Epic Boston Marathon Weekend

April 18, 2017


“Hey guys, wouldn’t it be awesome if we rode bikes along the Boston Marathon route the night before? At midnight?” The things we do for fun…

The Midnight Ride began in 2009 with a simple Facebook event for Greg Hum and his friends, word spread, and about 50 people gathered at South Station to take the commuter rail out to the starting line. Many agreed to make it an annual tradition, and the following year 70 people showed up.

In 2017  the count was 2,870 cyclists on the marathon course! JF’s own Matt and Olivia Lord along with members of the JF Cycling Team and Team Trevor were among those riding the course under the stars. But in true EpicMan fashion, we decided that one way was not enough and rode the course both ways! A total of 54 miles starting in Boston at 9:20 pm, riding to Hopkinton and back to the Boston Marathon finish line. Continue reading →

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Learn from the Design Pros – De-mystifying the Construction Process

April 13, 2017


The second in our series expanding on the information shared during our Boston Design Week event, Lunch Date with a Designer.

headshotHolly Gagne is an Interior Designer based on the North Shore in Rowley, MA. She has been running an independent interior design business for 10 years with a focus on residential & small commercial projects. Her portfolio includes many Jewett Farms kitchens and anything from small styling projects to large-scale new construction. Holly and her team provide a unique expertise in developing mood boards & design drawings that capture the space, materials, furnishings, fixtures and any related design elements that will give visual clarity to the clients prior to sourcing items and beginning construction; making them an integral part of the planning process.

Holly discussed the process of demolishing and re-creating what is arguably the most important space in your home, and how stressful that can be. Contractors in your personal space, a constant stream of bills to pay, a home in disarray.There may be unknowns/you may be faced with unexpected challenges during permitting, inspection and construction. Holly laid out some simple steps to help this process be as smooth as possible. Continue reading →

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Learn From the Design Pros – Project Prep

April 6, 2017

During Boston Design Week Jewett Farms + Co. hosted an event with some of New England’s finest designers and architects. At our Lunch Date with a Designer, each of our panelists had so many great tips to share, over the coming months I will feature them and their design expertise.

PAPaula Accioly is a Jewett Farms + Co. designer, originally from Brazil, she has worked in Miami, England, and Boston. Paula graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor in Business Management, she then went on to the Miami International University of Art and Design (AKA The Art Institute) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design.

Paula discussed the preparations that people can make as they start to think about their kitchen renovation. As we know, good things take time, Paula shared the benefits of being prepared. Read on for Paula’s pearls of wisdom. Continue reading →

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A Stacked Panel for Boston Design Week

March 23, 2017

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We are thrilled to welcome a stacked panel of designers and architects to our Boston Design Week event on April 4th. These talented individuals are leaders in their fields and we feel very lucky to share their expertise with you. Read on to meet some of our awesome panelists, and join us on April 4th for this wonderful event. Continue reading →

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RSVP for a Full Day of Design at the BDC 4.4.17

March 9, 2017

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We are so excited for our 2017 Boston Design Week event! Lunch Date with a Designer brings together some of the most talented and creative designers and architects in the field.

Not only will they share their pearls of decor wisdom during the panel discussion, they will also be available for short one on one consults. Bring your floor plans, your ideas, and your design quandaries and talk them through with our skilled designers and architects. RSVP here. Continue reading →

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