My Peony Romance

My Peony Romance

I’ve decided that Peonies are romantic flowers. As with any great love story, they start slowly and build over time until they burst into the most lush and fragrant flowers. A few years ago, my girlfriend Alexi, texted me from a garden nursery. She had found a...
Treasured Things at Lattice House

Treasured Things at Lattice House

When I was in my twenties, I went to Italy with a girlfriend from work. Although we hadn’t known each other long, we became quick friends and I jumped at the chance to tour Rome, Lake Como, Florence and Venice. We spent about 7-8 days hopping from city to city...
Favorite Things

Favorite Things

Favorite Things | Jackson at bat, you can barely make out the ball in the top right | Happy Friday! The highlight this week was that my son’s hard work and dedication to the game of baseball resulted in a home run. Yay! It was a little bittersweet for me because...
Birchbox Subscription Review: May 2016

Birchbox Subscription Review: May 2016

Birchbox Subscription Review: May 2016 | May 2016 Birchbox Subscription Review with flowers from my own garden | This month’s Birchbox is focusing on sun protection, and I only wish I knew about the irreversible effects of sun on my skin when I was a teenager....
Connecticut in Style

Connecticut in Style

Connecticut in style For several years I was a Garden Hostess. It is the name they give you when you volunteer to oversee a garden for a fund-raiser called “Discovery in the Garden.” Local Connecticut residents purchase tickets and receive a map to 5-6...