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Instagram 15 Sep 2019

A waiter sees to the final touches on this beautiful table for a young friend’s very special party last night in New York. I stopped by in case she needed any last minute help and to snap some pics for her mama. She was completely organized and all was perfectly in hand, but I did get some photos. The flowers were beautiful, as ever @lagrenouillenyc and the staff attentive and expert. This upstairs room was once the studio of painter #bernardlamotte and quite the social hub in its day. Still is! .
#lagrenouille #oldnewyork #dinnerparty

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Instagram 14 Sep 2019

Enjoying @ronda_carman ‘s new book #entertainingathome from @rizzolibooks with foreword by @indiahicksstyle and seeing so many talented friends and their beautiful tables @danielledrollins @waremporter @mecoxgardens (Mac Hoak and Fred Perkins) @suzannekasler @bettiebeardenpardee @juliaevansreed @billingramarchitect and others. Photography by @matthewmeadstyle and Michael Hunter. Wonderful. Ronda and I will be on a panel together with @davidbaker_tsb moderated by @margotrshaw kicking off the fantastic #antiquesinthegardens in Birmingham on October 3! @bhambotanicalgardens @bbgardens @flowermagazine #tastebuds

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Instagram 11 Sep 2019

My prayer is for the grace to heal: as a son, a daughter, a mother, a father, a husband, a wife, a family, a people, a nation, a world.
Thanks to @mohonkmountainhouse for this silent, waving tribute to honor and grace.

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Instagram 10 Sep 2019

This is a little vignette from “Bee-fore,” which is to say the house before #beecottage, which some of you know about. This collection of blue and white plates keeps turning up, which is a nice thing about collections—they can keep turning up in different rooms and different ways. These were in the master bedroom, a weird-ish place for plates but it worked. Like last week’s paintings (ha, some also hung with plate hangers!) these too are arranged #higgeldypiggeldy above a painted chest. The same plates appear in more orderly fashion a few posts back in a plate rack in the kitchen of Bee Cottage. All to say that whether you move or not, it’s fun to re-think your collections and to come up with different ways to display them. I’d love to see yours if anyone wants to share… .
#thebeecottagestory #blueandwhite #collections

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Instagram 1 Sep 2019

Sailing out of summer. So good to be on the water… Finally dawned on me I could… even if His Grace would rather go to the dentist than be on the ocean. Not that I needed permission, I just forget sometimes that things I love doing are right at my fingertips but for the deciding to do them. Often it’s not a question of permission from others, but permission from ourselves. Anyone out there relate to that?