The holidays are upon us and as I was getting out festive plaids for the house and for Maze, tartans immediately came to mind and I realized I hadn't finished sharing my trip to Amhuinnsuidhe Castle in the Scottish Highlands with you!
Last month my husband, Chris, and I were so lucky to be invited by dear friends in Scotland for a salmon fishing trip to the majestic Amhuinnsuidhe Castle. The castle is on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides Islands of the Scottish Highlands.
So excited to share that a photo from my Bardes Interiors porfolio is featured on "This Week on Houzz" in the ideabook "Wake Up Your Kitchen with a Deluxe Coffee Center."
The home owners on this project were true java aficianados and asked that I make their treasured espresso machine and coffee grinder a critical part of their kitchen design.
To me, summer at the cottage is the easiest and most enjoyable time for entertaining. It's not "real" cooking - which for me means following recipes. It's a time when I can throw together a meal, combining favorite flavors and textures, and rely heavily on the grill!
A cocktail party with simple nibbles is a great way to end the day and kick off a warm summer evening.
A big thank you to everyone who attended our D. Porthault preview party (photo album here) and trunk show last week. It was wonderful to introduce Joan Carl, owner and vice chairman, to our community and expand the knowledge of and appreciation for these iconic French linens.
Joan met with our staff that Tuesday morning, regaling us with stories of her longtime connection to D. Porthault, the company's unique history, and rare pieces from their archives. Read more»
We're getting ready for next week's trunk show and I thought it would be a great time to briefly introduce you to our guest of honor, Joan Carl, owner and vice chairman of D. Porthault Paris.
Joan is a very accomplished woman - a wonderful mother of three, a champion of French-American cultural exchange, a supporter of the arts, a successful business woman and a home-and-garden-restorer extraordinaire. Plus she's charming, elegant, intellectual, animated and a joy to sit next to at a dinner party! Read more»