It’s that time of year for HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt! You may be about to click out of this article already based on this information alone. However, I URGE you to stick with me for just a minute. Something exciting is about to happen here at The Taste Maven. The FIRST EVER TASTE MAVEN HOME […]

There are a lot of adorable purses out there. But Kate Spade New York has kind of got a corner on the market when it comes to cutesy and compact clutches. One of my favorite shopping websites, Gilt, which features new sales on limited numbers of designers items every day at noon, is running a […]

It’s hard not to fall in love with a little red chapel in the woods. And when said woods look pristine and slightly slow-covered and I am currently sitting in a pool of armpit sweat in the muggy 90 degree weather New England soooooo loves to produce? Let’s just say I find the following images […]

I love a good fixer-upper. Nothing makes me happier than to see something with a history of its own be given a second life. I am pretty much staunchly anti-newly constructed homes in general. I don’t see what the point is of making a house where there was nothing when our current environment is so […]

It is getting closer to the summer equinox when the days are getting longer and nighttime comes later and later. I can’t help but think of the land of the midnight sun at this time of year. There’s something about it still being light when dinner is done that makes the creative juices flow. In […]

I watched Beyoncé’s “Lemonade”. I get it. Lord, do I get it now. A music-video/film/visual album/confessional/personal diary/love letter is just the kind of epic, genre-breaking work I’ve come to expect from Beyoncé. Maybe someday I’ll be ready to talk about it, but that day is not here yet. Honestly, I’m pretty sure I’m going to […]

Built around 1840 in Orange County, North Carolina, the Smith-Cole House is a four bedroom, 3 bath classic antebellum federal style farmhouse. On the market now for $1,395,000, the last time this Chapel Hill home was for sale was back in 2002, when it went for $875,000 to award-winning historic home preservationist Diane Eckland. Well, […]

French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve’s newest film opens by informing the audience that the word “sicario” is not just a modern term for a hitman, but also a word dating back to Ancient Rome. The Sicarii, roughly translated as “dagger-men”, were a group of Jewish extremists who fought against the Roman occupation of Judea. The Sicarii […]

As I’ve been nearing the end of my graduate school application and acceptance process, my partner in life and I have been diligently researching the prospective cities of our future occupation. When I say diligently researching, this really means that Dan has been checking craigslist for living situations that fit realistically in our budget while […]