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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.
May 08, 2018
March 16, 2018
When I moved to New York City after college, I worked at Cartier, in their flagship store on Fifth Avenue. It was a great job, although I was too young to...
March 04, 2018
Those of you who are friends in Oldwick and on Instagram know I’ve been out of town the last few weeks. I was in Paris and London, where I stocked up on inspiration as well as one-of-a-kind antique and vintage treasures for the shop....