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FALL 2015 Display Until December 15


Tips For Creating A Fabulous Foyer Q An Interview With Sondra Celli Foliage To Feast In New England Q Recipes For Holiday Entertaining

Courtesy of Kim Macumber Interiors / Photography by Emily O’Brien


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Letter from the Publisher Contributors and Masthead Financial Fine Living Luxury Partner Listings

Home & Garden Design

6 First Impressions 14 Inspiration & Design Old New England

18 House of Seven Gables Real Estate

20 Working with a Professional REALTOR®

Entertaining, Occasions & Style Forks, Corks & Cocktails

24 Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup 26 Bubbling Over Madame Pommery 27 Blueberry Soufflé


Made in New England


28 Spirits of New England The High-Heeled Hostess


32 An Interview with Sondra Celli Fine Living Finds

34 A Little Black Magic

Travel & Leisure In New England

38 Foliage to Feast 42 Paradise in Provincetown Beyond New England

44 The Metropole Venice Connection In Motion

46 New England’s Premier Concours Show Social Scene

47 NEFL’s Summer Launch Party Haute Happenings

48 Regional Events ON TH E C OVE R Kitchen by Cummings Architects / Photography by Cynthia August

Photography courtesy of The House of Seven Gables (top), by Lea St. Germain (bottom)

31 Cleaning Your Holiday Silverware


from the Publisher

Linda Calder Publisher


any say Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but for me, fall in New England is, also. The air is cool and crisp, the leaves have taken on their colorful hues of red, orange, amber brown, and it kicks off the holiday season with Halloween festivities and Thanksgiving traditions. I believe New Englanders celebrate these occasions best, since our region is where it all began. Salem, Massachusetts, was the first city to officially celebrate Halloween in America, and the U.S. tradition of Thanksgiving is compared to the 1621 holiday meal between the Wampanoag Indians and the Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts. In this issue, I share with you information about the House of Seven Gables, located in Salem, MA; a roasted red pepper tomato soup recipe that would be perfect to serve guests on a chilly autumn evening; and some decorating tips for that in-between space, the foyer, with a glimpse inside some beautiful foyers created by some of New England’s top interior designers and architects. If you are like me, and enjoy heading out on the road for a foliage drive and a delicious meal, let our Foliage to Feast article take you North of Boston to Maine and Vermont, while our Eben House article takes you South to Provincetown, MA, on Cape Cod. In closing, I would like to thank those who took the time to send me handwritten notes, emails and phone calls expressing your love of our new magazine. It’s one thing to believe in my own business and vision, but to receive many unsolicited kudos and requests to see more of New England and what it has to offer was certainly a dream come true. Warm wishes for a wonderful fall in New England and beyond

and Editor-in-Chief

In our winter issue: NEFL visits Barnard, Vermont Twin Farms, an all-inclusive Relais & Chateaux luxury resort, awaits those who want to relax in a bucolic setting, while indulging in the finer things in life.



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Photography by Linda Calder (bottom)


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Alyson Horrocks, a native Californian, is a New England blogger and freelance writer. After being educated in England, Idaho, and Utah, Alyson chose to relocate to New England, where her passion for early American history and historic architectural photography could be met. Now adapted to the New England lifestyle, and thoroughly enjoying it, she has chosen to reside in the greater Boston area.

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Benjamin Beck has worked in the investment world since 2004. Ben manages money for an array of investors and is directly responsible for executing investment strategies on behalf of individuals as well as corporations. His work includes the necessary and proper planning surrounding important financial events such as retirement, selling of a business, real estate, and other “liquidity events”.

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Proper Diversification Leads to All-Star Results is a frequently used buzzword in investment man“ Diversification” agement. The idea is that an investment portfolio should contain

a wide range of products where the goal is to maximize return and minimize risk. It’s the “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” approach to investing, and in many cases seems to make perfect sense. But when it comes to successful long-term investing, maybe it doesn’t. The academic definition of a properly diversified portfolio, in terms of the number of securities one should hold, seems to be defined as within a range of 10-30 individual stocks. Yet, the investment products of today – the ones you would commonly find as choices in your 401(k) retirement plan or 529 college savings plan – often hold more than 100 securities, in some cases more than 500, believe it or not. In fact, many of these products are designed to actually replicate the overall market indices, such as the S&P500, a collection of 500 holdings. So, should you care? Well, answer this: If you were building a World Series-caliber baseball team, would you rather pick the best projected player in the league for each position, or just select everybody in the league? While the answer might seem obvious, there is a pervasive belief on Wall Street that there is somehow an immense amount of safety in numbers. In other words, the more stocks you own, the safer your portfolio becomes, theoretically. But not really. If you were the owner of that baseball team, would you be satisfied with a team of players that represented the league average? Or would you instead focus on a select group of players that top baseball scouts believe could be eventual all-stars? If you don’t have your answer yet, maybe this will help: The mean batting average of a Major League Baseball player in 2013 was .253. The mean batting average of the players on the 2013 All-Star team? About .301…a pretty staggering 19% higher. So let’s pretend a MLB player is a stock (which they kind of are), and you have to choose a portfolio of baseball players before the season begins. And the value of your account at the end of the season is determined by the mean batting average of the players that you select. Now, do you just “diversify” (by today’s standards) and select every player in the league? Or do you select the top 15-20 players that some of the brightest baseball minds anticipate to be perennial All-Stars? The answer should be obvious – for All-Star teams and your portfolio.



