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September 06, 2017
Welcome to the LC Journal - a place to explore “life in the country”. What is it about country life that is appealing to so many of us? Is it falling asleep to the sound of rain on the roof? Or waking up to the sound of birds singing in the trees? Maybe it’s the rich scent of a crackling fire when you come in from the cold or the fresh smell of cut grass while you’re out for a walk? It’s likely all of these things and more; the spirit of country life is connected to a love of Nature. Nature and the changing seasons give a familiar, reassuring rhythm to our lives. City life may be exciting and glamorous but country life is comforting, something we can all use a bit more of in today’s technological and tumultuous world.
Stop by the journal from time to time and pick up ideas and inspiration from LC like a new recipe for the glut of homegrown tomatoes sitting on your counter or a hearty stew to simmer on your stove while the snow piles up outside. I can’t wait to take a look at stylish country dwellers, both past and present, and show how I’m adapting their style cues in the shop. This autumn I’m setting up a cold frame in the garden…maybe it’s something you’d like to try, too?
While I’m selling items in the shop that will look at home in your country house, country living is about much more than objects and things. It’s a point of view that looks for inspiration outside and brings it inside to create a gracious, warm home life, one in step with its surroundings. Join me on these pages and share your thoughts on how to live a rich, interesting life in the country.
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February 16, 2021
July 06, 2020
This is a Bon Appetit recipe I first had on the Vineyard over the summer of 2001. Coleslaw is something I can generally take or leave, however, this recipe was a standout and I end up pulling it out every summer, often for the 4th of July.
April 26, 2020
While savory tarts are standard fare in French pastry shops, at the time it seemed foreign and sophisticated to me. The truth is, there is nothing fancy about it.