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Halcyon Days in the Cotswolds Part 1

I have been absolutely euphoric for the past week! A dream come true…visiting my “basket” (not bucket) list of gardens that I have longed to see, craving the opportunity to…

8 Spectacular Ocean Settings

Newport is starting to get a bustle on, which means that the “summer season” is about to begin (Memorial Day weekend). So my thoughts are turning away from spring raindrops…

Spring Sightings in Newport

“Sighted between the raindrops” will surely be the catchphrase when I think back on Newport’s spring of 2019. Just for those rainy reasons, I’ve become more and more appreciative each…

B is for Boxwoods

On my recent visit to Atlanta, I had determined to finally meet the two owners (Dan Berman and Randy Korando) of one of my favorite Buckhead shops, Boxwoods, which has…

A Gardener’s “Must-Have”

It was an unseasonably cool but gloriously sunny day when my Instagram friend, John Howard, drove me up the driveway to one of his favorite projects that was built ten…

Atlanta’s Dreamy Homes in the Spring

It’s about this time of the year that my southern blood is yearning for a taste of SPRING. So a March 28th birthday provides just the excuse to head south,…

Faux and Behold

Prepping is well underway for the Newport Flower Show (June 21-23), when many talented ladies (and men) of the garden world will dress the rooms of Rosecliff with luscious floral…

The Salonniere 100: 2019 America’s Top Party Hosts

The topic of entertaining is always worth celebrating. If you aren’t familiar with the delicious website, Le Salonnière, and its beautiful founder, Carla McDonald, I’m very pleased to make the…

A Taste of Old Hollywood

On my recent visit to Los Angeles, my former hometown, I took an unanticipated “step back in time” that tugged at my heart strings. On the way to photograph a…

An Intriguing Knot Garden, Newport Style

Deciding on the front and back cover images of a coffee table book can be a hand-wringing experience…or it can be an obvious choice the moment photography is reviewed. In…