Recent Posts

Home 2017

In the Garden

Living with Style



It’s a Social World…Join Us!


From the Blog

Postcards from Parterre’s Garden

June 21, 2018

This was certainly the year to take a few (no, a lot) of gulps as regards the garden. Rain, rain, rain. And just as I was thinking “good, yes, but…

Continue reading »

The Newport Flower Show…What to Wear?

June 14, 2018

The “unofficial” start of the Newport Summer Season is the Friday opening night party for the Newport Flower Show. Coming as it does at the almost end of June (22nd-24th),…

Continue reading »

12 Ideas to Borrow from St. Louis Gardens

June 7, 2018

There is inspiration in every garden, if perhaps only as confirmation, but “visiting and viewing” is the very best way to up your garden game. For me, it is one…

Continue reading »

“Meet Me in St. Louis”

May 31, 2018

St. Louis is a town I’ve longed to return to since my last visit, forty plus years ago. With a “thank you” to the Garden Club of St. Louis, for…

Continue reading »

At Home on the Upper East Side

May 24, 2018

With my speaking and booksigning travels, I don’t make it down to New York, one of my old hometowns, as often as I would prefer. But when I do, I…

Continue reading »

Early Spring in Central Park

May 17, 2018

Jonathan and I moved to New York in the mid-eighties, living on the West Side close to the San Remo towers shown in the image above. One reason we chose…

Continue reading »

Among the Daffodils…the Parterre Bench

May 10, 2018

Given the response to last spring’s blog on my friend Alison and Steve Walk’s property up island, we started planning ahead to truly celebrate their daffodil display this year! Mintwater…

Continue reading »

The Vias of Palm Beach

May 3, 2018

My spring trip to Palm Beach was a bit shorter than anticipated, but while there I luxuriated in capturing the architecture, landscapes and gardens of this meticulously manicured island. One…

Continue reading »

Traveling and speaking on the many intriguing topics related to Newport is a special part of my year.

To learn more about my Private Newport lecture series and book signings, simply click here or contact me directly at
Looking forward to hearing from you!