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Shopping the Rose Bowl

I've shopped the Rose Bowl here and here, and also here, but this time I did it with my good friend Anna. She interned with me at Martha back in the day, cut her teeth at Kelly Wearstler and has since gone on to do fantastic things. We were both a little hungover tuckered out that morning, but after beelining to the…
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Guest Room Ready

I was in Pennsylvania last week, crossing the Wright's Ferry Bridge over the Susquehanna, when I stopped (abruptly, heart racing) at Burning Bridge Antiques in Columbia. Amid aisles of charming American-made antiques, this striped wonder caught my eye. I'm a sucker for antique linens, especially in their original boxes. Original Box (often but not always) = Never Used. Inside I…
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WARMING WINTER PASTA

Last weekend's storm cloaked Pine Hill Farm in white, leaving an icy chill in its wake. After a couple of selfies in the snow, my friend Austin and I were craving a hearty, warming pasta... ...and for that, I knew just where to go. Every Villarina's store feels like a beautifully curated pantry full of fresh, artisanal foods. The pasta and sauces…
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HELLO AGAIN

I'd like to think that if all good things must end, even better and more beautiful things start right up again! 2013 brought changes at home and at work, with family and friends and, most of all, in our selves and the course ahead. After three and a half years of life in the country chronicling our adventures, shopping flea markets…
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A Country Living Christmas

If there's one thing I learned living in our quiet patch of country, it's that a house is so much more than rafters and beams, windows and doors, wallpaper and paint. We go to such great lengths, you and I, inspring ourselves and others to decorate our homes more beautifully that sometimes, we forget to stop and share them, graciously…
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All Fun, No Fuss

If you haven't seen the new issue of Better Homes and Gardens, I have a fun, little story on how to throw a festive holiday fete with plenty of party flourishes to impress even your most finicky guests. It's everything you need to throw a stylish holiday cocktail party with quick and easy crafts you can make yourself. My favorite? Festive…
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Out of the Blue

I love styling Thanksgiving tables, especially in colors that delight and surprise my guests. For an event at my friend Phoebe Howard’s store in Charlotte, I updated traditional brown transferware plates with bright pink runners made from inexpensive fabric from Jo-Ann’s. For our first Thanksgiving table at our old farmhouse in upstate New York, I paired a purple tartan blanket from the Goodwill with antique…
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Eye Candy

Sorry for the silence, everyone! A string of projects, shoots and events kept us from our duties. To make it up to you, here's a table setting full of bright, brilliant color we created for last month’s event at Travadavi in Atlanta. As soon as I saw this prismatic print from Lulu DK in candy-coated colors of coral, teal, navy and…
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