Wednesday, October 27, 2010


We all remember the movie "Something's Gotta Give" not only for its entertainment, but for the fabulous oceanfront home so beautifully decorated.  In the November issue of House Beautiful, the magazine asked Phoebe and Jim Howard to make over an empty space as though Harry and Erica moved into a New York apartment together.  I was impressed with their design work and decided to google this design team to see what other projects they had done.    I had no idea that I would have been glued to my computer for hours as I explored their fabulous web site and all the beautiful photos.  I loved the section on "Recent Projects" and I have posted some of my favorite photos.  I love their style - clean lines, neutrals, comfort, classic, calm and elegant.  The rooms are all so inviting - I wanted to step inside and explore.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


This summer I discovered this fabulous gallery and tea room located on the historic Old Kings Highway (Route 6A) in the Village of Dennis on the north shore of Cape Cod. After two years of renovations, Bob and Kathy Borsari opened their gallery in this historic barn which dates back to the 1800s. Bob's brother, Andrew Borsari, is a well known photographer with several books in publication (Cape Ann, Rockport & Ipswich). His photographs of Cape Cod cover the walls of the gallery and each photograph is unique and beautiful.

George Andrews is the proprieter of the Village Tea Room.   A friend of the Borsari's and a charming Scottish gentleman, George has years of experience managing very fine hotels in England as well as serving as a chef to the late Ted Kennedy. He is so friendly and is always enjoying conversation with his clientele. The menu includes homemade soups, quiche, sandwiches, scones and deserts in addition to an extensive tea selection.  The gallery provides a wonderful setting and the food is excellent - highly recommend adding this stop to your itinerary when traveling to Cape Cod.

As you can see, the walls are covered with Andrew Borsari's photographs of still lifes, seascapes, and landscapes.  
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010


On Saturday mornings, I enjoy making a trip to our local farmers market for fresh cut flowers.  I love the boldness of the yellow sunflowers combined with the very textural chartreusse cockscomb displayed in antique brown jugs and French wine bottles.