Editor's Note: Today I am wearing Nanette Lepore skirt, Joie silk blouse, and J.Crew espadrilles.
Happy Friday! Here comes the 4-day weekend. I wish that I could say I was going to rest and relax all weekend and soak up the sun--but truth be told I will be moving out of my home of 27 years this weekend. It finally sold--so time to get it done! I have mentioned before that I am a bit of a pack rat. Not one of my better qualities... we are having an estate sale next weekend. I am proud of myself that I am going to let a lot of things go. After all--a lot of it is just stuff. Today I am featuring a home in The Hamptons full of fabulous gardens. A perfect article to celebrate summer. July 4th always makes me a little sad. I love summer--and not it is almost half way over. Let's savor what is still to come. Have a fabulous 4th! See you on Wednesday the 5th!
The gardens featured in this article are beyond magnificent! There is a quote in the article that is from Russell Page saying "Gardens are an expression of faith and the embodiment of hope." It is incredible to read that these gardens were built without a master plan and do not use pesticides. The gardens were fashioned after estates in England, Italy, India, and Iran. What an incredible pond bordered with roses and filled with lily pads--very reminiscent of Monet's water lilies. The bridge is enchanting!
The roses on the property are fabulous! These arbors with roses are so whimsical and beautiful!
What a stunning gate leading into another garden! This would be a perfect setting for a movie.
This grotto was built by sculpture Simon Verity and architect Martha Finney and is made from tufa stone, seashells, and quartz. Can you image having a dinner party here?! What a stunning setting!
A close up of the beautiful wall! A true work of art! Note the beautiful floral arrangement in the middle of the table. It is so simple but so elegant! I also love the place settings and all the shells used on the table. How beautiful!
How incredible are these sea shell chairs over looking the pool area!
Note the railings by the pool steeps and going up the stairs. The owners work with mother nature and fashioned handrails out of trees that have blown over after storms. What a fabulous idea!
What a beautiful tufa stone fountain in their Italian garden! It truly is a magical setting!
Beautiful stone walls grace many of the gardens. This is just so lovely!
Of course the head gardens Chesapeake Bay retriever Olive was included in the article coming through beautiful iron gates. The beautiful urns were purchased at an auction. What a magical garden!
"Land Of Enchantment" Article Featured In Veranda July-August 2017 Issue
Photography By Tria Giovan
Written By Jennifer Ash Rudick
Dinner last night was fed ground beef with asparagus. Delicious!
One of my favorite Boz Scaggs songs. It always makes me break out and dance!