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Loggias and Lanais, Palm Beach Style

April 8, 2021

Loggias and lanais, these two words just sound so romantic…recalling tropical breezes, lazy afternoons with a drink in hand or relaxing after a morning swim. The “easy life,” slow and…

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The Floral Charms of Easter

April 1, 2021

Easter is a bit early this year, but the first signs of spring are pushing their way through the frozen earth. The snowdrops in the front courtyard, the volunteer crocus…

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Private Perspectives on Palm Beach

March 25, 2021

Since I missed making it south this winter, I took time to scroll through hundreds of images that I’ve snapped in the past. No surprise, my collection was over-represented by…

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Inspiring Garden Design: A Lake Forest Garden Mecca

March 18, 2021

To refer to the North Shore of Chicago as a “a garden mecca” is an understatement…to include some of the most beautiful homes in our country, complete with their interesting…

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Inspiring Garden Design: Pools in the Landscape

March 11, 2021

In this winter 2021 series of “Inspiring Garden Design,” I’m including a topic that on its own I would not have considered–pools. But as I was scrolling through and daydreaming…

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Inspiring Garden Design: Before and After the Snow

March 4, 2021

It’s March, the sun is promising to shine for a whole week and all thoughts are turning to spring. This seems just the moment to venture into this new season…

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Inspiring Garden Design: Revealing Lessons in the Snow

February 25, 2021

These past three weeks have been a flurry (excuse the pun) of one snowfall after another, each seemingly more beautiful than the last. This is why I love being in…

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Inspiring Garden Design: Remembering A Glorious Private Garden Trip to England

February 18, 2021

When Margot Shaw, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Flower Magazine says,”…still the trip against which all others shall be measured,” you know it must be super special. She’s referring to May…

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