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Recently, there have been some studies that throw cold water on today’s definition of diversification. These studies show that a concentration of only a handful of quality stocks – or stocks that have potential for growth – actually can achieve much better results over time with less risk than spreading your investment over hundreds of securities. But how do you find those quality stocks? That’s where research comes in. A good financial manager can leverage insight from some of the industry’s most valued analysts about the future of a company or stock, instead of using its record from the past. Too many managers rely almost exclusively on past performance in choosing which stocks to add to a portfolio. But there’s a reason why lawyers insist on that ubiquitous disclaimer – “Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results” – because it happens to be true. That’s why it’s more important to look to the future. Think of it like a pilot flying a plane. The pilot doesn’t care about the weather behind him because it has no impact on him or his future. What he cares about is what lies ahead. A good financial manager is like one of those scouts sitting in the stands at baseball games, checking out the players to see which ones have potential for greatness, as well as the ones who might be starting to age and slow down. They’re not looking so much at how a player is doing today but what his potential is down the road. A clear and concise method of selecting those players is a must. Concentrating your portfolio on those MVP stocks is what smart investing is all about. Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss. In addition, there is no assurance that a diversified portfolio will outperform a non-diversified portfolio. Investing in securities is subject to risk and may involve loss of principal. No strategy assures success or guarantees against loss.

The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. All performance referenced is historical and is no guarantee of future results. All indices are unmanaged and may not be invested into directly.


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By Benjamin Beck, CFP®

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Located in Ipswich, Massachusetts, The Daniel Lummus House is one of the oldest first period homes in the country. Some of the elements shown date back to 1686. Cummings Architects



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Photography by Eric Roth


First Impressions

What Your Foyer Says About You and Why It Matters

Photography by Michael J. Lee (left & right) and Greg Premru (middle)

Written by Leslie Potter


s we navigate our hectic lives, many of us don’t think much about our foyers. It’s that in-between space where we spend very little time, other than dashing through the door on the way in or out of our home, but just like that first chance impression when you meet someone new, our foyers also offer the opportunity to share a little of who we are and welcome our guests. Did you know the word foyer actually hails from France? In France, the word for hearth or firebox is foyer and became associated with the welcoming space by which an audience would warm themselves, by the firebox, while at the theater. During cooler weather, the foyer was the warm and welcoming space used right before the curtain went up, during intermission, and to prepare for the walk outside, just as our foyers are used today to warm and welcome those who enter or leave our homes. So while you may see it as the place to throw your hat, foyers actually set the tone of the entire house. It hints at the journey ahead, the fantasies, thoughts, desires, relationships, likes, and interests of the inhabitants who live within the home. It doesn’t matter if your style is classic or contemporary.

Left: Since there was a lot of color throughout the house, a conscious decision was made to create a neutral foyer. The existing floors were replaced with a beautiful antique black and white marble from Paris Ceramics and paired with a hand-painted sisal rug by the designer. Antique pieces including a mirror, chairs, and sconces were combined with a contemporary console to finish off the space. Honey Collins Interior Design

Middle: With a great room and formal dining room on either side, this large open staircase allows for a better visual connection between the floors. Patrick Ahearn Architect

Right: The owner’s house previous home was much smaller in scale creating the challenge of having to find large scale furniture to fill the space. Happy to have a client who wanted and appreciated antiques, both the large walnut antique table and the trumeau mirror were found in Atlanta. Honey Collins Interior Design

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Top: Created for a client who wanted her foyer to be warm and welcoming, but not too serious, neutral warmth was achieved by adding a tailored custom Belgium linen table skirt and kept it fresh by using an octagonal table top. The table is grounded by a cut and bound wool and sisal rug, providing a nice contrast to the beautiful dark stained wood floors. Kim Macumber Interiors

Bottom: This elegantly designed staircase is complemented with carpeted stairs and custom turned “beaded” stair balusters by H.A. Stiles Inc. Catalano Architects IBR Interiors By Randi

