Saturday, December 22, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A true delightful southern gentleman, he is. James was a featured speaker at the Jacksonville Arts & Antiques show this year and I happily purchased tickets. JTF or the Farmer, is a fusion of Martha Stewart and P. Allen Smith, methinks. Sporting a belt which reveals his complete name on an attached brass plate, James is a contributing author to Southern Living magazine, as is Jenna Bush Hager, and the author of a number of lifestyle books, a speaker, a designer, and on and on. Speaking with colloquialisms and a local southern vernacular adds to the charm. From his entertaining dialogue, I gleaned that he is fond of buffalo checked fabric, rosemary, botanicals, and the blue and white combination. He eagerly recommends following the "May Rule" for pruning in the gardens. JTF also encourages the selection of hyper-seasonal foods and recipes, fresh and in season. Already working his brand, watch for this affable young man to rise rapidly! Read more of James on his blog, all things Farmer and his website.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Colonel and I took in some golf and a visit to the Homestead in Hot Springs, VA.
Furnishings and fabrics in our room in "the tower"
Horses in a pasture which borders the golf course
Fabulous architectural detailing
Map of the C&O railway which lead visitors to the resort long ago
The lobby where tea is served every afternoon... your choice of iced or hot
The clubhouse at the Cascades course.
Once the summer home of a wealthy New York stockbroker, Jake Rubino who lost it all in The Crash.
Photos of Sam Snead over the fireplace
Women's locker room was just lovely.
A clock reminds one of the time....don't be late to the tee box!
Exquisite detailing everywhere
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Some photos of my journey to Kiawah Island: bicycles, golf, shore, all gorgeous
The Ocean Course, site of the recent PGA Championship
Weather vane and ravens
Turtle Point Golf Course clubhouse
Pelican weather vane