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Hidcote: of Hedges and Vistas

August 15, 2019

While I have been very enthusiastic about visiting many gardens, both here and in Europe as time permits, my list of “to see” seems to be getting longer and longer.…

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Private Newport’s Most Singular Oceanside Rooms

August 8, 2019

The cover of my first coffee table book, Private Newport: At Home and in the Garden, conveys in so many ways the sensibilities and design spirit of this post…shining a…

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Harold Peto’s Iford Garden

August 1, 2019

Surprisingly, the unanticipated highlight of my May week in the Cotswolds was the visit to Iford Manor, outside of Bath. Clearly, this property was created by one who marched to…

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My Newport Diary: The Week That Was

July 25, 2019

Along with this week’s heatwave came a bevy of trunk shows, fundraisers, Tennis Hall of Fame tournament, houseguests, suppers… and the list goes on. One might say July is “heating…

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India Hicks: A Slice Of Newport

July 18, 2019

One soon learns, and then takes for granted, that Newport is an epicenter, in an understated way… truly a destination for many fascinating individuals. And often they bring stories that…

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Over the Moon About Roses

July 11, 2019

All the rain that we’ve been receiving must have been laced with Miracle Grow! I have never seen such bountiful blooms or healthier plants, with canes that were as thick…

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Independence Day 2019

July 4, 2019

On this special day in our country’s history, I take pride in the pivotal role that Rhode Island, and Newport specifically, played in the American Revolution. The fiercely autonomous colony…

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My Newport Flower Show Tastemakers’ Diary

June 27, 2019

What a weekend!! Where to start? The Newport Flower Show is such a destination for all who wish to see and celebrate the bounty of summer gardens. From “garden club…

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