The Country Table

The Country Table

The ritual of setting a table is one that conjures feelings of comfort, camaraderie and the prospect of a good meal. Certainly the accouterment of a well-set table is part of what makes a civilized meal so pleasurable. Ceramics, glass, linen and metal can be brought together to create a near infinite variety of...
A Celebration in Palazzo Barbaro

A Celebration in Palazzo Barbaro

In late August I attended a gala in Venice that I (along with a tireless team of dear friends) helped plan for Save Venice. This is a biennial event that is key to our fund-raising efforts, which makes our mission to restore art in Venice possible. Besides bringing together an incredible group of Venice lovers, Venice scholars and even a few Venice first-timers, the four-day gala is just plain...
Fall Feasting – Entertaining with Style

Fall Feasting – Entertaining with Style

In the fall, we naturally turn our attention away from outside activities to the indoors. Home and hearth become a focus, prompting inspiration for great meals and entertaining. Beautiful rooms, crisp linens, tables laid with thought and care all enhance autumnal gatherings and make everyday meals events that linger in...
Africa Anyone?

Africa Anyone?

As I mentioned in the Spring 2011 edition of World White Webb, one of my side projects is to serve as a creative consultant for a fascinating website, called Africa.com. In addition to being the go-to destination for all things African, it disseminates weekly newsletters recapping the world’s must-read stories about...