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Stuart Maxwell Whitman 1928-2020

Mar 17, 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, put it when he said…

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Time at Home

Mar 15, 2020 |

  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 a great reminder that, in…

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March Notes

Mar 10, 2020 |

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 place cards for your Easter…

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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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Come on in!

I've been wanting to share photos of our house with you after our renovation for so long but I've had to wait for the release of the November/December issue of Veranda Magazine to hit the news stands!  Finally, I can share!  Click here to see the on-line article and a ...
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Personalized Presents

My Gift Guide for the holidays will be posted very soon but, in the meantime, I didn't want the early birds to miss out on a chance to order some personalized presents - I think they are the best kind!  Check out my boutique below to see fifty of my ...
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The Party Closet

My party closet! I have so much fun creating tablescapes in here. Photo by David Tsay for Veranda What fun to read Veranda Editor-in-Chief, Steele Marcoux's article about The Party Closet.  She calls it the most indispensable room you have never heard of!  Click here to read her story and ...
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