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I’m not sure how I started following French public relations executive and event planner Francoise Dumas on Instagram. It might have been from her interior decorator Pierre Passabon or his partner of Jacques Grange. Or maybe it was because she is based in Paris and I get glimpses of my favorite city. Regardless of the […]

I enjoy following interior designer Justin Van Breda on Instagram so it was lovely to see the house he shares with Alastair Matchett in the Costwolds in the July/August 2018 issue of Elle Decor. Justin came from South Africa to work for designer Nicholas Haslam but now has his own design firm and product lines […]

Gardener’s Delight

06 . 04 . 18

The one good thing that all the recent rain has brought is abundant greenery. Interior designer Robert Couturier posted a few images of his garden in Kent, Connecticut on Instagram and you can see how lush it’s looking these days. I also thought it was a good excuse to post more photos of his beautifully […]

Under the Tuscan Sun

04 . 13 . 18

This week has been crazy and next week is poised to be even crazier. I’m hoping to be able to take a long walk in Central Park now that it’s finally warmed up. Until that happens, I’m going to gaze at photos of this beautiful relaxing garden in Tuscany by Luciano Giubbilei that was featured in […]

High Meadow Farm

03 . 07 . 18

I can attest that everyone in New York is ready for spring to arrive. Unfortunately, snow is falling right now and we’re expecting an accumulation of 6-12 inches. This seems like the perfect time to post a beautiful garden I came across on Pinterest. The first photo led me to a Martha Stewart.com profile of Dominique […]

More Montecito Magic

02 . 12 . 18

Things are starting to get back to normal in Montecito, California after the recent fires and mudslides. My friend’s family was finally allowed to return to their home and he sends me periodic updates of the construction and clean up. It’s such a beautiful place that it’s no wonder that so many people have made […]

It’s grey and rainy in New York this morning so I feel like it’s the perfect time to post a pretty sun filled garden. The garden in question located in Montecito, California also happens to belong to Oprah and has been recently featured in Veranda. I know quite a few people who live in this […]

I’m obsessed with gardens and this one in the Cotswolds is my new favorite. It belongs to author Ian McEwan and his wife Annalena McAfee who is also a writer and journalist and was just featured on T Magazine.  The couple serendipitously found the property that was going on sale the next day and bought […]

The Chicest Chateau

07 . 08 . 17

Visiting Coco Chanel’s apartment was a bucket list item that actually came true. Perhaps if I wish hard enough, I may find myself at Chateau de Wideville someday. Not exactly sure under what circumstances that might happen but a girl can dream. Chateau de Wideville is the 17th-century home in France owned by Valentino who […]

Gorgeous Garden

05 . 12 . 17

In 2008, I posted photos from this house designed by Christian Liagre in Rosedale, Toronto. In 2012, I was invited to a dinner at the home while I was in town to promote my book Creativity at Work. I did not see the garden during that visit but I did just find new photos that […]

CBS Sunday Morning recently profiled the iconic international leather-clad architect Peter Marino. It was a fascinating look into his prolific career and personal life. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend watching it online. What the story failed to mention is that he has a new book out this month, The Garden of Peter […]

A Fashionable Garden

08 . 10 . 16

I want to thank everyone who sent get well wishes online. Now that I’m finally feeling a little better, I want nothing more than to get back outside. Unfortunately, it’s going to be hazy, hot, and humid for the next few days which means it’s the perfect time to head out east. The family compound […]

Ina Garten’s Garden

07 . 31 . 16

After a week of oppressive 90 degree temperatures, I’m actually enjoying this rainy and cooler weekend. I’m sure everyone’s gardens are enjoying the rain including Ina Garten‘s garden. (Try saying three times fast.) Her gorgeous East Hampton property just featured in the July/August 2016 issue of Elle Decor written by Kate Betts. The garden was designed […]

Wonderful Wideville

04 . 10 . 16

My favorite Instagram accounts to follow are Valentino, Giancarlo Giammetti, and Carlos Souza, especially when they post from Chateau de Wideville, Valentino’s home in France. The gardens are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. Taking a walk through them seems like the perfect thing to do on a Sunday but even just looking at the […]

Beautiful in Biarritz

03 . 13 . 16

Do you ever feel like you need a vacation after your vacation?  I don’t exactly feel like that on my last day in Paris but I do feel like I could use a really relaxing warm weather trip.  If I had thought of that earlier, I could have added Biarritz to my itinerary. The seaside […]

Beautiful in Belgium

02 . 24 . 16

Every time I visit Paris, I tell myself that this is the trip that I’m going to take the train to Belgium but I’ve still yet to make the trip. If there was a chance of visiting Dries Van Noten‘s gorgeous home in Lier, I’m sure I find a way to motivate myself. The Neoclassical house he shares with […]

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