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GHOSTING

by David Mitchell on October 26, 2015

Ghosting Blogv2 GHOST, a word more commonly associated with Casper, the boy who saw dead people and a 1990       movie starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, has also come to be used as a verb that refers to ending a romantic relationship by cutting off all contact and ignoring the former partner’s attempts to reach out.

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PUMPKIN PICKIN’

by David Mitchell on October 26, 2015

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What a great time of year!  Fall in the DC area.  We went to this terrific farm called Councell Farms in Easton, MD. As you can see from our photos, they have hundreds of varieties of pumpkins and gourds.  Not just the orange and white kind, but all shapes and sizes.  Big, small, and in between.  Gourd like shapes, and ones with lots of texture. Lots of multicolored pumpkins too. We took my puppy Andy with us, and he had a blast riding in the wagon as we explored the whole farm.

We had a blast too!

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ROCK CREEK PARK

by David Mitchell on October 13, 2015

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Sanborn Canoe Company

by David Mitchell on September 3, 2015

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This week we started installing a clients’ house on Gibson Island.  We wanted the house to have a modern lodge look. So we chose to use a series of decorative paddles from the Sanborn Canoe Company as art in the great room.

When cousins Todd Randall and Zak Fellman turned their summer hobby of handcrafting kayak, canoe, and stand paddles into one of the most celebrated and sought after heritage brands, their craftsmanship and dedication made their paddles collectors items all over the world from watermen to loft  dwellers. They learned about woodworking from their grandfather as well as from their summers spent in canoe country in Minnesota. Their paddles are constructed from strips of wood made of cherry, ash, cedar and black walnut. Their Artisan series paddles feature colorful patterns of arrows, crosses and stripes that have been influenced by Native American art and camp lodges from the Great Lakes region. Each paddle is a functional piece of art. So the next time you are in their neck of the woods head down Little Trout Valley Road and check out their workshop. It’s worth the trip, and they’re really nice guys.

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Sprezzatura

by David Mitchell on July 18, 2014

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The word of the summer, it’s all about looking good, living well…effortlessly!

 

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A Little Summer Luxe

by David Mitchell on July 18, 2014

LuxeCheck out the summer edition of LUXE magazine. We have a wonderful house in Great Falls, VA featured in the editorial part

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Summer in the Garden

by David Mitchell on July 12, 2014

 

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July is one of my favorite months! It is when everything in my all white garden begins to truly bloom. This year I added 115 white daylilies, 50 dahlias and 2 new crepe myrtle trees. It is also my first year of doing a cooks garden which has turned out to be very successful. I think I am becoming an urban farmer.

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Go Team

by David Mitchell on July 12, 2014

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How fun is this…classic American brand, Dockers, now has college team Chinos with embroidered logos above the right back pocket and the team motto printed on the waist band. It’s a great way to show your school spirit! And they are damn cute too!

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Home Sweet Home

by David Mitchell on June 27, 2014

Home & DesignHey, look! My house is on the cover of Home and Design Magazine….

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Chihuly’s World

by David Mitchell on June 27, 2014

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If you ever find yourself out on the left coast and you are anywhere near Seattle you should make a special trip into the city and visit Dale Chihuly’s, Garden and Glass exhibition. It is a remarkable display of history, influence and technique. It’s worth every penny of the $22 admission. Here are just a few, and I mean few of the pieces you will see and experience.

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