Being Prepared: The Hostess Pantry

I was reading an old issue of House Beautiful, and stumbled upon this article written by “entertainologist” Lulu Powers. She offered up a fabulous list of things to always keep on hand so that you can whip up delicious treats any time a friend pops by. The white truffle and sea salt potato chips sounded… read more

Nantucket By The Sea

If I had my way I’d be spending a week in August staying in this absolutely beautiful Nantucket wharf cottage. The interiors of this “boat house”, built in 1900, were done by Gary McBournie, known to many as a man who specializes in coastal casual design. The family that owns this house has a larger home in town… read more

For The Home: Updated Upholstery

Just a quick sneak peek of how thing are coming along over at our place. I know I am obsessed with a “before and after”. I was thinking you all might be too… It’s hard to believe this banquette had such a drastic face lift. I’m having a real moment with anything velvet. I was… read more

Interior Design: Hamptons Heaven

Those who know me well know that I am completely enamored with old homes. There’s something about the sentimental charm of a place that has been well lived in that really appeals to me. This Brideghampton house, featured in the June issue of Elle Decor, was originally built as a farmhouse in the 1840s. In the… read more

For The Home: The Local Vault

Last year I introduced you all (here) to one of my favorite “local” sites, and since then their business has been booming. The Local Vault, a site that lets you buy and sell all things home related, has become a regular in my site surfing rotation. When founders Betsy Perry and Patricia Espinosa called, I… read more

Color Obsession: Green with Envy

I am having a seriously green moment. For the home. For the fashion. And for the food. There is something so soothing about this color. Do you agree?   *images from Pinterest      

Great Bones: James F. Carter

I follow quite a few blogs, many that focus on home design and architecture. I always love when someone introduces me to a new name. This stunning home in Memphis by architect James F. Carter was such a pleasure to virtually tour on his site. I love the classic lines, and the interior design makes… read more

Designer to Watch: Carmiña Roth

With so many illnesses and disasters happening in our world, it is all too easy for us to turn a blind eye to one epidemic while focusing on another. When I was in my teens and twenties the HIV/AIDS epidemic was regularly in the news. While the disease remains a very real issue in our… read more

Holiday Decor

It’s early December, and in our house that means it’s time to decorate! Kris Kringle over at our place (aka my husband) wastes no time in getting the tree up. The weekend after Thanksgiving we headed to Jones Family Farm to chop down our own Christmas tree (they really do stay alive longer when you… read more

For The Home: Trovare Home

Before owning our home I never ever ever walked into home decor shops. It just wasn’t my jam. In fact the Antiques Centers in Stamford literally made me break out in hives. I’m not kidding when I say I once had a panic attack in Lillian August. You get the gist. And then we bought… read more