June 17, 2019

Blooming Roses at the Farm

I love this time of year when I can tour my Bedford, New York farm and see all the wonderful blooms - everything looks so amazing this season, including my roses.

As many of you know, I adore roses and have grown them for more than 25-years. Many of my rose cultivars were transplanted from the gardens at Lily Pond, my home in East Hampton. I also have various David Austin roses and a selection from Northland Rosarium - all highly prized for their lovely petal formations and beautiful fragrances. Most of the roses are in the flower cutting garden, but I also have a large collection planted near my tennis court along both sides of my lilac allee.

Here are some photos - enjoy.

June 15, 2019

A Delicious Meal from Martha & Marley Spoon

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Yesterday, while I was in Colorado for the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, my personal executive assistant, Shqipe Lulanaj, tested another Martha & Marley Spoon meal kit - Pan Roasted Gnocchi, with Yellow Squash, Almonds & Basil. It was a big hit, and just as promised on the recipe card, the entire dish was cooked in 30-minutes. Our delivery service features so many inspiring recipes and cooking ideas and you can customize your menu and choose the recipes that best fit your busy lifestyle. If you haven’t yet tried Martha & Marley Spoon, just go to the web site by clicking anywhere on this highlighted link for more information on how to subscribe.

Enjoy these photos.

June 14, 2019

An Evening at The New York Botanical Garden

There’s so much to see and learn at The New York Botanical Garden - I always try to attend their events and visit their exhibits.

Last week, after a long day at QVC, I went to The New York Botanical Garden for their annual Conservatory Ball. More than 550 guests were in attendance. The evening celebrated Chairman Emerita Maureen Chilton and her nine-years of service as NYBG’s Board Chairman. The affair also raised more than two million dollars to benefit the Children’s Education and Plant Research and Conservation Programs at NYBG. But first, since I arrived about an hour early, I had enough time to walk through some of the gardens, including the blooming Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden - one of the most popular NYBG destinations this time of year, when more than 650-varieties of roses are in peak bloom - they were all so beautiful. 

Enjoy these photos.