As the saying goes, “first impressions count,” and this is the first impression your visitor will register about you, your home, and the life you live. So what do you want to say? Where do you start? As with all design, start with the flooring. It should be durable above all else as it gets the most wear. Stone is ideal, but dark stained or painted hardwood flooring works as well. If the more formal classic harlequin marble floors speak to you, but the cost is prohibitive, consider faux painting the wood floors to get the feel without the formality. Next, the walls. Again, it’s a sneak peek of what is to unfold so incorporate the colors you have applied from the color palette you’ve chosen. Also, keep your exterior architecture in mind. If the house is a classic New England colonial, this would not be the time to do a black Art Deco foyer with hanging disco ball. People will think they have entered the wrong theatre! Lighting is also essential in the foyer and should speak to your style preferences. Louis XV or Frank Lloyd Wright? It’s amazing how something so relatively small in scale, to the overall space, speaks volumes when we add that special iconic bibelot with light. Fascinating how the eye registers in seconds what would take hours to explain. Once the backdrop is in place the fun begins with the foyer “necessaries”. A decorative chair for a waiting delivery either coming or going. A table to leave one’s keys and provide a writing surface to jot down a note or sign for a parcel. An umbrella stand may seem decorative, but is de rigueur for any respectable foyer. What you add beyond the “necessaries” adds visual layers to your style. Vases, flower choices, pictures, stacked books, statuettes, mirrors. The stage is set. Let the show begin!



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Photography by Emily O’Brien (top), Eric Roth (bottom), Greg Premru (facing page)

The Foyer is the Entry to a Journey of Life.

The foyer celebrates the tradition of arrival by providing a glimpse into what awaits you. Patrick Ahearn Architect

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Inspiration Design I

n 2014, interior designer Kim Macumber and her husband decided to move to a smaller home after three of their four children were off to college. With that decision made and plans set in motion, they both agreed to find a home that needed little to no work. “One of our mantras, after leaving a much larger home where we had made a number of changes, was no construction!” Kim recalls. Committed to staying true to that, Kim had to find a way to deal with a door that didn’t work with her kitchen floor plan. “What do you do when you want to ignore something? You make it better,” she says. “I had to deal



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Facing page: Inspired by a photo of Grace Kelly in a red dress, lounging on a black and white sofa with yellow pillows, Kim wanted to create a space that was classic, fun, and fresh. The linen toile from GP & Baker keeps the black and white buffalo check from looking too country. To tie the colors together, she added a yellow trim to the seating, and the ceiling was painted San Pedro Morning, by Benjamin Moore. “Even on a snowy winter day, my house feels like the sun is shining!” says Kim. Right: Originally, the fireplace in the kitchen and the large brick wall was overwhelming, so Kim whitewashed the brick and turned the little fireplace into a wine storage area. Below the wine storage, the dogs find their water bowl, out of the way and raised – an easy and convenient spot for the two golden retrievers to get a drink. What was once a desk area is now their kitchen pantry. Kim found a piece of wall paneling from Old House Parts in Kennebunk, ME that was a perfect size to use as a door. She hung it barn style, and the original green patina created the perfect balance to the red, yellow, and black color scheme.

with the door, so I painted it and the window gloss black. Then I treated them both as windows by adding a roman shade and cornice.” Kim’s family wanted banquette-style seating during their meals, so she repurposed a formal camelback sofa from their family room and covered it with a black and white buffalo plaid. “This little spot, in our kitchen, has become one of our favorite spaces!” Kim shares. Using some creative thinking and allowing herself to have fun with design, Kim transformed her new home into just what she and her family wanted, without calling in the construction teams. Kim Macumber, of Kim Macumber Interiors, is a New England-based interior designer residing in Sherborn, MA


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House of Seven Gables Written by Alyson Horrocks

“Shall we never, never get rid of this Past?… It lies upon the Present like a giant’s dead body.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables



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“For, what other dungeon is so dark as one’s own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one’s self!” ~ The House of the Seven Gables


n a story filled with such gothic elements as ghosts, a decaying, spooky house, witches, and curses, the theme plays out well in The House of the Seven Gables. The greedy 17th Colonel Pycheon of the novel gains valuable property through deception. This ultimately leads to tragedy, and this sin is visited upon his descendants through a powerful curse. The once powerful and wealthy family descends to near poverty. Over a century ago, in 1907, Caroline Emmerton bought and restored the Turner-Ingersoll mansion, once owned by Hawthorne’s cousin, and opened it for tours. Capitalizing on the fact that the house inspired Hawhorne’s book, it became known as The House of the Seven Gables, and many of its rooms were staged as scenes from the novel.  Other antique, colonial homes of Salem, once in danger of falling into disrepair or demolition, have been moved to the Seven Gables property, including Hawthorne’s own birthplace. All of these decaying relics of the past have found their renewal and restoration among the blooming gardens and breathtaking harbor views at The House of the Seven Gables. The happy ending for these historic homes reflects the hopeful fate for the characters in the novel for which the property is named. By the novel’s conclusion, the characters break free from past burdens and start anew. While looking at the past and the restoration of these old homes, Caroline Emmerton played into the novel’s theme of redemption and restoration and created a plan to break the curse of past generations. Salem has seemingly broken its own curse and employed its infamous past to grow into a thriving tourist town. The House of Seven Gables is the perfect embodiment of Salem’s past. Not only is it a beautiful place to visit, visitors can also sit in the gardens, read a book, and look out to the harbor while imagining life in Salem many generations ago. Visit www.7gables.org for more information

