For some, a wine tour is a great way to spend a Saturday – for others, it’s a religious experience. After a brief dip in the early 90s, the U.S. wine consumption has grown steadily for the past 20 years, and the multi-billion dollar industry supports over 9,000 vineyards across the country. The U.S. is swimming in wine, and if you’re a wine lover, you could be too!
The booming U.S. wine industry has transformed towns and regions, creating havens all over the country for winos. So, if you worship at a barrel-shaped shrine, check out these five towns where any true oenophile will feel right at home.1. Walla Walla, Washington
Most people associate Walla [...]
For the most diehard sports fans, cheering on your team live is the best way to go. Instead of fighting to make sure your game is on the TV at a crowded bar, you prefer to grab a beer, peanuts, and watch the game unfold right in front of you. So if you love the feeling of plastic bleachers on your butt and the roar of the crowd in your ears, one of these five cities might be calling you home.1. Atlanta, Georgia
Sure, now might not seem like the best time to start cheering for Atlanta sports teams. But even if the city can’t seem to bring home a Super Bowl trophy, its fans have a myriad of other teams to cheer for with pro teams in just about every sport– the only [...]
It’s Valentine’s Day, so it’s only fitting that the properties featured in two of the most romantic movies would be on the market. Want to recreate the passion in one of these locations? Take a peek!
Our first home, located in West Linn, Oregon, may look familiar on the outside. That’s because the garage was featured in the romantic vampire fantasy Twilight. If you don’t remember the scene, check out this clip.
If you are in the market (no pun intended) this 5 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 6,561 sqft. home could definitely impress your valentine… for a cool $3.5 million. If you aren’t a big fan of glittery vampires but love cars, [...]
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 [...]