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On this day of Friday of the 12th, I host this gathering of all the gentle people of Virginia for a costume ball.

The evening’s activities will be hosted by my dear cat Bohemeth (please pardon his rudeness for he is able to speak the human tongue).

This event shall be held in the hedged maze of the Imperial Gardens.

Please arrive promptly and present this document to the captain of the guards.

– Yours truly


How We Do It:
the Ins and Outs of Upholstered Headboards

I’m on record as saying that my favorite place is my bed. 8 hours of my day (1/3 of my life) is spent in my bed. I’m also a firm believer that we should all invest the energy and resources in making sure that our beds check the comfort box on all levels. As a […]

How We Do It: The Evolution of An Outdoor Room

The days are getting warmer. The boxwood outside of my window are flushing out in new, bright green growth. Early birds like forsythia, redbud, and camellia are in full bloom and the dogwoods are just days away from their full glory. It’s springtime in Virginia and everyone is outside, albeit six feet apart for now.  […]

Virginia Garden Week: An Insider’s Recap

What is Historic Garden Week in Virginia and what is all the hubbub about? I’ve had so many people outside of the state of Virginia ask me that question in the last several months as I’ve worked on prepping my own home and garden for my tour date, as well as prepping a few of […]