If you’ve ever departed from a ski vacation wishing you didn’t have to leave, perhaps it’s time for a move to a snowier locale. While ski towns offer great amenities and quick access to the ski hill, they aren’t always the best place to live. Take Telluride, Colorado for instance – Telluride’s median home price is over $800,000 while per capita income is $38,000. Unless you work in hospitality, tourism towns can be difficult to live in, so it’s important to distinguish good ski towns to visit versus the best ski towns to live in. Check out these five livable ski cities if your life just isn’t powdery enough.Bozeman, Montana
Serviced by continuously expanding resorts [...]
We binge watch our favorite TV series to the degree that our favorite character’s homes can sometimes feel like our second homes. But how well do we really know their haunts? How many more hidden rooms might there be in the Arrested Development model home? Where does Jonathan Byers keep his Clash records? Below we uncover the homes of 8 of our favorite shows.Arrested Development
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There are few more imaginative TV homes than that of Arrested Development. The Bluths live in Newport Beach, in a model home whose design, we’re told, was also used for one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces in Iraq. No [...]
Emily Ley, founder and creative director of Emily Ley Paper & Gifts, is here with us on the blog today to share about her home-building process, as well as her upcoming book, Grace Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy. Emily’s boutique lifestyle brand started with her Simplified Planner, a daily agenda for what matters most, but has expanded to include organizational tools, office necessities, stationery, and family-centric gifts. Launched in 2008, her brand quickly grew and is now carried in retail outlets across the United States and around the world. Emily lives with her husband and three kids in [...]
Yorba Linda, California is no stranger to accolades. It’s been ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States. It’s also been singled out as one of the best small cities anywhere. Last but not least, it just so happens to be one of the wealthiest cities in the United States.
Life here is sunny, idyllic, and filled with opportunities for enjoying the good life. For starters, there’s the Black Gold Golf Course, a stunning, Arthur Hill-designed par 72 that stretches out over 219 magnificent acres and is widely regarded as one of the best courses in the country. Yorba Linda is also home to the famed Nixon Presidential Library [...]
“Tadaima!” The traditional Japanese phrase that is used to announce one’s return to home is about as customary in Japan as leaving shoes in the entryway of a house or offering thanks to everyone involved in the process of preparing any given meal (“itadakimasu!“). Equally respectful, the appreciation for simplicity and beauty of nature are two extremely common themes that govern the daily proceedings of most Japanese individuals. There is no wonder as to why the main protagonist of most Japanese cartoons (anime) will either be an honorable hero or an ordinary high school teenager, owing to a belief that potential resides within all people.
Whether you [...]