A Little Bit From the Windy City

I'm lucky enough to be accompanying friends for a weekend in the Windy City! We're lodging at The Langham and it is lovely... Signature pink roses are everywhere... Nice view... The staff is very attentive... He asked for extra crispy! I hope your weekend is just as wonderful... … [Read more...]

Out and About in Nashville

I traveled up to Nashville to see daughter over the weekend and we had so much fun out and about in Nashville. I was excited to finally have dinner at Husk after trying to get a reservation each time I've been here this past year... The restaurant is located in a beautiful home that is listed on … [Read more...]

Sissinghurst Part I

I realized that taking you along with me to Sissinghurst was going to require more than one post when I air dropped 58 photos over to my I pad!  It is hard for me to choose a favorite but I believe that of the gardens I toured in England this spring Sissinghurst is the winner... I knew that I … [Read more...]

On The Bookshelf Old and New

I love the "Elements of Style" feature in Veranda magazine and this month's edition really caught my eye... First of all, how perfect is her outfit?  Crop top and striped skirt by MDS Stripes - love!  I was in total agreement with her 12 favorite things and her number 5 pick had me heading to a … [Read more...]

Traditional Home Talent Hunt

Traditional Home magazine is on the "prowl for up-and-coming designers who define today's traditional design style." I saw a post on a favorite designer's Instagram feed and headed right over to give a vote to Dana Gibson.  I love her colorful cheerful rooms... Her fabrics and wall coverings are … [Read more...]

It’s A Wrap

Ok, if you know me at all then you know how I am about wrapping presents for any occasion, but especially for Christmas.  It's been kind of hectic around here - number one son's birthday was yesterday - so all the holiday prep had to come to a stand still momentarily! throwback... now, on to the … [Read more...]

Flower of the Month: Dahlia

Back in the heat of summer I bought a few dahlia tubers out of a sale bin at a local garden center.  I had just built some new raised beds and wanted to put some plants in even if I wasn't sure of having any success.  Well, the dahlias win the recognition this month for their performance despite … [Read more...]

Dubai’s Miracle Garden

A sweet uncle sent me some pictures of Dubai's Miracle Garden - Wow, just Wow... It feels like you've gone down the rabbit hole with Alice... or entered the wonderful world of Oz... The Miracle Garden is part of Dubailand (think Disney World on steroids)... a whole house of … [Read more...]

Kennebunkport Fences on Friday

Back in the archives from earlier this summer to a walk around Kennebunkport with its many charming fences... the stacked rock fences are a favorite... love the climbing hydrangea... looking across I spied the two red adirondacks ready for relaxing... yes please... love the rock … [Read more...]

Fleaing on Friday

With daughter's upcoming move to Nashville staring me in the face I am looking for a couple of things - which lead to a bit of fleaing on Friday! I love the name of a local consignment shop... Bloomingdeals! It seems like the things I find on these little excursions are not necessarily what I … [Read more...]