Designed in the style of the legendary Gilded Age estates and meticulously built with all natural, non-toxic materials, this shingled manor house combines old-world craftsmanship with contemporary luxury. Expertly cited on ... read more»

Warhol: By the Book
June 2015

Andy Warhol's enduring work encapsulates a generation. Photography, film, sketching, books and paintings are just some of the mixed media on display now at Williams College Museum of Art. Warhol: By ... read more»

Van Gogh and Nature
June 2015

Summer is the season of starry nights, of brilliant flowers, of grain rippling in gentle breezes. Even Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), his world darkened by his own demons, was seduced by ... read more»

Library Luminaries
June 2015

Saturday June 6 Gunn Memorial Library held its annual fundraiser to honor visionary men and women who have excelled in their fields. First a cocktail party at the Library followed by ... read more»

A River Runs By It
June 2015

Fish, Hike, Bike, Swim, Ski and enjoy the outdoors! Surrounded on three sides by State Forest, a short walk to the Appalachian Trail and set on an historical iron forge site. ... read more»

J McLaughlin Opens in Lenox
June 2015

Illustrator Patricia van Essche of Ardsley, NY, was a natural to portray all ninety-six of the trendy J.McLaughlin Stores as the franchise has expanded, store by store, around the country. She ... read more»

Backyard Sale at Privet House
June 2015

Steals and deals are yours for the taking at the Privet House Backyard Sale … their biggest ever! Shop antique, vintage, mid-century and modern furniture - as well as lighting, decorative ... read more»

Refreshing Summer Drinks
June 2015

I have very fond memories of the soda fountain at our local department store. It was always a treat when I could climb up on the high stools and have Mom ... read more»

Sharon Playhouse Spotlight Gala
May 2015

Saturday, May 23 Spotlight, the annual fund-raiser of the Sharon Playhouse, is always an exciting event to kick off the summer season. Cocktails, a sneak peak at the 2015 Season, a ... read more»

Hail Caesar!
May 2015

A classic in many fine restaurants, Caesar Salad is usually made tableside with great flourish by a well-dressed server. The salad's creation is generally attributed to restaurateur Caesar Cardini. Although many ... read more»

Karen Allen
May 2015

By fall, it will all be over and actress Karen Allen will be able to draw a deep breath and wonder, “What next?" But now she is in a flurry of ... read more»

Ashley House
May 2015

History always seems to happen somewhere else. Unless we live in Boston or Gettysburg, or other sites of historical importance, we seldom recognize the history in our own back yards. But ... read more»

Fox Hollow Farm
May 2015

An Estate Classic, a 1930’s hunting lodge on a beautifully landscaped sixty-seven acres. A long, private drive leads to a grand home featuring five bedrooms, sleeping porch, gourmet kitchen and three ... read more»

Anne Sutherland Fuchs
May 2015

Anne Sutherland Fuchs no longer leads publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook, Woman’s Day and Town & Country. She has stepped aside from her executive positions at The New York ... read more»

CATA's Ready Willing and Able
May 2015

Saturday May 16 Ready Willing and Able. CATA’s annual performance and gala celebration, took place last weekend at the Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox. We caught up ... read more»

Lakeville Waterfront
May 2015

With magnificent lake views that invite the outdoors inside, this open-concept home is filled with light. A fabulous property with a spacious three bedroom home and separate Guest House, both overlook ... read more»

Winning
May 2015

Oh, those eyes. Even seven years after his death, a picture of Paul Newman is arresting. But there was much more to the man than his image. An Academy Award-winning actor, ... read more»

Goodwood Estate
May 2015

Built in 1792 and featured twice in Architectural Digest, this landmark is on the National Register of Historic Places. The main house has twelve rooms, five bedrooms and baths, is well-maintained ... read more»

Gummer on Broadway
May 2015

Don Gummer is lighting up Broadway—but not in the same fashion as his wife, actress Meryl Streep. Gummer has mounted an exhibition of nine aluminum and stainless steel sculptures along the ... read more»

Gardens of Trade Secrets
May 2015

The 15th annual Trade Secrets takes place this Saturday and Sunday and it is not too late to get your tickets and be a part of this exciting annual event. Trade ... read more»

Quarry Hill Farm
May 2015

Rae Paige Schwarz fell off a horse at age seven and she didn’t think she would ever ride again. “ When you fall off, you’re supposed to get right back on ... read more»

Rhubarb
May 2015

In early spring, beautiful crimson and green rhubarb stalks start appearing in the produce aisles and, if we’re lucky, in our gardens. Rhubarb originated in Central Asia where it is still ... read more»

Figue at Privet House
May 2015

Privet Lives, the new sister shop next door to Privet House in New Preston, brings a fresh new energy to the shopping experience thanks to a rotating inventory of brands and ... read more»

Lakeville Farmhouse
May 2015

A stunning shingle-style farmhouse on over five and a half acres. The open floor plan lends itself to gracious entertaining, incorporating a lovely living room with fireplace and a dining room ... read more»

Advertisers of Trade Secrets
May 2015

BerkshireStyle congratulates Trade Secrets on its 15th anniversary and its mission to support the work of Women’s Support Services. Women’s Support Services represents a tremendous effort by hundreds of staff and ... read more»

Ginger-Tamari Glaze
April 2015

This delicious and versatile glaze comes to us from the kitchens of Hathaway Young, flawless catering and event planning, with our thanks. Combine in a saucepan 1 Cup Tamari or Soy ... read more»

Stunning Post & Beam
April 2015

With a fifty mile, three hundred and sixty degree view of Mount Greylock and Vermont, this stunning post & beam is a must-see! With five bedrooms, four and a half baths, ... read more»

The Pollans
April 2015

When one lays eyes on these four striking women, lithe, and fashionably dressed one expects they are headed for strutting on a runaway or perhaps the members of a very glamorous ... read more»

Spring Poetry Dinner
April 2015

Saturday, April 25 Poetry remains a lovely way to welcome the Spring! And many did at the home of Arête Warren last weekend. Vijay Seshadri, the celebrated 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner, ... read more»

Rawson Brook Farm
April 2015

In the Berkshires, bakers make our bread, artisans produce handmade skincare and farms supply our produce. This embarrassment of localvore riches extends to Rawson Brook Farm in Monterey, MA, with its ... read more»

Summer Camp Sampler
April 2015

Spring may have taken its time coming to the Berkshires, but that doesn't mean that we postpone planning. Summer camps fill their rosters early! We thought you might enjoy some of ... read more»

Meatless Ravioli
April 2015

Sometimes you need to prepare a meatless meal in a hurry, one that vegetarians and omnivores would both enjoy. I often make this “ravioli” at home, simply because it is delicious ... read more»

Classic Greek Revival
April 2015

On almost 90 acres this stately four bedroom Greek revival is classic in design, grand and comfortable. The park-like grounds include both a large natural area with a pond for duck ... read more»

Bistro Box
April 2015

Located on Route 7 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the Bistro Box is a roadside food stand with a gourmet twist – perfect for a relaxed lunch on a summer afternoon. While ... read more»

Brace Mountain
April 2015

You don't have to go far to find adventure in this area. One of our favorites is the hike to the summit of Brace Mountain. Located just outside Millerton, Brace is ... read more»

Clipston Grange
April 2015

One of the last extant privately held Gilded Age Cottages. Built in 1850 and expanded by wealthy socialite, Franklin Sturgis, this Colonial Revival has six bedrooms. Unique features include: a large ... read more»

IS183 Gala
April 2015

Saturday, April 11 With the unpronounceable name of Versace Tchotchke Expo with Mariachi + Hibachi, IS183 Art School of the Berkshires celebrated its annual gala last weekend at the Pittsfield Crowne ... read more»

Henry Klimowicz
April 2015

After listening to Henry Klimowicz discribe his art, one looks at cardboard in an entirely new way. Cardboard, you see, is Klimowicz’s material of choice. With it he creates fascinating, sometimes ... read more»

Leyendecker at the Rockwell
April 2015

Regarded as one of America's significant illustrators, J.C. Leyendecker was responsible for more than 400 magazine covers between 1896 and 1950, 322 of which were for The Saturday Evening Post. The ... read more»

Seared Striped Bass
April 2015

We are delighted that Brendon of the Interlaken Inn in Salisbury took the time to share this lovely recipe with BerkshireStyle. Artichokes Barigoule is a classic French preparation of artichokes. Typically ... read more»

Salmon Kill Road
April 2015

On over sixteen acres this newly built Salisbury, CT home has four bedrooms, four full and two half Baths. Combining a classic layout with superb craftsmanship and attention to detail makes this new ... read more»

Monte's
April 2015

Monte's Kitchen is our region's newest culinary delight, located in Amenia. This restaurants checks off all the boxes: delicious food, locally sourced ingredients, courteous waitstaff and a sleek and stylish décor. ... read more»

Campo de' Fiori
April 2015

“My nickname in horticultural circles is Agent Orange, for my pruning techniques," says Barbara with her signature raised eyebrow to the camera. She continues pruning the jasmine with stylish abandon, down ... read more»

Early Farmhouse
April 2015

Early four bedroom farmhouse in an idyllic setting. Private and serene. Your own world at the end of a long driveway lined by old fieldstone walls. Over two hundred acres with ... read more»

The Lightest Matzo Balls – Guaranteed!
April 2015

I did not grow up in a Matzo-Soup-Eating environment. Being raised Catholic, I didn’t even try a matzo ball until much later in life. I immediately fell in love with the ... read more»

Contemporary Craftsman
March 2015

This twenty-first century craftsman inspired Contemporary has stupendous western sunsets, a rare two hundred feet of Lake Mahkeenac water frontage and affords the privilege of sitting on your private dock to ... read more»

Great Mountain Forest
March 2015

It may not feel exactly like Spring but the inclement weather shouldn’t keep you indoors. Great Mountain Forest has hiking trails for any weather condition: snowshoeing and cross country skiing in ... read more»

March Maple Dinner
March 2015

Monday, 23 March Our photographer, Colleen Macmillan, was on hand to record this celebration of the first harvest of the season, maple sugaring season. It was held at the Cranwell Resort ... read more»

Mead's Maple Syrup
March 2015

It is maple syrup season again and the first question people ask is what type of year we are expecting. They believe that heavy snowfall in winter must mean lots of ... read more»

Chaseholm Farm Stand
March 2015

It is with pleasure we discovered the Chaseholm Farm Store located in Pine Plains NY. They offer raw milk, ethically raised veal and beef products, a wide variety of cheese made ... read more»

