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Newport, “Before and After” the Blizzard

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been intrigued with the “before and after”…

48 Hours in Paris with Vicki Archer

Vicki Archer was already an established social media star when I first discovered her re-published book,…

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…