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BEST OF SUMMER BLOOMS AND A ROUNDUP OF BEAUTIFUL VASES

The only upside to the end of summer, for me, is that there is a plethora of dahlias in bloom to soothe the sadness of my littles returning to school! One of my dear friends started her own flower farm a few years ago and I always looked forward to her end-of-summer subscription for the…

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END OF SUMMER FAVORITES THAT EFFORTLESSLY TRANSITION TO FALL

We still have a long way to go until it starts to feel anything like fall around here, so while the temps and humidity are still high, we are still very much in summer mode. Since I’m a perpetual summer girl, I’m the last person on the planet to reach for fall tones and pumpkin…

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DREAM HOUSE: FOUR ELMS COTTAGE IN EAST HAMPTON

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve more than likely seen this East Hampton stunner a time or two on my feed. I can’t think of a better way to ease back into blogging than to share one of my personal favorites, Four Elms Cottage, a gorgeous white clapboard beauty, nestled between one hundred year…

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SUMMER FAVORITES FOR THE POOL

Ah, sweet summer time! I look forward to this time all school year long….lazy mornings, long days by the pool, wrinkly toes and fingers and best yet – no schedules and nowhere to be but with my littles. The photo below just about sums it up for me – some much-needed downtime with my littles…

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SUMMER (PIN)SPIRATION

Falling down a rabbit hole on Pinterest at night after the littles go to bed has become a favorite pasttime as of late and it’s quite obvious where my mind is lately, with the pins I’ve been saving! The one thing I do love most about Pinterest is that, the more you pin certain types…

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SUMMER INSPIRATION

Just popping in quick to share some summer inspiration in the form of cedar shake beauties, lots of garden goodness, lacquered Dutch doors, pea gravel drives and subtle nautical details (naturally). The past few weeks it seems like there’s been a lot of repetition in my Instagram feed, so I’ve been reverting to the folders…

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GET THE LOOK: SAG HARBOR SPRING TABLE SETTING

I asked on Instagram last weekend what kind of posts you’d like to see here on the blog and an overwhelming number of you requested more table settings with sources for getting a similar look! I feel like I post quite a few of my settings on a regular basis, but if more is what…

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CHARMING CHARLESTON: WINDOW BOX PERFECTION

We’re planning a quick weekend trip back to the Holy City before the blazing heat hits and, since I have gardens and landscaping on my mind 24/7 lately, I thought I’d share some snaps from some of the most beautiful window boxes from our favorite city! I’ve posted pics from our trips before but I’m…

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OUTDOOR FAVORITES FOR SPRING + SUMMER

Spring is on its way out the door, as the heat and humidity are quickly on their way in, so we are currently all about cleaning up the yard, flower beds and waiting patiently for the last of the pollen to clear so we can power wash the exterior and move full-on into summer mode!…

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INSPIRED: THOMAS O’BRIEN’S INCREDIBLE GARDENS IN BELLPORT

As we finish cleaning up our garden beds and prepping the yard for the summer season, I’m constantly soaking up all the garden and landscape inspiration. At the top of my list of gardens and yards to ogle is the incredible Bellport property of designer Thomas O’Brien, whose home was featured in Frederic Magazine last…

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USING FLOWER FROGS FOR ARRANGEMENTS

I’ve been arranging blooms far longer than I’ve known what a flower frog is, but ever since I discovered them, they’ve been a favorite must-have for gorgeous arrangements and centerpieces! A flower frog is made out of glass, pottery or metal with a bunch of holes in the top and which is made to sit…

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INSPIRED DESIGN: KATHRYN HERMAN LANDSCAPE DESIGN

When I think of classic, elegant landscapes, landscape designer Kathryn Herman is one of the first to spring to mind. Her ethereal landscapes, gardens, garden rooms and greenhouse designs are so effortlessly beautiful, organic but grounded, and reflective of her passion for timeless British landscape design. I first discovered Herman’s work when a follower on…