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Magazine Author: Nancy O'Donnell

Secret garden

If you’ve booked an “Elopement, Minmony, or Micro Wedding” at the Ellwanger Estate Bed and Breakfast at 625 Mt. Hope Avenue, you may already know

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Preloved luxury

Motives for buying a preowned high-end handbag is as a varied as its buyers. Maybe it’s eco-consciousness? Or ethical consumerism. Plain old capitalist investment? Or

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Every day is Veteran's Day

Chuck Baylis, founder and executive director of Rochester’s Military History Society at 250 Goodman St N, Anderson Alley, grew up with a collector. His mother collected

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Hot toddy time

After a long day tending to five children, my mother would command time for herself. With a mystery book under her arm, she’d climb the

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Into the wood

The language of wood can sound poetic, mysterious, and even a little dangerous. Take pommele sapele that resembles “rain drops cascading down a pane of

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Movers and (milk)shakers

Back in the late 1880s, milkshakes were made with a whiskey kick. In his book, Listening to America, writer Stuart Berg Flexner describes early milkshakes as

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