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Nest — Winter 2016 - 2017 

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'Tis the season ... to stay inside. Both at work and at home, it's time to go inward, seek light and create welcoming spaces. This winter edition of Nest focuses on all things interior, cozy and warm. Case in point: We introduce you to three Vermont candle makers helping to light up these dark days and nights. 

Also in this issue, three local curators inspire us with their personal collections and living quarters — because a home is not just your castle; it's also your gallery. Bristol's John Monks similarly sparks our imaginations with Vermont Tree Goods' one-of-a-kind furniture, milled from (very) old trees. In Stowe, the woodworkers at Sterling Staircase and Handrail have carved out a special niche with high-end stairs and rails.

Most of us spend about a third of our time at work, so we talk about office design in this issue, too. Arocordis Design configures office space with company culture in mind — take a look at its work on American Meadows' new home office in Shelburne.

Thinking about buying a home? If you're a veteran — or still enlisted — a Veterans Administration loan will make the process easier. One Williston vet explains how the loans worked for him.

Happy winter — and happy reading!

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More by Carolyn Fox

  • In Season, Spring 2018
  • In Season, Spring 2018

    Spring can be slow to arrive in Vermont: March and April often bring mud — or still more snow — instead of flowers. So the real sign of the season is when the Burlington Farmers Market moves outside. Though it's a popular indoor gathering spot during the chillier months, the bustling outdoor marketplace doubles as a weekly festival in the heart of downtown. In addition to 90-plus vendors of food, artisan crafts and other goods, it includes live musical entertainment and frequently inspires impromptu picnics and acro-yoga circles. Do as the locals do: Save Saturday morning for the market.

    • Mar 3, 2018
  • In Season, Winter 2017-2018
  • In Season, Winter 2017-2018

    When the clock strikes midnight on December 31, Burlington will usher in 2018 with a bang of fireworks over Lake Champlain. But that’s just the final touch on the annual revelry that is First Night Burlington. Founded in 1983, the event has become Vermont’s largest single-day arts celebration, a substance-free festival serving up 13 hours of eclectic entertainment in more than a dozen downtown venues. Buy a button, then crisscross the city for a classic cabaret by Burlington’s Lyric Theatre, aerial artistry and general clowning around by Vermont’s award-winning Circus Smirkus, highenergy funk-rock by local band Gang of Thieves, and so much more. Cheers to the New Year.

    • Nov 26, 2017
  • In Season, Fall 2017
  • In Season, Fall 2017

    From bustling Church Street to the highly trafficked waterfront, Burlington is anything but a ghost town — unless Thea Lewis is leading your way. The actor, author and paranormal historian is also Vermont's queen of Halloween, and, in the weeks leading up to that haunted holiday, she presides over three walking tours rife with local history and mystery. The Darkness Falls Tour explores the spooky spirits of Burlington's downtown; the Wicked Waterfront Tour dives into shipwrecks, lake monsters and shoreline mischief; and the Cemetery Tour travels to the city's most ghoulish gravestones. These tales are spine-tingling but typically appropriate for ages 9 and up.

    • Sep 9, 2017
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About The Author

Carolyn Fox

Carolyn Fox

Carolyn Fox was the Seven Days calendar editor from 2009-2012. From 2012-2013, she was the managing editor of Kids VT. She currently works as Special Publications Manager for Seven Days.


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