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I follow both India Hicks and David Flint Wood on Instagram but I don’t remember either of them giving it away that they were building an English country house in Oxfordshire, England. Perhaps, it was because they were saving the surprise for the June 2017 issue of Architectural Digest in which it’s featured. They partnered […]

Alex Eagle Studio

03 . 23 . 17

Yesterday’s post highlighted classic English decor and today’s post is a view into a modern English home. I was cleaning out a stack of magazines when I came across the London flat of Alex Eagle and her family in a recent issue of British Vogue. I was just looking for more photos when I saw […]

I didn’t really need another reason to visit London this year but the new exhibition House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth has me checking flights. Hamish Bowles from Vogue was tapped by the Countess of Burlington to curate an exhibition that explores the fashionable history Chatsworth after she stumbled across some of the couture pieces while searching […]

Undecorating

12 . 26 . 16

Even if you’ve never been to Petersham Nurseries, chances are that you’ve heard of it. It was bought the by Gael and Francesco Boglione after Mick Jagger suggested they see the property. I’ve never seen photos of Petersham House until I opened the January 2017 issue of World of Interiors. I was wondering why it […]

I returned from Charleston late Monday night and I’m headed to Mexico at the crack of dawn Thursday but that isn’t stopping me from contemplating a trip to England. While I’m overdue for a visit to London but I would love to visit the countryside as well. It’s too bad Somerleyton Hall is a private home because […]

A Writer’s Retreat

11 . 11 . 16

I finished The Crown on Netflix in two days last weekend. I almost wish I hadn’t since it was so good but I guess I could rewatch it again while I wait for season two or another great series to debut. It was interesting to learn that the screenwriter Peter Morgan also wrote The Queen, […]

Plumtastic

10 . 27 . 16

I read the November issue of Vogue magazine from cover to cover on my flights down to Birmingham this weekend. It was a great issue but my favorite story was the feature on Plum Sykes English country house in the Cotswolds. It’s so cozy and quintessentially British that it’s hard to believe the house is […]

Some of my favorite Instagram accounts are based in England and I recently found a new account to follow @tradchap. Jack Laver Brister describes himself on his account as a “29 year old antiques dealer and gardener living in Somerset. Currently renovating a small Georgian town house in Frome.” As with many homes in the English […]

Hampshire Vicarage

09 . 26 . 16

A vicarage in England has traditionally been the residence of the vicar or parish priest. They’ve since become home to lay people and many interior designers. Since they are much smaller than a typical English manor home, they lend themselves to a more relaxed and comfortable style. While I was on the House & Garden UK […]

While I loved the elegant nuptials of Lady Charlotte Wellesley and Alejandro Santo Domingo in Granada, Spain in my post Wedding of the Year, I also appreciate a more simple affair.  That’s why I loved the small English country wedding of jewelry designer Bibi van der Velden and Thomas de Haas just featured on Vogue. But the most important take away […]

Even when I’m on a trip, like I currently am in Peru, I’m always thinking of my next destination. I’m long overdue for a visit to London especially since I have so many lovely Instagram friends in the city. One of the them is interior designer, illustrator, and garden designer Robin Lucas @robinhhlucas. His feed is […]

Serena Fresson posted a beautifully set spring table on Instagram this morning which made me think it was the perfect time to highlight her chic style. Serena is the mother of Alice Naylor-Leyland who I recently featured in the post Alice in Wonderland. It’s clear that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in […]

Big Birthday Wishes

04 . 21 . 16

I’m not the only one celebrating a birthday this week. Queen Elizabeth II is turning 90 on April 21st. To celebrate the milestone, photographer Annie Leibovitz captured the Queen in three new iconic images.  The first shows her with her five great-grandchildren and two youngest grandchildren, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, at Buckingham Palace. The […]

If I had realized that the Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire auction was scheduled for Sotheby’s in London on the day I land in Paris, I would have revised my travel plans. But thanks to the wonders of technology, we can all see everything online and even bid remotely. Although, I think I will walk over to Sotheby’s today […]

Winter Glamour

01 . 02 . 16

While in Soho today, I picked up the winter issue of Town & Country UK. It’s chock full of chicness including two features set at Althorp, the family home of the late Princess Diana.  One is the recap of the gorgeous Ralph Lauren show and event held at the estate and the other is a fashion story […]

Chic Notting Hill Home

11 . 25 . 15

Caroline Sieber’s wedding to Fritz von Westenholz was one of the chicest I’ve ever seen so it’s no surprise that their new home in Notting Hill is also exceptional. The couple found inspiration in their respective family homes in Austria and England (which you can see on Vogue.com) to create their own colorful townhouse. “I had […]

Georgian Glory

10 . 12 . 15

I came across a photo of the kitchen of this home that I really loved before realizing the entire house was just as beautiful. The double-fronted Georgian townhouse was designed by Caroline Harrowby for a couple who had watched the house for years before it came up for sale. It features the comfortable relaxed design I love about […]