A.R.Gurney
March 2015

It’s hard to believe that Pete Gurney ever had trouble getting a play produced. But his first play, based on a story by John Cheever, was rejected in this country. “I ... read more»

Gourmet Potatoes
March 2015

For that special dinner with family or friends. If you like potatoes, you will love this recipe. It is easy to make and simply delicious!!! Ingredients 6 medium potatoes ¼ cup ... read more»

Queen of the Lake
March 2015

Imagine sitting on your covered wrap around porch gazing at the wonderful sunsets and moonsets overlooking beautiful Copake Lake. This one-of-a-kind home sits on about an acre of professionally landscaped property ... read more»

Reinventing Rockwell
March 2015

Saturday March 7 The opening Reception was held at the Sohn Fine Art Gallery in its new home in Lenox. It was a great turnout! Lots of fabulous people, a very ... read more»

Celebrating our Third Anniversary
March 2015

Join us in celebrating our third anniversary with a roundup of our most popular features of the last year; Interviews, Berkshire Buzz covers events, Berkshire Homes looks at local real estate ... read more»

Beef n’ Guinness Stew
March 2015

Although St. Patrick’s Day comes when spring is beginning to peek through the snow, the weather is still cold enough here in the northeast to enjoy a pot of stew. I’ve ... read more»

Breathtaking Views
March 2015

This magnificent Shingle-Style house, perfectly placed atop the Cornwall hills, takes advantage of the fifty mile views over the vast, unspoiled panorama below and beyond. This custom-built home is privately set ... read more»

Berkshire Mountain Bakery
March 2015

Since 1986, Berkshire Mountain Bakery has been hard at work bringing European style breads and pastries to Massachusetts. Owner Richard Bourdon first arrived in the US in 1985 where he worked ... read more»

Fireside Dining
March 2015

As the weather remains cold, we all battle winter madness. However venturing out to eat must be worth braving the frigid temperatures. Luckily, all the restaurants on our list offer not ... read more»

High Meadow
March 2015

This Lenox contemporary is over 4,000 square feet with nearly 20 magnificent acres of mature landscaping, a barn, a gunite heated pool with spa and waterfall, outdoor bar and grill and ... read more»

Michael Goldman
February 2015

For architect Michael Goldman every new project is an adventure and he immerses himself in the entire process – from beginning to end. “For me, one of the greatest feelings is ... read more»

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers
February 2015

For the entire month of March the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers (BFWW) offers an exciting lineup of readings, lectures, workshops, performances and screenings for female writers of the Berkshires. The ... read more»

Tuscan Vegetable Soup
February 2015

This delicious recipe - perfect for this frigid winter weather - comes from Holly Stonehill at The Country Bistro in Salisbury CT. And its complete name is... HOLLY’S HEARTY TUSCAN VEGETABLE ... read more»

Stunning Lakeville Estate
February 2015

Follow the long, winding driveway over meadows to the house, beautifully set with views of fields, hills, pool and mature gardens. Elegant colonial, over 5, 000 square feet plus a finished ... read more»

Winter Farm Markets
February 2015

Amenia Farmers Market First and third Saturdays through April 10am - 2pm This year round market, takes place indoors when cold, and moves outside when the weather heats up. Offering a ... read more»

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Homemade Fried Rice!
February 2015

The Year of the Sheep arrives on Thursday February 19th – heralding in the Chinese New Year. In America, what we know as “Chinese food” is generally done in the style ... read more»

Tuscany in Hillsdale
February 2015

Like a postcard from a living Italian landscape. An antique barn, rebuilt time by timber, set in the sunlight, surrounded by lush gardens, a swimming pool, outdoor spaces that are more ... read more»

Oscars at the Beacon
February 2015

The Academy Award honors the best of the best cinematic achievements of the year, so what better place to watch the action than from the big screen - a movie screen ... read more»

Chaiwalla Tea Room
February 2015

Looking for a lovely cup of tea and a warmth, both in actuality and in atmosphere? We have a restaurant in Salisbury we recommend you visit. Beloved by locals, Chaiwalla is ... read more»

Waking Up to a Wonderful Valentine's Day
February 2015

Restaurants are generally packed for dinners on Valentine’s Day, but you don’t have to wait until the evening to treat your sweetheart to a delicious Valentine’s extravaganza. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, ... read more»

Side Hall Colonial
February 2015

Beautifully updated 1840’s Side Hall Colonial overlooking sparkling one acre pond and surrounded by eighty-four acres of rolling hay-fields and protective woods with Catskill Mountain views. The barn is ideal for ... read more»

Salisbury Invitational Ski Jumping
February 2015

Saturday, February 7 We were there to witness the junior ski jumping competition at Satre Hill where the young competitors displayed their skills. The weather was cold and the crowd enthusiastic. ... read more»

Allen Blagden
February 2015

Allen Blagden’s father started it all. As the art teacher at the Hotchkiss School for twenty-two years, he encouraged and shaped the talents of students with artistic bents. And he did ... read more»

Valentine Weekend at Blantyre
February 2015

For many busy couples Valentine's Day doesn’t just mean a romantic evening for two, it frequently means some rare alone time. Which is why we recommend making a long and leisurely ... read more»

Artist Country Design
February 2015

Carefully designed and exceedingly well-built with simple elegance. This post and beam Colonial sits on fifteen acres in a quiet rural setting. The open plan core living space is great for ... read more»

Almond Toffee Cake
February 2015

This is recipe is from the kitchen of Ganna Wagner, handed down to her grand-daughter, Susie Clayton of BerkshireStyle. Cake Ingredients: 1 ½ cups flour ¾ cup sugar 1 ½ ... read more»

Community Table
January 2015

There are lots of good restaurants in the Berkshire area, there are even several great ones. However, if you want a truly amazing meal, Community Table in Washington, CT is the ... read more»

When Life Gives you Lemons
January 2015

When life gives you lemons, the heck with the lemonade - make Limoncello! This famous southern Italian liquor looks and tastes like liquid sunshine in a bottle and is remarkably simple ... read more»

Goshen Country Estate
January 2015

The estate boasts over 130 acres in both Goshen and Cornwall and miles of trails. The completely renovated 12 room Colonial features five bedrooms and 3 full baths. A twelve stall ... read more»

Slideways at Lime Rock Park
January 2015

Skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and sledding are all popular and common winter sports. But leave it to Lime Rock Park to put their own spin on cold weather activities with their ... read more»

Bacon Jam
January 2015

A sweet and savory bacon jam from Chef Daire Rooney of Allium Restaurant + Bar. Daire uses the jam as a garnish on deviled farm eggs and as a condiment for ... read more»

Russian Art: Now and Then
January 2015

Saturday, January 17 The mood last weekend at the Opening Reception at the Ober Gallery in Kent was lively, abuzz with much animated conversation. Guests drank vodka and ate blinis in ... read more»

Colonial Circa 1850
January 2015

Beautifully renovated and restored with wide board floors, classic moldings and modern amenities throughout. Set back among century old trees and perennial gardens with a front rocking chair porch and a ... read more»

Old World Details
January 2015

The owner, a member of the New England Designer Hall of Fame, created a magnificent home in the Italian Mediterranean style on over 66 private hillside acres in West Stockbridge. A ... read more»

Silky Celery Soup
January 2015

For many of us, food-related resolutions top the list each year. Eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and staying away from processed food is a great way to start. Even ... read more»

Crown Maple
January 2015

What’s better than fine maple syrup and pancakes? You can find this not far away in Dover Plains NY at Madava Farms. When it comes to products and goods locally produced, ... read more»

Sit. Stay. Forever.
January 2015

For Steve Whitney his company Sit. Stay, Forever, featuring certified toxin-free animal beds and toys, was born out of tragedy. A longtime animal lover, he fell hard for his sweet chocolate ... read more»

MASS MoCA Free Day
January 2015

We're very lucky to live so close to MASS MoCA, one of the largest and reputable contemporary visual and performing arts museum in the country. Admission to the huge museum always ... read more»

Edward Herrmann Remembered
January 2015

We were saddened last week to hear of Ed Herrmann's death and decided to republish our last year's interview. Mr Herrmann was the consummate actor and gentleman and will be remembered ... read more»

Chestnut Ridge Farm
January 2015

The home of the original Millbrook Polo Field, this is the ultimate equestrian facility. Privately situated on 250 acres in the heart of Millbrook Hunt Country, this world-class equestrian center features ... read more»

Delicious Delights to Ring in the New Year
December 2014

A fresh coating of pure white snow is just what we needed to complete the setting for the holidays! The calendar seems to be getting fuller by the minute as we ... read more»

The Season of Silver & Gold
December 2014

Sometimes it just takes a little glitz to make a holiday meal shine. Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas or New Years, accenting your table and your recipes with some silver ... read more»

High Lawn Farm Eggnog
December 2014

'Tis the season'...for cozying up in front of the fire with a nice eggnog. And High Lawn Farm in Lee makes one of our favorites. Unlike the extremely sweet mass-produced eggnog ... read more»

An Interview with Santa
December 2014

This being the season to be jolly we look forward to the return of the man in the red suit. I thought it might be a time to sit down with ... read more»

Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Quince
December 2014

My friend, Kay, who runs the Litchfield Famers Market, is the only person I know who has a quince tree. This year was a very bountiful year and so she gave ... read more»

Morningside
December 2014

A singular 132 acre farm estate, Morningside combines an expansive location overlooking Tyringham valley with a rich Shaker and Gilded Age history. The scope is exceptional: significant acreage, the Manor House as ... read more»

Hot Chocolate Saturdays
December 2014

Early December can be a little claustrophobic; all of the cold and dreariness with not enough snow for skiing. If you're ready to get out of the house the Trustees of ... read more»

Modernist Masterpiece
December 2014

Inspired by two of the 20th century's most iconic residences—Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House near Plano, IL, and Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, CT — the Binocular House ... read more»

Honey Sweet-Savory-Delicious!!
December 2014

There’s a lot more variety to honey than the stuff we used to squeeze out of little plastic bears. Flavors of honey vary based on the nectar source, and various types ... read more»

December
December 2014

The poet T.S. Eliot, in his 1922 poem, The Wasteland, described April as “the cruelest month... mixing memory and desire". It could be said that December is the busiest month, mixing ... read more»

New Preston Winter Stroll
December 2014

Saturday, December 6 Imagine a holiday wonderland powered by 12,000 twinkling lights, drift by 30 fabulous holiday windows and discover fantastic shops filled with holiday gift ideas! Welcome to New Preston, ... read more»

twenty2 HANDPRINT
December 2014

Wallpaper isn’t what it used to be thanks to Kyra and Robertson Hartnett. Many of us remember the wall coverings of our childhood, as seen in our grandmother’s house as well ... read more»

