Weekend in NYC

HOPE sculpture on W 53rd Street; Carol Bove sculpture at The Met; Patience and Fortitude the renowned pair of lions at the 42nd Street Public Library and artwork in our hotel lobby at the Andaz on 5th.

Arriving at Penn Station on Thursday afternoon around 1:23 P.M.

This past weekend, as temps began to rise a few of us hopped the Amtrak from DC to NYC to partake in the reopening of the city after a long, challenging winter. We still had to do our part by social distancing, as there were several exhibitions worth masking up for this spring: Goya’s Graphic Imagination” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art [through May 2]; “Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life” at MoMA PS1 in Queens [through Sept. 6th], and Frick Madison just re-opened in March and will house the collection and staff during the renovation of its historic buildings on East 70th Street.

Travel safely,


Photographs taken of flowers from the garden last spring

With travel placed on hold during the middle of winter, I took to designing the perfect garden with a bit of paper and pencil on a cold and windy afternoon. My love of flowers took over as I imagined what areas around the house would look like if I brought the South of France to Heath. I could see the garden in full-swing this summer, while looking through the deck doors filled with old-fashioned slub roses, potted camellias, a bit of night blooming jasmine and scented geraniums dotted around for an intensely fragrant affect.

Orange and red ranunculus have been ordered with additional hydrangeas to go around the front porch and deck to keep deer from noshing all season long.I’ve enjoyed creating this fragrant landscape, and will continue to draft and edit for the rest of summer into fall so, that I may carry this idea into the following year.

Looking forward to warmer weather,