My darling older sister, Michelle, is visiting from LA and it is so wonderful to have some much needed sister bonding time. This shamelessly cute photo is from my ALL TIME favorite garden and second favorite place on earth, Longwood Gardens. I'm little one with the big ol' hairbow, some things never change.
Longwood was Pierre Du Pont's summer playground dating from 1906. Fountains, topiaries, castles, conservatories, little girl's total fantasy. I spent my birthday last week exploring the old stomping grounds again.
Alice in Wonderland much?
The waterlilies are just astounding. Longwood is like living in a Monet.
This is a section of Du Pont's house. I am such a sucker for ivy on brick and i adore how this is so wild but very maintained.
Yes, this is what i want my living room to look like.
Just your average castle turret and waterfall combo.
An amazing little boy playing in the fountains. My poor mom and dad had to drag Michelle and I out of these things after hours of fun.
Some sections of Longwood feel like Versailles and some the Petit Trianon. Good thing I am obsessed with Marie Antoinette. Read this book years ago and have since been smitten.
What a good place to spend a birthday. Hip hip hurray!