Leaving CO this morning… The sunrise looks like #fireonthemountain ! I did not paint well this week but learned some good lessons – one of which is there is no substitute for practice. Havjng a good eye, some drawing skill, etc are all fine, but mixing and putting on the paint takes doing it and doing it and doing it …. It’s a goal for the future, and meanwhile something is better than nothing. But for NOW, we’ve got a book to put out there! #californiacokkingandsouthernstyle is featured on @theglampad ‘s blog! Wowie zowie am so thrilled and grateful! More on that soon!
Another sneak peak at the feature on Ranch la Zaca and California Cooking and Southern Style (pre order via link in profile) in the new @santabarbaramag spotlighting the #santaynezvalley from the fantastic family-owned @alisalguestranch to my darlin’ friend @globaleyeart to @wendyfosterlosolivos Oh this is our bedroom at left, and breakfast room on the right. Interior design by @marywatkinswood Photos @triagiovan Painting by @stevenseinberg .
#interiordesign #masterbedroom #breakfastroom #breakfastnook #orange
New York Skyline for sale. This gorgeous painting, “Before Dusk,” an original oil painting by the acclaimed contemporary artist @paulbalmer, needs a home. 64” x 64” oil on canvas. DM me for details.
YAY for my precious friend, fabulous cook, adorable person, handsome devil, talented writer, and The. Most. Artful. Host. Ever. RUN to buy his new book now, #theartofthehost from @rizzolibooks. Am grateful for this day of plane rides with this gorgeous new book and cant wait to savor every word. Oh and such a lovely party at the sublime @verdurajewelry .
She was the best. I got to introduce her when she spoke at my alma mater St Mary’s School in Raleigh. What an honor. Thank you for your work, your integrity, your grace, and for showing so many of us the way. Blessings to your family and rest in peace @cokiebroberts Photo by Felicia Evans via @harpercollinsus
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
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