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Home & Entertaining2019-02-11T10:57:37-04:00

Small Space, Big Taste

We spend a lot of time amongst apartment dwellers in Manhattan (and we’ve done our time in high-rise living). Inevitably, farm life comes up in conversations with said city folk, and while few of them are jealous of bucket scrubbing, stall mucking, and that of which we do not speak...

A Refined Pallet: Clever Recycled Wood Projects

At OR we are motivated by the endorphin rush of a home improvement idea that can be successfully tackled on our own. Rather than simply purchase what we desire or hire a pro, we enjoy the humorous mishaps and...

Thaw Out with Spring Entertaining Tips

A friendly reminder: spring has officially sprung. Call us impatient, but those of us in the wake of frozen hurricanes are ready to dust off our flower boxes while the riding ring thaws, and observe in [...]

Some of Us Like the Green Ones

March has finally arrived (ushering in that season in which riders in the northern hemisphere leave the barn wearing more hair than their horses)! So with the beginning of daylight savings time in the rearview, the official start of spring just around the corner...

Barn Porn: Meet the Director

John Blackburn, the founder of Washington, D.C.-based Blackburn Architects, recently received a call from a client's barn manager: "Uh, John, we have a problem. It's snowing in the barn!" After more than forty years designing equestrian facilities, the savvy designer...

Stock It To Me

As two women with backgrounds in the fashion industry, we love a worthy trend (we’ve even been known to show up to a meeting clad in the same coveted shoes). And while we’re eager to hop on board the sartorial bandwagon this spring...

A Clean Break

Those of you who have followed OR from the beginning are familiar with our penchant for easy recipes, good great wine, and casual entertaining. Therefore, it feels right to mention that one half of OR possesses [...]

Ten Tools to Kick Off the New Year

We love the promise of a new horizon, filled with curiosities and possibilities. The start of the calendar year similarly feels like such a beginning, and nudges us toward good intentions for enhancing our [...]

Holiday Gifts for the Equestrian

We couldn't help ourselves. With a few fun finds that were too good not to share, we've compiled one last gift guide to assist those in a bind. Eleven days and counting...

Antique’ing with York Cottage

Autumn brings the annual admiration of front porches festooned with pumpkins, gathering for early morning hunter paces, surveying our bounties from local apple orchards, and finding ourselves in country traffic jams behind leaf-peeping Sunday drivers...

Farm Fetish, Explained

The OR team is not an easily starstruck duo, but when some of the biggest names in entertainment drop dough on a homestead and start tending to livestock, raising fowl, and using the hashtag #farmlife, it's hard to resist a bit of online "stargazing"...

Pantry to Party: An Easy Summer Holiday Menu

“Hey, if you don’t have plans for July 4th, we’ll just be hanging around the pool. Stop by!” It was a noncommittal text sent to a handful of people a few weeks ago, but early on July 3rd a smattering of unexpected affirmative responses began to roll in. And what do innovative, capable, master-problem-solving women do...

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