It has to be authentic. That’s my motto.  And when we head out for a family getaway to Nantucket Island, the Cozy House is just that…authentic. Located on the southern coast of the island, The Cozy House is a throw back to a simpler time. Tiny in scale, yet big on charm and personality. And…

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Dear friends! Our Spring/Summer Nora Murphy Country House Garden Issue is here! Inspired by my crazy passion for flowers I’ll take you for a tour around my country house to introduce you to my favorite garden plants and share my best gardening tips. Then, we’ll sail to the island of Nantucket, where I hope to…

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It never fails. Every time I’m on Nantucket, it’s the window boxes that always grab my attention. I love the mix of colors, textures, and types of plants all mixed together in combinations that I would never have thought of. These thoughtfully composed container gardens are just another way the architecture, gardens, and summer season…

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I started the Nora Murphy Country House emagazine for 1 simple reason…my “blog shoes” were too tight. I loved my little blog, Connecticut Country House, but in the state it was in, it was limiting in telling and showing my stories. So I had a vision of what I wanted it to be. Something really…

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When in Nantucket, I love to wake up early, grab a freshly brewed cup of coffee, a bucket and head out the door for some beachcombing. This is a peaceful time for me, when I can clear my head, smell the briny air, feel the cool wet sand underfoot and the warming sun at my…

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While on vacation in Nantucket, one of my favorite ways to embrace the end of a summer day, is with a waterside, sunset on the beach picnic with my boys. Nothing fancy here. Just a simple dinner of Coal Roasted Garlic with a loaf of crusty bread and a plate of Caprese Salad, made from…

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