Must-Reads: Taking Residence at Blackberry Farm & Gold-Standard Dining

Must-Reads: Taking Residence at Blackberry Farm & Gold-Standard Dining

Every Monday, we corral five links from around the web worthy of sharing. On tap for today: the best restaurant in America, why an interior designer will be the best decision you ever made, an enviable lodge on Blackberry Farm's private residence property, an artist to know if you love color and how to maximize productivity in your days.

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PERMANENT VACATION MODE.

Ever found yourself on vacation thinking you would be fine staying there forever? That's precisely the thought that occurred to a family a few years back who have since built their dream home on grounds adjacent to Blackberry Farm. See how this Tennessee retreat is specially designed for merrymaking in its unique mountain setting. {image via Garden & Gun}

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MAGIC MARKER.

Carly Glovinski takes drawing with markers to the next level. Her tapestry-esque pieces have very elegant compositions but maintain a childlike media. If you're seeking a piece that will add both texture and brightness to your room, these check both boxes. 

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THE IN-BETWEEN MOMENTS.

It seems like we all need more than 24 hours to accomplish everything we set out to do in a single day, so we're looking to Brianna Wiest's advice to monopolize on our "fringe moments." Defined as "small gaps of free time where you can tackle major goals," these are the moments most of us would be caught scrolling social media.  Brianna encourages utilizing these gaps to make headway on a major task like writing thank you notes, logging recipe ideas or planning your next vacation. {image via NBC News}

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THE GOLD STANDARD.

Visiting the best restaurant in America will require a trip to Philadelphia. The James Beard Award Winner, Zahav, serves up Israeli cuisine. Think mezze, lamb shoulder, eggplant and mint ice cream. If you can't make it there, try the highly rated cookbook from the comfort of your kitchen and see what the hype is all about. {image via Vogue}

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DESIGNERS TO THE RESCUE.

We love working side-by-side with the talented interior designer's in our showroom communities. Whether Denver, Houston or D.C. based, their experience dealing with design dilemmas and brainstorming ideas make them invaluable to executing the client's vision. Here are a few unexpected ways interior decorators can save your designing day. {image via goop}

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