Featured in publications worldwide, self-taught art photographer @sejkko’s eye for rich narrative in minimalist subject matter is stunning! His recent series ‘Lonely Houses’ was created with Chromaluxe Art dye sublimation on aluminium panels. To see more of these eye-catching digital compositions, click the link in my bio. Photography by @sejkko
Now that you’ve spring cleaned every drawer and closet in your house (Covid did have that effect on some of us), spring clean your diet as well! I promise this salad is as delicious as it is healthy. Tossed with fresh mint leaves, lemon, cucumber, and avocados, this quinoa concoction is a powerhouse of healthy nutrients that will leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied. Take a peek at my stories for the 10-minute recipe. Photography by @theawesomegreen
For all our looking on the bright side and silver linings and positive attitudes and and and, sometimes the news is bad and there is no getting around it. It hurts and scares, and just plain sucks. If that’s where you are right now, I am sorry, and I send you a hug and a prayer. Remember how many people love you and that God loves you. We can know God’s love even if we have no effing idea what She’s up to. Remember the only moment you have is right now, and be there. Just be. Photo Anja Niemi.
How absolutely gorgeous is London in bloom?? Straight from the pages of @georgiannalane’s book, London in Bloom, is this cherry tree perched in front of a house in Notting Hill. Hope your day is as refreshing and peaceful as this picture. Happy Spring! Publisher @abramsbooks Photo @georgiannalane
One nice thing about not having a summer house is that you feel freer to venture afield–now that we can travel again. One place I love that I haven’t been to in years is Nantucket. The houses and gardens are ever so charming, and a setting suitable for framing is around every corner. With its storied whaling history, a respected culinary scene, and more than 80 miles of coastline, this beloved little island is worth a trip via the link in my bio until you can get there in person. Photography by @theblondielocks
I am happily welcoming the warmer weather with afternoons on the terrace with His Grace. Soaking in the sun with a little somethin’ sweet brings me such joy! Now that I have taught y’all how to grow your own citrus tree in a pot, how about we whip up some lemonade?? And not just your average lemonade! Ditch your old Dixie cup and click my link in bio for a refreshing rose-infused lemonade recipe. Photography by @apartment_34
We’ve hung out to dry long enough! My dear artist friends, please join award-winning plein air painter Tim Horn and me for a 4-day, small-group workshop in the stunning Santa Ynez Valley, including dinners at Rancho La Zaca! June 24-27. And whether you’re a potential pupil or not, see more gorgeous paintings by Tim @timhornart and workshop details on my website, www.FrancesSchultz.com link in profile. Hurry, it is filling fast. Painting is “On the Line” by Timothy Horn @timhornart.
Please join me and the lovely and brilliant @verandamag editor-in-chief @steelemarcoux a week from today for a festive and fun chat about all things house and garden! We are looking forward to the bright future ahead and how to create beauty in gathering in a new way for 2021 And of course, you will get an exclusive look inside #CaliforniaCookingandSouthernStyle! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 13th at 11:30 AM EST! To RSVP, click my link in bio. See you there!
Haaay, it’s almost Easter! Pretty pastels, family time, and sweet treats. To prepare, I am revisiting the classic carrot cake: WHAT? You haven’t tried coconut carrot cake with jam-swirled buttercream? Three layers of light and fluffy cake swirled with sweet coconut, carrots, and a touch of cinnamon? Honey if this don’t make your bunny hop, I don’t know what will. Rabbit over to my stories for the full recipe from @halfbakedharvest. Photography by @theblondielocks
My darling friend and designer @richard_keith_langham is taking on our NYC home and it is a miracle we have not killed each other I mean I could not be more excited to see the final product! Richard (“Keith” to his pals) is a genius at creating rooms grounded in tradition and inspired by imagination. The boy is always off on some flight of fancy or other, and his gorgeous designs are all the livelier for their color, texture, and pattern. This New Orleans house he did for another old friend (when you get to be my age you know everybody) is one of my favorites. The room just sings with a sweet southern drawl and shimmers with the impeccable style and attuned eye of the owner. Stop by my stories to see more of my favorite rooms, and if you haven’t had the pleasure of Keith’s book, About Decorating, click the link in my bio. Photograph courtesy of @elledecor
Weeeellll, here’s what we’re not doing this Easter, but I’m fondly remembering this so fun Easter lunch from 2019 and taking heart that next Easter Lord willin’ we will once again be hosting raucous family lunches. Love to you all on this Maundy Thursday, and in the days of Passover and Easter, and I hope the bunny finds you wherever you are. Photo @christygutzeit #rancholazaca #Easterlunch #francesschultzflowers #lunchalfresco #entertaini g #ladieswholunch #easter
Sunday Supper, which we are now a bit more relaxed about with vaccines on the rise. Hope you all had a happy Palm Sunday and blessed beginning of Holy Week, which I cannot believe is already upon us…#rancholazaca