I am the author of the following books:
At Home in the Hudson Valley (Chronicle Books)
Nest for Two (Chronicle Books)
Haven: Cozy Hideaways and Dream Retreats (Chronicle Books)
New Cottage Style (Sunset/Time Inc)
I was the developmental/project/consulting editor for the following titles:
The Berkeley Bowl Cookbook (Parallax Press)
The Herbal Medicine Cookbook (Callisto Media)
Essential Succulents: A beginner's guide (Callisto Media)
Nature Activity Book for Kids (Callisto Media)
Pottery Barn Workspaces (Weldon Owen)
Foraged Art (Weldon Owen)
I also provide editing, writing, and social media services to design and architecture firms including Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Surface Design, and Colour Studio.
It has been called America's Loire Valley, the Napa Valley of the East, and the new Hamptons. Deemed by the US Congress "the landscape that defined America," New York's Hudson River Valley is a region rich in history, boasting exceptional architecture, celebrity residents, lush landscapes, and a burgeoning art and cultural scene. Each year, 50 million visitors flock to the counties along the r... read more
Haven brings together unique homes in which the dream of retreat has been made a reality. Each of these twenty hideaways offers something for every tastefrom a rustic barn to a desert oasis, from a modest tent cabin to an architecturally significant modern masterpiece. Throughout, the focus remains on communion with our natural surroundings and the peace it brings, on sanctuary from the noise ... read more
She loves her antiques. He's a modern minimalist. Bringing the best of both worlds together is a labor of love made easier with a little expert guidance. Nest for Two celebrates the shared dwelling with 225 inspiring color photographs showcasing the cozy corners, romantic details, and practical solutions that help couples savor the pleasures of home life together. From the living room to the b... read more
Rich with inspirational photography and design advice, The Sunset Design Guide series brings together a talented panel of today's top design and building professionals. New Cottage Style: A Sunset Design Guide offers an updated take on the well-loved design genre of cottage decorating. New Cottage Style offers not only inspirational photography, but also expert design advice on how readers can... read more
Learn to grow and design with succulents using the simple, step-by-step guidance in Essential Succulents.In recent years, succulents have become increasingly popular for their low-maintenance use as indoor decoration and in home gardening. In Essential Succulents, budding succulent enthusiasts will gain the know-how needed to begin growing, decorating with, and enjoying these amazing plants.Fr... read more
The Herbal Medicine Cookbook is the definitive kitchen reference to transform everyday meals into natural remedies.Your kitchen is the heart of a holistic life. The Herbal Medicine Cookbook infuses everyday cooking with the healing power of everyday herbs to nourish your body with healthy, homemade meals.From Elderberry Hot Toddy Elixir to Sunday Roast with Chimichurri Sauce, this cookbook off... read more
In the spirit of land artists like Andy Goldsworthy, the book is as much about discovery as it is about creation. Leaves shaped like lips might inspire a face; an array of rocks might be become an eclectic mosaic; winter’s first snow might be carved into glowing luminaria. Whether you love to look for heart-shaped flowers or want to make a peacock made with flower petals, readers will find gre... read more
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I'm an editor who loves to help all kinds of writers to polish and perfect their words so that the stories they tell are the best.
Writer, editor, and Italian-to-English translator with three decades of experience. I've written and edited dozens of cookbooks.