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The Tale of a Turkey

“Swiss Village has been a part of everybody’s life in Newport,” the late owner recalls.…

Making Thanksgiving Memorable

Yet again, it was that stop by the pumpkin stand that inspired a Thanksgiving centerpiece…

A Fall Centerpiece: Intriguing Combinations with Garden Favorites

Even though Parterre’s gardens are formal in a design sense, I always find a few…

All Around the House: Decorating with Pumpkins

Who doesn’t love driving past a farm stand packed with those jolly, fat fellows that…

‘Limelight’ Hydrangeas: An Autumn Gift from the Garden

The beautiful pristine white quality of these ‘Limelight’ hydrangeas at this time in the fall…

Carriage and Gate Houses of Newport, Part 2

There are more carriage and gate houses in Newport than I had ever imagined, so…

5 Scrumptious Containers that Prove You Can Still Garden into November

Receiving a text the other day from a creative savant and major plantsman, Kent Russell, (aka…

Newport’s Architecture and History: An Artist’s Impressions

Richard “Dick” Grosvenor was one of the most beloved of Newport’s gentlemen, a celebrated artist,…

11 Cozy Autumn Spaces: Newport’s Private Side

Autumn is indeed an unforgettable time of the year, as well represented in Newport’s home…

A Weekend in Woodstock, Vermont: A Tasty Fall Story

With Paris memories still vivid, I headed to Woodstock, Vermont this past weekend for a…

Paris Doors: Making an Entrance

On a long list of reasons we each have to love Paris, there is inevitably…

Experiencing Paris, Part 2

Having previously introduced our hotel, Le Dokhan, in the first “Experiencing” post I wanted to…

Experiencing Paris, Part 1

September 29th to October 3rd seemed like a whirlwind trip, but when you stay on the move…

Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve

The end of September is Fashion Week in Paris — and what could be more…

48 Hours with Sarah Bartholomew in Nashville

  An invitation to Nashville, Tennessee for a girl’s three-day get away has given me…