This is my veggies of the day—Farm to Table

Farm to Table with Sophie Dahl

The farm fresh produce has come to an end here in the North Carolina mountains. But a recent trip to the Cashiers Organic Farmers Market inspired me to cook an all time favorite recipe—roasted tomato and thyme soup. I used Sophie Dahl's recipe from … Read more

Note to self—copy this soon

I love Fall!

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year! We really see and feel the seasons change up here in the North Carolina mountains—the leaves glow in jewel tones, the air has a slight chill and sweaters and jackets rule your wardrobe. My new best … Read more

Coffee or Cocktails—yes, please

Perfect Pretty Porch

The garden furniture from Atlanta has been delivered to it's new home here in North Carolina. These teak chairs and table graced my fireplace and waterfall area in the back garden under a pergola for about five years. They were ordered on eBay and … Read more

Mountain Houses

Thank you Michael and Betsy for your eagle eyes

Crash of the Falling Pot Rack

Moving is exciting and exhausting at the same time. So much to do! I decided to sell a few extra belongings that I moved from the Atlanta house, so I texted some friends and neighbors to come have a look. Soon they arrived and began to mill around. … Read more

Stone walls and steps lead through the cloud boxwood and tree arch

Up the Garden Path …

Enchanting—is the best word to describe this lovely garden that just happens to be in my new neighborhood. The owner and head gardener gave my garden club a private tour. Ryan Gainey of Atlanta is the designer. The garden is surrounded by forest and … Read more

Electrician—here we go again

Chinese Red Lantern

Here we go again! The lantern in the family room area is being changed—yet again. The first carriage lantern was hung temporarily just to have light in the room. Black and just a little large for the space, we changed that lantern about a year ago … Read more


House Crush!

Sold! Thank you Glenis and Jennifer


The answer is YES—the Atlanta house is SOLD! The movers have made the last trip … Read more

Just imagine the possibilities!

House Crush!

I just love finding magical little houses! This tiny charmer is hidden behind a … Read more