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The Breakers, Newport

10 . 29 . 20

I had such a nice time in Newport, Rhode Island recently and inspired many followers to plan their own trips. But I know many of you can’t travel now so I thought I would post a virtual visit to The Breakers for you. It was interesting to visit the mansions during the pandemic and one […]

If I had to award a top prize for holiday decorating, it would go to Brian Branton in Alexandria, Virginia. He goes all out each year decorating his historic home from 1808 with multiple Christmas trees, wreathes, and swags. I posted about him last year but he deserves another post since his home was just […]

Badminton House

11 . 04 . 19

How are you surviving Daylight Saving Time? I love the sunlight in the morning but I had to turn on every light in my apartment at 5:00pm which was depressing. I heard that you should go out in the sun for at least 10 minutes every day for vitamin D and to prevent Seasonal Affective […]

I’m headed to Charleston tomorrow and I could not be more excited. (Just a reminder that those of you who receive the email subscription are a day behind so when you read this, I’ll already be in Charleston.) I knew after my first visit in December 2016 that I wanted to return. It’s such a […]

I’m going to be honest, I don’t love Miami but I’ll take warm weather where ever I can get it in in the middle of winter. I’m not into the nightclub scene though so I try to find outings that appeal to my more refined aesthetics which is why I love Vizcaya Museum and Gardens […]

I love how Instagram introduces you to people who love the same things and I’m so glad it’s how I met Brian Branton. While we have not met in real life yet, I feel like I know him well after following along on his Christmas decorating this year. While I was buying dried pomanders and […]

My Visit to Monticello

10 . 29 . 18

When I invited to Charlottesville at the end of September, it seemed serendipitous since I had already been looking into trips to Virginia to tour Monticello, the home of statesman Thomas Jefferson. I added a few days onto the trip and made plans to visit with interior designer Andrew Brown. He wasn’t going to arrive […]

As you might remember, I posted about the interior of Westbury House at Old Westbury Gardens recently and now I’m following up with the gardens. They are planted so that there is always something in bloom when you visit. During my visit, the roses were in bursting and I couldn’t get over how beautiful the […]

Old Westbury Gardens has been on my must visit list for a while and thanks to Preston Davis of Keep it Chic, we had a private tour last Friday. While I was most familiar with the gardens, I had not seen any photos of the interiors filled with antiques, chintz, chinoiserie, jib doors, and elegant […]