Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 24 2013

Decorating for Your Dinner Party

Having the right decor is vital for creating the right mood at your dinner party and ensuring that your guests are comfortable. This doesn’t mean that decorating has to be difficult or expensive. Often getting the decor right means keeping it simple and taking advantage of items you already have around the house. Whether you are planning a formal party or a casual get together … Read More

July 18 2013

From Mundane to Gourmet: A Primer on 5 Star Cooking

Gourmet cooking doesn’t have to be a mysterious art reserved to chefs in five star restaurants. In fact, by mastering a few techniques and experimenting with flavors, you’re home cooked meals can quickly resemble five star quality. Here’s what you need to know. 1. The Presentation A big difference between basic home cooking and gourmet is presentation. No one would expect to go to a … Read More

July 17 2013

A Handful of Reasons to Visit the White Mountains This...

Sitting over most of the northern half of New Hampshire, the White Mountains offer a couple and visitors plenty of outdoor activities as well as some getaway places to enjoy each other’s company. The range spreads from the western part of the state to the northeast, so it covers a wide area, with plenty of locations and things to do in New Hampshire.   Outdoor … Read More

July 15 2013

The Science Behind the Manor's Exquisite Drinks

Below are some exquisite mixed drinks you can make yourself, or enjoy at the Stonehurst Manor, the premier North Conway hotel. All are sublime examples of the mixologist’s art. Though each drink is unique, the making of them begins with the same caution you probably heard in the kitchen from grandma: “Never use the cheap stuff.” A great drink is born of great ingredients and … Read More

NH Weddings at Stonehurst Manor July 08 2013

NH Weddings: 8 questions with a Justice of the Peace

Please enjoy our latest interview with Kim Steward, Justice of the Peace. 1. How long have you been a Justice of the Peace and how/why did you become one? I was a Notary Public as part of my job. I attended a friend’s wedding in the White Mountains and they had to search for a JP who was willing to hike into the back country. … Read More