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Instagram 1 Mar 2021

#cmsingleflowerchallenge What a thrill, daffodill! @charmossny and cannot wait to get hands on your new book #charlottemossflowers ! Bulb courtesy @marywatkinswood

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Instagram 28 Feb 2021

“I dont care if it looks like me, I just want it to be young and thin,” said our inimitable mama to portrait artist #robertbrucewilliams. Hence a size 4, 40-something of size 12, 60-something Ruth, and nevertheless beautifully captures her. Happy Birthday precious Mama. Miss you every day. @duvallfuqua

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Instagram 28 Feb 2021

Celebrating our first daffodills, bulbs a gift from darling @marywatkinswood and planted with love and the help of grand @djpipertini1016 , Im loving this arrangement of bright warm colors . Palette reminds me of my divine godmother @carolineclarktrask , who loves these colors and whose beautiful Beaufort, SC, house sings with them. . . #rancholazaca #franceschultzflowers #daffodils #dahlias #alstromeria #tulips #ladybankshirerose

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Instagram 27 Feb 2021

This Parisian rooftop garden has me dreaming of summer parties and dining alfresco. Although I sometimes feel I live in an endless summer here in Los Olivos, I look forward to the warm summer nights, which are rarer, and we can linger after dinner on the porch or in the olive grove without shivering. ⁠ ⁠ Photography by @gregoryblakesamsevents ⁠

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Instagram 24 Feb 2021

Some days I just have to see the ocean. you have to bring it back to the basics to ground yourself. Salt in the air, the wind in your hair, and waves. Does it for me every time, grounds me (waters me?) in the sweetest gratitude. ⁠⁠ How wonderful is this oceanside pool in Australia? Recently highlighted in @cerealmag, I have added it to my list of must-visit places! ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Photography by @carmenchan ⁠⁠

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Instagram 22 Feb 2021

Classic design stands the test of time. This Newport estate’s interiors have not changed since 1974, nor need they. As featured in @townandcountrymag, this storied “cottage” is as charming and inviting as ever. My mother had a white-painted cast iron table and chairs in our black-and-white-tiled breakfast room growing up, and this reminds me of that, though ours was not nearly as grand. ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Design by Valerian Rybar⁠⁠ Photography by @douglasfriedman⁠⁠

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Instagram 22 Feb 2021

This fellow waiting to greet us when we got home today. What a beautiful sight. Happy hunting my red shouldered friend. If the million thousand gopher holes around here are any indication, you shall not go hungry. . #rancholazaca #hawk #santaynezvalley #homesweethome

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Instagram 20 Feb 2021

Originating in China as early as the 4th century, curtained beds again came into fashion in Medieval times, with the effect of creating a “room within a room” in the desperate hope of not freezing one’s buns off. Pairing the right fabrics, colors, and print size for bed curtains is a real art, as Brian David Philip did here so beautifully. The sconces are like earrings for the romantic Moorish-inspired headboard and are practical as well. A bed that is both cozy and sumptuous is surely one of life’s great luxuries and can be created with budgets both modest and lavish.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Design by Brian David Philip⁠⁠ Curtains by Robert Allen linen⁠⁠ Featured in @archdigest⁠⁠

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Instagram 19 Feb 2021

For all my fellow plant lovers, plant stands are an elegant way to group your green babies into one space without cluttering. Sweet southern soul @juliaberolzheimer and her husband styled their Charleston, South Carolina, porch with pops of color, courtesy of hydrangeas, and other flowering plants.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Styling by @lizziecullencox⁠⁠ Photography by @hectormsanchezphoto⁠⁠ Plant stand from @petershamnurseries⁠⁠

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Instagram 17 Feb 2021

Whether you are venturing into a healthier lifestyle for the new year or simply craving a lighter option, this salad by ace chef @chefstephvalentine is delicious! With avocado, a twist of fresh herbs, olives, and oranges, this savory salad could be a starter or main course. Ready to give it a try? Head to my stories for the full recipe.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ #CaliforniaCookingandSouthernStyle⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Photo @snixykitchen⁠⁠

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Instagram 15 Feb 2021

It has been such an honor and joy to bring you my favorite recipes and table settings surrounded by pictures and stories of our beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. #CaliforniaCookingandSouthernStyle is a cookbook, yes, but also a how-to, a why-to, and a love letter, and now in its second printing (woo-hoo!) If you haven’t availed yourself already, join our CCSS cooking club and treat yourself to fresh inspiration while we’re still a bit shut-in. Order your own copy wherever books are sold, or via my link in bio for a signed copy for you or a friend.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ #CaliforniaCookingandSouthernStyle⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Recipes by @chefstephvalentine⁠⁠ Cover photo @christyguzeit⁠⁠