Photography by Everett Historical / Shutterstock (N. Hawthorne), background courtesy of The House of Seven Gables


alem, Massachusetts, a historic seaside town on the North Shore, is most closely associated with the witch trials of 1692. However, the city has a rich history beyond that dark moment in its Puritan past. It went on to become the wealthiest seaport per capita in the early 19th century, as evidenced by the beautiful brick mansions owned by those made wealthy by the shipping trade. Salem’s own native son, Nathaniel Hawthorne, was expert at exploring how past mistakes inform the present. These themes run deep in his novels, especially The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables. Salem’s complex history can be explored at The House of the Seven Gables historic site today. When visiting the mansion, the most striking feature is that of the steeply-pitched gables of varying heights which dominate each side of the 17th century mansion. A quaint, manicured garden surrounding it enhances the stunning view of Salem Harbor from the property. The Seven Gables home was owned by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s cousin, Susanna Ingersoll, in the 19th century, and he was a frequent visitor. Within its walls, Hawthorne was entertained by the tales and history of his cousin’s property, likely stirring his simmering imagination. This house, with its famed seven gables, became the inspiration for the title of Hawthorne’s novel and would serve as its greatest symbol. The theme – that the sins and choices of one generation will visit successive generations – is something that Nathaniel Hawthorne understood well. The shame that his own ancestor, Judge John Hathorne, sent innocent people to their death during the Salem Witch Trials weighed heavily on Hawthorne. He understood that often, our choices become our fate, and sometimes our curse. However, in Hawthorne’s novel The House of the Seven Gables we discover that fate can be overthrown for free will, if only we can break down our own deeply-ingrained, preconceived limits.


Working With a Professional REALTOR®


id you know that not all real estate practitioners are REALTORS®? The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. Here are just a few reasons why it pays to work with a REALTOR®.

1. You’ll have an expert to guide you through the process. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes. 2. Get objective information and opinions. REALTORS® can provide local community information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. 3. Find the best property out there. Sometimes the property you are seeking is available but not actively advertised in the market, and it will take some investigation by your REALTOR® to find all available properties. 4. Benefit from their negotiating experience. There are many negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, terms, date of possession, and inclusion or exclusion of repairs, furnishings, or equipment. 5. Property marketing power. Real estate doesn’t sell due to advertising alone. In fact, a large share of real estate sales comes as the result of a practitioner’s contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, and family. 6. Real estate has its own language. If you don’t know a CMA from a PUD, you can understand why it’s important to work with a professional who is immersed in the industry and knows the real estate language. 7. REALTORS® have done it before. REALTORS® handle hundreds of real estate transactions over the course of their career. Having an expert on your side is critical. 8. Buying and selling is emotional. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you stay focused on both the emotional and financial issues most important to you. 9. Ethical treatment. Every member of the National Association of REALTORS® makes a commitment to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. Source www.northeastrealtors.com



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Red Raven’s Spicy Oven Roasted Tomato Soup by Executive Chef Dean Szablewski

Serves 4-6 Soup Ingredients: 5 Large Roma Tomatoes

4 oz. Fresh Fennel

Fresh Herb Sachet Preparation:

2 Red Bell Peppers

Combine sachet ingredients and place onto a piece of

1 Red Jalapeño

cheesecloth large enough to create a pouch. Tightly tie the

3 cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil

herbs into the cheesecloth pouch with a piece of kitchen twine.

5 Whole Garlic Cloves - Peeled

¼ cup Sugar


Kosher Salt (To Taste)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and combine Roma tomatoes (halved), Whole Garlic,

Fresh Herb Sachet Ingredients:

Fennel, Red Bell Pepper (Cleaned and Sliced), Jalapeño (Cleaned and Sliced), EVOO, Sugar & Herb Sachet into a pan deep enough to comfortably hold all ingredients.

2 Full Sprigs of Basil 8 Sprigs of Thyme

Cover with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and roast for 1.5 hours.

1 Tbsp. Black Pepper Corn

Remove pan and carefully remove plastic and aluminum foil (there will be steam)

½ Tbsp. Red Pepper Flakes ½ Tbsp. Coriander Seed

Return to oven and continue roasting uncovered for 30 minutes.

½ Tbsp. Fennel Seed To finalize the soup, remove the herb sachet and blend until smooth with a Vitamix food blender or other high power blender. Soup should then be strained with cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer. Add Kosher Salt to taste.




