Last May, I planted the surrounding garden beds, some containers, and coordinated plans to add the inviting flagstone path to this enchanting outdoor retreat. Luckily, I was able to get all the flagstone pavers donated by a generous local supplier. As Mother Nature socked us with an unyielding heat spell for nearly two weeks during the summer, I started to wonder if there would be anything to shoot in August (those days found me watering the thirsty plants up to three times a day!). But thankfully, the hard work paid off and everything bloomed on cue for the mid-August shoot.
In other exciting news, the article I wrote for County French magazine also made the cover! It features the eclectic home of a Houston antiques dealer who masterfully melds centuries-old antiques with her home's new architecture. I had so much fun writing this article, and the homeowner was a gem to work with. She was even thoughtful enough to write me a thank you note telling me how much she loved the article. I really appreciated her taking the time to share that positive feedback as most people don't take the time to do something like that.
Thanks for giving me a moment to toot my own horn. I promise not to bore you with every single magazine article I write, but it isn't every day that one is lucky enough to write a cover story. So I thought I'd better relish the moment. It probably won't come again anytime soon!