Housing

The Insta-Home Challenge: Boston

September 24, 2014

Max at the Burroughs Street Tot Lot in Jamaica Plain Cerulean cloud-peppered skies, electric orange shades shimmering in the trees, crisp happy air, and the fine grit on a freshly picked Cortland apple. Fall in New England. This is what life’s about. After our short but sweet stint in urban penthouse-living in Montreal, the sight [...]

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The Insta-Home Challenge: Montreal

September 7, 2014

Max and Mike in front of the Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal. Ladies and gentleman — or should I say, mesdames et messieurs — welcome to our very kid-friendly home in Montreal, Quebec. It’s with a huge sigh of relief to come to our Canadian abode after spending over two months in a very sophisticated [...]

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The Insta-Home Challenge: Washington, DC

August 4, 2014

Hot, muggy Washington, DC is our home for nine whole weeks this summer — it’s the longest we’ve been stationed in one spot so far on this Lion King tour, and it’s nice to stay a while. Even if it’s supremely swampy. Our view of the Capitol Building from our neighborhood perch in Capitol Hill/Southeast. [...]

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The Insta-Home Challenge: Toronto

June 7, 2014

At Tavern by Trevor, on Spadina & Richmond Oh, Canada! The Hollicks have gone international. That’s right — we broke out our passports and traversed north of the border into Canadian territory, for almost two months of downtown Toronto city living. We left Atlanta on our first-ever drive-through-the-night expedition, in the hopes that Eva would [...]

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The Insta-Home Challenge: Seattle, WA

April 24, 2014

We doggone hit the weather lottery this past winter, and it didn’t stop once we left Hawaii. March came in like a lamb, out like a lamb, in sunny Seattle. Yes, you heard right. Sunny. How lucky we were, in so many ways… There was barely any rain, by Pacific Northwest standards (maybe a little [...]

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The Insta-Home Challenge: Honolulu, HI

February 3, 2014

There’s nice … and then there’s niiiiiiiice. We’ve arrived on the island of Oahu, Hawaii with The Lion King for two months. If that sheer fact wasn’t enough, we booked The Gingerbread House in Honolulu — a historic residence in the posh neighborhood of Kahala. And yeah… it’s niiiiiiice. There’s a pool in the lush [...]

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The Insta-Home Challenge: Los Angeles

November 27, 2013

Jack Kerouac once said that “LA is a jungle,” but since we’ve moved into Studio City, LA’s been more like a nicely manicured topiary in the San Fernando Valley. Oh man, we’ve become soooo LA. Of all  the sprawling LA ‘hoods, we chose Studio City because we wanted to be a stone’s throw from our [...]

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The Insta-Home Challenge: Tempe, AZ

November 10, 2013

Question: What if The Lone Ranger and Howdy Doody had a joint garage sale, and someone fervently galloped over with a pickup truck and asked them in desperation, “How much for the whole dang load?” This someone was most likely the owner of our vacation rental in Scottsdale, and instead of driving these kitschy items [...]

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The Insta-Home Challenge: Dallas, TX

October 14, 2013

Dagnabbit! We’re back in Texas! Yes, we could have used another month in Pittsburgh, with the gorgeous weather, surprisingly lush landscape, and friends and family to visit with.  But perhaps it was meant to be. We were blessed with a pretty seamless first airplane ride as a family of FIVE (with Turkey!).  In fact, the [...]

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The Insta-Home Challenge: Pittsburgh, PA

September 24, 2013

Homecoming, sweet homecoming! I point out the Pittsburgh skyline to Max from our rooftop deck in Mount Washington. ____________________ It’s September, and we are now a family of four on tour! It’s pretty perfect that Ang, Max and Eva’s first city back with The Lion King after a summer off would be a place that’s [...]

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