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Behind the Scenes at the Newport Flower Show

I’ve worn many hats over the years, all with pride in the Newport Flower Show…

Charlotte Moss

“My London Trilogy” post chronicled a once-in-a-lifetime trip on which I was privileged to be…

What’s in YOUR guest room?

In a play on that funny TV commercial (“What’s in YOUR Wallet?”) it’s time to…

Tastemaker: The Aerial Sculptures of Janice Lee Kelly

Janice Lee Kelly is a graduate from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, whose…

My London Trilogy – Part III : Charlotte Moss and the Nancy Lancaster Legacy

Having London and the Chelsea Flower Show on one’s May calendar is exciting enough. When…

My London Trilogy – Part II : The Fluorescence of London

The beauty, fragrances and floral inspirations of Chelsea aren’t just contained within the walls of…

My London Trilogy – Part I: The Chelsea Flower Show

The Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show (as it’s formally known) is the penultimate mecca…

Peony Madness: How to Make the Most of a Fleeting Season

It’s a frequent gardener’s lament…”Why don’t they last longer? What can I do to enjoy…

Newport Landscapes – A Cultural View

I’m reminded often – on warm days brushed by sea breezes, on cool misty nights…

A Floral Topiary for Mother’s Day

We all share special memories of our mother, some out-sized, others a snippet, some prompted…

Favorite Design Details–Atlanta Decorators Show House

There is nothing like a Southern spring, especially in Atlanta where I lived and worked…

10 Effective Tips for Photographing Gardens

My friend, Mick Hales, a genteel photographer, and a Brit, is acclaimed for capturing the…

Beverly Hills in 48 Hours

Returning to my original hometown, Beverly Hills, each year…ideally April and October…is a bookmark on…

Easter Entertaining, Newport Style

Spring is a time of rebirth and rejoicing! The just-departed snow has provided water and…

Newport Tastemaker: Eileen Marcuvitz

As a full-time designer for over thirty years and owner of Plum Interiors, Eileen Marcuvitz ‘s…