What a thrill it was for me to be asked by Country Living Magazine to have Connecticut Country House shot for their December/Holiday Issue. Even though this holiday shoot was scheduled for the week before Easter (!), nothing could temper the spirit of our crew. We all love a good challenge.
The holiday joy kicked off with the amazing team of stylist extraordinaire, Matthew Gleason, and his wing man Jacob, arriving in a flurry with a carload of supplies, and immediately going into turbo styling mode as a pop-up Santa’s workshop. Robyn Szarka Roos baked to perfection the motherlode of Snowflake Gingerbread Cookies that we utilized in our decorating. Along side this team, Aida Kiernan and I did whatever we had to do to help make this shoot successful, including cutting down a Christmas tree at a deserted local tree farm right before Easter.
When the photographer, Annie Schlecter arrived a couple of days later, the house was in full holiday swing, and Annie’s photography so beautifully captured the light, colors, and spirit of my Country House lifestyle! Laurren Welch interviewed me on the phone a couple of times, asking just the right questions to give her detailed info to craft an honest portrayal of Connecticut Country House.
Thank you Country Living Magazine for including us in your gorgeous December issue. Please know that it means so much to me, your loyal reader, who has loved your magazine since it’s beginning, how honored I truly am.
Please do pick up this latest issue and enjoy!