Rossiter Renovation
December 2014

Famous architect Erich Rossiter's design has been renovated to perfection with no expense spared. Unwind in ultimate luxury while enjoying complete privacy, views, sunset skies with open fields, mature trees and ... read more»

Squash, Pancetta and Chestnut Soup
December 2014

From the kitchen of the newly opened White Hart Inn with our thanks. ½ stick butter 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 ¼-inch thick slice pancetta, cut into strips 1 ... read more»

Charlie Brown at the Warner
December 2014

Christmas time is here for the Torrington’s Warner Theatre as they kick off the holiday season with A Charlie Brown Christmas. Featuring the classic original score from Vince Guaraldi, join Snoopy ... read more»

Colonial Holiday of Thanksgiving
December 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014 The Bidwell House Museum celebrated the harvest in Reverend Bidwell’s 1750s parlors with a fundraising party. Lanterns lit the way to the beautifully decorated historic homestead. Guests ... read more»

Celebrate the Season 2014
November 2014

WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 28 - 30 Kent Champagne Stroll 4PM-7PM On Friday, local merchants will be pouring champagne and Saturday is small business Saturday with special offers throughout town. This event ... read more»

Jam Food Shop
November 2014

Nestled in the back of the Sharon Farm Market in bucolic Sharon, CT is a beloved, bustling little enterprise of its own, Jam Food Shop, or Jam’s. It’s where you go ... read more»

Pocketing the Leftovers!
November 2014

There are usually a lot of leftovers after a Thanksgiving meal. Many families look forward to several days of easy turkey sandwiches and the ultimate pot of turkey soup, but sometimes ... read more»

Festival of Trees: On Safari
November 2014

Friday, September 14 The much-anticipated Festival of Trees previewed this weekend at the Berkshire Museum featuring creative holiday trees that evoke exotic safari adventure This year’s theme is On Safari with ... read more»

Navigating the Holidays
November 2014

The holidays are upon us and for many of us that means getting together with family. And being submerged in family customs and traditions takes us on a psychological journey to ... read more»

Riverfront Retreat
November 2014

A totally private riverfront retreat in Millerton. This rare c1795 stone estate boasts a long drive leading to this magical compound. The main residence has 3 bedrooms and baths, 6 fireplaces ... read more»

Relaxed Gratitude
November 2014

The holidays can be a very stressful time in some families. It takes a lot of planning and preparation to host a holiday meal. Sometimes in an attempt to put on ... read more»

Holiday Farmers Markets
November 2014

Starting to miss the summer farmers' markets? Well fear not, as Berkshire Grown gives you an opportunity to enjoy farm-fresh vegetables, locally made crafts and artisanal products just in time for ... read more»

Bantam Cinema
November 2014

Independently-owned movie theaters are widely supported in our region. More than ever, filmgoers are eschewing the big chain theaters for The Moviehouse in Millerton, Triplex in Great Barrington or Upstate Films ... read more»

Classic Connecticut Weekend
November 2014

This Autumn was been pretty good to us; beautiful, warm weather allowed for extended foliage and lots of time for apple picking and visiting pumpkin patches. Alas, that time is over, ... read more»

Classic Chicken Pot Pie
November 2014

We are pleased to share this warm and comforting recipe from the kitchens of the Red Lion Inn. For that serious comfort food craving on a cold winter’s night, this dish ... read more»

Sharon Country Retreat
November 2014

Majestically situated for privacy and prominence in the rolling hills of Sharon, this unique light-filled house has been renovated to perfection. This lovely home features a Master Bedroom suite with all ... read more»

Baking Classes with Pastry Chef Jean Yves
November 2014

Patisserie in both Lenox and Great Barrington are great favorites at BerkshireStyle. The cafés provide great coffee and ambiance but, even better, sweet treats. Macaroons, pastries, cookies and cakes are just ... read more»

Pumpkins – Not Just for Carving!
November 2014

Two things absolutely synonymous with the season are pumpkins and the color combo of black-and-orange. This appetizer recipe uses pumpkins and the black-and-orange theme to make an easy appetizer that works ... read more»

Contemporary French Manor
November 2014

Exquisite, casually elegant, one of a kind, this expansive contemporary French Manor is nestled amid 130 rolling acres of woods and meadows in Blandford, MA. Custom designed and employing the finest ... read more»

James Crisp
November 2014

With his southern charm and his discerning eye, it’s easy to see why Jimmy Crisp is so successful. Since he formed Crisp Architects in 1985 he and his team have designed ... read more»

Bizalion's
October 2014

Happy Birthday Bizalions! We congratulate you on your 11th year!!! "At this Marseilles-infused charcuterie-cafe everything is as good as it gets..." The New York Times Great Barrington has a ... read more»

Community LIghts Gala
October 2014

Saturday, October 18 They honored local philanthropist and community advocate Barbara Manring at the 2014 Community LIghts Gala at the Berkshire South Regional Community Center last Saturday. Manring has long been ... read more»

Annie Selke
October 2014

Even over the telephone Annie Selke’s enthusiasm is contagious. By the time we had finished talking I was ready to go and order everything she makes. But that’s what makes her ... read more»

Spooky Halloween Treats
October 2014

Professional Baker Audrey Leary and her husband took over a long-standing family bakery in the northwest corner town of Canaan two years ago. She was kind enough to share three of ... read more»

Dunromin' Farm
October 2014

The magic of Dunromin' Farm in the Shekomeko Valley of Dutchess County lies somewhere between the enchantment of a storybook kingdom and the irresistible beauty of a working horse farm. 286 ... read more»

Magical Country Estate
October 2014

This private 45-acre property is enchanting from the minute you approach over a twisting and captivating brook. As you enter Plum Creek Farm through the gate, the Ponds and Formal Tapestry ... read more»

Reflections
October 2014

Since 2012 when the beloved Twin Oaks of Sharon were felled, twenty-nine artists have been hard at work turning the wood into art and utensils. Their work is on display at ... read more»

Farm Egg, Peas, Fava Beans, Scapes and Zucchini
October 2014

From the kitchen of Chef Nicholas Moulton at Mezze Bistro + Bar in Williamstown MA with our thanks! An exciting recipe to savor the last delicious bits of zucchini ... read more»

Simply Connect
October 2014

Human connection and disconnection are major themes in today’s world. The stories we see and hear all involve, on some level, people either disconnecting and misunderstanding one another or connecting and ... read more»

Serious Coffee Talk
October 2014

Our region takes coffee seriously and that's because we're lucky to have tons of independently owned cafes and markets from which to choose. Our residents eschew the lines of traditional drive-through ... read more»

Southmayd Farm
October 2014

Upon an 80 acre parcel of land in Stockbridge once owned by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Charles Southmayd built this Second Empire home in 1870. Brilliantly restored, the mansion is of a ... read more»

Trevor Zoo
October 2014

While Autumn in the Berkshires is fantastic for apple picking and hayrides, for a non-seasonal weekend excursion Trevor Zoo at the Millbrook School is a great family trip. Open daily, the ... read more»

Aubergine Magic
October 2014

Many people have a love-hate relationship with eggplants. Restaurants and home cooks have such a limited repertoire of eggplant recipes. Certainly, every Italian restaurant and pizza joint offers Baked Eggplant Parmesan ... read more»

Off the Beaten Path
October 2014

The Berkshires is a popular spot for trail hikes and, with fall foliage in full display, BerkshireStyle offers some Off the Beaten Path trails you may not know. For a day ... read more»

The Ultimate Berkshire Lake House
October 2014

Inspired by the great camps of the Adirondacks, this compound with 400 feet of waterfront on Lake Garfield is known as Indian Cave Lodge. A private residence since the late 1950s, ... read more»

The Crandell Theatre
October 2014

The Crandell Theatre is Columbia's County oldest movie theater: it is also, truly, the town's theater. Built in 1926, it was owned by the Quirino family until Tony Quirino’s death in ... read more»

Butter Pecan Pie
October 2014

Irving Farm Coffee House serves Irving Farm coffees roasted just four miles south of town at their historic farmhouse roastery. They also carry taste tempting baked goods and sweets created by ... read more»

Naumkeagger at Naumkeag
October 2014

Thursday, September 25 They toasted the change of the season at the Gilded-age mansion, Naumkeag, with local craft beer tastings, live jazz and a spectacular sunset over Monument Mountain. Co-sponsored by ... read more»

Pumpkin Patches
October 2014

It wouldn’t be fall without its signature flavors and pumpkins top that list with their iconic taste popping up in foods everywhere. Pumpkin picking is a great way to gather your ... read more»

Eric Forstmann
October 2014

Eric Forstmann’s goal as an artist is to make us see what is around us from a different point of view. Consider his painting Everything/Nothing which consists of crumpled brown paper. ... read more»

No Tomato Left Behind
October 2014

I’ll admit it – I’m a Tomato Glutton! I’ve never met a tomato I didn’t enjoy, and during the summer I generally have a big bowl of orange “Sun Gold” cherry ... read more»

Oblong Valley Farm
October 2014

This completely private farm boasts stunning pastoral views in every direction from the luxurious 5-bedroom, 5-full and 2-half bath home. The magnificent retreat includes 50 acres of gorgeous Sharon farmland accessed ... read more»

Harvest Festivals 2014
September 2014

One of the delights of living in the Berkshires is autumn! Visitors come from all over the world to look at our gorgeous foliage. We have researched harvest festivals so you ... read more»

Omi Light into Night
September 2014

Saturday, September 20 An evening of visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers for an unforgettable event. A rare and exclusive evening of installations and performances against the striking backdrop of the ... read more»

Richer, Sweeter and More Satisfied
September 2014

Well, summer’s over and the children have either gone back to school or are now tackling their résumés and looking for jobs. One set of graduates is certain to have a ... read more»

Fine Home Source
September 2014

Bring your home improvement to the next level! The Fine Home Source show will offer over 40 exhibitors to help you do just that. Enjoy furniture vending, faux finishers, plasters and ... read more»

Gusty Gables
September 2014

This exciting original Berkshire Cottage includes a pool, pool house and tennis court. Gusty Gables provides a year round residence in a quiet, walk to town neighborhood. On 6 acres the ... read more»

Fresh Grass Bluegrass Festival
September 2014

From September 19th, through the 21st Mass MoCA in North Adams is hosting the Fresh Grass Bluegrass Festival where fans of Bluegrass music can come enjoy the genre for a whole ... read more»

The Art of Connection
September 2014

We live in a world that has become increasingly connected and increasingly disconnected simultaneously. Ironically the more we connect electronically and the more we see and hear about what is happening ... read more»

