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Think Mason Jars, Alpaca Sweaters, Ukuleles

You’ve seen them around town (probably at a farmers market). They’re scruffy but beautiful, bearded yet somehow clean-cut, pale of skin but pink of cheek. They are the New Bohemians and lately they seem to be everywhere.
Of course many of them are women, and of course the women are not bearded. But you get what I mean.
Even though part of their creed seems to be a rejection of material goods, there are still excellent opportunities for holiday shopping for the New Bohemian you love.

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Thanks, Chef

Food: Goodbye Charlie Trotter

Charlie Trotter, chef, restaurateur and teacher, the man credited with changing the way Chicago restaurants fed and treated guests, died last week. He was 54 years old.
Not lovable like Julia Child or buoyant like Emeril or Mario Batali, he was, nonetheless, a riveting instructor on public television in the late 1990s, and one of his cookbooks, “The Kitchen Sessions,” certainly inspired home cooks to tread where they had never gone before.

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A City Weekend With Doctor Octopus, William Shatner And Spidey

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New York Comic Con is a terrific perk for a self-proclaimed nerd who lives quite a way from the Big Apple.

This is an incredibly large pop culture event that features much more than just comic books.

About Temperatures, Meteor Showers And Planting Vegetables

Bernard A. Drew checks out the Farmer’s Almanac

There’s nothing certain in this world, and, as we know, weather is the least certain thing of all, particularly when you’re thinking about signing a contract for winter fuel oil or sending for vegetable seeds for the summer garden.

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Come to the Faire, the Renaissance One

Excursions

The temperature is dropping, Halloween decorations are already in stores and school buses have filled the streets, but it’s still technically summer. And that means there’s still time to enjoy the New York Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo Park, NY.
I’ve been attending it for years. Faithful Compass readers may remember that I dressed as a peasant gnome last summer. I didn’t rent a costume during my latest visit, but that didn’t stop me from taking part in all that 16th-century Elizabethan England has to offer.

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When Art And Fashion Collide

Excursions

Punk: Chaos to Couture, the current exhibit at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum, transported me back to CBGB. Pulsating images of dancers and blaring music recreate the atmosphere of the club where punk ruled. In the mid -’70s, when punk was born in New York and London, this fashion statement prevailed. Of course it was really an anti-fashion statement.

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Trade Secrets, It’s Back!

Gardening

Garden and design enthusiasts descend on the Northwest Corner every year for the Trade Secrets Rare Plant and Garden Antiques Sale, a fundraiser for an important local nonprofit, Women’s Support Services. This group aids victims of domestic abuse and helps them rebuild their lives.

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Leading the Charge . . . Or Not

Fun and Games

Darryl Gangloff seems perfectly grown up during his weekday job as associate editor at The Lakeville Journal. But come the weekend . . .

Ah, spring. That wonderful time of year when you can finally open the windows, get some cleaning done, enjoy some gardening and partake in a tag sale or two.

Or, if you’re like me, you can crawl through the mud with hundreds of people to overtake a massive castle using only a paintball gun.

Perhaps you’d like to pick up an Airsoft gun and trek through the woods with your teammates, competing with other factions over medical supplies.

Good Eats, “Downton Abbey”

Tara Kelly attends a feast for “Downton Abbey” fans
 
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Good Eats, “Downton Abbey”

Food

In season three of Downton Abbey, the PBS television series, when Edith gets left at the altar, her father returns to the estate and orders the servants to rid the house of all evidence of the wedding that didn’t happen. Restore the rugs that had been taken up for dancing; remove all the elaborate flower arrangements; and for God’s sake get rid of the cake!

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