SALTOPIA is a family. We are a lifestyle. We are memories made by deeply rooted experiences created over time. We are bringing families back to the dinner table, back to the picnic baskets, back to talking and sharing together over a meal.
SALTOPIA is a family with a pulse, roots, history, children, grandchildren, pets, a home where dinner parties & holidays convene...
And here is what you will see:
A colonial farm house, rough around the edges but built with a strong foundation. We haven't let the house go, but we spend our free time enjoying the home we've built and celebrating life together. The shutter that fell off from the storm last fall, can be hung another day.
We always have kids in the yard, swinging on a tire swing that was hung by an Uncle who's handy with wood work. Weeping willows provide shade in all the important corners of the yard. Two or three dogs roam with the kids to keep watch and play. Our kids find amusement in simple luxuries such as bubbles, kite flying, toad & lightning bug catching... It's loud, but peaceful all the same. The laughter of our children is our happiness.
The house is beautiful in any season. It's a simple oasis in summer featuring modest sprinkler and baby pool for cooling. In winter, we have the perfect back hills for sledding on snow days. Whether we have pop-orange pumpkins on the stoop or a green holly wreath with a red bow - our home is lovely in any setting.
We share our opulence in food, not fancy cars or in-ground pools. Although, we can certainly afford to spend lavishly, we prefer to spend the day enjoying fresh, local harvest while listening to music, sipping cold cocktails and soaking up sun. On any given weekend, you'll smell fresh BBQ from the house and neighbors are welcome to drop by with a blanket for a picnic. We always have an open door policy.
Holidays feature our best of family, traditions and food! We'll hang twinkle lights on anything that stands still. Homemade "Popsicle stick" ornaments deck out the Christmas tree... And we're all hoping that someday the kids will collectively play their flute, piano and drum set to the tune of "Old Christmas Tree." Meantime, we bake pies, stuff two turkeys (always an extra bird for the love of leftovers) and gift wrap homemade jams, salted chocolates and jars of local honey to give to friends.
Life smells and tastes delicious. We remember our best days based off the flavors we enjoyed and meals that brought us all together in the first place. Our kitchen is the center of our home and our hearts. We meet there each day to eat, enjoy, laugh, talk, learn and explore. This is our family. This is SALTOPIA.