Home Inspiration: Texture

I'm gathering ideas for our new home. GARDEN IDEAS Beautiful stone walls just outside Rose How on Hawkshead Hill in the Lake District of England. Wondering if we could recreate something like this in our backyard. INTERIOR IDEAS I love the mix of the soft textile rug, wood plank floor and cast iron bed detail.…

English Countryside Hotels & Cottages

After reading a feature by Tablet on English country-style hotels, I reminisced about our family holiday in England. I am partial to the Cumbria area as that is where my husband is from and where some of his family still resides. It was on the Lindeth Bray estate, of Auntie Enid and Uncle Arthur, where…

Last Call for Summer Foods

The kids start school next week, a glaring reminder that summer is coming to an end. For our last hurrah, we drove up north and spent most of our time by a pool with a couple of trips the local farmers markets. When you're in Sonoma, I'd recommend Valley of the Moon on Tuesday nights (food, music,…

Land Rover Defender

We've just returned from a long holiday in England and am gradually sorting through hundreds of images. I came across this one which was taken at the Rydal Sheep Dog Trials & Hound Show in the Lake District. These folks have a great set up (not to mention a well designed vehicle) to enjoy a…