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Topiary Chic

07 . 12 . 13

After my visit to Aerin Lauder’s house and store in the Hamptons, I decided that I needed a topiary.  Since I don’t have a house like hers above, I settled for a small myrtle topiary and a larger ball topiary in a blue and white pot similar to the one in her store.  It’s a […]

The absolutely pinch me moment on Friday was being invited to Aerin Lauder‘s house in the Hamptons for lunch and an afternoon of beauty treatments and other activities.  As long time readers will know, I’ve posted photos of the house before (you can see them here) so it was an absolute treat to be able to […]

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”  – Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby  It’s the start of the Memorial Day weekend here in the US and […]

Happy Spring!

03 . 20 . 13

Even though it’s still freezing in New York, the calendar says it’s spring.  I hope it warms up soon so I can enjoy the park and most importantly, wear all my cute new shoes. Happy Spring!  via Greige Bunny Mellon via Veranda Landscape Design by Miranda Brooks Landscape Design by Miranda Brooks Veere Greeney Residence […]

Rosedale

11 . 11 . 12

I’ve had many full circle moments since starting my blog but I never expected to have one in Toronto.  In 2008, I remember pouring of the new Christian Liaigre book that was published that same year.  I even posted photos of the gardens of one of the projects featured in it called Rosedale.  On the […]

I’m looking forward, as always, to the day when I have a big house with some outdoor space.  When I do, I am definitely buying some vintage Tolix chairs for around my table.  They were designed in 1934 by Xavier Pauchard who pioneered the process of galvanization in France.  The sturdy, stackable, and rustproof chair […]

Just Breathe

04 . 04 . 12

When I couldn’t make it back uptown for a noon conference call today, I decided to sit outside and take it in Bryant Park.  It was the best decision I ever made.  Studies say that a walk in the park is the best stress reliever and I have to agree.  The abundant sunshine and warmer […]

Spring is Sprung

03 . 15 . 12

It’s been warm and wonderful in New York until today.  It’s a bit grey and looks like rain but as we know, without a little rain, nothing will grow.  As I was trying to put together a spring garden post, I found a folder of photos that I posted last year.  I made some minor […]

Exceptional Gardens

09 . 02 . 11

This post is also a repeat but since it’s from May 2008, you might not remember it.  The garden is featured in a lovely book Exceptional Gardens that was originally published in Belgium.  The name really says it all and it’s filled with gorgeous green gardens around Europe.  Also a reminder to get out and […]

Pretty in Provence

06 . 21 . 11

All I can think about besides moving is that I can’t wait to take a vacation after it’s over.  A “sit around and read a book all day” type of vacation that is actually relaxing.  I wish I knew Atlanta based designer Ginny Magher because I am completely in love with her 18th-century farmhouse, Le […]

Spring Awakening

04 . 13 . 11

Spring makes me want to fling open every door and window to let the fresh air inside.  It makes me want to bring the outdoors in and buy flowers everyday.  Most of all, it makes me want to be outside as much as possible.  Well, except when it’s cold and rainy like today but I’ll […]

I think they key to a successful career in a creative field is having a place to get away from it all on the weekends.  Stella McCartney’s gardens at the home she shares with her family in the British countryside look like the perfect place to recharge your batteries.  They created all the gardens from […]

Dining Al Fresco

05 . 17 . 10

The one thing I miss about living in the city is being able to eat al fresco. I have on occasion eaten in the park but a picnic a far cry from the civilized settings of these outdoor dining tables. Bon appetit! Christopher Baker Schnabel Residence Christopher Baker Thomas O’Brien ELLE DECOR June 2010 Vogue […]

One of my readers loved the photo of the woman and child in the garden from yesterday’s post. The woman in question is landscape designer Miranda Brooks, the child is her daughter and the garden is one that she designed. I recently found her website and have been drooling over her work ever since. Any […]