My last full day at the spa… The property here is beautiful, built around a belle-epoque mansion called Bellefontaine surrounded by woods of maple, pine and birch, and just a few miles from The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home. Canyon Ranch’s resident artist and outdoor guide Cathy Palmer is incredibly knowledgeable about the area, from every… Continue reading Notes and Sketches From Canyon Ranch
Just as we’re starting to get the feel for autumn and it getting dark practically right after lunch, boom, here come the holidays. As much as there is to love about them (or not), we all get busier, and some of us get stress-ier. Today is a reminder that there’s almost nothing a walk in… Continue reading A Walk in the Woods, Taking Care of Yourself
The last few weeks have got me discombobulated and now back in hectic New York, where workmen are hanging on a scaffold outside my office window and apparently in the process of drilling the building into kingdom come. So I’m calming myself–and you too, maybe–with a walk through the Sonoran desert in Arizona. Can it… Continue reading Desert Blooms, a Labyrinth, and a Little Dust-up
It’s been fun these past few days reviewing fellow bloggers’ notes on their favorite finds, fads and trends from the High Point furniture market, and one is eternally grateful for not having had to go one’s self. High Point is a big deal in our industry, of course, not to mention in my home state,… Continue reading Furniture Market Finds and High Point Highlights
Author, speaker, and self-described late-bloomer Jerry Posner tells of a seemingly random experience he had on an airplane that got his attention in a good way. Heaven knows we’ll take what silver linings we can get from commercial flights these days. Jerry speaks regularly at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, and that’s where I heard… Continue reading One Little Thing: Making the Magician’s Choice
We all know how One Little Thing can change our lives, but making it happen means practicing it. Daily, every day. “Did I mention daily? Or so asked a fellow named Jerry Posner, whom I heard speak a few days ago at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires. Boy am I thankful for being able to… Continue reading One Little Thing – Gratitude!