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A Paris Gem: Le Dokhan Hotel

Part of the pleasures of travelling to Paris is experiencing its many hotel offerings. No…

Remembering Paris…

If truth be told, the beauty of travel for me may ultimately rest in collecting…

A Winter Tale: Imagining a 19th Century Garret

This is a post that I wrote months ago but neither the season nor the…

2017 “The Year in Pictures”

Taking a page (or cover) from the venerable Life magazine, whose title I have co-opted…

8 New York Townhouses Dressed to the Nines

My annual December visit to the Big Apple always includes strolls down the side streets…

Newport’s Holiday Doors

Before we finish Christmas week, I indulge in a tradition started a few years back…strolling…

Christmas Inspirations at Parterre

Welcome to Parterre!The party is just about to begin and we’ve rolled out the red…

A Holiday Invitation to Marble House

The interiors of Marble House, a property of the Preservation Society of Newport County, are…

Holiday Dreaming: The Parterre Bench

When the Parterre Bench was recently chosen as an engagement gift I was thrilled for…

New York’s Holiday Sights and Views

December isn’t complete for me without a visit to New York City for all its…

9 Inspiring Holiday Mantles

I may not start decorating for Christmas until mid-December, but early on I am gathering…

Spicing up your Holidays with Pomanders

Blithewold Gardens and Arboretum is an exceptional historic mansion in Bristol, Rhode Island. Overlooking the…

‘Tis the Season!

When anticipating this glorious holiday season, one image lingered as I carried out the bittersweet…

The Private Newport Bar, at Home

As we head into the most festive of holiday seasons, invitations are being readied and…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Over the years, celebrating this wonderful season… Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!