Decided to start my time in Asheville with a summer kick-off party, inviting a group of eclectic, wonderful women. Had to get things in order before the party. Back in the day, I actually considered myself a gardener with a vegetable garden and all when the kids were younger. These days I’m...Read More
After a year and a half in this little sideline business of mine, I’ve learned a lot.
My new antiques booth prompted me to think about what mostly sells: functional furniture, lamps, etchings, vintage prints and paintings, lamps, and small decorative items. And what...Read More
Flew into NYC yesterday and met my sisters for a matinee performance of Clybourne Park.
Brilliant, simply brilliant. With a limited run, if you happen to be in NYC the next few months, I highly recommend it. It reminds me of why I love theatre, why theatre can do what only...Read More
When we moved into this house ten years ago we did a serious cosmetic upfit to our master bath, ripping out walls and adding glass block to bring light into a very dark bathroom with no windows. We added a new sink and Mr. F&F got all the gold fixtures and the shower from his old...Read More
The family room is my most troublesome room.
We have never felt comfortable, hate the couch I bought, tried to make chairs work with the rug by slipcovering, blah, blah, blah. Mr. F&F and I sit there to read the morning paper, he in his chair and I in mine. We stare across...Read More
Once there was a boy, a boy I liked.
He helped me with parties and, in more recent times, he helped me with big design jobs. He writes plays and screenplays so he decided he should move to the bright lights, big city of L.A. So one year ago he left me. That schmuck. So here...Read More
I love things chippy and rusty, and generally old things that can be transformed with new uses.
Too “rustic” may not be everyone’s cup of tea but they can be cool when mixed with more refined things. That’s my favorite style right...Read More
The tablescapes competition at the Southern Ideal Homeshow where F&F collected two prizes-Best in Show and Most Inspiring-from Read More