I am overwhelmed that my eldest child is 18 years old today. The time has flown and she has blossomed into the most beautiful and kind person. I am so proud of her adventurous spirit. This defines everything… 50 Things I Want To Tell My Daughter On Her 18th Birthday I have been pondering all morning.. read more →

24 Dec 2018
December 24, 2018

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Merry Christmas to you and yours. I hope you have a lovely day to relax and reflect.   Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for extra news, giveaways and discounts.  Let’s get friendly on Facebook,  Twitter,  Pinterest,  Tumblr & Instagram.  Please feel free to contact The English Room if you are interested in our interior design services. read more →

23 Dec 2018
December 23, 2018

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So much to see, So much to read, So much to do before Christmas! Here are the articles, recipes and places that caught my interest this week.  The Best New Restaurants in New York Right Now The Top 10 Nancy Meyers Movie Houses 25 COLD-WEATHER VACATIONS FOR SNOW BUNNIES ONLY Sig Bergamin Wrote the Book.. read more →

Melanie Turner always designs great, well thought out spaces. I love all this green.  Common Thread via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles For a 1930s Georgian that was last remodeled in the 1970s, Melanie Turner packs in the punch by leaning into both eras   I am still Christmas shopping and finding fabulous items to add.. read more →

02 Dec 2018
December 2, 2018

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It was a rainy and wet weekend in Aiken, SC this weekend for me.  My youngest child had a great horse show weekend. My eldest child got in to her first choice college. We are thrilled to have her college decision made and a deep breath all around. She will be going to TCU. Cannot.. read more →

I come from a family and long line of practical stocking stuffers.   We do toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, shampoo, chapstick, Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Cups and an orange in the toe. I always strive to do better. Here are the ideas that can help us all delight and surprise…Enjoy! (email subscribers open in a browser to.. read more →

Men are particularly easy to buy for I think.   Pick their hobby and build upon it.   I also think everyone needs great luggage so be sure to add AWAY luggage to your shopping list.  They are the best.  Here are my favorite finds for the men in your life. (email subscribers open in.. read more →