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Photography by Stephanie BC Photo

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“I try to greet my friends with a drink in my hand, a warm smile on my face, and great music in the background, because that’s what gets a dinner party off to a fun start.” ~ Ina Garten

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Written by Charlene Peters / Photography Courtesy of Charlene Peters

“Three be the things I shall never attain: envy, content and sufficient champagne.” ~ Dorothy Parker, American poet and short story writer (1893 - 1967)


ike the terroir that differentiates the wine regions of France, each Champagne house within La Champagne is unique. Only 45-minutes on a train from Paris, a visit to this region offers a sense of place all-encompassing in its soil type, shared knowledge of tradition, slope of vineyards, climate, plant life and social ties. Terroir, it could be determined, is a harmonious melding of nature and man to ultimately cultivate three grapes that grow in the chalky soil of Champagne’s vineyards: the mighty pinot noir, the elegant chardonnay and the ancestor of pinot noir: meunier, for its roundness on the palate. Among nine Champagne houses in Reims, Vranken-Pommery Monopole impresses as the first location to make Champagne from grape to bottle. Its 19th-century history alone showcases Madame Louise Pommery, who took the reins of her deceased husband’s business and introduced the first dry version of the French bubbly enjoyed



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Above: Through her portrait in the Champagne cave of Madame Pommery, the widow watches.

today. Equally impressive is a tour that begins with old fencing masks mounted on a wall as proof of the danger in exploding bottles within the chalk pits. From there, a 116-step climb down brings you into the caves, where artwork installations are situated quite literally at every turn. Fortunately, in 2002, when Paul-Franços Vranken bought the Champagne house, he continued Pommery’s mission in showcasing installations of art, including a painting of the widow Pommery painted by an artist during the time it took to conduct a tour. The capturing of Pommery’s essence, much like the taste of Pommery Champagne, seems otherworldly.




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High -Heeled Hostess Cleaning Your Holiday Silverware


all me lazy, but for years I have been cleaning my silver flatware with this easy cleaning process versus using store-bought silver polish. Not only is it easy, but it works wonders on pieces with intricate detail.

Supplies: Aluminum foil Glass baking dish, disposable aluminum foil pan, sink, or basin 2 cups boiling hot water (or more to make sure items are fully submerged) 2 Tbsp baking soda 2 Tbsp salt Âź cup vinegar or lemon juice (optional, but this does speed up the process) Tongs Q Q Q Q Q Q Q



Line the bottom of your selected container with aluminum foil. Mix salt and baking soda together and shake on top of the foil Slowly add the vinegar or lemon juice (this will bubble once it hits the baking soda and salt) Slowly pour in the boiling water Add the flatware to the water making sure it is lying flat against the aluminum foil and fully submerged. After a minute or two turn over your silver pieces with the tongs. The cleaning process should only take a few minutes, but could take longer depending upon the amount of tarnish you are dealing with. Sometimes you will see the tarnish lessen before your eyes. Remove the silver from the hot water, rinse with warm water, and dry off with a soft cloth or paper towel rubbing lightly to remove the tarnish that was not transferred to the aluminum foil. You might want to wear gloves, to keep our hands from getting black, since the tarnish is easily transferable at this stage. Be careful while drying, your silver pieces might still be very hot. Use tongs at all times to prevent yourself from being scalded by the boiling water and hot metal.

Note: You may want to do this well before guests arrive since the chemical reaction causes a slight boiled egg scent in the air. Do not use this process on items with jewels or pearls as it may lead to damage or color changes. This process great for cleaning silver chains and tarnished silver jewelry too.

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An Interview with New England’s

Queen of Bling Written by Linda Calder Photography by Lea St. Germain


ust outside of Boston, in a brick studio along the banks of the Charles River in Waltham, is the worldwide headquarters of The Sondra Celli Company, where I recently visited the talented Sondra Celli and her team, creators of unique couture creations that all have one thing in common: hand-applied Swarovski® crystals. Sondra also designs custom uniforms for the Patriots Cheerleaders, and she recently teamed up with Royal Staffordshire to create wedding dresses complete with handmade flowers, Swarovski® crystals, and platinum highlights. I knew I was at the right place when I saw the crystal-covered doorbell, required to gain access to the building. I couldn’t help but feel like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz awaiting entrance to the magical Emerald City. The door opened and I as soon as I crossed the threshold, the showroom was just as I envisioned: a room full of gorgeous dresses, gowns, and accessories covered in crystals, feathers, and flowers. Some were over the top, yet still stunning, like the bubble-gum pink wedding dress created for one of her gypsy bride clients, and a white dress, embellished with feathers and crystals, with matching feather headdress. Other items on display were more tailored and classic, perfect for weddings, galas, and cocktail parties.



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When she’s not busy designing couture items, Sondra is filming her fifth season of TLC’s My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding. If that were not enough, her latest business endeavor was the creation of the Sondra Celli Bling kit, and teaming up Beacon Adhesives to create Crystal-Tac™, a reliable crystal adhesive for her millions of fans wanting to bling out their own creations at home. After a brief tour, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Sondra, a graduate of New York’s noted Fashion Institute of Technology, (FIT), to hear more about her fashion and embellishing empire.

LC: What inspired you? Did you always love sparkling items and clothing with crystals? SC: I was raised surrounded by fashion. My mother, Yolanda, owned a successful bridal boutique right here in Waltham and our home always had rhinestones and feathers everywhere. I think my mother would even sprinkle rhinestones on our cereal for breakfast, (she laughs.)

