The White Garden at Kensington Palace

Princess Diana resided in Kensington Palace for 15 years during her marriage to Charles, Prince of Wales. During her time at Kensington, one area of the grounds that gave her much joy is known as the Sunken Garden. She was known to often stroll through this area to admire the garden and chat with the […]

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A California Hidden Gem: Grand Tradition Estate & Garden

I’ve been doing a lot of research lately for several trips in my future and I am specifically seeking out those “hidden gems” to discover and experience. You know, things off the beaten track that make you feel like you are experiencing a town like a local. I am a Southern California native and this […]

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The French Garden of John-Mark Horton

I love a beautiful garden and I look forward to the time when I can start properly planning the gardens of our seaside ranch home. Patience is probably the most important virtue of a gardener but unfortunately, it is not a trait that I possess when it comes to gardening. When dealing with landscaping, I […]

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Carolyne Roehme’s Weatherstone

I’m not sure why, but for some strange reason I find it very amusing when foreign magazines highlight properties in the United States. I guess just as much as American’s are fascinated with great European design, European’s are intrigued by us as well! I can only assume. But great design is worthy of worldwide acclaim […]

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ADVENTURES IN GARDENING

I have always loved and appreciated beautiful lush gardens but it wasn’t until Mr. B and I moved into our seaside ranch home that I became interested in our own landscaping. This is primarily due to the fact that we bought a fixer and the gardens left little to be desired. At some point we will […]

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MOLLY WOOD GARDEN DESIGN

My heart belongs to Molly Wood. The first time I laid my big brown eyes on her work I was immediately smitten. Molly is the owner of Molly Wood Garden Design located in Orange County, California. Molly’s award winning landscape design business is full service from conception through final design installation and decoration. She worked out […]

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN BY MODERN FLORISTRY

I have been pouring over images of lovely landscapes as inspiration for our own humble abode. I will admit to stopping dead in my tracks when I came across these outdoor spaces designed by Modern Floristry. After a little bit of sleuthing around I found out that these beautiful gardens and outdoor living areas belong to an […]

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ESTANCIA HOTEL AND SPA: LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA

There are several places Mr. B and I like to go when we feel like we need a quick vacation; somewhere that is within driving distance and a place that doesn’t involve complicated travel planning. La Jolla, a beautiful community perched along the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean, is one of those places for us. […]

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