Author: Abbie Martin Greenbaum

The Best Farms in the Nation to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

The Best Farms in the Nation to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

The most wonderful time of year is upon us. And you know what that means: it’s time to decorate your tree! But first, you have to pick one. And if you’re focusing on an environmentally sustainable holiday celebration this year, one way to contribute to the health of the planet is by going to a “cut your Christmas tree” farm. Preferably one where you can return your tree after the holiday for composting. If you’re in on this as a great holiday adventure, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 12 best Christmas tree farms to cut your own tree this holiday season.

The Best Podcasts to Listen to This Thanksgiving

The Best Podcasts to Listen to This Thanksgiving

With so many changes in our holiday traditions this year, here at Dandelion Chandelier we’ve been feeling the need for some good old school Thanksgiving feelings. And happily, we’ve found music, books, movies and fragrance to get us into a Thanksgiving groove. Now we’re turning our attention to podcasts that can help us feel the warmth and gratitude of the season, Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 10 best Thanksgiving podcasts to listen to right now.

the best movies in the spirit of Veteran's or Armistice Day

What are the Best Movies in the Spirit of Veteran’s Day?

As Veteran’s Day – or Armistice, Remembrance or Poppy Day – approaches on November 11, it can sometimes be difficult to slow down and take the time to honor the spirit of the day. It’s in the middle of the long stretch of the holiday season, with plans to make, errands to run and shopping to do. Generally not a time of the year that’s conductive to reflection and remembrance of loss. And yet. Making the time to do so honors not just those lost to war – it reminds us of the heavy burden being borne by some of our fellow citizens each and every day, right now. How can we make space for a sober tribute – no matter how quiet and private – on Veteran’s Day this year? We can visit a memorial or a museum.  We can read a poem or a book. Or we can watch an iconic film. Our resident cineaste Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 1o best war movies to watch on Veteran’s Day …