Browsing the archives for the stonehurst place tag

Baked Cheese Grits – A Southern Tradition

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Baked Cheese Grits I have to confess that I never ate grits until I was married. There, I said it! I was born in the North and raised in Florida, and in my family, grits were held in slight disdain. At the first family Thanksgiving after I married Paul, I spotted an unknown dish on the overflowing […]

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Are you among the Leaf-Watchers?

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Leaf-Watchers Guests at Stonehurst Place have felt some cooler temperatures in the last few days, and spirits are high that fall has arrived. According to Gallup polls, fall is American’s second-favorite season, only slightly behind spring. Fall-lovers have many reasons to embrace the months of October and November, whether it be relief from summer heat, […]

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Rules by Artist Corita Kent – her Art of Self Improvement

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Timeless Art, Timeless Rules If you read our newsletters and blogs, you already know I’m an admirer of artist Sister Corita Kent. I wrote a bit about her art at Stonehurst Place a few months ago, and she sticks with me. I’m hunting for a vintage collector’s edition set of her drawings, and every once […]

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“Best B and B ever”

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Ok, you’re paying for a luxurious b&b, and it is a beautiful house, but what I loved about Stonehurst Place was the extras and the outstanding service. I flew in from the UK and I knew I’d be arriving at about 9pm. I was delayed going through customs and was over an hour late. Paul’s […]

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“wonderful!!”

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My sister and I had a lovely stay in the Master’s Suite at the end of July. Paul and Lori are very gracious and extremely attentive, even so far as Lori making special gluten-free brownies for an afternoon treat and baked goods for our morning breakfasts. May I say that they were of exceptional quality […]

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Garden Thoughts

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A garden grows with us over time – or do we grow with our garden? This year at Stonehurst Place our gardens have flourished – 8 years on, they are really coming into their own.  I graduated in 2007 from a garden design school in London, fresh with ideas which I implemented at Stonehurst Place […]

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Travel Your Way To a New, Smart You!

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According to a new study, travel makes you smarter! This is great news for someone as travel-hardened as me. I found a fun internet piece identifying 9 reasons why traveling makes you smarter. Travel, it reads, activates the mind, slows you down, develops skills. All of these are crucial for people who want to age well […]

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“Impeccable experience!”

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We visited Stonehurst for our 15 year wedding anniversary last weekend. I have to say that the property and staff were beyond (way beyond) our wildest expectations-even after reading all of the rave reviews! The quality of the former homes furnishings and art collection were truly stunning. The breakfast was exquisite, and we genuinely enjoyed […]

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