This past week I had the pleasure of attending a talk and floral design demonstration by James T. Farmer III. In addition to being an interior and floral designer and the author of several books, Mr. Farmer is a gifted storyteller. When you go to hear him speak, you will watch him effortlessly arrange flowers […]
When you are my age you think you have seen it all. But I have a new favorite thing—the auricula theater. They’re so whimsical and wonderful I can’t believe I have never seen one in real life. I’ve read about them and seen photographs. And they are exactly what they sound like: a kind of […]
Designer Myra Hoefer’s gorgeous ivy covered cottage in Healdsburg, California was featured three times in House Beautiful Magazine. The final article was published in 2012, and I—because I wanted to be there, dining alfresco in the courtyard, then lounging in the tiny rooms—fell in love with it. My torn-out magazine pages stashed in a folder […]
One gets the impression that Kate is a little bit shy. When you follow her on Instagram (@katier444) you notice a quiet elegance unfolding in her narrative: there are glimpses of real life (she lives with her family in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia, which she has described to me as the kind of […]
Tis the season for wreaths. They have a long history dating back to ancient Egypt and can mean many things, like protection and honor and hope and joy. They have always symbolized the bounty and beauty of nature. For us, in these modern times, they most often say Welcome!