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A Gardener’s “Must-Have”

April 18, 2019

It was an unseasonably cool but gloriously sunny day when my Instagram friend, John Howard, drove me up the driveway to one of his favorite projects that was built ten…

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Atlanta’s Dreamy Homes in the Spring

April 11, 2019

It’s about this time of the year that my southern blood is yearning for a taste of SPRING. So a March 28th birthday provides just the excuse to head south,…

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Faux and Behold

April 4, 2019

Prepping is well underway for the Newport Flower Show (June 21-23), when many talented ladies (and men) of the garden world will dress the rooms of Rosecliff with luscious floral…

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The Salonniere 100: 2019 America’s Top Party Hosts

March 28, 2019

The topic of entertaining is always worth celebrating. If you aren’t familiar with the delicious website, Le Salonnière, and its beautiful founder, Carla McDonald, I’m very pleased to make the…

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A Taste of Old Hollywood

March 21, 2019

On my recent visit to Los Angeles, my former hometown, I took an unanticipated “step back in time” that tugged at my heart strings. On the way to photograph a…

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An Intriguing Knot Garden, Newport Style

March 14, 2019

Deciding on the front and back cover images of a coffee table book can be a hand-wringing experience…or it can be an obvious choice the moment photography is reviewed. In…

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A Garden of One’s Own

March 7, 2019

“Well, of course,” you say, “a garden is one’s own.” But this friend’s new little garden elicited just that sentiment as I was viewing it. Having pushed out a bedroom…

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Celebrating 12 New York Townhouses

February 28, 2019

Skipping down to New York is easy by train from Newport and squeezing in a stroll through the side streets of the Upper East Side is always a priority. So,…

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