Doug Gorman

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17 Dreamy Hydrangea Gardens That Are Giving Us Major Inspiration

Is it gardening season yet?<p>The South’s favorite flower has us counting down the days until our gardens are bursting with blooms again. We rounded up …

Landscaping

Where to stay in New York: hotels by district

A neighbourhood guide to the hippest areas to stay in New York, as chosen by our resident expert, including the best hotels in the Upper East Side, Midtown, the Meatpacking District, the Lower East Side and Flatiron.<p>Upper East Side<p>Venerable and historic, the Upper East Side is the Paris of New York …

Common patio building mistakes (you can avoid)

Like with all things in life, building a patio presents us with two main choices: a right one and a wrong one. When proper planning and the right …

Landscaping

The solar panels and inverter we'd buy

<i>By Mark Smirniotis</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.</i><p>With solar power, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. If buying a home is the largest financial investment most people will make, installing solar …

The Tedeschi Trucks Band Welcomes Chris Robinson In Oakland

On Friday the Tedeschi Trucks Band completed a two-night stand at the Fox Theater in Oakland. While the first night saw Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers …

Festivals

The 10 Best James Bond Themes Ever

Looks like the tenner we put on Alan Partridge has come to nothing – bookies have suspended bets on Tom Hiddleston becoming the next Bond. But let’s …

12 bars that will make you feel like you've stepped back in time

How to cook the perfect devilled kidneys

I love the idea of devilled kidneys, so redolent of country house breakfasts and silver chafing dishes, and the kind of gentleman’s clubs where, according to Thackeray, they breakfasted on them, washed down with pale ale, at three o’clock. Historically, however, I’ve never been quite so fond of the …

Curvy

Happy Birthday Jack Casady: Recording ‘Voodoo Chile’ With Jimi Hendrix

Bassist Jack Casady was born on this date in Washington D.C. in 1944. Celebrating his 72nd birthday, he remains active alongside his <b>Jefferson …

Using wood ashes in the garden #Organic_Gardening

Gardening<p><b>1.</b> Make lye water out of ash. You can boil 2-3 spoons of ash (clean white/grey fluffy ash) with water and then filter it with a coffee …

The Power of Presidential Kids

We don’t vote for first children, but history tells us they can impact the country just the same.<p>When American voters cast their ballots for President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904 they probably didn’t expect that his daughter Alice, already known for her rebellious larks, would turn out to lay …

Donald Trump

Secrets of New York City's Grand Central Terminal

© Peter Pesta<p>Not only is Grand Central Terminal one of the world's most beautiful train stations, it's also one of New York's most fascinating landmarks. Host to more than 750,000 people who pass through it daily, the station is a crossroads for locals, commuters, and tourists from all over the …

Grand Central Station

16 Travel Hacks To Make Your Vacation 16x Better

Ten Must-See Southern Music Venues

Ten great venues to put on your must-visit bucket list<p>Whether you’re into mainstream country, roots rock, blues, or even yodeling, nothing compares to hearing music live. It’s the roar of the crowd when the lights go down, the toasting with friends when the band plays your favorite song, and the …

25 Lost Rolling Stones Classics

25 ‘Gimme Shelter’ (Isolated Version)<p>Five separate tracks that – when put together – make up the official ‘Gimme Shelter’ recording. Collectively it …

Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Paul McCartney: Jools Holland Picks His 10 Most Memorable ‘Later…’ Performances

Over 20 years and 46 series’ ‘Later…with Jools Holland’ has become a UK TV mainstay, showcasing the best in music with a wildly eclectic line up of …

Amy Winehouse

Pocket New Orleans Travel Guide

• <b>Author:</b> Lonely Planet<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher</i><p><b>Lonely Planet Pocket New Orleans</b> is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. March with a brass band through the French Quarter, eat everything …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Superstar Dutch Designer Piet Oudolf

If the world of gardening has rock stars, Piet Oudolf qualifies as Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Prince rolled into one. The Dutch landscape …

Best Country Music Albums of 2015

<b>The best country music and Americana albums of 2015, chosen by Culture Editor Martin Chilton unless stated. There are 60 choices for the year. Five star reviews are at the top, otherwise numbers refers to the order in which the albums were reviewed and only ★★★★★/★★★★☆/and ★★★☆☆ albums are included.</b><p>…

See Dave Rawlings Show Off His Scavenged Vintage Guitar in New Series

D'Addario's latest installment of its Guitar Power series focuses on the singer-songwriter's 1935 Epiphone<p>You might credit Dave Rawlings' signature …

See Luther Dickinson and Jackie Greene Jam in New Guitar Series

D'Addario's Guitar Power collection features host Greene trading stories and licks with a range of guitar heros<p>The secret to Luther Dickinson's …

How to Grow 10 Foot Tall Tomato Plants In Straw Bales

Social<p>Learn How to Build A... 4 hours ago<p>DIY play kitchen cha... 1 week ago<p>An Easy Guide To Bui... 1 week ago<p>John Deere Tractor B... 1 week ago<p>DIY …

Hear David Gilmour's Tender Cover of Beatles Ballad

"I really wish I had been in the Beatles," Pink Floyd guitarist reveals for "Here, There and Everywhere" release<p>David Gilmour has shared his tender, …

Fast-Growing Shade Trees That Make a Statement

When your yard needs shade and there’s little time to waste, the search is on for tree options that will lessen the sun’s effect on your outdoor …

10 Tips for Designing with Type on a Photo

One of the best techniques to have in your toolkit is designing with type on and around images. But it can also be one of the toughest concepts to …

National Geographic Travel

Greenhouse guide: 13 incredibly useful tips

A greenhouse opens new gardening horizons – to choose one and use it effectively, here are green guru John Walker's top tips on choosing and setting up<p><b>1 Extended scope</b><p>The biggest advantage of a greenhouse is that it allows you to grow plants and crops that need more shelter and higher temperatures …