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A Weekend in Woodstock, Vermont: A Tasty Fall Story

October 19, 2017

With Paris memories still vivid, I headed to Woodstock, Vermont this past weekend for a house party that traditionally marks the season. What better way to celebrate my return to…

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Paris Doors: Making an Entrance

October 17, 2017

On a long list of reasons we each have to love Paris, there is inevitably one that we’re especially passionate about …for me, it is the doors. The grand, majestic…

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Experiencing Paris, Part 2

October 12, 2017

Having previously introduced our hotel, Le Dokhan, in the first “Experiencing” post I wanted to mention a welcome ritual we enjoyed at the end of the day (or apres dinner)…sipping…

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Experiencing Paris, Part 1

October 10, 2017

September 29th to October 3rd seemed like a whirlwind trip, but when you stay on the move from morning ‘til late at night, four days and as many nights can seem like…

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Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve

October 5, 2017

The end of September is Fashion Week in Paris — and what could be more appropriate in a city synonymous with style than a grand, comprehensive museum show celebrating the…

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48 Hours with Sarah Bartholomew in Nashville

October 3, 2017

  An invitation to Nashville, Tennessee for a girl’s three-day get away has given me the opportunity to touch base with two talented designers that I first met in Newport…

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What’s in a Name? Newport Residences, Part 2

September 28, 2017

I received so many comments and  compelling anecdotes on my original post on Newport house names that I couldn’t resist penning part two. So here we go, taking another look…

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48 Hours with Gen Sohr in Nashville

September 26, 2017

I’ve loved Nashville since I lived in Atlanta many years ago, so returning this fall was an event I’ve long been anticipating. Particularly after recently meeting some of the town’s…

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The Many Facets of Cliff Walk

September 21, 2017

Cliff Walk is so much a part of summer — always on the short list of what my house guests want to do. So I couldn’t slip into fall without…

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Tea and the Art of Thoughtful Giving

September 19, 2017

September is always the most beautiful time of the year in Newport. Many facets of summer slide easily into this month without missing a beat, but it is always clear…

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Newport, the Arboretum

September 14, 2017

In my first book, Private Newport: At Home and in the Garden (2004), I shared that I am first a tree lover, then a gardener, and hinted at a little…

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Peter Layne Arguimbau, a Master of Marine Painting

September 12, 2017

As coincidences go, a dinner host was showing me his marine art collection the night before the Mariner Gallery was having their big summer opening. But it was when this…

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Newport Society: Closing Beaulieu for the Season

September 7, 2017

Beaulieu is a very distinguished house. Dating from 1862, it is one of the oldest homes still in private hands on Bellevue Avenue, and its grounds remain just as the…

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The Hatteras Yacht, A Step Back in Time

September 5, 2017

Good stories always start with a bit of serendipity and end up reminding us of what a small world this truly is! And now that I live in Newport, the…

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