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Heavenly in Hampshire

11 . 04 . 20

Most of my ancestors came to America from England in the 17th-century. Sometimes, I think about what my life would be like if they hadn’t left. Would I have a lovely accent and live in house filled with chintz ? I sort of wish I was in this heavenly house in Hampshire right now instead […]

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 […]

Someone online asked if we really needed another version of Jane Austen’s Emma but this one is the colorful, amusing, charming, and delicious version we didn’t know we needed. Time declared that it “strikes just the right balance of modern and authentic” and I have to agree. Since my first post on Emma last week, […]

The newest film version of the 1815 Jane Austen classic Emma hits theaters in the United States tonight. I’m very excited to see the movie based on all the beautiful images I’ve seen so far from director Autumn de Wilde’s adaptation of Emma. According to AD, “de Wilde explained to her production crew that the […]

I posted about Badminton House last week without realizing it would be featured in the December 2019 issue of Vogue. Plum Sykes talked to the Duchess of Beaufort as she prepared for a weekend of parties and houseguests. Whereas most people have a few people stay in their one or two guest rooms, she was […]

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 […]

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 […]