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Inspiring Garden Design: The Elms Garden through the Seasons

Within the heart of Newport exists a truly remarkable reincarnation of an 18th century limestone…

Inspiring Garden Design: Sakonnet Garden’s Silver Fantasy

Planning for my “Inspiring Garden Design” series can often start early in the prior year.…

Inspiring Garden Design: 8 Lessons in the Snow

Every winter I’m reminded of why I love being in Newport rather than warmer climes–it…

Inspiring Garden Design: America’s Eden

Happy 2022! In January of each year I so look forward to starting my annual…

Normandie, A Storybook Home

Curb appeal counts for a lot in real estate. If one were to choose their…

The Iconic Swiss Village

It is so very exciting for me to pen, as the first blog of 2022,…

Saluting 2021 in Pictures

From New York to Atlanta…from the Cotswolds to Dallas…from London to Palm Beach…and, of course,…

Gorgeous at Christmas: Part 2

As I was out-ing and about-ing in Newport at this magical time of year, I…

Parterre at Christmas

This year, 2021, I must say I’ve loved getting ready for Christmas…just enough hustle and…

Gorgeous at Christmas: Marble House

A special holiday treat I like to give myself is a stroll through Marble House…

It’s Beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

I was thrilled for many reasons to return to Texas this month for a talk…

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving celebration!

This year, we are reminded to be grateful for the small things in life; ever…

Embellishing Autumn in Newport

While it is the majestic beech trees for which Newport is so renowned, come this…

A Fashionable Garden: the Texas Rose Festival

I may not have made it to England for garden tripping this year (or last)…

Fall Decorating 2021: Part 2

Last week’s blog “Fall Decorating 2021: Part 1” highlighted fall decorations for the outdoors, including…