Mushroom & Sweet Corn Conserva
September 2014

This recipe comes from Brian Alberg, Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage at The Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge, MA, with our thanks. ¼ cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic, ... read more»

Zero-Net-Energy Estate
September 2014

Live off the grid in this 100% solar and wind powered stately brick Colonial home with a porte-cochere and gated entrance, located on over fifty hilltop acres with privacy and west ... read more»

Sweeping Views
September 2014

Stunning home with breathtaking views and filled with amenities. Spacious open living with massive Great Room, fireplaces, French doors and soaring ceilings. First floor double Master Bedroom with large walk-in closet ... read more»

Berkshire Grown
September 2014

In the Berkshires where the community embraces our local farmers and knows the first name of the chefs preparing our food, farm-to-table isn’t just a movement, it's really a lifestyle. The ... read more»

Corn Pudding
September 2014

This recipe comes to us with our thanks from Hathaway Young, Flawless Catering and Event Planning. Bruce Young, Executive Chef and Pete Hathaway, Director. 3 cups fresh corn (6 ears of ... read more»

Swiss Chard Tart
September 2014

Actually, no. The word "Swiss" was used to distinguish chard from French spinach varieties by 19th century seed catalogue publishers with the earliest varieties traced back to Sicily. Chard is known ... read more»

Pizza at the Lantern
September 2014

Nestled in the heart of Wassaic, New York, the Lantern Inn remains a quintessential local favorite with a fresh, new (and delicious) addition to their traditional bar: wood-fired pizzas. Since 1890 ... read more»

Copake Blu House
September 2014

Copake NY is known as a charming upstate town just minutes away from the Massachusetts and the Connecticut line. It is there that you will find the elegant Blu Home, a ... read more»

Localvore's Guide To Back To School Shopping
September 2014

You can feel it in the air, fall is coming. And with it brings a certain set of challenges for parents, the dreaded back-to-school shopping trip. As with every major consumer ... read more»

Sunday in the Park
September 2014

Sunday, August 31 All manner of magnificent machinery filled the concours at Lime Rock Park last Sunday and we were lucky enough to be there. On display, a rare showing of ... read more»

Roxana Robinson
August 2014

The Mount is famous as the summer home of literary great Edith Wharton, forever recognized for her contributions to literature. On August 28th visual, literary and performing modern day artists will ... read more»

Classic Victorian Farmhouse
August 2014

Completely renovated 1890's farmhouse on estate of over 34 acres. With separate guest/caretaker's apartment, large pond, mature landscaping, apple trees, stone patios, screened porch and a covered porch. this pristine home ... read more»

Easy Summer Desserts
August 2014

I’m not one who usually eats dessert. I’d rather gorge myself on the main course rather than feast on sweet caloric treats. Most Americans, however, always “save room” for dessert and ... read more»

The Wow Forum
August 2014

Celebrating it’s tenth year, the Wow Forum is a must do for professional woman in our area! Experience the empowering benefits of this annual daylong conference designed to motivate and educate ... read more»

True Love
August 2014

When my partner Dennis Watlington suffered multiple strokes over three years ago, he was exceptionally tall, handsome and athletic. In the blink of an eye he was transformed from the epitome ... read more»

South Branch Farm
August 2014

South Branch Farm is a farmhouse dating back to the late 18th century. The private house is covered with large windows to enjoy the scenic Berkshire mountain surroundings. Cathedral ceilings grace ... read more»

Gift from the Sea
August 2014

When I was young, every summer my cousins and I would look forward to sharing a Clam Boil. Although clams seem to be available year-round, summer just didn’t seem complete until ... read more»

The Wizard of Oz at Tanglewood
August 2014

On Friday, August 22nd, the Wizard of Oz is playing at Tanglewood accompanied by the Boston Pops. Children and adult can watch the 1930’s classic on the big screen while a ... read more»

Millbrook Classic Farmhouse
August 2014

Located between Millbrook and Rhinebeck NY in Shekomeko, an elegant 336 acre estate built in 1769. This property has been maintained perfectly by its previous owners. The main house has 5 ... read more»

Chick Pea Salad
August 2014

This Jam-tastic recipe comes to us from Jam Food Shop in the Sharon Farmers Market, Sharon, CT. You can visit them on Facebook or by clicking the link below. SUMMER CHICK ... read more»

Hiking Trails in the Berkshires
August 2014

BerkshireStyle sat down with Mike Dalton, Director of the Ritt Kellogg Mountain Program at Berkshire School and longtime resident of the Berkshires. He shared his most favorite trails and what makes ... read more»

Old Barn Farm
August 2014

It's blueberry season and everywhere in the Berkshire area they are budding with the sweet taste of summer. Old Barn Farm is one of the most beautiful spots to collect them. ... read more»

Piece of Sculpture
August 2014

Is it a house or a piece of sculpture? Maintenance free house with a 60 foot interior lap pool and a large separate steam room on 10 wooded acres. All utilities ... read more»

At Home With Burns & Schiro
August 2014

Although it was only a rental, Bob Burns and Gary Schiro felt at home the minute they laid eyes on the antique farmhouse in Goshen, CT that they had found online ... read more»

Tomato Pie
August 2014

In your arsenal of recipes, perhaps you have a few that are so easy to make you are embarrassed when company raves about the meal. This Tomato Pie recipe is one ... read more»

Stockbridge Estate
July 2014

This elegant Stockbridge estate was built in 1925 for Henry Ivison Parson and affectionately named “Wee Hoose" after a popular ballad of the time. In the heart of downtown Stockbridge, just ... read more»

The Wassaic Project
July 2014

The quiet, bucolic hamlet of Wassaic isn’t the first place you would think of for avant-garde mixed media art but since 2008 the Wassaic Project has revitalized and engaged the entire ... read more»

Millbrook Horse Trials
July 2014

This weekend Dutchess County’s prestigious sporting event, the Millbrook Horse Trials, begins its four-day long equestrian competition. The event attracts world class and Olympic competitors from all over the US and ... read more»

Stuffed Baked Potato
July 2014

Recently I made an extremely delicious Stuffed Baked potato. I filled it full of delicious veggies and also my own No Nitrate Added “Classic" Bacon that will be available to purchase ... read more»

Andrea's Pasta di Casa
July 2014

Located on Main Street in Amenia, New York, Andrea’s Pasta Di Casa offers the finest selection of Italian specialty dishes to go, all freshly made on site the day of purchase. ... read more»

When the Weather’s Hot
July 2014

As promised, more fabulous thoughts on how to use local watermelon on these warm July days. Nothing conjures up images of summer like a slice of fresh watermelon - the beautiful ... read more»

Peggy Kauffman
July 2014

Whether it’s four-legged or two legged, artist Peggy Kauffman can capture the essence of her subject in bronze. While horses are her first love, she has created likenesses of dogs, cats, ... read more»

Luxurious Colonial
July 2014

Conveniently located in Sharon on the Millerton NY border, this majestic colonial sits on 14 acres of rolling hills. With 5 bedrooms and 5 baths, this is the perfect home for ... read more»

Fitch's Corners
July 2014

This weekend we celebrate Fitch's Corners, one of the annual highlights of both the equestrian and social scene. Make a plan to enjoy the Horse Trials Weekend, July 18-20. There is ... read more»

German Pancake
July 2014

From time to time we feature recipes from members of our team here at BerkshireStyle. This one courtesy of Susie Clayton our Ad Sales Director. Scrumptous!! Bring this spectacular German Pancake ... read more»

Shadow Love
July 2014

Every thing in our world has a light side and a dark side and Love is no exception. We can Leverage our Love in many ways and some of those ways ... read more»

When the Weather’s Hot
July 2014

Nothing conjures up images of summer like a slice of fresh watermelon - the beautiful hue takes us back to lazy childhood days and family picnics where we would challenge our ... read more»

Foxehaven Hill
July 2014

At the end of a long and winding drive and minutes from Millbrook, Foxehaven Hill is utterly private. The house has the sense of inevitability that results from a flawless design. ... read more»

Business Insider: M Designs
July 2014

M Designs happens in a warren of rooms and outbuildings in an old Victorian-style farmhouse in Sheffield. A sticker on the door proclaims M Designs a hate-free zone. Warm and gregarious, ... read more»

Nature Lover's Dream
July 2014

Perfect Privacy in a Nature Lover's Dream Come True! Set on 28 secluded acres with pond in rural Monterey, this 21st Century contemporary home has all the most-wanted features for today's ... read more»

Fireworks Displays
July 2014

It's funny how so many things can change in today's society but firework shows see huge turnouts, with people of all ages looking up at the bombs bursting in air. Luckily ... read more»

Celebration at the Clark
July 2014

Nestled in the Northern Berkshires, the village of Williamstown, Massachusetts, is home to a beacon of cosmopolitan fine art and cultural treasures: The Clark Art Institute. After months of renovations, the ... read more»

Kale Pesto
July 2014

Betsey McCall, Director of Food Access Programs of the North East Community Center, says her Farm and Food Education Interns like to make this tasty, nutritious pesto all summer long. Visit ... read more»

Amenia Drive-In
June 2014

This time of year the Berkshires become a lush green world with hot sunny days and cool summer nights. We also hear the buzz of Hollywood’s newest blockbuster hits. How can ... read more»

Berkshire Theatre Group
June 2014

We get very excited as we research the region and consider the wealth of natural beauty and cultural treasures that belong to us, Berkshire residents and Berkshire visitors alike. Our challenge ... read more»

Birdsey Hall
June 2014

A significant historical property in Goshen, this 1810 Georgian colonial has been renovated from top to bottom with no expense spared. Many of the original details are intact including wide board ... read more»

Chilled Spring Pea Soup
June 2014

This comes to us courtesy of Tim Cocheo, Chef and Owner of No. 9, a farm-to-table restaurant and inn in the Village of Millerton. 4 cups peas fresh and blanched (May ... read more»

Twilight in the Garden
June 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014 A delightful summer evening graced the Spencertown Academy's annual Twilight in the Garden Cocktail party held at the Bezalel Gables garden. The celebration was filled with fine ... read more»

Charming Lakehouse
June 2014

The following photos will surely bring back memories of summers spent basking in the sunshine by a picturesque lake. This waterfront property is both a nostalgic reminder of childhood and a ... read more»

Ramps – a Rare Wild Treat!
June 2014

I decided to splurge the other day at our local farmers’ market and buy a little bunch of ramps. The season for these local delicacies is so short that I couldn’t ... read more»

