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
Burano belted wool-blend cardigan
Jane checked cotton shirt dress
Napoli cotton and wool cardigan
Leather top handle bag
Rosebud rose gold ring
18K gold and diamond earrings
Printed wool cardigan
Tank Française 25mm medium 18-karat gold watch
Tie-front merino wool sweater
Erica cotton midi dress
Trench cotton midi skirt
Cabochon buttons peacoat