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The Met Cloisters

07 . 20 . 21

After my field trip to the Van Cortlandt House Museum a few weeks ago, I stopped by The Met Cloisters. I love the quiet beauty of the cloister garden and I try to visit once or twice a year. “The Cloisters, a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is America’s only museum dedicated exclusively […]

It feels like everyone is in Paris right now or just returned like my friend interior designer Andrew Brown. He and his partner Kip took a last minute trip to celebrate Andrew’s birthday. While they were in the City of Light, they took a day trip to Versailles where they quickly toured of the chateau […]

Lovely Lilacs at Home

05 . 15 . 21

I haven’t bought lilacs yet this spring but after seeing so many beautiful bouquets on Instagram, I think it’s going to be the first thing I do tomorrow. I especially love the arrangement above that Kate Brodsky recently received for Mother’s Day. These were the lilacs I bought and arranged last year. In order to […]

I loved seeing Suzanne Rheinstein‘s Montecito house in Architectural Digest but I didn’t realize what a major renovation she undertook until I saw the old real estate listing photos and before photos. The architecture firm, Bories and Shearron, who worked on the house with Suzanne posted some of the before photos of the house built […]

It’s raining in New York so it feels like the perfect time to escape virtually to Provence to take a look at Les Ramades, the Provence home of Betty and François Catroux. It was on the market last year for $11.5 Million because François wanted to be near the sea and had bought a place […]

During quarantine, I would often have insomnia and wake up at 3:00am and doomscroll Instagram. One of the accounts that helped me relax belonged to Jasper Conran in Dorset, England. He would post videos of his morning walk with his dog Minnow which were incredibly beautiful and relaxing and brought me so much comfort. That’s […]

If you don’t subscribe to The Bulletin from Schumacher, you are missing out. Luckily, some stories can be found online like the wonderful feature on the chic garden and guest house of designer Stephen Sills in Bedford, New York. I forgot how much I appreciate the elegant and impeccable style of Stephen Sills. His work […]

When I wake up in the morning, I look forward to seeing the garden posts on Instagram from those I follow in the United Kingdom. There is nothing better than a lush and green English garden and no one is a better gardener than Monty Don. I find his photos to be quite soothing in […]

Caroline Gidiere‘s Mountain Brook, Alabama home should be designated with landmark status as it is one of the most photographed houses in the area. I took my own photo of the Georgian style home in October 2016 while touring the neighborhood with my Birmingham based interior designer friend Andrew Brown. When it proved impossible to […]

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 ordered the September 2019 issue of Vogue from Amazon last week and was rewarded with a feature of Moda Operandi co-founder Lauren Santo Domingo’s house in Southampton, New York. Well, it’s not actually the whole house. The gardens designed by Miranda Brooks, which were probably photographed at their height last summer, take center stage […]

One of the highlights of my trip to Sag Harbor was getting to see my friend Chris Kann‘s charming Sag Harbor cottage. I’ve seen photo on Instagram but it’s even better in person. I arrived around 4:00pm on Friday and the light was so beautiful. We drank rosé in the yard and watched the cardinals […]

Great houses seem to run in the Burch family. We all love every home owned by Tory Burch and now her ex-husband’s new house in France is featured in the new issue of Architectural Digest. Chris Burch bought the 17-century hôtel particulier in Senlis after seeing it with the owners of Creel and Gow. One […]

I have about a 1,000 photos from Charleston to edit and a travel guide to create but until they are ready, I leave you with Easter weekend images from Chateau de Wideville in France. The chateau is owned by Valentino and these photos are from his friends Carlos Souza and Giancarlo Giammetti. While Charleston already […]

I’m not sure how I started following French public relations executive and event planner Francoise Dumas on Instagram. It might have been from her interior decorator Pierre Passabon or his partner of Jacques Grange. Or maybe it was because she is based in Paris and I get glimpses of my favorite city. Regardless of the […]

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 […]

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 […]