Castine House And Garden Tour

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00June 11th, 2016|Castine, Garden Tours, Historic Homes, House Tours, Maine, Museums, Our Home|

There is much to see and do in seaside Castine: golfing, sailing, kayaking, hiking, biking, playing tennis, museum going, shopping, dining, and relaxing on the beach. And this time of year, when Castine's weather is picture perfect, come experience our charming town - you'll be in for a treat!Speaking of [...]

Our New Home

By |2019-05-29T17:18:22+00:00December 5th, 2013|Castine, Historic Homes, Maine, Museums, Our Home, Travels|

Hello ~ Happy December! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving was even more meaningful for us. After searching for a few years, we are grateful to have finally closed on a family vacation home. I have to say the search was exciting but quite challenging and frustrating [...]

Vincent is Back!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:15+00:00June 14th, 2013|Art, Historic Homes, Museums, Travels|

As summer vacation starts, many of us will be traveling and visiting museums. When I worked at the Smithsonian, the galleries would stage big blockbuster exhibitions during the busy summer months. What are your summer holiday plans? Does it involve museum-going? I'm looking forward to visiting the Winslow Homers at [...]

Let’s Go Antiquing in Paris!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:11+00:00April 16th, 2013|Favorite Shops, Food, Museums, Paris, Travels|

Our new spring shipment has just arrived! A formal preview to come after we've unpacked and cataloged the pieces. But first, I am taking you to the famous flea markets in Paris. I'll also share a few tips and professional advice on how to successfully shop the markets. Located at [...]

Copenhagen Cool

By |2019-05-29T17:18:05+00:00November 11th, 2012|Art, Favorite Shops, Museums, Swedish Antiques, Travels|

Copenhagen is definitely one of my favorite cites. While it is the capital of Denmark and a bustling city, I find it intimate and easy to navigate. It is full of historic architecture as well as world class modern design. Though cool and stylish, there is a relaxed and progressive [...]

Visiting Great Dixter

By |2019-05-29T17:18:05+00:00November 1st, 2012|Garden Tours, Historic Homes, Museums, Travels|

Many thanks for your kind comments, emails and concerns re: Hurricane Sandy. We were very fortunate! Just debris and minor breakage in the garden, and some water damage at our shop. It's been a busy week sorting out the garden and shop, so I'd like to share a garden visit [...]

Swedish Gardens and Landscapes

By |2019-05-29T17:18:00+00:00June 18th, 2012|Garden Tours, Historic Homes, Museums, Travels|

For a country with such a cold climate, Sweden offers surprisingly glorious gardens and unique landscapes. Cool summer temperatures and long hours of sunlight together with fertile soil help offset the short growing season. I discovered Sweden’s beautiful landscapes when we first traveled there in the mid 1990s. A short [...]

Country Life at Winterthur

By |2019-05-29T17:18:00+00:00May 29th, 2012|Garden Tours, Historic Homes, Museums, Travels|

Why do I love Winterthur? Perhaps it’s the extraordinary collection of American decorative arts housed in the stately Du Pont home. Maybe it’s the bucolic setting in the picturesque Delaware Brandywine Valley. Or, the specimen trees, shrubs and rare plants on the estate’s naturalistic landscape. I would say all of [...]

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