Sometimes the best part of living in Manhattan is the ability to escape it and visit extraordinary locals that are close by, like Blue Hill at Stone Barns. On a recent trip to their Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture my husband and I brought our daughter to run free with hundreds of well cordoned off wild turkeys, observe pigs in their muddy surroundings and watch produce grow in hothouses. Their on-property farm stand is just beautiful and well-appointed selling beans like these. www.bluehillfarm.com
The gardening shop Terrain in Westport has eye-catching moments everywhere you look and sells any item you could think of when discussing gardening gadgets. Their packets of blooms to plant are gorgeous, their boots, tools and inspiration books are all practical but thoughtful and the shop is stocked with fun seasonal items at all times. Look how adorable these mini glass ornaments are and so adorably displayed. The restaurant is a must visit, or the cafe for a glass of wine.
The part retail space, part showroom of interior designer Antony Todd
is so stunning. His 11th street shop is brimming with one-of-a-kind
finds. From fabrics, such as the black camouflage upholstered chairs
to urns and cabinet of curiosity items, everything is the epitome of
Often time, rather than one large bouquet it’s chic to take a few
greens such as herbs and plants and nestle them together to make an
arrangement. Ideally the look is perfected by varying the heights of
the plants and the shapes and materials of the vessels. Mix pottery,
porcelain and glass to achieve this #spyluxe look.
Filled with extraordinary garden ornaments and fountains, Elizabeth Street Gardens is an in-the-know spot in Nolita. It’s currently blooming with an array of be stunning purple flowers and due to a grant they received all aflutter with butterflies. It’s the perfect surprise in the middle of an overly bustling retail neighborhood. www.elizabethstreetgarden.org