Rizzoli Book Give Away: 7 Beautiful Books

Rizzoli Book Give Away: 7 Beautiful Books

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”― Groucho MarxRight now I am consuming way too much television, and it is not good for my mental health. I have started turning to my favorite books...
Backstory: A Late Lazy Breakfast

Backstory: A Late Lazy Breakfast

Excerpt for my book Entertaining at Home. Outtake photos by Matthew Mead While some people prefer eating in more formal spaces, Debbie Propst, former President of One Kings Lane, and her family gather in their breakfast nook for most meals. Nestled within a...
Backstory: A Gathering in the Greenhouse

Backstory: A Gathering in the Greenhouse

Excerpt for my book Entertaining at Home. Outtake photos by Matthew Mead Perched atop a small hill in Birmingham, Alabama, sits Shoppe, a beloved plant and flower emporium housed in a Victorian-style greenhouse and a 1920s bungalow. The store is just across the street...
Entertaining at Home: The Backstory

Entertaining at Home: The Backstory

For as long as I can remember it has been my dream to write a book—or two, or three, or more. I was so very fortunate to meet Sandy Gilbert, my editor, and now dear friend, in 2010. Not only did she get my vision, she made it better—the mark of a great editor. I had...

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