The Blog

Atlanta’s Dreamy Homes in the Spring

It’s about this time of the year that my southern blood is yearning for a…

Faux and Behold

Prepping is well underway for the Newport Flower Show (June 21-23), when many talented ladies…

The Salonniere 100: 2019 America’s Top Party Hosts

The topic of entertaining is always worth celebrating. If you aren’t familiar with the delicious…

A Taste of Old Hollywood

On my recent visit to Los Angeles, my former hometown, I took an unanticipated “step…

An Intriguing Knot Garden, Newport Style

Deciding on the front and back cover images of a coffee table book can be…

A Garden of One’s Own

“Well, of course,” you say, “a garden is one’s own.” But this friend’s new little…

Celebrating 12 New York Townhouses

Skipping down to New York is easy by train from Newport and squeezing in a…

Newport in the Snow

What is possibly more beautiful than a Newport home in the summer? A Newport home…

Inspiring Garden Design: Gone, but Not Forgotten

As we’ve all experienced, “life happens” — which also relates to a garden. Storms roar…

Inspiring Garden Design: Creating a Monochromatic Garden

It is a challenge to recreate a garden that was first installed in 1913 and…

Inspiring Garden Design: Parterre in the Snow

I’ve been wistfully looking back at snow images from the last two to three years,…

Inspiring Garden Design: A Classic French Sanctuary

One of Newport’s most pristine estates, the 9 acre Ker Arvor (French Breton for “seaside”),…

Inspiring Garden Design: 8 Tips for Creating a Sunken Garden

It is perhaps difficult to believe that behind this formal chateau (above) is a sunken…

Inspiring Garden Design: Express Your Personality!

January is a much anticipated month for me! I welcome some downtime after the excitement…

Newport Society: The Passing of a Legend

My first post of the New Year is in honor of Marion Oates Charles, a…