Author: Ali Baker

[vc_row padding_top="0px" padding_bottom="0px"][vc_column fade_animation_offset="45px" width="1/1"][text_output]Tucked away in a small space above the shops on Main Street you’ll find one of Berlin’s shining gems, CFD Fine Jewelry. Pun intended, the local jewelry designer and shop embodies everything that we love about this town: passionate small business owner, artistic expression, and small...

Oh the wintertime slump. That time of year when you can legitimately plead insanity and be pardoned for just about anything you do. In college, my friends and I coined the term ‘wintertime slump’ to account for the poor dating choices one would inevitably make during the months of January...

[vc_row no_margin="true" padding_top="0px" padding_bottom="0px" marginless_columns="true" bg_video="" class="" style=""][vc_column fade_animation_offset="45px" width="1/1"][text_output]In case you missed it, we’re in the business of storytelling here at GCFL. Outside of busting our asses to pay the bills and to keep this crazy dream alive, we spend a lot of time searching for inspiration. We look...

For those of you reaching for the pumpkin spice lattes and your overpriced, faux-leather boots, hold on just a damn second. Not to knock the fall-lovers or the season itself, but it is in fact still summer (for another few weeks at least), and in that vein, it is time...

For the love of God how is it already 4th of July weekend. As usual summer is flying by, which means we need to get our asses in gear and start cherishing every moment of these glorious summer months. To be fair, summer has technically just begun, as the first...

[vc_row padding_top="0px" padding_bottom="0px"][vc_column fade_animation_offset="45px" width="1/1"][text_output]I’m not one for looking for the silver lining, so when people try to give a positive spin to the rainy, dreary spring we’ve been enduring, I want to punch them in the face (there’s no point in sugar-coating it, that’s how I feel). Yeah, yeah,...

[vc_row padding_top="0px" padding_bottom="0px"][vc_column fade_animation_offset="45px" width="1/1"][text_output]You might remember last year when we did a reflective piece on the merits of Ocean City versus the Dewey/Bethany/Rehoboth strip, viewing the two areas through the lens of the one and only, Leslie Knope. We’ll briefly recap: in the wonderful world of Parks & Recreation,...

[vc_row padding_top="0px" padding_bottom="0px"][vc_column fade_animation_offset="45px" width="2/3"][text_output]Another Opening Weekend at The Starboard come and gone, and truth be told, we barely survived. Between Natalee breaking her toe and Todd literally selling the shirt off of his back, it’s a miracle we are living to tell this sordid tale. All jokes aside, the...

[vc_row padding_top="0px" padding_bottom="0px"][vc_column fade_animation_offset="45px" width="2/3"][text_output]So this year we decided to do something a little different for our weekend St. Patrick’s Day plans (see, in America we like to get the most out of every holiday by celebrating it not just on the actual holiday - March 17 - but on...

The Rise of the Millennials…and the Subsequent Demise of the 9-to-5 It’s easy to make a few jokes here and there at the expense of millennials. After all, Generation Y is often flagged as unmotivated slackers languishing away on social media and dreaming of the utopian workplace. Sure, there are...