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The Parterre Bench Salutes the Newport Flower Show

June 20, 2019

What’s more fabulous than a seaside flower show in a Newport “summer cottage” (where The Great Gatsby and many other movies were filmed)? The Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff, Parterre’s…

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An Homage to Rhododendrons

June 13, 2019

While we may have had many reasons the past few months to curse the weather, it has proven a boon to some plant groups. This year in Newport, rhododendrons are…

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Halcyon Days in the Cotswolds: Part 2

June 6, 2019

To say that I am a fool for follies is an understatement. In fact, Hidcote was on my itinerary as much for the gardens as for their most charming example…

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The Parterre Bench…Dream Along with Me

June 3, 2019

We’re feeling in a very celebratory mood here at Parterre! It was twenty years ago this weekend that we moved into our new home, Parterre… And twelve years ago that…

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Gramercy Atelier: Dressing to Celebrate

May 31, 2019

My exciting  summer 2019 Parterre Bench video campaign deserved a celebratory outfit, so of course I thought immediately of Gramercy Atelier. I already owned a few of their wear-everywhere jackets…

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Tulip Fever

May 23, 2019

Yes, tulips are one of my very fave flowers — so while I may have been missing their bloom time at home I was treated to a rainbow of blossoms…

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Halcyon Days in the Cotswolds: Part 1

May 16, 2019

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…

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8 Spectacular Ocean Settings

May 9, 2019

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…

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