Romantic Love
June 2014

August 31st, 1997, and the news broke that The Princess of Wales had died in a car accident. The British people took to the streets in an outpouring of collective grief ... read more»

Garden Conservancy Open Days
June 2014

Our region offers an abundance of expectational gardens, maintained by dedicated and devoted gardeners. And while these personal gardens usually remain under the private eye of the owner, The Garden Conservancy's ... read more»

Peter Woytuk
June 2014

Art has always been an important part of Peter Woytuk’s life. “My father was an architect and encouraged all of his children to be creative. We spent summers in Europe looking ... read more»

Excursions with Dad on Father's Day
June 2014

Father's Day falls on the last Sunday of Spring, so we encourage you to spend it enjoying the outdoors - before the Summer heat sets in. Start off your day with ... read more»

Norman Rockwell Museum 45th Anniversary Gala
June 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014 BerkshireStyle joined the celebration of Norman Rockwell Museum’s 45th Anniversary and the opening of the Edward Hopper exhibition with an evening evocative of New York City in ... read more»

Strawberries
June 2014

Our local strawberry season lasts only about 3 or 4 weeks, so take advantage of the timing and visit a nearby farmer’s market or strawberry field and pick a taste of ... read more»

Hilltop Paradise
June 2014

Survey the surrounding mountains and farmland from this majestic hilltop estate. The kitchen has both the space and equipment for any cuisine preparation. A two bedroom studio provides extra space for ... read more»

Monterey General Store
June 2014

Now that the weather is (finally) feeling like Spring, we encourage you to go for a drive. And may your destination be The Monterey General Store. You will know you're in ... read more»

Margaret Roach
June 2014

Gardener, blogger, and media consultant Margaret Roach has made her home here for decades, but it only takes her a moment to remember and recapture what it is to head north ... read more»

Spring Crudites with Fava Bean Purée
June 2014

Spring is a time that I like to highlight the delicate nature of vegetables as we pivot away from the heartiness of winter. This recipe is one of my favorites since ... read more»

The Town of Stockbridge
May 2014

The charm of the classic New England village of Stockbridge is well documented. From “Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie to Norman Rockwell's “Main Street, Stockbridge at Christmas" it just may be ... read more»

Asparagus Pesto-Gremolata
May 2014

Despite its long heritage, many folks are hesitant to try anything other than either steamed or grilled asparagus. While these are certainly delicious dishes, the Asparagus has more to offer! Here ... read more»

Never Stop to Think…
Do I Have a Place for This?

May 2014

Oh, happy day! We just found out that author/designer and junker Mary Randolph Carter Berg (but please call her Carter!) is coming to one of our favorite vintage and design shops, ... read more»

Villa Certosa
May 2014

This gorgeous property will make you feel as though you have travelled to the rolling hills of Tuscany. This Italian inspired villa's authentic artisan stucco and and wood shingles give an ... read more»

A Short History of Decay
May 2014

Dysfunctional families can be fun – especially if they’re not yours. Writer/Director Michael Maren has brought us A Short History of Decay, based on his original screenplay and marking his directorial ... read more»

Classic Elegance at Moss Hill
May 2014

Built in 1903, Moss Hill is an extravagant nod to the Gilded Age and American Renaissance of the 19th-20th century. The wonderfully classical accents are apparent in the columns and detailed ... read more»

The Power of Love
May 2014

Of all of the Elegant Aspirations at our disposal Leveraging Love is probably the most powerful. Much of the circumstance of our lives depends upon where we choose to give Love, ... read more»

Silken Asparagus Soup
May 2014

Spring is the best time to enjoy fresh asparagus. This delicate stalk has been used as both food and medicine for millennia. As a matter of fact, a recipe for cooking ... read more»

Trade Secrets Rare Plant & Garden Sale
May 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014 After a terrifying night of wind and rain, the sun shone brightly on Elaine LaRoche's glorious garden at LionRock Farm. One could find and buy anything and ... read more»

The Farmer's Wife
May 2014

The Farmer's Wife may just be Columbia County's best kept secret. Located in pastoral Ancramdale, it's worth the trip. There since 2002, the restaurant is a favorite spot for locals to ... read more»

Simple Pound Cake
May 2014

Simply put, I love to bake simple recipes from scratch, I use local eggs, fruits when in season, nuts and citrus! As a waitress and a hostess for many years, I ... read more»

Behind Trade Secrets
May 2014

With legendary interior designer Bunny Williams at the helm, and about 1500 tickets sold last year for the Saturday Sale alone, the cat’s out of the bag: the 14th annual Trade ... read more»

Farmers Markets
May 2014

One of the delights of living in the Berkshires is autumn and we have the pleasure of collecting and enjoying our local produce. Listed below you will find the area's Farmers ... read more»

Lakeville Oasis
May 2014

It's hard to believe this immculate house is in fact a home and not a vacation retreat. Hand hewn beams and antique wood mirror the feel of the surrounding countryside in ... read more»

Fresh Ricotta
May 2014

Ricotta is one of those fabulous ingredients that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. What can make it even more wonderful you ask? Making it in your own ... read more»

Mother's Day Style
May 2014

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, BerkshireStyle recommends some perfect treasures certain to delight her. ... read more»

Robert Andrew Parker
April 2014

They say that everything happens for a reason. In Robert Parker’s case, if he hadn’t come down with tuberculosis as a child, he might never have become a painter. And what ... read more»

Crêpes Anytime
April 2014

Without exception, each year my four children would request crêpes for their birthday dinners. Granted, it’s like having dessert for dinner, but it was such a treat that we all enjoyed ... read more»

Modern Elegance
April 2014

Stylish and modern, with respect to its natural surroundings, this impressive property has all the amenities needed for a family to relax and enjoy. Bask in the sun by the spacious ... read more»

Spring Greens Pesto
April 2014

Pesto doesn't have to always be made with basil, some of my favorite start with whatever greens I have on hand… in the spring I use a combination of Arugula and ... read more»

The Exquisiteness of Forgiveness
April 2014

Navigating the complicated and sometimes difficult task of living can be quite the challenge. And one of the more challenging aspects is our interaction with others. It is often said that ... read more»

Thorncrest Farm & Milk House Chocolates
April 2014

Handmade chocolates are nothing without being sourced from incredible ingredients. At Thorncrest Farm & Milk House Chocolates in Goshen, CT, they proudly boast, “the magic is in our milk" and that's ... read more»

Country Retreat
April 2014

At 10,000 square feet, this house is the perfect combination of openness and elegance. The soaring ceiling in the living room creates a centralized nucleus complete with a balcony passageway that ... read more»

Happy Anniversary To Us!
April 2014

Join us in celebrating our second anniversary with a roundup of our most popular features of the last year. From interviews to in-depth reporting of towns (of which we have made ... read more»

Adding Color to Your Easter Meal
April 2014

Spring is finally taking a foothold in the Berkshires. It’s time to put away the recipes that use roasted winter vegetables and look for new ways to enjoy the fresh taste ... read more»

Copake Estate
April 2014

With summer approaching, this Is the perfect time to appreciate this gorgeous property set in the rolling hills of Copake, NY. See yourself relaxing on the bluestone patio overlooking the mountains. ... read more»

Summer Camp Sampler
April 2014

Spring may have taken its time coming to the Berkshires, but that doesn't mean that we postpone planning. Summer camps fill their rosters early! We thought you might enjoy some of ... read more»

Gluten-Free Quinoa Chocolate Cake
April 2014

This moist chocolate cake tastes like an indulgently rich devil’s food cake. Quinoa is the surprise ingredient – making this dessert both gluten-free and higher in protein. This moist chocolate cake ... read more»

Haight-Brown Vineyards
April 2014

This week's offering is not a home although one could certainly spend lots of time here. Haight-Brown Vineyards, the oldest winery in Connecticut, is a thriving business set on the Connecticut ... read more»

Lenox Library Spring Gala
April 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014 Blantyre offered the ideal setting for a dinner-dance to benefit the Lenox Library. The British television series, Downton Abbey, in which a landed aristocratic family and their ... read more»

Haystack Mountain State Park
April 2014

They say that spring is here so it is time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful landscape for which our Berkshire region is known. One of the best places to ... read more»

Infinity Hall
April 2014

Admit it, Berkshires. You can get a little fussy about your music and arts scene, a little precious, dare I say, with your chorales, your string quartets and your chamber music. ... read more»

Apple Plum Crisp
April 2014

4 apples pealed and roughly chopped 3 plums roughy chopped 3/4 cups sugar juice of half a lemon 1/2 cup water 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 stick of ... read more»

Thistlewood Estate
April 2014

Bright and welcoming this late nineteenth-century manor presides over a charming twelve acre property that includes a pool, pavillion and large guesthouse. The interior impresses at every turn with a grand ... read more»

By The Way House
March 2014

Located next to a stream-fed pond on seventy-six acres, this historic home has been tastefully updated with every modern convenience. Antique details like the original fireplaces have been carefully preserved; the ... read more»

Celebrating Tender Spring Greens
March 2014

March has heralded the first day of spring, and scattered throughout the Berkshires we see the first ambitious crocus blossoms poking their sleepy heads out of the ground, often working through ... read more»

The Town of New Preston
March 2014

The town of New Preston is a small gem located just south of Lake Waramaug. The village was settled by colonists in 1741 and is considered part of Washington, CT. During ... read more»

Guy Wolff in Sharon
March 2014

Sunday, 16 March, 2014 To honor the 275th anniversary of the Town of Sharon, master potter Guy Wolff demonstrated the making of an 18th century Bartram flower pot at the Town ... read more»

The Magnitude of Gratitude
March 2014

During Matthew McConaughey's acceptance speech at this year's Oscars, he made an interesting observation: "It's scientifically proven, "he beamed from the podium, "that gratitude reciprocates". The Oscars are all about giving ... read more»

Stockbridge Stew
March 2014

There’s no dish that exudes warmth like a bowl of soup or stew. The Berkshires are full of restaurants offering daily iterations of steaming hot concoctions Many of the best childhood ... read more»

The Southfield Store
March 2014

The Southfield Store in Southfield Massachusetts is a well hidden gem, but once discovered it is sure to become one of your favorite things too! Owned by Peter Platt and Meredith ... read more»

Modern Country Home
March 2014

Set at the end of a winding driveway in Sharon, this intimate three floor house is exquisitely designed. An open and bright interior boasts a custom chef's kitchen, five fireplaces, four ... read more»

Blackberry River Baking Company
March 2014

Although positioned in an unlikely location, just steps from a series of chain establishments like McDonald's, Blackberry River Baking Company is a welcome taste of homey sophistication on Canaan's East Main ... read more»

