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    Quick Visit to Marders Nursery, Bridgehampton

    September 7, 2018

    We are so thrilled to be out in the Hamptons for a big wedding that we are photographing this weekend.   The client is fantastic and so kind and we are crossing our fingers for continued warm weather.   What a treat it is to be able to stay at my aunt’s home, and to be in such a beautiful place this time of year.   We drove down from Martha’s Vineyard and took four ferries, my favorite was crossing Shelter Island where we stopped for lunch at Marie Eiffel — delicious!

    Marders sets the standard of elegance with its nursery and garden shop and is always one of my favorite places to stop while we are here.   There is still a wealth of options for planting this fall before the cold sets in (the roots need six weeks to settle) up here but of course we have an extended season down south.  It made me feel very excited as we are completely re-doing our back garden in Charleston and I love the combinations presented up here.   Here are some photographs from inside the garden store which is jam packed with books, candles, soaps, seeds, children’s toys, and silk flowers:


    This time I picked up silk peonies and roses (seen in the first photograph) for our office.    I don’t often opt for flowers that aren’t real but these ones are exceptional and can extend the peony season which is all too short, and are of course far less maintenance for a space which we are very in and out of as we travel so often.   I do wish that I could take home some of these hydrangea trees which are so bountiful:

    I am very much hoping to return over Thanksgiving weekend when they turn the barn into a party with live music, cider and cookies — apparently extremely fun for families and I am sure absolutely charming. Xx

  • Snaps from an English Garden

    Just wanted to quickly share a few snaps with you.   We’re in England for the week visiting family and attending a dear friend’s wedding.  We’re heading back to France next week but it is…

    June 14, 2018
  • Planting an Herb Garden

    I should begin this post by explaining that Will, my husband, is the expert gardener but that I have been keen to learn.     Will built these flower boxes last spring with his father…

    April 27, 2018
  • Summer Uniform

    It’s so nice to be home for a little bit.  In the time we were away, it really heated up here and our plants dried out, leaving our front steps feeling somewhat derelict.  We’ve been…

    July 21, 2017
  • First Glimpse of France

    We arrived in France yesterday morning after a red-eye flight from New York.  The baby was amazing on the flight!  Fortunately for us (and less fortunately for Delta), the flight was pretty empty because of…

    May 24, 2017
  • Plant Care

    Our front porch is drenched in sunshine for most of the day.  With summer temperatures rapidly approaching Charleston, we’re being extra careful to make sure that our plants survive the heat.   Will, my…

    May 3, 2017
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    Arranging Flowers with Charleston Stems

    Anne from Stems is one of my all time favorite creative friends.  Everything she touches makes my heart sing, she is so so talented.  We met through the wedding industry a few years ago…

    May 2, 2017
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    In the Land of Jasmine: J.Crew Challenge

    Julia generously tagged me in the “J.Crew Challenge,” and sent me this lovely top to style.  Amidst the beauty of Charleston’s spring, where white Confederate Jasmine is in full bloom, it was easy to show…

    April 25, 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