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Entertaining at Home: Inspirations from Celebrated Hosts

One never knows where life’s chance meetings might lead. Five years ago, Ronda Carman and…

Boston Townhouses in their Summer Finery Part 2

Aaah, the happy memories that these posts have brought back. We lived at 61 Commonwealth…

Boston Townhouses in their Summer Finery Part 1

Having lived in Boston for a few years, I’m very partial to the term “Boston…

Romancing our Summer Garden

The Orangerie in Parterre’s garden was a most special surprise Christmas gift in 1997, given…

Seafair, a Hurricane’s Tale

There’s always a story in Newport and as we head into hurricane season, this gripping…

Hidcote: of Hedges and Vistas

While I have been very enthusiastic about visiting many gardens, both here and in Europe…

Private Newport’s Most Singular Oceanside Rooms

The cover of my first coffee table book, Private Newport: At Home and in the…

Harold Peto’s Iford Garden

Surprisingly, the unanticipated highlight of my May week in the Cotswolds was the visit to…

My Newport Diary: The Week That Was

Along with this week’s heatwave came a bevy of trunk shows, fundraisers, Tennis Hall of…

India Hicks: A Slice Of Newport

Photo Credit: @IndiaHicksStyle One soon learns, and then takes for granted, that Newport is an…

Over the Moon About Roses

All the rain that we’ve been receiving must have been laced with Miracle Grow! I…

Independence Day 2019

On this special day in our country’s history, I take pride in the pivotal role…

My Newport Flower Show Tastemakers’ Diary

What a weekend!! Where to start? The Newport Flower Show is such a destination for…

The Parterre Bench Salutes the Newport Flower Show

What’s more fabulous than a seaside flower show in a Newport “summer cottage” (where The…

A Homage to Rhododendrons

While we may have had many reasons the past few months to curse the weather,…