Over the years I’ve written about everything from chemical weapons to out-of-control grooms (which is worse?), Alabama rivers to Manhattan townhouses. Among my specialties are travel, lifestyle stuff, personal finance and real estate. A few clips:
The Wall Street Journal
NEW: In Search of Maine’s Best Lobster Rolls
Scouring Maine’s southern coast for the tastiest, heftiest, just-out-of-the-ocean-freshest takes on the classic lobster roll. (July 2012)
NEW: Why Fly?
Crossing the Atlantic on the Queen Mary 2 is far more civilized than traveling by plane—if you can spare a week for spa treatments and ocean views. (June 2012)
Take Monday Off: Charleston
Pack a week’s worth of carriage rides, antebellum-home tours, bluegrass evenings and shrimp-and-grits feasts into one long South Carolina weekend. (May 2012)
Avant-Garde in Alabama
Design program Rural Studio has turned a pastoral swath of the South into an architectural mecca. (April 2012)
Floating hotels offer water views and exotic experiences without leaving guests at sea. (Feb. 2012)
Eating First-Class on the Fly
Chef Eric Ripert shares his secret dining spots in airports around the world. (Jan. 2012)
So Far, So Good
Remote Chilean Patagonia is home to blue glaciers, odd creatures, imaginative architecture and some of the most beautiful adventures on earth. (Jan. 2012)
Where Cold is Cool
December is a great time to go hunting for Danish hygge. Hot drinks, warm hosts and inspiring eats more than make up for Copenhagen‘s winter chill. (Dec. 2011)
Farm to Massage Table
The freshest thing in spas is straight from the vegetable patch. (Sept. 2011)
Lions, Leopards and Luxury
In southern Africa, indulgence and untamed wilderness coexist–in sometimes frightening ways. (July 2011)
Salute to History
Ways to witness the sesquiten…seshquiecent…er, 150th anniversary of the Civil War. (April 2011)
The Rise of the Groomzillas
Men are taking over weddings — scrutinizing seating charts, agonizing over color schemes, and vetoing bridal gowns.
Do You Have Engagement Rage?
For some women, getting a marriage proposal means losing their single friends.
Plot Twist: The Real Farmville (PDF)
A family in Piedmont, Italy, brings technology to community-supported agriculture.
I Lost My Home–and Got it Back!
Strapped for cash and terrified for their families, these women refused to give in to foreclosure. Their lessons could keep your home safe.
Better Homes and Gardens
The Future of Shopping: Custom Everything
What happens when you can design your physical world as easily as you can reformat your blog?
Clicks to Bricks
Are these guys leading indicators of a real estate bust?
Millionaires’ Green Mansions
Hollywood, high-tech and high-powered types are becoming greener and more energy independent.
America’s Most Expensive Zip Codes
What’s the difference between 11962 and 28741? When it comes to house prices, the answer is $2,125,000.
Diddy’s New Digs
I wrote a weekly gossip column for Forbes.com on who was buying and selling in the world of high-end real estate. This is just one example.
The Most Expensive Townhouses in New York
Pretty much what it sounds like.
Affordable Art Finds a Retail Market
ArtStar is just the latest of many affordable art enterprises to emerge in the past few years.
Luxury Homes Go Begging
In the current bust, prices have actually dropped more for high-end homes than for lower-priced ones.
REITs are Quite Alright
A confluence of economic and market conditions make REITs an excellent option for diversifying a portfolio