LC: I’m envious; my own love of sparkles as a child still holds true today. SC: I’m more of a Gap girl myself, not head to toe bling like GG. LC: GG? SC: My mother, Yolanda is GG by family members, which stands for gorgeous grandma. LC: I understand this is your second year designing custom uniforms for the Patriots Cheerleaders. How did this come about? SC: Tracy Sormanti, who is the cheerleader director for the New England Patriots, heard about me though a neighbor. Her neighbor has seen my show, My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, on TLC, and when she heard Tracy say she wanted to “bling out” the uniforms, she told Tracy about me and the work I offer. LC: Where were you the first time the cheerleaders wore the uniforms in front of thousands of fans? SC: I was out on the field, checking uniforms. It was a very surreal moment for me. LC: How many Swarovski® crystals are on each uniform? SC: Each uniform has approximately 2700 hand-applied crystals, totaling about 100,000 crystals. I wanted them to really catch the stadium lights. LC: I understand most of your work is creating dresses for brides worldwide. What is the process of ordering a custom dress? SC: We first ask them to send us pictures of dresses they like and we ask a lot of questions, such as measurements. That helps us create an estimate of price. We then create a bodice, which is then sent to the client to be pinned for fit. The bodice is then sent back to us to fix, finish, and add the bling. Once the bodice is complete, we attach the skirt and deliver it back to the client. LC: What is the cost of a custom Sondra Celli dress? SC: Prices start around $5,000 to $6,000 and go up from there. LC: I understand you do some charity work? SC: Yes, one of my favorites is A Prom to Remember, for children/ teens with cancer. I was a celebrity dresser for the girls, many of whom recognized me from the show. LC: When you’re not creating custom couture items or working with charities what do you like to do? SC: I love to cook! I’m cooking morning, noon, and night. I even cook for the TLC film team when they are here. LC: If you could only share a few words of wisdom with other women, who wanted to turn their passion into a career, what would you tell them? SC: First, learn how to sell what you create. If you don’t, it’s just an expensive hobby. Second, follow your passion and the money will come.

And third, make time for charities. Not only does it help others, but it will keep you grounded. LC: One last question. …Do you ever see yourself retiring? SC: Never. I would be bored! But, when grandchildren come along, I will certainly lessen my work hours. What started as an interview ended as if we were long-time friends, sharing stories about how our childhood passions and hobbies that helped form the business women we are today, the pride we have for our children, and the challenges and gratitude we share owning our own businesses. The Sondra Celli Company, based out of Waltham, MA, designs crystal couture items for infants, children, and women of all ages, shapes, and sizes. www.sondracelli.com

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Foliageto Feast

Photography courtesy of The White Barn Inn; This page (left) by C.A. Smith Photography

Written by Charlene Peters


he bounty of autumn’s ambiance is New England’s visual feast. So, before the crisped and fallen burnt red and orange hued leaves crackle underfoot, plan to take a scenic foliage drive to embrace this favored New England season. Whether you are native to New England or here for a visit, driving from state to state is possible and recommended — if not for the backdrop of crisp blue sky amid a lineup of maple trees bursting in shades of golden yellow, bright oranges and reds, but for the culinary experiences along the way. If you’re looking for a good place to start, grab your navigator and plug in Kennebunk for a stay at the old Boothby Boarding House, circa Civil War days before the unveiling of White Barn Inn, located on the border of Kennebunkport in Kennebunk, Maine. To dine inside the 125-year-old farmhouse is a treat in itself. The open floor-to-ceiling architectural design of the White Barn Inn restaurant is adorned with farm animal décor, beginning with a large sculpture of a rooster overhead as if alerting patrons that dinner will be served in a barn. But within this farmhouse is one of the utmost luxurious barns in New England, not to mention a most popular spot for luxury dining. For 20 years, it was where Chef Jonathan Cartwright could be found almost every night of the week, turning out multiple and incomparable courses. Ever watchful was a young Derek Bissonnette, who began as a pastry

Facing page: The White Barn Inn, Kennebunk, Maine; Above: Executive Chef Derek Bissonnette of The White Barn Inn Restaurant; Right: Dining room at The White Barn Inn restaurant

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Whatever you choose to do, eat and drink, enjoy the ride!

chef at White Barn Inn in 1999, and since 2009 as Executive Sous Chef. Recently he has taken over the reins of Cartwright and runs the kitchen as the innovative Executive Chef of this Relais & Chateaux property. Bissonette’s fall menu will showcase venison loin and pheasant breast, while the sweeter side of dessert will include the ever-popular tiny, flavorful Maine blueberries in a soufflé served with lemon sorbet and mascarpone sauce (see Blueberry Soufflé recipe featured in the Forks, Corks and Cocktails section). According to Bissonette, this dessert is best paired with a flute of Madame Pommery Champagne. Fall is a favorite season for Bissonette, who says the White Barn Inn menu “will reflect the seasonal products that we will forage locally and display in our unique way.” Like many New Englanders, fall foliage season is his favorite time of year. Another beautiful destination drive during peak foliage season is during the end of September/early October for a stop at Stowe Village



