I have researched, developed, and ghostwritten hundreds of both personal and marketing-focused articles, highlighting a variety of garden, home, food, and education topics.
9 Garden Styles to Inspire Your Outdoor Sanctuary
Designing a landscape from the ground up can be as intimidating as a blank canvas or writing doc. Like all art forms—and gardening is indeed an art form—style gives us structure, balance, and a guide for bending traditional forms to match our unique vision. If you take a look through the most popular garden styles used both in the past and today, you can hone in on how to transform a broad idea into a concrete plan.
Passive House Design and the Future of Eco-Conscious Architecture
Just over 30 years ago, the Germany-based organization Passive House Institute (PHI), set the standard for a new green home movement. Passive house design combines five key principles for controlling home heating, cooling, and humidity without the energy-dependent devices we flip on with a switch.
How to Incorporate the Charm of Shabby Chic Decor Into Your Modern Home
With its soft white linens, delicate florals, and hints of ornate glamor, shabby chic decor is enough to make you want to cozy up with a cup of tea and a good book.
Switching Careers from Marketing: Do You Need an MBA?
Meet with our advisor and take advantage of their experience and education to find the best graduate program for you.
We’ve helped suggest 12 programs this month
Universities worldwide are seeing a rapid uptick in MBA applications. During the COVID-19 pandemic, countless professionals decided it was time for a new career, or at least an upgrade.
Kitchen Prices: How Much Does It Cost to Build a Kitchen?
Custom kitchen installation can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $125,000, depending on the type of kitchen and your existing setup
Whether you're flipping pancakes, stirring up a stew, or firing up the air fryer, the kitchen is the heart of the home. The average cost to build a fitted kitchen is $65,000, but we're talking about anything from a wet bar to a fully-equipped kitchen for the avid home chef.
The Pros and Cons of Brownstone Living
Going back nearly 200 years, this unmistakable home style is the envy of many city dwellers
There's a reason why most fictional NYC television characters live in a charming brownstone on a tree-lined street. Brownstone townhouses often come to mind when we think of ideal NYC, Philly, or Boston living.
How to Arrange Houseplants With Your Home's Natural Light
Before placing your new potted plant just anywhere in the house, consider your home's natural sunlight and where it will thrive year-round
Even if you think you’ll never have a green thumb, giving your plants the proper amount of sunlight is half the battle when keeping your plant family happy and healthy.
For Events, Small Is the New Big
Events may be more intimate these days, but these club chefs are enhancing member engagement in a time of social distance.
After nearly a year without packed dance floors or ballrooms, chefs are left to look back on how quickly and dramatically the nature of the events side of the club business has changed.
The Pork and Kale Soup I Walked 500 Miles For
I’m not going to claim that I walked 500 miles, and then walked 500 more, for a bowl of soup, but if I did say that, it would not be horribly far fetched.
Here’s the thing: I have a bit of an attachment to an ancient pilgrimage in Northern Spain. The Camino de Santiago is a ninth-century series of hiking trails that trace their way across Europe, culminating in the city of Santiago de Compostela.
What is a Culinary Apprenticeship?
This traditional training method holds strong in the culinary world, especially for those looking for hands-on education.
An aspiring chef has a few popular pathways to working in a professional kitchen. While culinary school is still the most traditional route, the culinary apprenticeship may allow a more flexible and practical approach to training.
Online Grade School: Here’s What to Know
Online college is one thing, but how could online school work for elementary, middle, and high school kids, who we traditionally assume should be inside a school building five days a week?
At first glance, the idea of online grade schools may seem confusing, and bring up a range of questions. Primarily, how do they compare to a more traditional school setting?
What is Seasonality?
Targeting an ingredient’s harvest season allows club chefs to showcase vibrant menu items throughout the year.
Fresh ingredients have the power to evoke memories of specific times of year—hearty root vegetables in the winter, watermelon in the summer, and the diverse collection of squash in the fall. Club chefs often aim to highlight seasonality—or a time when the item is at its peak for harvesting, prepping, and eating.
What to Look For in a Boarding School
Choosing to pursue a boarding school education is no small decision. The name “boarding school” itself is even a bit deceiving, as it implies that living away from home is the main distinction. But another way to look at boarding school is that it’s an immersion into an all-encompassing educational setting that offers an entirely unique approach to how a student experiences learning, develops socially, and even views their future.
What are Zero-Waste Dishes?
By cooking up the often-overlooked parts ingredients, chefs can lower their carbon footprint and impress members.
As clubs and resorts continue to work to gain a unique edge, zero-waste dishes are becoming one of the most eco-friendly trends of the time. Studies from the past decade have shown that the dining industry loses billions of dollars on food waste each year, and even the smallest changes can save money with little effort.
What is a Roux?
A simple combination of flour and heated cooking fat help create the signature rich textures in club soups, stews, and sauces.
Attaining that thick, smooth texture in a dish often comes down to a foundational cooking method known as a roux. Club and resort chefs use this technique in a range of sauces, soups, stews, gumbos, and glazes.