July 22, 2014

I Hosted A KitchenAid Cook For the Cure Event

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It gave me great pleasure to host the KitchenAid and Susan G. Komen teams at our MSLO offices along with select bloggers to celebrate and share the 1,000 Cooks for the Cure initiative, which benefits Komen’s lifesaving work. Komen is, of course, the most widely known, largest, and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States. After joining forces, these two teams have raised more than $9.5 million for the fight against breast cancer. The program’s 1,000 Cooks for the Cure initiative, encourages home cooks to gather family, friends, and colleagues to host their own fundraising parties between July 18-27. Funds are raised by asking guests to make a donation in any amount to Komen, in lieu of bringing wine, flowers, or a gift for the host. If you’re interested in hosting such an event, click here.

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July 21, 2014

Picking Lilies For My Party

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This past weekend I hosted a fancy party at Lily Pond, my home in East Hampton.  I wanted the decorations to be very special and fortunately, all of the spectacular lilies have been blooming at my farm in Bedford.  I asked my gardener, Ryan McCallister, to pick as many of these glorious flowers as possible and pack them up so that the lilies could be safely driven to East Hampton where they were used in arrangements for the party.  Ah!  If only fragrance could accompany this blog!

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July 18, 2014

An Update On The Planters At Skylands

As I mentioned in yesterday's blog, I was at Skylands, my home in Maine last weekend with my house guests Carlos and Patricia Ardila from Bogota, Colombia and our friend, Kathy Sloan.  The weather was glorious and we had a lovely time exploring, shopping, hiking, and eating.  You may recall last May when I posted a blog about planting the urns on the Skylands terrace.  I am happy to report that they all look fabulous and I took more photos to share.     

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