July 19, 2019

A Summer Outing at My Farm

It’s hot and sultry here in the Northeast, but still, a great time to get together with colleagues for a fun summer outing.

I just hosted a company party at Cantitoe Corners, my farm in Bedford, New York. About 80-employees from our new partner, Marquee Brands, attended the event. I opened my gardens and set up games to play on my expansive party lawn. We enjoyed an array of delicious foods, cocktails, and other summertime refreshments. And, everyone participated in a giant scavenger hunt to learn about the farm, my pets, and the many gardens, groves, and allees I designed over the years.  

Enjoy these photos. Tomorrow, I’ll share images of our delicious feast - stay tuned.

July 18, 2019

Staking Our Eggplants and Peppers in the Garden

The season's outdoor vegetable crops are all thriving and looking great.

Earlier this week, I showed you how we support the growing tomato plant vines at my Bedford, New York farm. We do a similar process for our eggplants and peppers. Staking various vegetables is necessary to keep fruits off the ground and to reduce the risk of disease and rot. My outdoor grounds crew foreman, Chhiring Sherpa, has made several different types of trellises and support structures for the gardens - all using natural elements, such as wood from felled trees and jute twine.

Here are some photos - enjoy. And be sure to tune-in today at 5pm ET when I am back on QVC sharing more summer pieces from my popular Apparel Collection.

July 17, 2019

Preparing for a Summer Outing at My Farm

I always enjoy hosting summer outings at my Bedford, New York farm.

This week, I opened my home to more than 80-colleagues for a luncheon, garden tour and an afternoon of summer games and activities. Preparing for any special gathering takes a lot of effort, a lot of time, and a lot of advanced planning. With so much to do, all hands were on deck - cleaning silverware, setting up tables, installing sports nets, planting decorative containers and of course, devising the menu and cooking the food.

Enjoy these photos and party prep tips. Later this week, I’ll be sure to follow up with more images from our fun day at Cantitoe Corners.