In the Plauche home, a brick arch separates the dining room area of the great room from the modern kitchen. After more than 30 years in their old home, Dale and Bridget Plauche went for modern and new in their Perkins Lane home. Bridget and Dale Plauche stand in their courtyard, which she calls her 'little garden in the middle of the city.' Dale Plauche likes to work in his little garden courtyard off the kitchen in his Perkins Lane home.
When Don and Harriet Ayres purchased a lot in Lasalle Parc, a little lagniappe was included.Along with the property in the one-street neighborhood came the preliminary house plans the original owners had developed. And, luckily, the couple liked what they saw. "I fell in love with houses we saw in South Carolina that you enter through a courtyard," said Harriet Ayres. "The plans we bought had an entrance through a courtyard.
Falling in love with a historic house is a bit like falling in love with a woman. You may notice some faults, but once you're smitten, you quickly overlook them. So says Sam Benzacar, president of Creative Habitat Inc., a design/build company with offices in Menlo Park and Los Angeles. But to make sure those home quirks don't come back to haunt you, it's best to go into the restoration/renovation process with a detective's eye, he said.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".