Notes from the Field


By Cheryl Katz Not to sound alarmist, but this is it—the last few moments in which to take full advantage…

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Forecast: Sunny Days Ahead

Forget that for most of January the sky stayed gray for weeks on end and that February and March brought…

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Inside View of the ICFF

By Stacy Kunstel Last week at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York I saw things that made me…

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Creating Lush Vegetable Bouquets

By Karin Lidbeck Brent Last summer while touring the farmer’s market I conceived of the idea of creating arrangements with…

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Part of the Process

By Cheryl Katz As described in the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary, process is defined as “a series of actions that…

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Forcing Spring Along

By Karin Lidbeck Brent This past week was thrilling! I finally was able to start working in my garden. Everything…

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Notes from the Field: Tools of the Trade

By Cheryl Katz  It will happen. Temperatures will rise. The sun will come out. And spring—in all its budding, blooming…

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Notes from The Field: Vintage Inspiration

By Karin Lidbeck Brent  I am thrilled that the current issue of Country Gardens by Better Homes and Gardens magazine…

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Notes From The Field: The Red Carpet

By Cheryl Katz  Twenty bucks is a small price to pay to watch the Academy Awards at Laura and Arthur’s…

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Notes from the Field: K Colette in Portland

By Lynda Simonton I have been fortunate enough to spend time recently in Portland, Maine, and have enjoyed exploring the…

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Notes From the Field: Have a Seat

By Cheryl Katz At our house, and at the houses of our friends and colleagues, of all the places in…

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Notes from the Field: The Art of Styling Bookshelves

By Karin Lidbeck Brent  Bookshelves add depth and interest to a room, while creating space for displaying those things we…

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Notes from the Field: Keeping the Faith

By Cheryl Katz Don’t wait. Catch a plane, hop a train, or grab a book on tape (Junot Diaz’s This…

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Notes From the Field: A Linen Love Affair

By Cheryl Katz I am a linen devotee. Hard to believe, but there was a time when I waited until…

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Notes From the Field: Front is Back

By Cheryl Katz Sixty is the new forty. Biodynamic is the new Bordeaux. Orange is the new black.  And Front,…

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