The Devine Life Blog

Alfresco Breakfast with Julia B.

May 26, 2016

Peonies, tulips and freesia a combined to make an pretty bouquet for the table. 
My husband and I just hosted a post prom party out here for our daughter, you can't imagine what it was like having that many kids here. As my husband said afterwards, "we can check that off the list never again" said designer and entrepreneur Julia we walked into her beautiful Connecticut garden recently....
Then and Now

May 23, 2016

The retreat in its beautiful home today. 
One of the most fun projects I have worked on was for the Berkshire Botanical garden summer event in 2010. Designers were asked to repurpose a prefab shed into a magical space. Since I had already done this with my own Bagatelle in my garden I knew what a creative project it would be. The sheds were sold to benefit the garden and it remained a bit of a...
A Visit to Grandmothers Garden

May 16, 2016

In The Garden by Childe Hassam
Take a trip back in time to the late 19th and early 20th century by visiting this summers New York Botanical Garden new exhibit Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas.The poetic ideal of a grandmothers flower garden never looked so good as it does in this show. The exhibit examines, through both period paintings and an extensive garden, the connection between...


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