From House Beautiful
Home Town stars Erin and Ben Napier never planned to be famous. Even though they front one of HGTV’s most popular shows, they remain grounded. Erin, for one, announced last month that she was going to spend less time on social media.
“The more I learn about social media, the more it frightens me,” she wrote on Instagram at the time. “So I’m going to make an effort to spend less time here. People weren’t built to know the opinions of thousands or even hundreds of their ‘friends.’ The real world is a much nicer place, honestly.”
In a recent interview, the Napiers revealed the worst part about fame: protecting their young daughter from it.
“The worst part of fame is finding ways to keep Helen protected from it,” Ben told Atlanta magazine. “When we go out as a family, making sure people don’t try to take
A trip to an onsen is a quintessential part of a trip to Japan. The age-old ritual of soaking in a hot spring-fed bath quietly among others feels like an escape from the stresses of everyday life—something just about everyone needs right now.
While the pandemic has made travel to Japan off-limits for most tourists right now, it hasn’t put a damper on recreating the onsen experience at home, using tips from Colin Fukai. He serves as global marketing chief of Nishimuraya Honkan, a Japanese ryokan (or inn) with rooms that lead to a lush garden, sublime kaiseki meals made of ultra-fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables, and its own on-site onsen exclusively reserved for guests.
Nishimuraya Honkan makes the perfect home base for visitors
A Massachusetts community has rallied around an elderly woman whose home was in desperate need of repairs thanks to one courteous electrician.
John Kinney was fixing a damaged light fixture at Gloria Scott’s Woburn residence recently when he noticed how dilapidated and run-down her home was, according to CNN.
“There was extensive plumbing damage, there was holes in the ceiling, raccoons were getting in,” he recalled to the outlet, adding how Scott, 72, also didn’t have running water and her kitchen sink was broken and leaking.
“It was definitely a hazard. It was a rough condition she was living in and I noticed immediately,” Kinney continued.
After completing the job, Kinney went home — but he kept thinking about Scott, and how she disclosed that she lived alone and couldn’t afford repairs.
Because of that,
FAIRMONT — Commissioners here were told Tuesday that a new health-care facility is on its way to town.
Robeson Health Care Corporation CEO Tim Smith said a new medical center, which will be about 14,000 square feet in size, will be built at the site of the South Robeson Medical Center on South Walnut Street. The medical center and property are owned by the corporation.
Construction of the new facility will begin in the next 60 days, he said. The project will cost about $3.5 million.
“This is one that we’re very very proud of,” Smith said of the project.