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Chic Family Rectory

10 . 25 . 18

While I love English manor houses, they aren’t exactly practical for most people which is why I love rectories, vicarages, and parsonages. They are the smaller homes that were reserved for members of the clergy located next to the local church. Since they are a more manageable size, they are usually more relatable and offer […]

Jet Setting Nina Flohr

09 . 17 . 18

One day this past April, I was getting ready to attend the press preview for the Peggy and David Rockefeller Collection auction at Christie’s. It was raining and I knew I would run into people I knew there and the Kips Bay Decorator Show House press preview on the same day so I wanted to […]

I enjoy following interior designer Justin Van Breda on Instagram so it was lovely to see the house he shares with Alastair Matchett in the Costwolds in the July/August 2018 issue of Elle Decor. Justin came from South Africa to work for designer Nicholas Haslam but now has his own design firm and product lines […]

Amanda Brooks was supposed to move to her husband’s native England with her family for just one year in 2012. Not only are they still there, she just opened a lifestyle shop in Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds.  Cutter Brooks carries a carefully curated mix of vintage items like fair isle sweaters and new pieces from Atelier […]

I’m still smitten with Britain after the Royal Wedding and wish I had planned a trip to the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show. Since that isn’t happening, I’ve been consoling myself by looking at English Country Houses. I fell in love with this Queen Anne style estate in Herefordshire owned by interior designer Edward […]

Annabel’s London

05 . 21 . 18

Most private clubs have a strict “no photos” policy. I was so afraid of getting my hosts kicked out of 5 Hertford in London that I didn’t dare pull out my camera, not even in the loo. Now, the pink ladies lounge of Annabel’s club is the most posted room on Instagram and the entire club […]

Royal Garden Party

05 . 17 . 18

Are you going to watch the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on Saturday?  I’ll definitely be watching but it’s a shame her family drama is overshadowing the big day. It will be too wet in New York to throw a royal garden party to celebrate, but I’ve put together some lovely items […]

Spring in England

05 . 16 . 18

While New York seems to be in the middle of a rainy season, England seems to be enjoying a beautiful spring. I know this from Instagram so I thought it would be fun to post my favorite photos in honor of the upcoming royal wedding. Enjoy! @benpentreath @eugeniaexplores @alexander.hoyle @amandacbrooks @alexander.hoyle @mrsalice @alexander.hoyle @meanderingmacaron @mccormickcharlie […]

Frogmore House has been royal residence since it was bought for Queen Charlotte by her husband George III. The 33-acres of private gardens are part of Home Park which adjoins Windsor Castle and includes the Royal Burial Ground, the Royal Mausoleum of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the mausoleum for and the mausoleum for The Duchess […]

Faringdon House in Oxfordshire, England was the house on which Nancy Mitford based the fictional house Merlinford in her book The Pursuit of Love. In reality, it was the home of composer, painter, and novelist Lord Berners, who inherited the house in 1918 and lived in it from 1931 until his death in 1950. Faringdon played host to […]

Cliveden House

02 . 02 . 18

Editors from London have been enjoying a press trip to Cliveden House for Sarah Chapman skincare. I’ve known about Cliveden House but I thought it was just a historic house managed by the National Trust and didn’t realize it’s also a hotel and spa. Cliveden House is an Italianate manor house located about 45 minutes […]

I’m obsessed with gardens and this one in the Cotswolds is my new favorite. It belongs to author Ian McEwan and his wife Annalena McAfee who is also a writer and journalist and was just featured on T Magazine.  The couple serendipitously found the property that was going on sale the next day and bought […]

Many people eschew traditional architecture because they think it can’t look modern or work for a young family. Claudia Schiffer’s historic English Tudor mansion from 1574 couldn’t be more traditional but there is nothing stuffy or old about the interior design. She shares the home with her director husband, Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake), their three young […]

Every now and then, I like to highlight one of my favorite Instagram accounts you might also enjoy. I don’t know Colin Gray @colin_awg or anything about him except what his bio says, “Purveyor of old buildings, beard enthusiast, enjoying a sabbatical, accomplished cook, currently renovating an old farmhouse in Somerset.” I supposed I could […]

Chelsea Flower Show

05 . 25 . 17

If I had known the beauty of the Chelsea Flower Show, I definitely would have booked a ticket to London. The photos from Jo Rodgers on Vogue.com are stunning, as are her photos on Instagram. Definitely check them out.

Wedding Season

05 . 20 . 17

Wedding season has begun and one in particular has been highly anticipated due to the high profile guests invited to attend. Today, Pippa Middleton married James Matthews at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. Pippa’s wedding dress was a couture gown designed by Giles Deacon with hand pieced lace so it appears seamless. Pippa’s sister, The Duchess of Cambridge, […]

The best place to learn about new hotels is Instagram. It’s always where I see new openings first including The Ned hotel and member’s club in London. The former 320,000 square foot Midland Bank building was originally built by famed English architect Sir Edwin “Ned” Lutyens in 1924 and has been fully restored to include 250 guest […]