Author: Frances

Blog, Humor, Insight & Inspiration

Sunrise Service on the Beach

Every Easter in Lyford Cay, Bahamas, there is a sunrise service at 6 a.m., at the water’s edge. The service is sponsored by the Parish Church of St. Christopher and the Lyford Cay Club. The Venerable Keith Cartwright, archdeacon of the Turks & Caicos and the Southern Bahamas, is celebrant. […]

Blog, Humor, Insight & Inspiration


Just in case you have a lull in a conversation with a 5-year-old who has not heard it: Knock-Knock Who’s there? Eater. Eater who? Eater Bunny. Knock-knock. Who’s there? Cargo. Cargo who? Car go VARRROOOOOOOM! Run over Eater Bunny. Knock-knock. Who’s there? Boo. Boo who? Don’t cry, Eater Bunny come […]

Blog, Decoration & Design

Fabulous Rooms: Lyford Cay Club

The design blogosphere lit up like Times Square when Town & Country last spring unveiled the re-do of the Lyford Cay Club in Nassau, Bahamas. I lit up too when I first saw it on the drawing board two years ago and then nearbout swooned when I saw it in […]

Blog, Entertaining, Recipes & Food

Possibly the Best Pasta Ever

I have eaten this pasta for 3 of the last 4 days and still want more. So dang good and not one of the same old recipes. This one, oh, this one will make you want to slap your grandma. It’s a smokey-sweet-savory mixture of sausage, caramelized onion and fennel, asparagus, […]

Blog, Recipes & Food

Last Taco Night–Recipe Included

Tragic. The end of an era. Along with the hiatus of Brothers Restaurant in the fabled Mattei’s Tavern in Los Olivos, comes the end of Taco Night. Gaining steadily in popularity since its instigation on Thursdays many moons ago, Taco Night had arguably become a center of social life in […]

Blog, Flowers & Gardens

First Growth

Back to the ranch after three days in Colorado. We had finally gotten some much needed rain in the Valley and as we left there was snow on the mountains around us. The countryside turns green in a minute when the rains come, so it was especially beautiful to come […]