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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Happy Friday!

Woohoo…Happy Friday! I am so happy that the weekend is almost here even though I have a ton of errands to do over the next couple of days. A few things on the list include getting my hair done, as well as doing some shopping to update my summer wardrobe for work. What are your […]

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Celebrating Vogue

One of my first assignments during my freshman year of high school (circa 1986), was to create a “collage”, now often referred to as a mood board or inspiration board, as a way of to helping students get to know one another. I remember my creation vividly. It was the largest in the class and […]

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A Mother’s Day Wish

The lack of posts lately hasn’t been intentional. But given that it is Mother’s Day weekend I wanted to pop in to honor my readers that may also be mothers. I’m not a mother myself, and that’s probably a good thing, but it gives me a great reason to a celebrate the mother’s in my life. […]

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Happy Easter. Viva Spring. Viva Sweet Love

Sweet spring is your time is my time is our time for springtime and viva sweet love.   –E.E. Cummings   Several weeks ago I had a fleeting thought about hosting an Easter brunch for the family. I procrastinated and never got around to actually planning anything. Shame on me. I guess I can try […]

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TUESDAY TIP NO. 5: A UNIQUE CONTAINER FOR FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS

Flowers have been on my mind since my recent visit to the world famous Nuccio’s Nurseries. It’s hard to think about Spring at the moment but it will be here before you know it. Fresh flowers are my favorite part of the season and I can’t wait for all the springtime blooms and freshly cut […]

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HAPPY FRIDAY – HAPPY WEEKEND

I am not sure about you but a beautiful home and gorgeous landscaping will stop me in my tracks each and every time. It’s Friday and the weekend will soon be here so I thought I would just share some random prettiness today just because it makes me happy. I am looking forward to dinner […]

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