October 12, 2021

If there’s one person who has influenced my entertaining and design style (as far as kitchen and dining go), it’s Ina Garten. I picked many similar design elements for our kitchen when we built our house, from the black countertops and white glassfront cabinets, right down to the little details like the oversize Anchor Hocking…

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September 21, 2021

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a home tour, but once I saw this Long Island beauty by designer Sarah Bartholomew, decorated from top to bottom in blue and white, it was too beautiful not to share! I don’t think there’s another color combination that I love more than blue and white; it’s crisp,…

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July 20, 2021

I love an all-white kitchen – it’s clean, crisp, timeless and, if done correctly with lots of contrast and texture, can make quite a dramatic impression. Lately, though, I’ve been so drawn to kitchens in muted shades of grays, blues and even taupes and especially tone-on-tone or limed oak cabinetry. Soft, subtle colors, beautiful, honed…

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July 8, 2021

As I’ve grown older, I find myself seeking out the simplicity in everything and that, most definitely, includes my table settings. I can certainly appreciate a beautifully set table with all the bells and whistles like napkin rings, elaborate centerpieces and a million pieces of silverware but when it comes to setting the table for…

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get the look: ina’s glass hurricanes

March 13, 2019

It’s no secret that I love all things Ina Garten and that also happens to include the glass hurricanes that are regularly featured sitting on the counter top in her East Hampton kitchen on her show.  They’re so simple, but super chic, just like everything else in her beautiful home; a grouping of them would make a…

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cedar shake chic in the hamptons

February 11, 2019

After an entire week of 75 degrees and sunny skies last week, I’ve got spring fever so bad!  I can’t think of a better way to kick off a new (much colder) week than by sharing a beautiful Hamptons summer haven and this one has one of the most stunning exteriors, entry way and grounds…

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get the look: navy lacquered butler’s pantry

January 25, 2019

I’m officially adding “navy lacquered butler’s pantry” to the list of must-haves for our forever home, thanks to this breathtaking little jewel box off the kitchen in blogger Sue DeChiara’s Connecticut home.  I’ve followed Sue’s blog for years and have obsessed over every inch of her butler’s pantry since they moved in a few years back…

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a few things on my radar for spring

February 7, 2018

I’m walking around like a zombie the last few days, partly because Luca is still not sleeping well but also because the hubby and I have not been able to get the littles to bed fast enough so we can make a cocktail and binge watch as many episodes as possible of Breaking Bad.  I have…

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get the look: meg ryan’s new york kitchen

October 19, 2016

Did anyone else gasp when they saw Meg Ryan’s kitchen in her New York City loft in the latest Architectural Digest?  I love me an all-white kitchen, but a black and white kitchen with warm wood accents is right up my alley, as it’s what I tried to create in my own home!  There are…

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newport this fall

August 26, 2016

(From our first trip to the Waves in Newport, RI, 2006) Our first trip as a family of four is right around the corner, as my cousin is getting married in Newport, Rhode Island, at the end of September and we are all in it!  Rhode Island is one of my favorite states to visit,…

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