PUBLISHER

5 REASONS I LOVE MY WEBSITE

Today I want to share a secret with you – I love my website.  I love writing it, promoting it and planning for it’s future and here are five reasons why.     DIVERSITY I wanted to start a blog for years before I launched my website. The problem was I didn’t know what I wanted to write about.  I absolutely love to cook, but I really didn’t want to devote my blog to cooking because what if I didn’t make anything interesting enough to post for a while? My blog would sit there static. I didn’t want that....
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ON THE TOWN

NUTS FOR THE NUTCRACKER

by Colin Featherly – Yet another performance of The Nutcracker? It’s the Christmas performance all parents want their children to see again and again.  Rightfully so Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker was first performed in 1892 and ballet companies have made this piece a Christmas tradition for dances as well as audiences around the world. Well, New Grace’s fondness for this piece is no exception. However, as we are want to do, it seems that we have a novel approach to this work of art. The Calliope Academy of Dance will be performing The Nutcracker later this month although not quite what one...
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HOME AND GARDEN

DAZZLE ME!

by Colin Featherly – If you are in the market for creating something new out of something old, have an eclectic style, need a change or just love antiques you must put Luxe Vistas 295 on your To-Do list.  Fresh ideas and maximum use of space infused with charm, efficiency and not the same old things that everyone else has is the philosophy behind one of the newest design firms to come to New Grace. Jack Bishop, an architect from San Diego, and designer Shelby Curtis from Boston met at an event in Milan, Italy. Upon his return to San...
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HOME AND GARDEN

TAKE THE GUESS WORK OUT OF GUESTROOMS

 by   Colin Featherly Whether it’s a dedicated space or a shared space like a den or office, a guestroom should meet the three “Cs”:  clean, comfortable, and convenient.  Even unexpected guests should be shown to a room free of dust and clutter.  Papers, books, shopping catalogs should not be piled in corners or bags.  Your sister or brother deserves the same attention and graciousness as a first-time guest. Carpeted room should be vacuumed and hardwoods wiped down until they gleam.  Open the window to air out the room while making preparations for your guests.  Female guests will appreciate fresh...
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