My pretend boyfriend John Derian has done it again with a spectacular, or should I say spooktacular, new collection celebrating Halloween for Target. John has long done great products for Target from dishware to paper goods all in his signature whimsical style derived from his decoupage work. I’ve long written about John’s decoupage work and have … Read more
Happy (almost) Christmas! Sorry to take so long getting these Newburyport Holiday House Tour 2018 tour pics up. I ended up taking so many photos it’s taken forever to edit them down into a manageable tour. As I’ve often said, Newburyport, Massachusetts is my absolute favorite city. One of the things I love about the … Read more
Happy 4th to my American friends and Happy Canada Day to all our friends in the north! I thought I’d share a little drive-by shooting tour of pretty local Massachusetts homes all dressed up for the holiday. With my design besties Teresa Burnett and Kathie Chrisicos. I hope you’re someplace cool and refreshing!
If you follow me on Social Media, you will know that my little boy RoyRoy has been suffering from IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) since September. IVDD is a genetic disorder that effects up to 25% of all dachshunds and usually comes on between 4 and 7 years old. RoyRoy turns 6 in February. While it’s … Read more
I made my annual pilgrimage to the Newburyport Holiday House tour on Saturday and this year, we were treated to some amazing homes and lovely, though not ostentatious, holiday decorating. The House Tour is put on and benefits the Custom House Maritime Museum of Newburyport. The first house I visited was the 1774 Lowell-Tracy-Johnson House, … Read more
I wrote about three of the houses I visited at the 2015 Newburyport Holiday House Tour the other day, but wanted to share the Toppan-Whitney House in its own post because it’s on the market – so we get more insider photos! The Toppan-Whitney House is a brick Federal-era home built in 1804 and is … Read more
This past Saturday was a lovely one to take in the 2015 Newburyport Holiday House Tour which benefits the Custom House Maritime Museum. As I’ve written many times here, Newburyport is my favorite place in the world – I lived there for about five years and still miss it. Unfortunately, everyone in my life is … Read more