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An Evening with Architectural Digest

Feb 3, 2020 |

I was  honored to be included in a beautiful dinner party hosted by Architectural Digest and The Container Store at the home of Michelle and Bernard Nussbaumer last week.  Michelle is the brilliant designer behind Ceylon et Cie and her projects have been featured in countless magazines but my favorite is her own get-a-way in…

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Carnation Dinnerware

Jan 21, 2020 |

  As a tabletop fanatic, I have so many patterns that I love to track down and piece together into larger, usable sets.  One of those is more special to me than many others as I started collecting it because my husband has fond memories of his mother setting the table with it when he…

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January Notes

Jan 18, 2020 |

One of our 2020 resolutions was to plan our travel out in an intentional way with plenty of time to make detailed plans and, instead, we started our January out with a last minute family ski trip and a last minute trip to the Bahamas to celebrate a friend’s birthday!  It’s funny how life throws…

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Getting Organized for the New Year

Is anyone else in the mood to get organized toady!?!  I'm not ready to take down the Christmas decorations yet but I am ready to start making progress on goals and plans for 2020!  I'm starting with lists instead of diving head-first into a new project.  What is your plan ...
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A Christmas Dinner

Earlier this week, Justin and I had the honor of hosting his business forum and their spouses in our home for a Christmas Dinner.  Because we were twenty people, I had a chance to try a set up that I hadn't attempted before!  We moved all of the furniture out ...
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December Notes

I'm crazy about these amazing planners and journals that I received.  They would make a great gift and what a wonderful treat for yourself to get the new decade started off right!  The design and aesthetic are so elegant and fresh and the quality is really impressive.  I'm thrilled to ...
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A Personalized Kick Off to a Special Birthday Weekend

My father was honored on Thursday night by some of his dearest friends with a birthday weekend kick off dinner in Palm Beach at Bice. Our friend Lucy had these incredible plates made for each of the settings using favorite black and white photographs of my father throughout his life.  ...
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Advent Calendar Time

My family loves the countdown to Christmas,  We returned from our Thanksgiving trip to see family in California today, just in time for the children to dive right into day 1!  Our son uses the tree advent and our daughter uses the nativity scene.  Filling them up is getting trickier ...
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Tartan Time

Thanksgiving is officially over and it is time to pull out your tartan!  Just pulling out my plaid classics puts me in the holiday season. I've gathered together some of my favorite on-line tartan finds for this holiday season and there is something for everyone from your pets to your ...
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November Notes

A few years ago I purchased Nancy Regan's Leron table linens at auction with rust and beige embroidery that are a perfect match to my Herend Dinner Plates. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I'm looking forward to having time with my children on their school break and ...
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Sister’s First with Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager

I was honored to be asked to host a "conversation" with former First Daughters Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager on Sunday at The Bush Center to celebrate the release of their new children's book, Sister's First.  The stories they share are so heartwarming and encouraging and the afternoon made ...
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Top Ten New Books for this Holiday Season

Books make such wonderful gifts.  I love to open a book and find an inscription from a friend inside before I flip through the pages.  Here are the top ten books that I'll be gifting this holiday season. Turn on your JavaScript to view content
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A Thanksgiving Harvest Celebration

Are you thinking about your Tablescape for Thanksgiving yet?  I'm sure you are being bombarded by plans for the menu but don't leave the table to the last minute!  A little bit of planning ahead can make a big difference.  Several years ago, I was asked to contribute a Thanksgiving ...
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