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A Graduation at Home

May 17, 2020 |

We had a wonderful time putting together a mini-celebration for our sweet Maddy, our nanny who lives with us.  She has always been like a member of our family but, as we have all isolated together, our bond has really grown even stronger!  Maddy earned a degree in Pastoral Studies and her graduation would have…

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Fresh White Dress

May 14, 2020 |

This is the third year that I have put together a collection of fresh white dresses that are perfect for summer!  Whether you pair them with sandals at the beach or sneakers in the city, this year’s edit of over 70 dresses has something for everyone! Drag your mouse over the images below to see…

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Field of Flowers Tablescape

May 11, 2020 |

Another night with a dinner safe at home means another tablescape for our family.  I adore the Field of Flowers pattern by Juliska.  We used the salad plate over their classic Berry and Thread dinner plate.  The Field of Flowers napkin was a fun compliment to this gorgeous botanical mix.  I layered these over our…

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Keeping Boredom At Bay

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 ...
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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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