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Work From Home – My New Space

Mar 30, 2020 |

Just like some of you, I have worked from home for quite a while now, ever since my children started school.  Before they were both in school, I felt I needed an office to get away to whenever I needed to get something done but, since they were both enrolled in day schools, I felt…

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Daydreaming about Blue and White Porcelain

Mar 22, 2020 |

I’ve spent a lot of time in family-isolation this week scrolling through some of my favorite blue and white inspiration images.  I thought you might like to see them collected into one spot! Whether on the wall, the table, a shelf or filled with flowers, there are so many ways to enjoy your favorite pieces. …

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Keeping Boredom At Bay

Mar 18, 2020 |

Like the rest of world, we are spending all of our time at home right now.  (Click here to take a tour of our house!) We are going on walks, baking, cooking, crafting and watching a tremendous amount of tv and movies!  We have been face-timing and talking to friends but we miss playdates and…

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Stuart Maxwell Whitman 1928-2020

Our family lost a treasure on the 16th of March.  I'm sure that my handsome and charming father-in-law's star will shine as bright in heaven as it has here on earth.  He was a movie star and a cowboy all the way through.  I love the way my husband, Justin, ...
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Time at Home

  Our school is cancelled and our spring break plans are too. It seems that life as we know it is cancelled!Is this the universe telling us to slow down? I sat down when I read the quote above by Jamie Tworkowski that my friend Alli posted.  It was such ...
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March Notes

I'm crazy about these hand-painted blue and eggs!  You can order them by clicking here. We had an amazing family vacation to St. Barths.  Here are some of my favorite beach things! This handbag is trending and it was the best $30 I ever spent! These would make the best ...
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A Dine-Around Dinner

Justin and I were honored to host a small group at our home during the YPO Dine Around last week.  The event included the 100 members of Justin's YPO Chapter.  The members were divided among several members homes for a cocktail hour and then a seated dinner.  We served salad ...
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An Evening with Architectural Digest

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 ...
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Carnation Dinnerware

Lauren Santo-Domingo's Hampton's table set with Carnation plates from Moda Domus as seen on her Instagram Feed.   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 ...
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January Notes

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!  ...
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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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