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in Vermont, where stops along the way include shopping, visual treats of the majestic landscape, and lunch outdoors on a beautiful Indian summer day. With its extravagant décor and exquisite landscape, Topnotch Resort is the perfect spot for a farm-to-table lunch on the patio of Flannel. Another option is to head to The Roost for cool, hip appetizers that include stuffed clams, fried avocado, shrimp dumplings and kale bruschetta. Nearby, Stowe Mountain Lodge is where you can dine at the exquisite Solstice and enjoy farm-raised and local cheeses that accommodate the eco-conscious foodies. And for the beer connoisseurs, Crop Bistro & Brewery awaits for lunch (cheddar-lager soup) and a tour of the small brewery. Whatever you choose to do, eat and drink, enjoy the ride! www.whitebarninn.com www.stowemountainlodge.com

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Right: View of the lounge area at The White Barn Inn Restaurant, Below: The Roost, Stowe Village, Vermont

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Paradise in Written by Jessica Sacco / Photography courtesy of Eben House


Top: Foyer, Bottom: Captain’s Suite



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lthough it’s close to 10 p.m. by the time my friend and I pull up to Eben House, we’re awake with excitement and immediately drawn into the beauty of the inn as we step inside. Originally built in 1776, the former home of Captain Eben Snow, this newly renovated bed and breakfast is just steps away from Provincetown’s main road lined with shops, shows and of course, the beach. Inside, soft, romantic lighting guides our way through the foyer, past a fireplace and two large mantelpieces where an abundance of wood is stacked, sure to be in use during the long winter months when the inn remains open. We head up the original, narrow staircase to the Captain’s Suite at the end of the hall, which features an adjoining living room and bathroom. Our room is a perfect blend of old meets new, combining federal-style architecture — like the convex mirror over the bed, reminiscent of those seen in homes during that period — with modern amenities. White bedding and furniture mixed with splashes of

blues, grays and black give the perfect beachy-chic feel. Everything down to the hand soap is luxurious. If there weren’t so much to see and do in town, you could be happy never getting out of bed. Eben House is one of three properties under partners David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea’s Salt Hotels umbrella. Salt House Inn, their first B&B, is situated just down the road, and The Chequit is located on New York’s Shelter Island. In the morning, we make our way down to the beach-inspired glass-enclosed patio to enjoy a homemade breakfast. The chalkboard menu changes daily to describe the array of goodies spread out for guests. Before hitting the downtown, I stop to appreciate the outside courtyard, where rocking chairs and a hammock await those looking to relax on a lazy summer afternoon.

Top: Breakfast buffet, Bottom: Terrace Suite sitting area


Visit www.ebenhouse.com for more information

From the front, with its white façade and black shutters, Eben House may appear like any other house on the block, but in reality, it’s one of only three remaining brick homes from the colonial era. Snow used his boat to build his abode, down to the wooden floorboards and what’s believed to be bricks from the ship’s ballast. “We don’t know whether he was a good captain or a bad captain,” joked Bowd. “But our take on him is really that — him and his family — they’re all a little bit quirky because they’re here in P-town.” As a tribute to the Snow family, each of the 14 rooms over the property’s three buildings has a portrait of his clan — painted with a twist. Snow, who fittingly hangs in the Captain’s Suite, is adorned with black eyeliner and a dangling chandelier earring. As the weekend comes to a close, I walk the halls of the quiet inn one final time, knowing I’ll be back — as I’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of what awaits those who visit Eben House.

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The Metropole Venice Connection

Convent-turned-collector’s design dream


igmund Freud once stayed at “Casa Kirsch,” the former name of Hotel Metropole in Venice. In his 1895 letter sent to his wife, Martha, he wrote: “Don’t expect me to send you much in the way of a description. The thrill of being in Venice makes it impossible.” Renaissance painter and engraver Jacopo de ‘Barbari painted a map of Venice that included Hotel Metropole, also the site where Antonio Vivaldi gave music lessons from 1703 to 1740. This former conventturned-five-star hotel now boasts a Michelin-star restaurant and easy access from the Alilaguna public water transport service one would take from the Venice Marco Polo airport. Freud’s analysis of Venice being the ultimate “experiential” destination remains true today, although some things have changed since the turn of the 20th century. For one, the tourists in Piazza San Marco now outnumber the pigeons, and the souvenir shops overwhelm the once spacious waterfront. If only the orphans of Venice could have cashed in on the tourism market.



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Venice may be known for its great canals, but its history of orphans filling the alleyways begs the story of abandoned children who frequented the butcheries and markets in acts of petty thievery, escaping through alleys now filled with tourists en route to the most romantic spot in Venice: The Rialto Bridge. Since its storied history as Ospedale della Pietà — a convent, orphanage and music school, the Metropole has shifted to luxury, and the collection of scraps orphans once robbed from butcheries and markets have transitioned to purchased collections of fans, corkscrews,

Top: The Rialto Bridge, Bottom Left: A glass bead evening bag inherited from the Austrian branch of the Beggiato family. Middle: An ivory corkscrew from a collection that began by chance around 30 years ago after Mr. Beggiato took part in a Sotheby’s auction of vintage wines. Right: A wooden nutcracker from the Northern Europe.

