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Beaverbrook Hotel

01 . 10 . 19

The Beaverbrook Hotel is a luxury British country house hotel in Surrey that makes me want to book a flight to England immediately. Beaverbrook takes it’s name from Lord Beaverbrook, William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, a “Canadian-British newspaper publisher and backstage politician who was an influential figure in British media and politics of the first half of […]

Oakley Manor

01 . 07 . 19

I was chatting with someone recently about how it may be freezing in New York in the winter but at least we get a lot of bright sunny days that make it a bit less depressing. That’s not the case for most of Europe so I was wondering if grey winter weather was the reason […]

Ven House Now and Then

12 . 17 . 18

House & Garden has a lovely holiday feature on Ven House, in the December 2018 issue. It’s in the article that you learn that the house has had a succession of owners in recent years and been previously featured in World of Interiors in October 2011 when it was owned by Jasper Conran and in […]

Most of my favorite Instagram accounts are based in England and another one that I love is @goodwoodcurator. Helmed by James Peill, the account highlights the beautiful Goodwood House in West Sussex at which he is curator. The a former Christie’s vice-president and an English and Irish furniture specialist gives followers a glimpse into the historic estate […]

Pitshill House

11 . 28 . 18

As you know, I love a good English home and this one is a show stopper. Of course, Pitshill wasn’t that way before interior designer Edward Bulmer renovated the Georgian house for its owners the Hon Charles Pearson and his wife Lila. You can see the state it was in before he began from the before photos […]

Baronscourt

11 . 14 . 18

I love old houses and especially those in the United Kingdom. I realized recently it’s probably because they usually stay in one family for hundreds of years so each generation adds something that gives them a collected look rather than a decorated one. It’s even more amazing that one actually decorated by the legendary interior […]

I love seeing my favorite people on Instagram have their homes featured in a magazine. I posted about Jack Laver Brister two years ago in my post Instagram Chic: Trad Chap and now his home in Frome, Somerset in England that he shares with his partner Richard Nares can be seen in House & Garden. It’s the […]

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 […]

I heard that Samantha Cameron was working on a fashion line so I was excited to see that the final product is now available online here and here. Cefinn, named for her children, is an affordable collection of pieces that were conceived as stylish workwear but definitely look like they can be worn anywhere. As she […]

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 […]

Alice in Wonderland

04 . 14 . 16

I’ve seen a lot of enviable lives over the years but none I wanted to inhabit more than Alice Naylor-Leyland‘s wonderful world in Wales. Vogue.com just featured a country weekend at Nantclwyd Hall, the a 17th-century mansion in Wales that’s been in Tom Naylor-Leyland’s family for generations. Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis takes us along […]

Baby Love

06 . 06 . 15

Kensington Palace released four adorable photos of Prince George and his new baby sister Princess Charlotte that were taken by their mother, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. Looks like everyone is smitten with the new princess. “I love my new baby sister.” “How is my smile?” “Are we done yet?”