The Blog

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…

10 Chic Newport Wedding Details

Newport  is one of the most popular wedding destinations in the country, especially in the…

New York in 48 Hours

It’s about this time in the winter that my husband, Jonathan, and I sneak down…

Designing a Writer’s Lair

In this new year, I will be spotlighting some of the Tastemakers within the pages…

Books for Reading… and for Decorating

The New Year not only brings great promise and hope-filled resolutions, but these first weeks…

Savor the Season

Christmas is right around the corner, and perhaps you’re thinking that you’d love to gather…

Fanciful Christmas Details Around the House

Christmas is a magical time, a complement of many details that delight the eye, pique…

Thanksgiving “Dressing”

At this point, you probably know what you’re going to cook for Thanksgiving, but don’t…

Thanksgiving…Naturally

Fall is my favorite season! The glorious colors that accompany autumn in New England are…

Initial Thoughts About My Logo

There was never any question about what I would use for my first website’s logo.…

Tea by the Pool

Is this one of Rome’s ancient columns, facing onto a famed square ? No, it…