Author: Frances

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Instagram 10 May 2021

With travel restrictions finally beginning to ease, now is the time for dreaming and scheming. Atrani on the Amalfi Coast is always glorious to visit, whether you leave your armchair or not. Join me in stories to see more gorgeous Italian destinations and buon viaggio!⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Photo @mill.es⁠⁠

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Instagram 8 May 2021

Happy Mother’s Day weekend! I hope y’all are treating your sweet mamas to a little something pretty on this beautiful day This delicate bouquet of soft pinks, yellows, and greens by @angelicafleurs seems like just the thing to put a smile on her face!⁠ ⁠ Bouquet by @angelicafleurs

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Instagram 8 May 2021

Remembering you Nina Griscom on this your birthday and this fantastic and often hilarious trip to Africa, your first. I realize I am still talking to you like you were here… and playing backgammon in Botswana and you are flipping me the bird because I beat you like a drum, girl. One of the pieces fell between the floorboards and is still there… and a piece of my heart will always be with you my darlin’ fabulous friend. #ninagriscom #whatagreatchick

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Instagram 7 May 2021

If you haven’t yet discovered @heidicaillierdesign do take a look at her romantic designs. A picture-perfect cottage with modern moments amongst classic antiques? They’re playing my song. Catch a glimpse of the shower in the reflection of the mirror and the gorgeous brass details. Bathrooms are notoriously challenging to design, and this one is a beaut. I would happily begin and end my days here.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Design by @heidicaillerdesign⁠⁠ Photo @haris.kenjar⁠⁠ Courtesy @countrylivingmag⁠⁠

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Instagram 5 May 2021

Although we may never find a gift adequate to thank our mothers for all they have done for us, but wreaking total havoc in the kitchen is a great start JK! No seriously, a handmade gift from the heart always hits the mark. This citrusy, buttery Dandelion Bundt Cake is the perfect sweet treat. Stop by my stories for the full recipe⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Recipe and photo @thekitchenmccabe⁠⁠

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Instagram 3 May 2021

Just sublime. Never met a latticed room I did not love, and as a lover of old houses and classic design, I am a huge proponent of historic preservation. This 1920’s Tudor, designed by the revered late Dallas architect Hal Thomson, is a gem, and the jewel @cathykincaidinteriors worked her magic on the 21st-century interiors. @johnrosselliassociates table and @deangelissf chairs in @veere_grenney’s Temple upholstery create a sunny, comfy spot to book-browse or a breezy setting for lunch.⁠ ⁠ Architecture by Hal Thomson⁠ Interior Design by @cathykincaidinteriors⁠ Featured in @housebeautiful

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Instagram 30 Apr 2021

If you can’t get to the Mediterranean, bring the Mediterranean to you. Landscape architect Anna Hoffman of @hoffmanospina did just that for her clients in West Hollywood, adding a new pool and poolhouse. Landscape designers tell me EVERYONE is putting in pools these days… See these gorgeous gardens and more via @verandamag and stop by my stories for the full tour! Landscape Design by @hoffmanospina Photo @manololangis

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Instagram 28 Apr 2021

Traveling abroad may still seem a dream away, but @borgosantopietro recent announcement of their opening on May 1st is happy news indeed! In the heart of the Tuscan countryside, Borgo Santo Pietro is a 5-star boutique hotel and estate. With its antiques-filled rooms and lovely gardens, a feeling of home has welcomed visitors here throughout the farm’s 800-year history.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Photography by @entouriste⁠⁠

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Instagram 26 Apr 2021

I am happy for warmer weather and longer days. Lunches in our olive allee are a favorite part of spring and summer here. If you are looking for inspiration for your spring table and haven’t yet acquired a copy of California Cooking and Southern Style, now is the time! With (doable!) tablesettings for all occasions and delicious recipes by @chefstephvalentine you’ll be on your merry way. Tap link in my bio to get your very own copy! #CaliforniaCookingandSouthernStyle Photography by @christygutzeit

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Instagram 24 Apr 2021

A slow Saturday morning is the perfect time for a little self-care. And please please please don’t think of it as selfish. You need to take care of yourself if you are really going to take proper care of anyone or anything else. Your spirit needs fuel just as much as your body–maybe more so. You’re not just doing yourself a favor; you’re doing it for all those you love, and you’re giving them permission to do the same. So what’s it to be? How are you resting and rejuvenating on this gorgeous Saturday morning?⁠ ⁠ Design by @heidicaillierdesign⁠ Photography by @haris.kenjar

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Instagram 21 Apr 2021

Get saucy! Another of @chefstephvalentine’s sublimely delicious recipes is her brilliant olive-caper-lemon-herb vinaigrette. An excellent topping for fish or chicken, I double the recipe because I just have to. It is SOOOOOO good. Special enough for company, simple enough for every day; this is one recipe you need on hand! Visit my stories for the full recipe.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Recipe by @chefstephvalentine⁠⁠ Photography by @ful.filled⁠⁠

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Instagram 19 Apr 2021

If you are planning on starting a vegetable garden, good on you! April is the ideal month to sew most of your vegetable seeds. Curious which vegetables are the best to plant in spring? Grab your trowel and join me in stories. Happy planting!⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Photography by @pedenmunk⁠⁠ Courtesy of @marthastewart48⁠⁠