Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Thyme // @2souschefs

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Thyme // @2souschefs

"In our continued efforts to inspire holiday sides we have Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Thyme. As children, brussels get a bad rap. Every cartoon and television program show children pushing the delectable little cabbages to the dog or simply turning their noses up without even trying them. Truth be told: it wasn’t until [...]

Wallpaper with a View featuring Antrim 1844

Wallpaper with a View featuring Antrim 1844

Two weeks ago, the husband and I wandered up to the light-flooded third story of the mansion at Antrim 1844. To say that the light married with the acid turquoise wallpaper luminated the third floor would be an understatement. Sidebar: The owner of Antrim 1844, Dort, applied all of the wallpaper on her own. How [...]

Historic Bridges of the MidAtlantic: Loys Station Covered Bridge

Historic Bridges of the MidAtlantic: Loys Station Covered Bridge

The Loys Station Covered Bridge is wood covered bridge in Thurmont, Maryland. Like its nearby (and I like to imagine) sister bridge, the Roddy Road Covered Bridge, the Loys Station Covered Bridge is a king post wood covered bridge which was also a subject of an "incident" with a large truck, leading to a rehabilitation [...]

Pack a Bag: Antrim 1844, Part II

Pack a Bag: Antrim 1844, Part II

Two weeks ago, the husband and I spent two nights at Antrim 1844. It was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone traveling through Maryland, visiting Gettysburg, or looking for a heritage tourism experience. I decided to publish an additional post about the dining experiences because they were just that phenomenal. I would [...]

Markdown City, Population: Goop x Lilly Pulitzer

Markdown City, Population: Goop x Lilly Pulitzer

This past summer, I breathlessly wrote about coveting certain items in the Goop x Lilly Pulitzer collaboration. Initially not at all on my radar until the collection dropped, it was a pleasant surprise, punctuating the day before I left for my July Fourth holiday. Lilly Pulitzer kills it at the collaboration game. Lilly x Pottery [...]

Keys to the Clabaugh Room featuring Antrim 1844

Keys to the Clabaugh Room featuring Antrim 1844

My husband and I spent the beginning of last week at Antrim 1844, when we stayed in the Clabaugh Room. The room is named for a state figurehead. Per the Antrim 1844 website, "This room is named after George Washington Clabaugh who purchased the property in 1837. His son, Harvey Morris Clabaugh, was elected Attorney [...]

Historic Bridges of the MidAtlantic: Roddy Road Covered Bridge

Historic Bridges of the MidAtlantic: Roddy Road Covered Bridge

While my husband and I were visiting Antrim 1844, we wanted to take advantage of everything that not only Carroll County, but also nearby Frederick County had to offer. In his case, it was through the scope of the outdoorsman and in my case, through the scope of historic preservation. Our divergent interests came together [...]

Pack a Bag: Antrim 1844, Part I

Pack a Bag: Antrim 1844, Part I

I frequently write about my obsession for history, architectural history, and historic preservation on Lucindervention as well as across my social media channels. It is an interest I developed while living across the pond in Europe while in elementary school, and although it took me twenty-three years and a category five hurricane to understand how [...]

Christmas Cashmiracle

I am really into this cashmere long sleeved tee shirt that purchased last year from the Gap. It is gray, slouchy, and it came in tall. The perfect thing to wear when lounging around the home while still feeling luxurious since it is cashmere. Unfortunately this year, Gap failed us this year and did not [...]

Rank and Fair Isle

This fair isle sweater just arrived at my apartment this week and I cannot wait to wear it in Marblehead next Friday. It is spot on for holiday, perfect for kicking off the Christmas season. While I am not an early holiday celebrator-shamer, I am a purist when it comes to celebrating the holidays. Right [...]