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The Parterre Bench Salutes the Newport Flower Show

What’s more fabulous than a seaside flower show in a Newport “summer cottage” (where The…

An Homage to Rhododendrons

While we may have had many reasons the past few months to curse the weather,…

Halcyon Days in the Cotswolds: Part 2

To say that I am a fool for follies is an understatement. In fact, Hidcote…

The Parterre Bench…Dream Along with Me

We’re feeling in a very celebratory mood here at Parterre! It was twenty years ago…

Gramercy Atelier: Dressing to Celebrate

My exciting  summer 2019 Parterre Bench video campaign deserved a celebratory outfit, so of course…

Tulip Fever

Yes, tulips are one of my very fave flowers — so while I may have…

Halcyon Days in the Cotswolds: Part 1

I have been absolutely euphoric for the past week! A dream come true…visiting my “basket”…

8 Spectacular Ocean Settings

Newport is starting to get a bustle on, which means that the “summer season” is…

Spring Sightings in Newport

“Sighted between the raindrops” will surely be the catchphrase when I think back on Newport’s…

B is for Boxwoods

On my recent visit to Atlanta, I had determined to finally meet the two owners…

A Gardener’s “Must-Have”

It was an unseasonably cool but gloriously sunny day when my Instagram friend, John Howard,…

Atlanta’s Dreamy Homes in the Spring

It’s about this time of the year that my southern blood is yearning for a…

Faux and Behold

Prepping is well underway for the Newport Flower Show (June 21-23), when many talented ladies…

The Salonniere 100: 2019 America’s Top Party Hosts

The topic of entertaining is always worth celebrating. If you aren’t familiar with the delicious…

A Taste of Old Hollywood

On my recent visit to Los Angeles, my former hometown, I took an unanticipated “step…