Category Archives: Garden Visits (Road Trips)

Shopping the Upscale Stores in New Preston, Connecticut

If you are the reader of “shelter magazines” (Veranda, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, etc) as I am, you will have noticed that many of the stylish properties shown in those periodicals are located in north-west Connecticut.  Litchfield County … Continue reading

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Visiting The Real Housewives of New York (RHONY) Dorinda Medley’s home, Blue Stone Manor, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts

On July 15, 2017 The Lenox Garden Club held its biennial garden tour, and one of the show-stopping properties visited was Blue Stone Manor. Blue Stone Manor is the country home of Dorinda Medley who is a reality TV star … Continue reading

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Bunny Williams new Studio at her Falls Village, Connecticut estate

Throughout the year, taste-makers extraordinaire, Bunny Williams and her husband John Rosselli graciously open up their Litchfield County estate to help a number of charities. Recently my friend Marguerite and I visited Bunny and John’s bit of paradise, called the … Continue reading

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A Way to Garden…A Tour of Margaret Roach’s Columbia County Garden in Copake Falls, NY

Since 1995 the Garden Conservancy has providing entrĂ©e into some of America’s most beautiful gardens with their Open Days Program. One of their most popular east-coast garden hosts is plants-women, author of three books, lecturer, past garden editor for Newsday … Continue reading

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My visit to the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY

Located in central New York, one mile north of the Village of Cooperstown, on the west side of Otsego Lake is the Farmers’ Museum. The museum is sited at 5775 State Highway 80 Cooperstown, NY 13326, which is on land … Continue reading

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Martha was there and so was I, TRADE SECRETS CT. Sharon Connecticut

Each May on the Saturday and Sunday following Mother’s Day, plant and garden antiques lovers from everywhere journey to picturesque north-west Connecticut for Trade Secrets. Trade secrets is a two-day event to benefit Women’s Support Services of Sharon, Ct., which … Continue reading

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A Return Visit to Spencer and Katrina Trask’s YADDO. Saratoga Springs, NY

During the Summer months in the 1960’s my Mother and Father, along with my maternal Grandmother, Aunt Anna, Uncle Micky, and my Sister and I would all pack into our family car and drive to Saratoga. We would go from … Continue reading

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