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I’m lucky that we have so many wonderful places to visit within driving distance of New York City. One of the most buzzed about is the Mayflower Inn and Spa in Washington, Connecticut which I was lucky enough to stay at for a weekend earlier this month. The classic 35-room hotel which is part of […]

Mayflower Inn and Spa

07 . 23 . 20

Everyone is upset that Americans can’t travel outside the country now but luckily, there are a lot of wonderful places to go within driving distance of New York City. The Mayflower Inn and Spa in Washington, Connecticut has always had wonderful reputation but it became an even more luxurious retreat when Auberge Resorts took over […]

I didn’t realize that interior designer Mario Buatta was such a hoarder. I was going to call him a collector but after I read that the first floor of his Gothic Revival home in Thompson, Connecticut collapsed under the weight of the furniture stored inside, he was upgraded to hoarder status. Although, he was definitely […]

I posted this historic house from 1845 in Essex, Connecticut designed by the lovely design duo Olasky and Sinsteden a few weeks ago. The home is featured in the November/December 2019 issue of New England Home but the photos online were a little small. Photographer Read McKendree and Max Sinsteden were very generous in sending me larger images to swap […]

While driving to the Plain Goods shop in New Preston, Connecticut, we drove past the home of interior designer Daniel Romualdez. The 18th-century former stone tavern had previously belonged to fashion designer Bill Blass but Romauldez has put his personal spin on the rooms without ruining any of the original charm. Landscape designer Miranda Brooks […]

I had the pleasure of visiting potter Frances Palmer at her studio and gardens in Connecticut on a lovely early fall day recently. The leaves were already changing but her dahlias were still in full bloom. Frances is not only throws her own pots but also grows all the flowers that she photographs in them […]

I love my apartment and all my antiques and paintings but sometimes I dream about painting everything white and parring things down. The perfect example of this chic minimal look is the Connecticut home of Michael DePerno and Andrew Fry who are owners of the store Plain Goods in New Preston, Connecticut. I posted their home last […]

I was very saddened to hear that Sir John Richardson died today at the age of 95. I just received an advance copy of his new book John Richardson: At Home last week and I was hoping to meet him at a signing or attend a speaking engagement. His loss is sad because his level of […]

I loved the New York apartment of Michael DePerno and Andrew Fry that I featured in the post Small Space, Big Style earlier this year so it’s no surprise that I also love their Connecticut house. The owners of the store Plain Goods in New Preston, Connecticut are the poster boys for classic American minimal […]

Gardener’s Delight

06 . 04 . 18

The one good thing that all the recent rain has brought is abundant greenery. Interior designer Robert Couturier posted a few images of his garden in Kent, Connecticut on Instagram and you can see how lush it’s looking these days. I also thought it was a good excuse to post more photos of his beautifully […]

Richardson Repeat

12 . 26 . 17

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday! I had grand plans to post all weekend including a recap of my Christmas doors of New York. But then I decided to just take some time off. You can see many of my favorite doors in my Christmas Highlights on Instagram which is only available on the […]

Clark House

09 . 21 . 17

Delphine and Reed Krakoff already owned one famous home, Lasata, in East Hampton, New York which was where Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis spent her summers growing up. Their new home, Clark House, in New Canaan, Connecticut also has a interesting past. It was purchased by heiress Huguette Clark in 1952 as a safe place to escape […]