This November Vogue Paris story has been on my inspiration board, just not for the clothes. A number of you have twigged that we are moving our primary residence. Like a pebble tossed into a pond and the resulting ripples, a visit to Ina Garten’s garden set the wheels of change in motion.
On a cold and rainy day last October, I visited Ina’s East Hampton home with friends. Despite the weather, our gracious host gave us a tour of her potager, flower beds, and groomed pathways — all are lovely. However, Ina’s crabapple orchard stopped me in my tracks. Little did I know that the beautifully pruned trees rising from a carpet of tall grasses would alter the course of our lives.
After tomorrow, we will have the acres, barn, and river to create a sylvan retreat. As much as I will miss living on the water, I am more excited for a chance to bring about our dream garden.
Photography by Lachlan Bailey Styling by Anastasia Barbieri
Gucci Horsebit 1955 mini bag
Gavi crossover-strap leather slides
Le Maillon leather sandals
Suzanne mini leather cross-body bag
Jota chain-embellished leather sandals
Broderie-cotton maxi skirt
Single-breasted hooded raincoat
Le Maillon leather shoulder bag
Aviator-style gold-tone and acetate sunglasses