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Friday Favorites – Nantucket Natural Beauty

Surrounded by an abundance of nature’s gifts every day, it’s not surprising that there is an emphasis on living healthfully here on Nantucket. Whether it’s what you eat or put on your face and body, natural beauty is a goal here on island.…
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Happy Anniversary Maria Mitchell

When you think of Nantucket, perhaps beautiful beaches, cobblestone streets and rose covered cottages come to mind, but this small island is also home to one of the most pioneering women in the history of science. This year celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Maria Mitchell [pronounced “mə-RYE-ə”], America’s first female astronomer and to commemorate the occasion, the Nantucket Historical Association has collaborated with the Maria Mitchell Association on an exhibition at the Whaling Museum, below.…
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Nantucket Highlights

As I prepare for my annual summer trip to Nantucket, I was reviewing some of my past posts of island favorites. I thought I would share a few Nantucket highlights here and ask you readers what you might enjoy seeing this year.…
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Celebrating the English Rose

Just take a stroll this weekend around Instagram and you will see a plethora of roses blooming in gardens here and abroad. If you are a flower and gardening aficionado and happened to be traveling to England in the next five weeks, you might want to add the Rose Festival at the RHS Garden Rosemoor, which opens tomorrow, to your agenda.…
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72 Hours in France!

As mentioned in my last post, I spent 72 hours in France this week with Susanna Salk, filming two new video episodes. We were so incredibly lucky with the weather – a little rain on one day and the rest was what we all imagine as the proverbial springtime in Paris!…
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Out and About in Florida and Around the World

This past week I was happily out and about in Florida, visiting family and escaping the unseasonable weather. It was refreshing to see green and color in both nature Florida palm trees and bougainvillea and the tropical exteriors. tropical Florida arched entry with bougainvillea blue shutters against gray Florida exterior And while I was away, there was also an abundance of inspiration online from some favorite publications, reinforcing an oft-favored theme in these parts of looking back to move forward.…
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At Home with Carolyne Roehm in Charleston

Ever since watching Gone with the Wind as a child, Carolyne Roehm has long had a predilection for the South. As she matured, her interests turned more to European history, particularly that of France, where she spent many years on and off.…
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At Home in Los Angeles With Lulu Powers

While celebrity chef and author Lulu Powers is primarily known for her entertaining expertise, her creativity known no bounds. With a passion for parties, culinary creations and spirited styling, Lulu’s home is the perfect expression of her fearless joie de vivre.…
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2018 Antiques & Garden Show Nashville

If possible, the 2018 Antiques & Garden Show in Nashville seemed even bigger and more packed with endless finds than when I attended two years ago! And with a great line up of speakers (that I was honored to be a part of) and events, it was a must-visit destination of the design season.…
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Nashville Bound

One of the most popular events of the season is the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville coming up on February 2-4. Celebrating its 28th year, it is the longest-running event of its kind. I am excited to be Nashville Bound next week to return to this very special show.…
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