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Flowers of Hampton Park

February 23, 2018

It’s been a while since we visited Hampton Park, our local beautiful garden.   Only a few trips ago, it was covered in snow — hard to believe.   I walked through this park nearly every day of my pregnancy, and every evening afterwards with the baby strapped on until he got too big.  I’m always amazed by how beautiful it is, my friend says it’s the best keep secret in the city.  The park isn’t even in full bloom but still…

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My Favorite Charleston Streets

February 22, 2018

There is so much to see and do in Charleston but one thing that cannot be missed is a tour of the historic district.   I don’t think that you need to sign up for any particular one, in fact I think the best thing to do is to grab a cup of coffee and to get lost among Charleston’s most beautiful streets and hidden alleyways, on foot or by bicycle.   I have a few streets that I never miss showing…

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Building a French-Inspired Wardrobe

February 19, 2018

This is my favorite time of year in Charleston (or at least we’re just coming up to it!).   It’s beautiful, balmy and I’m already whipping out my summer clothes.   As I unpacked my old friends, I was pleased to see that I still love most everything that I invested in last summer.    My goal when shopping is to try to prioritize pieces that will work for more than one season, hopefully many to come.  I am increasingly aware of…

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Charleston Entertaining Home

Easy Weekend Entertaining Techniques

February 15, 2018

We have visitors a lot, we love it.  There is something about living in a warmer climate and a dreamy city which seems to draw in an endless stream of family and friends.    Here is how I prepare for guests to make sure that it is an easy, relaxed trip with very little stress for either party. First, prep the house.   I like to keep the guest room ready to roll so that if a friend decides to crash…

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Charleston Entertaining Food

A Delicious Valentine’s Day Idea

February 13, 2018

It is such a pleasure to Introduce Suzanne Pollak of The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits.   I attended a lunch at Suzanne’s house just over a year ago and the simple, elegant, food she gave us has lingered in my memory ever since.  When we first arrived, the house smelled of delicious cooking already and we immediately piled into her (spectacular) kitchen to watch her every skilled move.  It is always the mark of a great cook that they make…

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Charleston Home Style Tables

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Table

February 12, 2018

I loved pulling this setting together so much!  It’s a combination of my favorite colors, textures and a blend of beach-y St. Barth’s vibes meets English Countryside (see pillows/tulips/garden stool).    Setting this scene was an afternoon of bliss, I love nothing more than throwing on my music (hello tropical house) and pulling from what I already have in the house.  This might be the most extreme example of that because I used the tiles which just arrived for our…

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