Welcome to Stone Hill.
Hi, everyone. No need to tell you: 2020 is only halfway through but the whole world has changed since we rang in the new decade together.
As I write this, I am sheltered in place at Stone Hill Farm, our 1781 Vermont farmstead and home and - previously - host to many beautiful weddings, family reunions, Dartmouth College reunions, gatherings of old friends, and many other special events. We have truly loved making our farm available to others to create memories to last a lifetime. We have likewise loved sharing WaterStone, our 1884 lake house on the shores of Champlain, for similar gatherings.
As a result of the global pandemic, we made the difficult decision to close out those chapters and start a new story. It is in the spirit of renewal and resilience that we WARMLY welcome you to Stone Hill: a new blog and online community delivering home design inspiration; stay-at-home health, wellness, and fitness tips; and heartwarming stories from around the globe of people making a difference for the better in this challenging time: from frontline workers battling the virus, to game changing activists leading the way in the struggle for racial equality and environmental justice. We hope our blog and our forthcoming ebooks and apps will bring you joy, serenity, and fresh ways to live each day from wherever you are. It’s time to co-create a whole new meaning to the expression “there’s no place like home.”
In this clamorous time, there’s a lot of “noise,” especially in our lives online. We aim to be an oasis of calm, centered focus - a place in our digital lives where you can visit, breathe, and recharge. So many of our guests at Stone Hill Farm and WaterStone commented, “I feel SO peaceful and calm here! Every room is like a breath of fresh air!” We intend to provide that same experience in your inbox, on our blog and our social pages, and to share with you new ways to create that same effect IRL, in your own homes and among those with whom you are living this “new normal.”
So as we launch this new project, please know that we are cheering each of you on through this time. We are here for you, and look forward to creating beautiful experiences, homes, and a renewed world with you, from our safe but ever-connected spaces.
Sending love and strength to you all,
Shyla & the Stone Hill Team
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