Photography by Jearu / Shutterstock (top), Daniele Nalesso (bottom left & middle), and Molteni Motta (bottom right)

Written by Charlene Peters

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card holders and such. Today, guests take their time basking in the aroma of black pepper fragrance that permeates the Belle Époque parlor and common areas adorned with exotic treasures. From my modest-sized luxurious room, the windows look out to an alley I imagine orphans once crawled out from to scour the streets in search of their own treasures. Today, the Metropole is filled with riches they couldn’t have imagined and undetectable as a former convent. The only piece of history that remains is the Oriental tradition of teatime. Guests can head to the tearoom for an experience tasting amid soft music and candlelight. An education in preparing and pairing teas is sure to steep anyone’s interest: Green tea is meant to brew for three-to-four minutes and is best served with fish, while white tea is steeped at 70 degrees for five-to-seven minutes. Black tea is steeped at 90 degrees for five minutes and is best served with caprino cheese and beef seasoned in a savory blend of Italian herbs. Although the thrill of Venice remains largely indescribable, by small fractions the island is literally sinking. But the Metropole continues to rise with its Michelin star Met Restaurant and five-star status as a hotel with one of the best views of the lagoon.

Top Left: Inside the Oriental Bar during the Tea Ceremony. On the wall are three antique Thai armors made with tortoise shell. Top Right: View of the Venetian Lagoon over San Giorgio Island – from the main entrance of the Metropole Hotel. Middle: Tea Ceremony at the Oriental Bar is held from October to March inside the Metropole. Bottom: The next Carnival in Venice will be held Jan. 23Feb. 9, 2016. The Carnival Party at the Metropole will be held Feb. 5, 2016.

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New England’s Premier Concours Show F

or the sixth year in a row, antique, vintage, and new vehicles surrounded the grounds of Misselwood for the region’s premier Concours D’ Elegance show. The Atlantic Ocean and grand estate walls created backdrops for over 100 luxury vehicles, including two sleek Jaguars hailing from different eras. With its 3.0L V6 24V GDI DOHC supercharged engine, Polaris white exterior, and jet black and camel interior, a 2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe took center stage, in the VIP tent, during the event. MSRP $94,433

Save the date With luxury in mind, the Misselwood Concours D’ Elegance team has selected the Chrysler Imperial and Lincoln to be the featured marques for the 7th annual weekend celebration.

July 23 – 24, 2016

Old meets new at Misselwood Concours D’ Elegance



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2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe

Photography by Linda Calder

1958 Jaguar Coupe



Photography by Andrea Panella

n the evening of Thursday, June 25th New England Fine Living’s first issue was celebrated with a casual summer soiree. Held at the Red Raven in Acton, MA, our luxury partners, local business owners, and friends sipped, mixed, and mingled while enjoying lite bites and our signature Nefltini Cocktail. A special thank you to Journey’s Eye Studio for sharing their beautiful car with us during our celebration. www.journeyseyestudio.com

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September 2015-February 2016

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Bella Sera Bridal & Occasions


Bonne Bouche Caterers


Coastal Windows & Exteriors


Cummings Architects


Dino International Furs


Flooring and Kitchen Designs




WGBH – Taste of Boston

Newburyport’s Great Pumpkin Lighting & Stroll

September 17–20

October 17

One Guest Street

Market Square / 5:00 PM – 8:00PM

Boston, MA

Newburyport, MA



Newport Boat Show

Head of the Charles

September 17–20

October 17–18

Newport Yachting Center

Charles River

4 Commercial Wharf – Americas Cup Avenue

Boston, MA

Newport, RI


Jamie Dee Frontiero – REALTOR®


Hawthorne Halloween Party – 25th Anniversary

Lucia’s Lighting


Marvin Window Design Gallery NSWS



The Boston Cup Car Show

October 30

September 20

Hawthorne Hotel

Boston Commons Parkman Bandstand

18 Washington Square

Tremont Street

Salem, MA

Boston, MA


McDougal Architects



Patrick Ahearn Architect


Sparkling Occasions




Tesoro Boston


The New England Weathervane Shop


The Residences at Turner Hill


The Singing Flower


The Thompson Team – Keller Williams


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Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

Festival of Trees

September 25–27

November 19th – December 5th

The Elms, Rosecliff & Marble House

Valley Office Park

Newport, RI

13 Branch Street


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Boston Fashion Week

Christmas at the Newport Mansions

September 27 – October 3

November 21 – January 3, 2016

Boston, MA

Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas


The Breakers, The Elms & Marble House

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New England Fine Living Fall 2015  

New England Fine Living shares simple pleasures, unpretentious luxuries and extravagant finds in New England and beyond. A luxury lifestyle...

New England Fine Living Fall 2015  

New England Fine Living shares simple pleasures, unpretentious luxuries and extravagant finds in New England and beyond. A luxury lifestyle...