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Private Newport, Home at Seafair

Photo Credit: Lila Delman Real Estate “Home” has never meant as much as it does…

Topiaries, Whimsy in the Making

Last week I posted about a very favorite topic for this gardener, hedges. And what’s…

English Hedges

While one might think of England as all about herbaceous flower borders, there is actually…

Yellow, Spring’s Signature Color

Doesn’t yellow just signal spring to you? Perhaps because it is the first color that…

Blue and White in the Bahamas

No surprise! That winning, ever popular color duo, white and blue, is alive and well…

Inspiring Garden Design: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston is unique to me among house museums today…

Inspiring Garden Design: Spring at Hidcote

Looking back on these images has me thinking “how lucky was I?!” Early last May,…

Inspiring Garden Design: 12 Tropical Details to Borrow

Every trip, every new destination offers a welcome opportunity to look at design from another…

Bahamian Moments

The Lyford Cay Design weekend was an elegant, inspiring and festive few days in an…

Inspiring Garden Design: The Talented Mr. Brown

This annual “Inspiring Garden Design” series is going to have an international flavor in 2020,…

Inspiring Garden Design: Revealed in Stages

Photo Credit: David Schilling Photography We’ve all experienced that wonderful sensation of having seen a…

Inspiring Garden Design: 7 Key Points for Creating Winter Interest

One of my most anticipated seasonal occurrences in Newport (and another reason not to flee…

2019’s Top 22 Photographs

After what seemed like the longest of lead-ins to the New Year (having holidays mid-week…

London’s Singular Architecture

Given the comments and emails I’ve been receiving, even in the very middle of this…

A Taste of London at Christmas

Of course I know Newport at Christmas, and New York, for sure, but I’m not…