Category Archives: Consumer Resources


Friday Top 5: Classic Spas For Valentine’s (Or Anytime)

Spa rituals date back centuries in many cultures including the Romans, the Mayans and many others. Since nothing says historic luxury more then taking your significant other away to decompress and show your appreciation we rounded up five of the world’s top spas where you can relax and rekindle the passion for one another for Valentine’s Day-or any other time.

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Viyet’s Emily Everhart Reveals the Secrets to Consigning Vintage Pieces (and More)

Whether you’re furnishing your new place or trying to downsize, consignment is a godsend for finding (or selling) antiques, vintage, and new pieces. We chatted with Emily Everhart, Chief Curator for, the e-commerce marketplace for expertly curated, incredibly-designed furniture and accessories from every era, about everything from getting the best price to the most in-demand periods for vintage items.

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Modern Real Estate Marketing For Historic Properties

The hottest real estate markets in the US—New York, Boston, San Francisco, and yes, Detroit—are all historic. And according to the National Trust For Historic Preservation, Millennials (and Babyboomers) are on the march downtown again. They want to bike to work, walk their kids to school, and be surrounded by cafes, music, and the conveniences of metropolitan living. For agents and brokers who don’t think the future of real estate is historic, think again. Here are our top tips for marketing and selling historic properties to the next generation of buyers.

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Bourbon That’s Rocking The Boat

Pushing boundaries while respecting tradition is a delicate art in any business, but it’s a particularly territorial affair when it comes to the practice of distilling bourbon, a time honored American tradition. So when we find someone who’s able to pull it off, gracefully blending history and the future in a sloshing distillery experiment in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, who could say no? Rum may no longer be the tried and true libation of sailors once you have a sip of this.

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Design Tips From Phara Queen: Miranda Lambert’s Designer For The Ladysmith B & B

If you’re looking for jaw-dropping design in what was once a dilapidated 1901 building look no further then Miranda Lambert’s The Ladysmith Bed & Breakfast. We recently sat down with Miranda’s interior designer, Phara Queen to see how folks at home can add a little rock-n-roll shabby chic style to their own homes.

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Wonderful Wines, Inspiring Spaces

You don’t have to hop on a trans-Atlantic flight to enjoy some of the best classic wine tasting rooms in the world and some of the oldest Cabernet and Merlot vintages. Savor rich California history and architecture with some of today’s finest wines at these five tasting rooms where history and wine collide and leave you wondering why you shouldn’t just pick up and move to wine country tomorrow.

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5 After-Holiday Decompression Trips For Everyone

Ahh, the holidays. The excitement is over and it is back to the grind. If the holidays left you feeling in need of recharging your batteries we rounded up five historic destinations that offer something for everyone. Whether you are a family, single, retired, or have a big bonus leftover that you want to spend to stimulate the economy-we got you covered.

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