Guy Wolff Pottery
March 2014

He has been hailed by everyone from Martha Stewart to The New York Times to every major design magazine for his beautiful and unique pottery. In his studio in Bantam he ... read more»

Whiting Ridge Estate
March 2014

Set atop a picturesque hilltop, this tastefully renovated Colonial provides jaw-dropping views of the rolling landscape of Canaan Valley. Built circa 1860, the main house contains five bedrooms, three and a ... read more»

Pasta Carbonara
March 2014

Red Devon is a farm to table Market, Cafe and Restaurant, using locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. All of our items are prepared in house, from the croissants to the ketchup to ... read more»

Morrison Gallery
March 2014

Saturday, 1 March, 2014 Acclaimed sculptor Peter Woytuck opened his show "New and Unique Works" at The Morrison Gallery, which runs through March 16th. On view were a plethora of small-scale ... read more»

Five Points Gallery
March 2014

Historic Main Street in Torrington has a new art gallery that is highlighting emerging artists: local and afar. Five Points Gallery is a non-profit showcasing contemporary art while also offering exhibitions, ... read more»

Business Insider: Cowpots
March 2014

Talk about making the most of what you have. You know, when life gives you lemons make lemonade and all that. I’m talking about a family, a family of farmers, so ... read more»

Old Chatham Sheepherders Inn
March 2014

This beautiful Federal style house is located in the heart of hunt country in Old Chatham, NY. Built in 1790, its history as an inn is apparent in the sizable manor ... read more»

Mexican Chocolate Pot du Creme
March 2014

A little spicy, a little sweet, what could be better in a dessert? This recipe comes from Chef Christophe Jalbert at Route 7 Grill and is super easy and the ... read more»

Classic Buttermilk Pancakes
February 2014

Everyone likes to get treated to Breakfast-in-Bed once in a while. Set a tray with a glass of juice, a pretty napkin, a vase with a flower or sprig of evergreen ... read more»

Board & Beam
February 2014

While exploring the Berkshires you may notice the many dilapidated barns that seem to blend in with the countryside. Once functional years ago they have been left to crumble and fall. ... read more»

Robert Couturier
February 2014

World-renowned interior designer Robert Couturier, who grew up in Paris, can live anywhere he chooses. Yet he confesses that Kent is where he is happiest. “I love my house and I ... read more»

Potato Gnocchi
February 2014

Gnocchi or Italian dumplings are made in various forms and fashions throughout Italy. I sampled many varieties over my travels and this is the one I prefer. It is potato based ... read more»

The Village Herbalist
February 2014

The Village Herbalist in Millerton is truly a jack-of-all trades. One part herbal apothecary (think teas and salves) one part store filled with plant-based cleaning supplies, crystals and meditation tools, and ... read more»

Business Insider: Vibrant Health
February 2014

The idyllic Berkshires and Litchfield Hills are known vacation destinations, not necessarily the perfect location for a company’s headquarters. Vibrant Health, however, has made them just that. Since 1994, the company ... read more»

Embrace the Cliché
February 2014

Valentine's Day is the one time when it pays to be traditional. Chocolates, flowers and jewelry are synonymous with the holiday and always thoughtful gifts. We rounded up some of the ... read more»

Valentine Day Cocktail
February 2014

The perfect drink for this holiday. The cocktail was invented by Josh Ansel, Barman at The Falls Village Inn. The Inn is listed as one of the "Top 100 Romantic Inn's ... read more»

Chaiwalla Tea Room
February 2014

Heading to Salisbury this weekend for the Ski Jumps? We have a restaurant we recommend you visit. Beloved by locals, Chaiwalla is a great spot for brunch, lunch or a pot ... read more»

Making the Most of Jumpfest
February 2014

Salisbury, Connecticut has been home to Jumpfest for over 80 years. The Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) is the magic force behind the event which features both adult and youth jumpers. ... read more»

Franck's Bouillabaisse
February 2014

There are so many theories as to what a “real" Bouillabaisse is supposed to have in it or not have in it but Chez Nous Bistro is here to help ... read more»

The Town of Hillsdale
January 2014

With no disrespect to the Town of Hillsdale, not too long ago it was primarily known as a “drive-through" town. It is located between the attractions of Hudson and Great Barrington ... read more»

Kenver Ltd
January 2014

The Berkshires may not be Aspen but that doesn’t mean your gear should be any less fantastic. Kenver Ltd. is a long-standing gem of the area. Located just minutes from Catamount, ... read more»

Litchfield Chili
January 2014

Although catalogs and emails are bombarding us with “New Spring Arrivals" – winter still has a firm foothold on the Berkshires. It seems that every-other-day we get a new coating of ... read more»

Arethusa Al Tavolo
January 2014

Arethusa Dairy Farm has been a touchstone of the Bantam community since 1868. The new owners, George Malkemus and Anthony Yurgaitis, revived the farm and its name in 1999 and have ... read more»

Dani Shapiro
January 2014

On her Facebook page, Dani Shapiro describes herself as “novelist, memoirist, teacher, wife, mother, friend, yogini and a bunch of other stuff, too." I would add another word to that list. ... read more»

Spiced Red Onion Confit
January 2014

We garnish country pâté with this delicious confit and it’s a much requested hors d’oeuvre at Hathaway Young events. It’s also wonderful as a relish with any meats and ... read more»

National Theatre Live
January 2014

Our region is fortunate to be the home of numerous acclaimed theatre companies as well as convenient to the Great White Way. Now we also have another opportunity to experience great ... read more»

Outdoors in Winter
January 2014

Don't get the winter blues! It may be easy to be depressed over the remaining winter months ahead, especially when it has been so cold. But push through it and keep ... read more»

Sea Scallops in Lemongrass Broth
January 2014

Castle Street Cafe has long been a staple of Great Barrington, covering all the bases: locally sourced menu, great location, wide variety of drinks, live music, and of course, consistently ... read more»

Staycation: Lenox
January 2014

The holidays are over. All family has (finally) left. Decorations have been returned to the attic and many presents to the stores as well. Now what? Sure, you could go away ... read more»

Ventfort Hall
January 2014

Take a step back into the Gilded Age at this Jacobian Revival-style mansion rich with history of the days of Lenox past. The “cottage" was built in 1891 by notable architects ... read more»

Beef and Espresso Stuffati
January 2014

In just a short amount of time since they opened in July, Six Depot Roastery and Cafe has become a staple in West Stockbridge and the surrounding ... read more»

Rosemary Popovers
January 2014

Sometimes a side dish can rival the main course. The goose fat really enriches these savory popovers. This recipe comes from Executive Chef Brian Alberg of Red Lion Inn in ... read more»

Danielle Mailer
January 2014

Danielle Mailer’s studio is housed in a red clapboard building on the side of the road in Goshen. Based on its size, I am expecting her space to be one enormous ... read more»

Nodine's Smokehouse
January 2014

Everyone loves a good local food purveyor, especially when that food purveyor makes amazing smoked, cured and cased meats! That’s why this week’s favorite thing is Nodine’s Smokehouse. Established in 1969 ... read more»

New Year's Brunch
December 2013

On Day 1 of 2014, we are all still enthusiastic about sticking to our New Year’s Resolutions – so let’s begin the New Year with a deliciously healthy brunch. HIBISCUS MIMOSA ... read more»

Country Gardeners
December 2013

At the top of Country Gardeners website it boldly states; “The Perfect Gift For Everyone On Your List", and boy, they aren't kidding. This Millerton floral shop is really like no ... read more»

Christmas Traditions
December 2013

Cultural and family traditions are one of the best and most interesting parts of the holiday season. Most people are familiar with American traditions, such as decorating sugar cookies, watching a ... read more»

Berkshire Style Irish Cream
December 2013

Usually the thought of making DIY liquor gets people a little overwhelmed, but this recipe truly could not be easier. Modify it to your liking by adding instant coffee or your ... read more»

Vegan Dark Chocolate Truffles 
December 2013

Last week we gave you savory, now it's time for some sweet. Tracey Kirsten's truffles are delicious, easy to make and guilt-free. Go ahead, indulge.Makes 2 dozen Ingredients 1 cup ... read more»

Love Where You Live
December 2013

It's practically mandatory when visiting our area to stop by Hammertown, the venerable home design store famous even outside our borders. Luckily, three locations (Great Barrington, Pine Plains, and Rhinebeck) make ... read more»

Eckert Fine Art
December 2013

Saturday, 7 December, 2013 Eckert Fine Art held their Annual Holiday Open House in the gallery in Millerton featuring well known local artists Eric Forstmann and Richard T Scott. Kirsten ... read more»

Berkshire Botanical Garden
December 2013

Friday, December 6th, 2013 The holiday season kicked off at the sixth annual Berkshire Botanical Garden Holiday Marketplace Cocktail Reception, held on the evening before a big weekend of shopping ... read more»

The Town of New Preston
December 2013

The town of New Preston, CT is a small gem located just south of Lake Waramaug. The village was settled by colonists in 1741, and is considered part of Washington, CT. ... read more»

Pergola Home
December 2013

There are a few things that create excitement at BerkshireStyle.com, (Two of these are gardens and beautiful home décor.) When a shop like New Preston’s Pergola Home, impresses us with its ... read more»

Community Table
November 2013

There are lots of good restaurants in the Berkshire area, there are even several great ones. However, if you want a truly amazing meal, Community Table in Washington, CT is the ... read more»

Luscious Leftovers
November 2013

One of the best things about the day-after-Thanksgiving is looking around your kitchen and thinking “Yum! Look at all those leftovers!" One of the worst things two-days-after-Thanksgiving is looking around your ... read more»

Grilled Pigasso Farms Pork Chops
November 2013

With Sweet Potato-Pearl Onion-Bacon Hash and Maple Mostardo. This week's recipe comes from John Andrews Restaurant in Egremont. Recently named one of the top 25 farm-to-table restaurants ... read more»

Festival of Trees
November 2013

For the Berkshire region the unofficial start of the holiday season begins with the Berkshire Museum's annual Festival of Trees. Celebrating its 29th year, the museum is transformed from top to ... read more»

Stuffed!!!
November 2013

Few folks leave the Thanksgiving dinner table without feeling absolutely stuffed! We sit down to a feast unparalleled on any other holiday and often with friends and family we only get ... read more»

Reclaiming the Holidays
November 2013

Mention Carolyne Roehm and immediately one thinks of impeccable taste and style and the epitome of elegance. Since arriving in New York City from Kirksville, Missouri, with $600- and five suitcases ... read more»

