Hello and Welcome - I'm Linda Smith Davis.
First I want to thank you for visiting! With so many websites out there now, I'm grateful that you took the time to swing by and I hope you enjoy visiting some of the other pages here.
As a super quick overview, I'm a professional lifestyle tastemaker, brand marketer, and semi-retired interior designer and event stylist.
I live in New England, Massachusetts to be exact, with very deep ancestral roots to this amazing region (more about that at the bottom of this page). For most of my life I have been an entrepreneur with only a couple corporate management jobs peppered into my resume (for those who don't know me.... I am not a sit-in-the-office kind of gal). For several decades I have owned and operated an interior design and event styling business that included a brick and mortar lifestyle boutique for 20 years. Not only do I love working with home owners, I enjoy helping other entrepreneurs, corporations, and non-profit groups brand and grow their businesses through consultations, visual presentation, silent marketing, and special events.
Looking towards the future... as a follow-up to my print magazine, also named New England Fine Living, my vision board and binders are full of notes, ideas, and inspiration for what I hope will one day be a new coffee table book for many to enjoy.
When I'm not working, I'm off enjoying my curated life. What IS a curated life? Well simply put, I choose to focus on adding a daily dose of fine living to my life and I make sure those choices create a feeling of happiness and well-being. For me, it's as-simple-as making the time to decompress by taking a walk or sipping a cup of tea out of a pretty cup, visiting my favorite shops to enjoy the ambiance of their surroundings or picking out a lovely scented soap. Even the simple task of measuring out our morning coffee grounds with a beautiful silver measuring cup is visual eye candy for me.
It is on these virtual pages where I put a spotlight on New England's beautiful historic properties, home and garden topics, entertaining and holiday ideas, and luxury travel destinations. In a nut shell, I share what makes me happy, which falls in line with my curated life.
My hope is to inspire others to create and find their personal vision of fine living; whatever that may be - no matter where they live.
On a side note: New England Fine Living is also a personal journal that shares my husband's and my connection to New England.
Many of our ancestors arrived here in the late 1600's and early 1700's, and were instrumental in founding or settling in many of our favorite quaint New England towns. it has been fun seeing how many towns we have lived in, not knowing our ancestors already lived there before us. Follow along as we travel around eastern New England researching who they were and where they lived. Who knows... I could be writing about some of your ancestors too! Did I mention my husband and I found out we are distant cousins? Imagine our surprise when we compared our ancestry charts and saw that My 8th great grand parents are also my husband's 9th great grandparents along with a few other family connections too. Our children got a bit creeped out when they heard this and realized they are Not only are they Step-Brothers and Step sisters, they are also distant cousins. It's no surprise since New England started with only 3,000 people or so.