Although slips may have fallen out of fashion in some circles, at the Half Century Mark they are celebrated. Prized as the thinking woman’s magic cloak, slips grant their owners permission to be layered, powerful, storied, elusive, beautiful or whatever state of grace you require. We suggest you acquire one or twelve. Please note that permission slips do not grant invisibility. At the Half Century Mark we encourage guests to proclaim their unique earthly presence no matter how gossamer-edged it […]
Feast on This (11.2016) Today’s curious times demand creative feasting and lengthy flights of fancy. It is in this spirit that the Half Century Mark Hotel announces the opening of Booked, an imaginary restaurant located in the Hotel’s expansive lobby, somewhere on the left, straight on ’til morning. Booked will feature an ever-changing menu featuring fresh, hand-picked stories, lush language and cage-free pictures and poems chosen to delight and sustain today’s most discerning travelers. Booked is owned and operated by HCMH. Its menu, designed […]
Last week I took a walk in another’s shoes. It wasn’t easy. Prompted by a workshop at Maine Media Workshops and College called Creativity and the Photographer, your concierge tried her hand at fiction. Real fiction, not the Imaginary Hotel kind.
Typical hotel particulars–King or Queen, side chair or sofa bed, garden view or cityscape–are of little consequence here. The Hotel exists purely as figments of the imagination, mine and yours. That is why when we are asked to provide accommodation photos, we gently remind inquirers that at the Half Century Mark everyone needs to be the creator and fluff-ers of their own down-cushioned domains. However if you examine the words and pictures presented here, you’ll discover that clues to your concierge’s reality do present themselves on occasion. These are […]
Sorry for the silence as of late. Your Concierge has been out and about chasing summer and seedheads. But she’s on her way back with a head filled with storied dreams and personal expansion plans. Have you heard? A new wing is being added to the Half Century Mark. The words and dimensions are still simmering but the images are clamoring to be seen. The decor may seem a bit dimmer than the usual Hotel fare, but private clouds can be […]
We have a new afternoon card game; it’s called Posies to Poems. It’s similar to Apples to Apples but it involves Flowers and Poems, no fruit. Some of our guests have taken to playing it with darts which was never the intent, but we aspire to maintain our flexibility at the Half Century Mark. Posies to Poems features a sampling of photographs from the Hotel’s upcoming exhibition, Offerings: Posies for Emily and Other Dreamers. It requires participants to think like your Hotel concierge for a […]
In April, thanks to my friend Mandy Smith, I will be exhibiting at the Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens in Youngstown, Ohio April 24 – June 14, 2015. I’m pleased as punch to be able to empty the vault here at the Hotel for this special occasion. I’ll be showing 23 floral photographs that honor poets and writers whose words have etched themselves in my daydreams. I call my exhibit, Offerings: Posies for Emily and Other Dreamers. Offerings has brought […]