Ann Scoville
November 2013

Entering the foyer of artist Ann Scoville’s extraordinary house one is overwhelmed by the beauty of her work. First there is the group of performers from the Russian circus -- a ... read more»

Black Walnuts
November 2013

If you’re driving around the Berkshires and stumble upon what looks like a bucket of tennis balls scattered about, chances are you’ve found a Black Walnut tree (Juglans nigra). The fruits ... read more»

Halloween Costumes
October 2013

Halloween is one of those holidays that some people plan for months in advance. They painstakingly assemble their costumes down to every detail and look fabulous… every year. However, if you ... read more»

Robin’s Candy
October 2013

There would be no Halloween without candy, which is why this week’s Favorite Thing will ensure you are prepared. Whether you like creepy crawlies, party-sized candy or more traditional treats, Robin’s ... read more»

Harvest Recipes
October 2013

In the Berkshires every season has its own wonderful glory but autumn is, without doubt, my favorite time of year. The trees are breathtakingly beautiful and, despite the nip in the ... read more»

Ghosts at the Mount
October 2013

Creaking floorboards, doors slamming unaccountably, a light turns on by itself, chills up your spine...these are the unmistakable signs of a haunted house and not usually associated with the charming Village ... read more»

One Mercantile
October 2013

Browsing through the shelves of the recently opened One Mercantile on Castle Street in Great Barrington, one can find a wide variety of gifts; sustainable bamboo toothbrushes, local black walnut cutting ... read more»

Berkshire Brews
October 2013

The Dalton Craft Beerfest, Berktoberfest, Berkshire Beer and Cider Trail… it seems like no matter where you turn these days there is beer on the mind and for good reason. A ... read more»

Big Elm Brewery
October 2013

It is the season of the Oktoberfest beer. Almost every brewery, large and small, has their own version of the classic German festival brew. This week’s favorite thing, Big Elm Brewery’s ... read more»

Harlem Valley Rail Trail
October 2013

The Harlem Valley Rail Trail is one of the more popular attractions in the area. The 22 mile, round trip ride offers bikers, runners and the occasional roller blade fanatic a ... read more»

Golden Harvest Farms
September 2013

There are few things more magical than New England Fall; it means cozy sweaters, falling leaves, cool breezes, hearty soups and most importantly apples. For those who want an ultimate apple ... read more»

The Town of West Stockbridge
September 2013

The Town of West Stockbridge is on the rise. Often overshadowed by nearby Great Barrington and Lenox, the small community (the population is less than 1500) is benefiting from new businesses, ... read more»

Six Depot Roastery & Cafe
September 2013

Lisa Landry and Flavio Lichtenthal take coffee seriously; it's way more than light or dark roast. Located in West Stockbridge, their recently opened cafe, roastery, and wholesaler processes, presses, and brews ... read more»

Appalachian Trail
September 2013

As the leaves begin to change and the swimming season wanes, thoughts turn to another wonderful way to enjoy the natural surroundings: hiking. This mode of activity affords many benefits including ... read more»

Arcadian Shop
September 2013

The Berkshires are filled with places to hike, bike and enjoy the outdoors. Lenox’s Arcadian Shop sees that adventurers are prepared and equipped to brace the region’s greatest thrills. With its ... read more»

HIllrock Estate Distillery
September 2013

The production of whiskey, rye and bourbon are as deeply rooted in American history as apple pie. In post-revolution America the Hudson Valley was a leading producer of barley and rye, ... read more»

Chocolate Springs Cafe
September 2013

Lenox’s Chocolate Springs Café is the sweet tooth’s chocolate paradise. With an extravagant yet cozy atmosphere, the Café boasts a comprehensive collection of exotic chocolates with many local flavors - including ... read more»

Matthew Patrick Smyth
August 2013

Timeless, impeccable, attention to detail, design integrity. All of these aptly describe Matthew Patrick Smyth, one of New York’s premier interior designers. Many of us, when starting out in a new ... read more»

Hunter Bee
August 2013

The Berkshire’s region is well known for its abundance of antiques. There are hundreds of barns full of everything you need to pull off the perfect country house. However, for collectors ... read more»

Amazing Real Live Food Co.
August 2013

There are few things more desirable than thoughtfully crafted food. That’s why The Amazing Real Live Food Co. (ARLF Co.) is undoubtedly one of BerkshireStyle.com’s favorite things. Siblings Rory and Sarah ... read more»

Serevan Yogurt Soup
August 2013

As a young boy living in Tehran, Iran, I often accompanied my mother to the market. Just as in Tehran when the markets were bursting with fresh herbs, flowers, fruits and ... read more»

Extraordinary Gardens
August 2013

After a particularly wet spring, this summer is the season to step outside and fully appreciate nature’s bounty. The perfect tool to utilize in the quest to see exceptional landscape in ... read more»

Jazz in the Litchfield Hills
August 2013

For many locals, summertime is the season of leisure, marked with vacations, picnics and festivals; not for Vita Muir. As the driving force behind the Litchfield Jazz Festival & Jazz Camp, ... read more»

The Town of Sheffield
July 2013

The motto of Sheffield, Massachusetts: “He who plants a tree plants hope," is indicative of the town’s spirit. The motto is adapted from the poem “Plant a Tree," by Massachusetts poet ... read more»

Edward Herrmann
July 2013

His career has spanned three generations. From his first Tony-Award winning role on Broadway to his work on The Practice and Oz to his role on the hit show Gilmore Girls, ... read more»

In Celebration of Hats and Horses
July 2013

Upon hearing the name, “The Madder Hatters" what sort of light-hearted fantasy would one envision? The character from Alice in Wonderful and his distinctive head covering certainly come to mind and ... read more»

Food Historian Francine Segan to Lecture at Mahaiwe
July 2013

"Francine feeds her readers well - stomach and soul. She has a way of making me want to sing for my supper" said Rachel Ray of Francine Segan, a food historian, ... read more»

Allium Kale Salad
June 2013

Every so often we feature a recipe from one of our favorite restaurants. Below is one for Allium’s popular salad, a much-loved and often-requested dish on the dinner menu. Allium has ... read more»

Broadway Comes to Sharon
June 2013

It’s not every day the town of Sharon welcomes a talent from Broadway. Jennifer Werner’s career spans twenty years in theatre. Despite her current position as Associate Director on the Broadway ... read more»

The Town of Pine Plains
June 2013

Who would have guessed that the tiny and disarmingly unpretentious, one-stop-light Town of Pine Plains, NY, has what it takes to attract and sustain the widely diverse community of people who ... read more»

A Melodious Treasure
June 2013

This summer, the early music icon, Aston Magna, will present its 41st summer festival. This group caters to early music aficionados and music lovers of all persuasions. The listener is afforded ... read more»

Airedale Spring Fling
June 2013

In the Berkshires, where our dogs are as important as our celebrities, an annual event traditionally marks the beginning of the summer season for the 'King of Terriers' and his devoted ... read more»

A Berkshire Picnic is a Breeze!
May 2013

Although many trees are still brandishing their spring flowers, Memorial Day Weekend marks the traditional beginning of summer. As the days get longer and warmer, we look for any excuse to ... read more»

Danziger at the Tremaine
May 2013

No one can drive from New York City to the Berkshires without a shivering glimpse of the long-abandoned Harlem Valley/Wingdale Psychiatric Center. The buildings, a group of Chernobyl-like ghost buildings, sit ... read more»

The Gardens of Trade Secrets
May 2013

Treat yourself to a celebration of the senses by touring the carefully selected Trade Secrets Gardens on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 10am to 4pm. Inspiration is there for the taking! ... read more»

Mother's Day Style
May 2013

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, BerkshireStyle.com recommends our favorite neighbors for the perfect treasures certain to delight her. ... read more»

The Town of Goshen
May 2013

To many of us Goshen, Connecticut, is the “Town-on-the-way-to…" another destination. The fact is, a record forty-three Berkshire towns are within a mere fifteen miles of the familiar traffic circle that ... read more»

T-Shirts for a Cause
April 2013

One of the best tributes we can make to our Boston neighbors in the wake of this year’s Marathon is to add strength to our own Berkshire communities. To this end, ... read more»

About Us: Rave Reviews
April 2013

Thanks to all our new and faithful viewers, we are now an award-winning online magazine! Because of your support, LinkedIn has rated us one of the top 5% most viewed profiles ... read more»

About Us: Biographies
April 2013

Paul Coughlin As a photographer, Paul Coughlin’s images are in the collections of Henry Kissinger, Mike Nichols, Oscar De la Renta and Paul Newman. He is the author six books, including ... read more»

About Us: What Sets Us Apart
April 2013

BERKSHIRE STYLE Berkshire Style is the ideal place for businesses in the Berkshire area to advertise. With an emphasis on style, our online magazine provides a remarkable experience in terms of ... read more»

Who Can Live Without Style?
April 2013

Join us in celebrating what is fast becoming more than an online resource and magazine, but a perspective on a way of life, Berkshire Style.com. Toni Tucker is an acclaimed photographer ... read more»

Summer Camp Sampler 2013
April 2013

Spring may have taken its time coming to the Berkshires, but that doesn't mean that planning for the summer can be postponed. Summer camps fill their rosters early! We thought you ... read more»

The Town of Ancram
April 2013

A recent drive over Winchell Mountain to the farming community of Ancram, in New York’s Columbia County, revealed a wide panorama of fields and pastures just lying in wait for Spring ... read more»

Invite Spring to your Table
March 2013

The winter snowdrifts have barely receded from my driveway, but I’m focusing on what to make for Easter Dinner. Families often come together at a spring dinner - whether it be ... read more»

Illustration at the Rockwell
March 2013

When spring finally decides to come to the Berkshires, be sure to plan a trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. There you’ll find the world’s largest and most ... read more»

The Town of Great Barrington
March 2013

Great Barrington, MA, was ranked #1 in Smithsonian Magazine’s list of "The 20 Best Small Towns in America" in 2012. This lively Berkshire town and surrounding villages support a vibrant year-round ... read more»

The Town of Norfolk
March 2013

Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires, the Connecticut town of Norfolk contains three magnificent state parks, 16 miles of protected hiking trails and Great Mountain Forest with its long tradition ... read more»

The Town of Millbrook
February 2013

The Millbrook Hunt, which for 90 years has been a fixture in this Duchess County village, is much more than a celebration of the traditional English sport of fox hunting, it ... read more»

Perfecting Pasta
February 2013

One of the great benefits of living in a rural area such as the Berkshires is that we have easy access to meat and produce direct from small local farmers. You ... read more»

The Town of Kent
February 2013

Kent has long been considered one of Litchfield County’s favorite destinations. While simultaneously hip and quaint, this stylish town has remained primarily a rural community of about 3,000 residents comfortably located ... read more»

