I’m Cathy Bennett Kopf. I have a wheelie bag and I’m not afraid to pack it.

I wish I was a senior with time on my hands and regular pension checks. Or a twenty-something with a backpack and no responsibilities.

But I’m not. I’ve got a full-time job in municipal finance, a large and (at times) needy family, and a bad case of wanderlust.

So I travel whenever and wherever I can.

Follow my blog, The Open Suitcase, for tips and techniques I’ve picked up through the years and to see where I’ve been and where I’m going next! I’d love to have you join me on my next adventure.

 

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The Mackenzie-Childs Farmhouse: Design Inspiration in the Finger Lakes

“Where’s Tim Burton?”

That was my first question for tour guide Patricia, as she opened the front door to the Mackenzie-Childs farmhouse and asked us to slip on paper booties.

From the exterior, the late 1800’s farmhouse looks like any other that you’d find on a field in Smalltown, USA. But inside? The design inspiration comes from a zany riot of color, shape, pattern, and texture. If asked to assign a name to the style, I’d go with “Tasteful Psychedelic.”mackenzie-childs-farmhouse-aurora-finger-lakes Continue reading

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