Full swing


The garden’s in full swing now and we’re loving it. We’ve harvested a few tomatoes already, and here’s the first batch of gourmet lettuce from thinning out the wine box planters. The wildflower garden has shifted from lupines to daisies…and … Continue reading

Humble violets


Spring has endless charms–lilacs, angelique tulips, Siberian iris, peonies. And one of my favorites–the humble violet. I’ve collected a few different colors over the years and they never cease to cheer up the garden before most other plants are blooming. … Continue reading



There was this kid from Minneapolis, came from nothing special. Today he died and google turned purple. Musicians and celebrities world-wide shared their shock and grief. Nearly 3 million tweets about him in the half-hour after his death was announced. … Continue reading



I’ve been inspired by those long lovely Chanel chains for this summer set of necklaces, which incorporates two kinds of vintage art glass beads. Reminds me of a daisy studded meadow.