Home of the World's Longest Candy
Counter, a visit to Chutter's is a trip to candyland where the air is
delicious with the mouth-watering scents of candy and fresh-made
fudge. Chutter's has something for candy lovers young and old in a
lively, fun-filled atmosphere. The longest counter of its kind
anywhere, Chutter's candy counter runs the entire length of the
store. An impressive 112 feet of gleaming glass jars filled with
brightly colored candy ranging from yesterday's favorites and
hard-to-find flavors to the best of today's most sought-after treats.
Grab a bag and choose from the vast array of sours and gummy's,
gourmet and traditional jellybeans, chocolates, licorice, caramels,
and nostalgic pieces. Chutter's is a treasure trove of tasty treats!
Chutter's is named for its original
owner, Frederick George Chutter, a Congregational minister who came
to Littleton to preach but instead, resigned his ministry for the dry
goods business, eventually becoming a well-loved and prominent member
of the community. A brochure from the era claims, "Mr. Chutter
is a warm-hearted, cordial, and enthusiastic man, of optimistic
temperament, and much interested in the welfare of Littleton."
More than 100 years later, the shop retains his name, and the
hospitality for which Chutter's General Store was renowned still
resonates throughout this delightful shop. Feel like a kid again. Visit Chutter's
on Main Street in Littleton, New Hampshire and discover the sweet
Sources: Food Network; Flickr
Who says you have to spend huge amounts
of money on a crystal chandelier? There are plenty of objects lying
around your house that could provide pretty lighting, given some
Take Stuart Haygarth's Tide Chandelier,
for example. Composed of man-made debris that washed up on a specific
stretch of Kent (England) coastline, Haygarth collected these bits of
garbage and turned them into something spectacular. Many of the
chandeliers in this slideshow are recycled, upcycled, or just plain
Artist Madeleine Boulesteix crafts
charming chandeliers from teacups and glasses. The teacup chandeliers
look great in any room, they can be hung low over a table or higher
as the central decorative light and they look equally at home amongst
old and new styles. They can be a pure clear and white theme or
subtly or highly coloured according to taste.
Napa Style sells these Antique Mason
Jar Lights ($199-379), but you can also make your own. Some of the
antique mason jars in these handsome pendant lights date to the turn
of last century, and all feature the authentic Ball logo, zinc lids,
and gorgeous bubble blue glass. They're gathered from all over
California and repurposed by a talented artisan.
The Hangelier series ($150) lampshades
crafted from salvaged and off-the-shelf materials. The parts are
arranged to provide delight from different points - referencing
classic light shade forms from a distance while surprising viewers up
close with it's unique material palette.
Continue reading "Charming chandeliers made from every day objects" »
Dark dining is a
trend sweeping through Europe and the US where diners are treated to
fine cuisine while blindfolded. Because diners cannot see the food,
they must use their sense of touch, smell and taste to eat each dish.
Dana Salisbury, Artistic Diretor at Dark Dining Projects in New
York, serves sensory feasts to blindfolded guests. Andre
Crump brought the concept of dark dining to the San Francisco area in
2007, and since then he's been bringing the party to a different
restaurant every four months. Don a blindfold
and put your trust in the chef at this intimate rotating dinner
party. The party begins with cocktails before guests slip on
their blindfolds -- after which only the wait staff, fitted with
military-grade night-vision goggles, can see. The experience can be
both scary and sensual and gives a whole new meaning to the term
blind date. Dark Dining events can be found in several major cities
across the US including Opaque, which hosts wholly-dark dining events
in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.
Source: Travel Channel; Insider Pages
Over-the-knee boots are one of fall's
hottest fashion trends. These Chloé over-the-knee flat boots are a
dramatic design wrapped and tied with a side bow, finished with a
fold-over suede cuff ($1,295 at Bergdorf Goodman). Even thought it's
still hot and only July, get a headstart on your fall wardrobe and
buy a pair of OTK boots for fall!
Posted by Amanda, in Shoes.
The french term bon vivant
(bawn-vee-vahn), describes someone with a strong taste for life's
pleasures. What better symbol of the good life than this Kate Spade whimsical
wristlet? Use it as a clutch or wallet to keep your lipstick, phone,
and credit cards safe. In smooth patent cowhide featuring a pencil
thin, patent leather bow and gold plated hardware with charming custom woven lipstick print silk faille lining ($135 at Kate Spade).