November 22, 2017

My Holiday Collection at The Home Depot on Facebook LIVE

I love decorating for the holidays. Decorating is even more fun now that I celebrate these special occasions with my grandchildren, Jude and Truman.

Yesterday, I hosted a special Facebook LIVE with Kevin Sharkey, to show my collection of holiday decor available exclusively at The Home Depot. Kevin and I shared memories, ideas, and several easy holiday craft projects you can do at home. I also answered lots of questions from Facebook friends viewing online. Enjoy these photos and get a good head start on your holiday decorating. To catch this Facebook LIVE or any of our other informative Facebook how-to broadcasts, just click on the highlighted link.

I wish you all a very safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2017

Extending a Linden Tree Allee

It’s no secret how much I love planting trees, and because I also feel strongly about reforestation and giving back to the earth, the more trees planted, the better.

Last week, I shared photos of the 30-linden trees I recently purchased from Hardscrabble Farms in North Salem, New York. Lindens, Tilia, are medium to large shade trees that are easy to maintain and beautiful in any landscape. I currently have two linden tree allées at the farm - one near my stable and a newer one that runs from the old corn crib to my allée of boxwood. I love these linden tree allées and have always wished they were longer, so I decided to extend the newer one all the way down to the chicken coops - it will look spectacular when mature. Here are some photos of my latest tree planting project - enjoy. 

And, be sure to join me LIVE on Facebook today at 1pm ET - I will be sharing holiday decorating tips using products from my collection at The Home Depot.

November 20, 2017

A Baby Shower for Maureen

It won't be long now - in just about three weeks, my personal business manager, Maureen Farago, and her husband, Chris, will welcome their first child - a girl!

Last week, I hosted a special baby shower at The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges, a casual yet elegant restaurant nestled in the picturesque town of Pound Ridge, New York - not far from my Bedford farm. My friend, acclaimed chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, restored the 1833 home and lodge, and preserved many of its original details. The Inn offers farm-to-table cuisine with ingredients sourced from the Hudson Valley and New England. I love this establishment - every dish is so fresh and flavorful - it was the perfect place for our gathering. We had about 15-guests, including Maureen’s mother, Pat, her mother-in-law, Margaret, her sister, Eileen, and her niece, Clara.

It was a most memorable evening for all - enjoy these photos.