Flower Arranging in Newport

static1.squarespaceWant to visit a true secret garden from the Gilded Age?

Meet renowned floral designers Nicolette Camille of Little Flower School and Jill Rizzo of Studio Choo for a collaboratively led flower arranging class at Rough Point Estate in Newport, Rhode Island on June 22nd.

Your day will begin with a tour of the gardens, which used to be the summer home of Doris Duke. It is the inspiration of this heiress, art collector, traveler, philanthropist and horticulturist that will be the jumping off point for arrangements that are wild and exquisite.

Refreshments, supplies, instruction and tour are all included in your class fee. I will be out of town, but hope that some of you can attend and tell me all about it! You can learn more here.Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 9.15.15 PM Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 9.15.32 PM static1.squarespace-1I can’t wait to hear the secrets of this garden and this class!


Greenwich Polo

DSC_0297After more than a decade living near Greenwich, CT….it took family visiting from out of town to get us out to watch a polo match at the Greenwich Polo Club. Now that we’ve experienced it…we can’t wait to go back! Even a little rain didn’t dampen our spirits!

In addition to enjoying an exciting polo match, we discovered that it was a very social experience. We brought out own drinks (Veuve, of course), and there were numerous food trucks, so we didn’t bother with packing a picnic. We found it a very beautiful, peaceful and engaging venue and one which drew viewers of all ages. Even dogs were welcome.

There was a corporate event that was catered right next to our cabana and it looked like a Ralph Lauren ad. Now, that I’ve seen how you can do it, I can’t wait to elevate our next experience.
DSC_0280 DSC_0284DSC_0314 DSC_0283DSC_0327 IMG_2780 IMG_2784DSC_0289DSC_0310DSC_0284DSC_0288IMG_2789The season just kicked off and runs through September 10th, so you have numerous opportunities to come on out and enjoy an exciting spectator sport in a very relaxed environment. There’s even a shuttle running from NYC this year, so gather your friends and make a day of it!


Pool Days

1aec2bd7c58c57a3dff04ce5127e0749It’s been a little chilly to hop in the pool up here, but I know many of you have already taken the plunge! Pool floats seem to have taken on a new life lately. I don’t have a pool of my own, but if I did….one of these (all from Sunnylife) might be what you’d see!15251582_547679058770423_6592334140010397696_n 18579825_1198521930276597_396599144128446464_n 16465131_219092495227942_3976169225285795840_nScreen Shot 2017-06-01 at 11.38.56 PM Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 11.32.38 PM

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and do whatever FLOATS your boat!