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How to Make a Rental Feel Like Home

As I’ve mentioned, we sort of unexpectedly sold our villa, our own dream home. We were in a downsizing mood, and some buyers appeared, and the next thing we knew we were out on the street. It is a very nice street, though. We ended up in the Whitland area on West End, where we

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Easy Summer Entertaining

This week, I asked my friend Mara Papatheodorou — master foodie, and international tastes and traditions expert — how she entertains in her own back yard. For someone with global tastes, her response was deliciously uncomplicated. — MS As George Gershwin so aptly pointed out, it’s “Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” Heed his advice

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How to Stay Downsized

My husband Michael and his antique collection. We’ve downsized a bit since this picture was taken, but we kept the things we love. And so, I have downsized. This was one of the goals of moving, and because I had a strict deadline and had to be organized about the whole thing it wasn’t a

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Red (Kitchens), White (China), and Blue (Grass)

I’m heading back to Kentucky for the 4th, and I’m very excited to be going there. There’s my family, of course, and I know we’ll be gathered around tables loaded with food, catching up with each other. And there’s the farm where I grew up, which seems to get more beautiful every time I visit.

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