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  • Tea Party in Hampton Park

    We feel so lucky that Hampton Park is only a short walk from our home; we visit nearly every day.  The park is so quiet, well-maintained, and is constantly bursting with new color and floral inspiration. We…

    April 21, 2017
  • Tutorial: Moss-lined Hanging Baskets

    We were so excited to bring home some hanging baskets of bougainvillea last week.  I am really drawn to their sprawling nature and fantastic colors (I think we all are!). We decided to place the…

    April 18, 2017
  • Color Study: Celebrating Pink

    Continuing on from last week’s series, we’re celebrating pink color inspiration today with lots of vibrant hues.   I’ve gathered a few of my favorite pink items from around the house: the most delicious Peony scented…

    April 17, 2017
  • spring easter table

    Colorful Easter Table

    Growing up, Easter was my favorite holiday (after Christmas).  My Mother always made such an effort to infuse the weekend with magic, arranging activities with dear friends and family that always featured an elaborate, fun…

    April 12, 2017
  • Dreamy Garden Flowers for Spring (Planting Project, P1)

    Will & I have been eagerly awaiting April, and the opportunity to re-plant our garden flowers for spring. Our winter flowers bloomed beyond our wildest expectations, particularly because neither one of us is naturally green-thumbed.  Encouraged…

    April 11, 2017
  • Spring Table

    A spring table thrown together with Charleston Stems. I love this table cloth from Roberta Roller Rabbit, I have them in several colors and they are always a hit with guests. Here the pattern…

    July 21, 2016
  • Baby Shower

    We were entirely overwhelmed by our friends efforts and generosity in throwing together our baby shower.  I was hesitant to even have one, but my great friend Ellie McNevin persisted and together with Richard…

    July 21, 2016
  • Summer in France

    We feel so lucky to be able to return time and time again to my late grandmother’s house in France.  It is the place our family gathers whenever possible, where we invite friends and spend…

    July 19, 2016
  • Winter table with Charleston Stems

    A really playful table with the amazing Charleston Stems brightening up a winter’s afternoon. We used these Hermes dessert plates and Ralph Lauren blue glasses set the tone for a colorful scene.  A splash of hot pink in…

    February 12, 2016