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Garden Dreaming with the Parterre Bench

February 2, 2023

As I’m finalizing plant orders for the garden and booking restaurants for my April visit to England, it suddenly dawned on me that spring is just around the corner…2-3 months,…

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Rosemary Verey’s Barnsley House and Garden

January 26, 2023

As both a garden aficionado as well as a “woman of a certain age,” I had more than a few personal reasons to visit Rosemary Verey’s English Cotswold home last…

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The Neighborhoods of Knightsbridge

January 19, 2023

The small neighborhoods of London are one of the many assets that make this city such a glorious strolling experience. It’s another reason, too, that I prefer to vary my…

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The Garden at Miserden

January 12, 2023

As I start prepping and planning for my springtime return to England, it occurred to me that I had not shared one of last spring’s gardens that well deserves a…

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22 Top Images of 2022

January 5, 2023

Always an annual tradition…an overview of the top 22 images for the past year (2022) that were your favorites on my Instagram posts (and many then ended up on a blog…

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Ode to a Christmas Tree

December 29, 2022

Given the big part that serendipity played in Christmas this year, I felt compelled to create this post for the last week of December. The live tree looms large for…

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London in December

December 22, 2022

Fa la la la la…before Christmas has passed, I couldn’t resist one more post on the glories of London in December! All around the town, festive scenes greeted us from…

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A Loving Table, Creating Memorable Gatherings

December 15, 2022

It was about this time in 2020 that I began work on a chapter in my friends’ book, A Loving Table, by Kimberly Schlegel Whitman and Shelley Johnstone Paschke. Surely…

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