The Town of Lenox
February 2013

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Ok. Yes, there are a select few, but for the rest of us, a website such as chocolateberkshires.com - new this year - bears good ... read more»

The Town of Chatham
January 2013

Chatham, NY is a pastoral town at the northern edge of the Hudson River Valley. Perched close to the Taconic Parkway, Chatham does not look like a typical village in the ... read more»

The Town of Salisbury
January 2013

Since 1925 the residents of Salisbury, CT, have been embracing winter in the Berkshires by hosting the annual Alpine Ski Jumping Winter Carnival and Jumpfest Weekend. The Salisbury Winter Sports Association ... read more»

The Town of New Marlborough
January 2013

BerkshireStyle.com invites you to join us as we take a look at the Berkshires anew. Readers have thanked us for the “exceptional" suggestions for architects, designers, destinations, cultural events and restaurants ... read more»

An Interview with Santa
December 2012

Santa Claus has generously responded to some questions we sent him last month. This may not be a news-making event, but it is from Santa, and he talks about our Berkshires. ... read more»

The Ultimate Natural Fruitcake
December 2012

It’s no wonder that folks who say they hate fruitcake shudder at the thought of it. Old traditional recipes are made with candied fruits that come in unnatural, almost neon-colors, which ... read more»

Holiday Gift Ideas
December 2012

We did some shopping for you! Here are some fabulous gift ideas from our local merchants: ... read more»

Quilts at the White Gallery
December 2012

Kate Stiassni is a nationally exhibited textile artist and quilt maker who divides her time between her business, Imagine Design and Construction, and the textile studio attached to her home. In ... read more»

Christmas Gifts for Children
December 2012

In anticipation of this joyous occasion we went shopping in the Berkshires to collect some fun gift ideas for Children. May your holidays be merry and bright! ... read more»

The Root of the Situation
December 2012

This is another example of delicious soups that take advantage of the abundance of autumn crops. In this recipe, Root Vegetables set the stage, including carrots, potatoes and onions. Keeping with ... read more»

Monastery Craft Fair
November 2012

In praise of Christmas’ diversity, may I direct your attention to a very modest monastery in Lagrangeville just 5 miles south of Millbrook, NY. The Annual Christmas Craft Show there draws ... read more»

Small Business Saturday
November 2012

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to supporting local businesses. This year it falls on Saturday, November 24. Last year over one hundred million people re-discovered the ... read more»

The Special Aroma of Thanksgiving
November 2012

Chances are when you think about Thanksgiving one thing you remember are the scents. Thanksgiving has its own array of aromas, and those have ingrained themselves into our memories of family, ... read more»

Apple Butternut Soup
November 2012

Autumn seems to have left us too quickly here in the Berkshires. The last of the maple trees have shed their orange and golden leaves as a harbinger of winter’s cold ... read more»

Bringing the Berkshires Indoors
November 2012

“A long walk through Berkshire forests and fields should mark the very first step in your preparation to decorate your home for Thanksgiving,” Debby Bennett of Kent Greenhouse and Gardens recently ... read more»

Chocolate Springs Cafe
October 2012

Is there anything better at this time of year than a cup of hot chocolate topped with lovely whipped cream? Add to that a group of friends, a cozy table and ... read more»

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
October 2012

The Hudson Valley is home to a world-class culinary school, boasts an array of artisanal producers making cheese, wine, beer and even bourbon, and encompasses some of the most beautiful and ... read more»

Barry Kieselstein-Cord
October 2012

Barry Kieselstein-Cord is the creative catalyst behind Awarded, a new book of photographs documenting the life and spirit of a most versatile talent. The book accompanies an exhibition of his photographs ... read more»

Don Perdue
October 2012

The simple beauty of the Berkshires has been captured by countless artists but few exhibit such a personal connection to the countryside. Don Perdue is a nationally honored photographer, with works ... read more»

The Gateways Inn
October 2012

"If you’re longing for a quiet, romantic place, a lovely guest room, great food and live entertainment, you’ll find it at The Gateways Inn." This is but one of many reviews ... read more»

James Dixon
October 2012

Architect James Dixon AIA, NCARB, calls Chatham, NY, his home. Here he maintains an internationally recognized office with a staff of six and a home for his family. Jim is among ... read more»

Peter Fasano
September 2012

The Berkshires proudly hosts an eclectic group of residents and visitors with an abundance of tastes and passions. Two artists, who came to the Berkshires over twenty years ago, embrace that ... read more»

Barbara Paul Robinson
September 2012

Barbara Paul Robinson, Esq. has just authored a book, “Rosemary Verey: The Life and Lessons of a Legendary Gardener," that is rich with design tips, full of great stories, and describes ... read more»

John Andrews Restaurant
September 2012

Since May of 1990 Dan Smith has been creating unique, fresh and delicious food at John Andrews Restaurant in his tiny, thirteen by eighteen foot kitchen. This Iowa born, award winning ... read more»

Robert Kipniss
September 2012

The hauntingly beautiful paintings and lithographs of Sharon CT artist, Robert Kipniss, command widespread respect among art lovers everywhere. His monochromatic vistas have been featured in thirty-seven museums in the US ... read more»

Labor Day 2012
August 2012

A Funny Thing Happened at The Theater Barn This light, witty and irreverent Broadway farce has been dubbed one of the funniest musicals ever written. Through September 2. www.theaterbarn.com ... read more»

The Harvest Begins!
August 2012

For vegetable gardening enthusiasts, keeping up with the life cycles of various vegetables can be a challenge. Edible Views has some worthwhile insight on the managing and harvesting of our backyard ... read more»

Their Bark is Better with Every Bite
August 2012

Named “The Ben and Jerry’s of Chocolate" by epicurious.com, Berkshire Bark has quickly become a favorite artisanal chocolate bar and a signature symbol of Berkshire specialty foods on the market today. ... read more»

A Summer Salmon
August 2012

For anyone looking for a welcoming bistro that truly produces a Berkshire farm-to table menu, one need only go to Cafe Adam in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. This newly decorated restaurant seats ... read more»

Anne Makepeace
August 2012

Lakeville's Anne Makepeace has been a producer of award-winning independent films for more than twenty-five years. Her films have been screened at festivals from Sundance to Munich and have been broadcast ... read more»

One White Kitchen
August 2012

White kitchen cabinets always remind me of the beautiful butlers’ pantries in turn of the century great estates. Tall cabinet doors and glass panes and solid hardware made a functional yet ... read more»

In the Heat of Summer
July 2012

For vegetable gardening enthusiasts, keeping up with the life cycles of various vegetables can be a challenge. So many hours in the heat of late has many of our carefully cultivated ... read more»

The Chore Service
July 2012

This past Saturday The Chore Service celebrated its 20th anniversary at its annual garden party benefit hosted this year by Pam Wilson and George Mason of Lakeville. Amid the splendid backdrop ... read more»

Emily Buchanan
July 2012

BerkshireStyle asks… You are known for your beautiful landscapes capturing scenic vistas. Your images of the Berkshires are particularly stunning. Tell us about your response to what you see here in ... read more»

Litchfield County Antiques and Mid-Century Show Gala Preview Party
June 2012

Late afternoon thunderstorms failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the 350 revelers who sipped champagne, nibbled on oysters and spring rolls, listened to piano music, and hunted for treasures at the ... read more»

Preview Litchfield County Antiques Show
June 2012

PREMIERE ANTIQUES EVENT LAUNCHES THIS FRIDAY IN KENT This Friday, June 22nd, the Litchfield County Antiques and Mid-Century Show launches its 15th year as the region’s foremost summer antiques event. The ... read more»

The Sandisfield Times now in its third year
June 2012

During an age of digital revolution when the reach of the internet extends even to the most remote and obscure regions, it might strike one as a curious endeavor to launch ... read more»

Father's Day
June 2012

Father's Day is soon approaching and let's face it, Dad is hard to shop for. BerkshireStyle has some ideas that might help. All suggestions are available in and around the Berkshires: ... read more»

Priscilla Gilman
June 2012

Noted author Priscilla Gilman, when not in NYC, has spent weekends and holidays in the Berkshire area for the past fifteen years, enjoying the area from her home base in Sharon. ... read more»

Happy Birthday Serevan
June 2012

But for the sign designating your arrival at Serevan, as you approach this restaurant housed in a 1880s farmhouse, it feels as if you are dropping by a friend’s home for ... read more»

Summer Camp Sampler
May 2012

BerkshireStyle is pleased to share a sampling of summer activities, camps and workshops for the young athletes, artists, thespians, and musicians in your family. Audubon Sharon – Week-long themed and nature ... read more»

Trade Secrets
May 2012

Trade Secrets celebrated its 12th year this past weekend at Lion Rock Farm in Sharon, Connecticut. This now-legendary two-day event, a benefit for the northwest corner’s Women’s Support Services, welcomed 64 ... read more»

Memorial Day Parades 2012
May 2012

10:30AM Amenia NY Parade lines up at 10AM and marches to Fountain Square for a ceremony. Hosted by Amenia Fire Company and VFW Post 5444. 845-677-7600, Ext. 203. Amenia Fire House ... read more»

Summer Farmers Markets
May 2012

Now that Spring has arrived in the Berkshires, we have the pleasure of collecting and enjoying our local produce. Listed below you will find the area's Farmers' Markets - the dates ... read more»

Mother's Day
May 2012

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, BerkshireStyle recommends our favorite neighbors for the perfect treasures certain to delight her. ... read more»

Classics with a Twist
April 2012

Made of one of the rarest and most luxurious fibers, alpaca wool, Alicia Adams' clothing and accessories present a quiet sophistication. They seem almost reflective of the understated beauty of the Berkshires themselves. ... read more»

Gilded Age Gardens
April 2012

In many ways the Gilded Age Garden was influenced by Edith Wharton, the novelist and chronicler of high society. Her 1904 book “Italian Villas and Their Gardens" introduced America to the ... read more»

Featured Pets
March 2012

JACKSON CH LEGENDS FARAWAY MOON SHADOW Jackson leaped into our life at the age of nine months in the backyard of his Breeder's home in northern California. He could not contain ... read more»

Treasure Discovered Between the Floorboards!
February 2012

I have worked on many old homes over the years, including my own. The 'Holy Grail' of old home restorations is to find an artifact that reveals something about the early ... read more»

A Talk with Bunny Williams
February 2012

There are decorators who design rooms that make great pictures, but Bunny Williams designs rooms that invite living. Her interiors have a relaxed elegance with a hint of understated wealth. They ... read more»

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