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Inspiring Garden Design: Revealed in Stages

January 23, 2020

We’ve all experienced that wonderful sensation of having seen a picture that lingers in our consciousness — and sometimes even our subconscious. Such was the case with this garden image…

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Inspiring Garden Design: 7 Key Points for Creating Winter Interest

January 16, 2020

One of my most anticipated seasonal occurrences in Newport (and another reason not to flee to Florida in the winter) is a hoarfrost, which deposits a dusting of soft ice…

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2019’s Top 22 Photographs

January 9, 2020

After what seemed like the longest of lead-ins to the New Year (having holidays mid-week just throws me off completely), we’re finally here. The first month of the third decade…

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London’s Singular Architecture

January 2, 2020

Given the comments and emails I’ve been receiving, even in the very middle of this holiday season, it’s clear that last week’s London post was a hit. Fortunately, I also…

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A Taste of London at Christmas

December 26, 2019

Of course I know Newport at Christmas, and New York, for sure, but I’m not as familiar with London — so off I went, right after Thanksgiving had been celebrated,…

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Christmas at Marble House

December 19, 2019

One of the reasons I chose to go to England in early December was to visit Blenheim Palace, home at the turn of the twentieth century to Consuelo Vanderbilt of…

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Blenheim Palace: Dressed for the Holidays

December 12, 2019

It has been almost thirty years since I last visited Blenheim Palace, and it brought back a wonderful whirl of happy memories. Fourteen of us were ostensibly in Woodstock for…

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A Downton Abbey-Inspired Christmas

December 5, 2019

Can you think of anything more glorious than reflecting back on your favorite scenes within this series that won our hearts…and then using those memories to inspire your own Christmas…

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