VERANDA is a forum for the very best in living well. Always gracious, and never pretentious, we keep readers abreast of the finest in design, decorating, luxury travel, and more, inspiring them with beauty and elegance. VERANDA is both an ideas showcase and a deeply pleasurable escape, a place where homes feel as good as they look.
WELCOME TO THE ISSUE
TASTEMAKERS • Our lifestyle connoisseurs celebrate the art of eating in while incorporating the bounty and beauty of international ingredients and inspiration. With Miele’s extraordinary capabilities, roasting, simmering, baking, and broiling have never felt so effortless.
WHAT’S GLOBAL NOW • Access to the extraordinary has never been easier, and it’s changing the way we cook and entertain at home. Think beyond your everyday routine—a world of inspiration awaits!
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ENGLISH ROSE • For the British-born, California-based buzz-maker Alice Ryan Miller, living well is about style, elegance, and a dollop of English whimsy.
ASTRAL CHIC • For glittering, glamorous, and truly personal accessorizing, let your sun sign be your guide.
EAT, PLAY, LOVE • Cook and entertain like a pro with our wanderlust-fueled guide to truly worldly kitchens. From sleek new products to culinary excursions in places where time stands still, we’ve got a bounty of inspiration that’s all in very good taste.
ARTFUL ALCHEMY • Channel the work of three painters steeped in a sense of place to cook up something magical.
FOREIGN INTRIGUE • Make exotically patterned and textured tiles the bedrock for beautiful backsplashes, counters, and floors.
STOW AWAY • Handcrafted cabinets with custom touches ensure a gloriously organized space.
GRAND TOUR • Our roundup of the market’s latest kitchen essentials reads like a who’s who of global innovation.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT • Culinary escapes around the world offer back-to-the-land experiences to really revel in—and inspiration for rebooting your cooking routine back home.
FREE SPIRIT • Keith Robinson shares his exuberant, no-rules approach to creating unforgettable flower arrangements.
PETAL PUSHERS • Experience five truly spectacular floral displays around the world that are annual must-sees
MASTER CLASS • When a young family hires Thomas Pheasant to design their Washington, D.C., home from scratch, he offers them an unparalleled education in architecture and decoration, with fabulous shopping and gallery tours along the way.
Halcyon Days • DESIGNER ALESSANDRA BRANCA USHERS IN A NEW ERA OF LUXURY AT A STORIED GETAWAY ON FLORIDA’S ATLANTIC COAST. SENIOR EDITOR MARIO LÓPEZ-CORDERO GETS THE GRAND TOUR.
French Connection • When the design world descends on Paris to unveil the latest wares at the Maison & Objet and Déco Off trade shows, it’s a parade of fabrics, furnishings, and accessories that heralds what’s ahead. Here, we’ve distilled the top trends to watch for and new goods that are pretty, practical, and oh-so-Veranda.
A PASSION for PROVENCE • WHEN DESIGNER BUNNY WILLIAMS RENOVATES A FARMHOUSE IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE FOR AN AMERICAN COUPLE, SHE POURS HER HEART AND SOUL INTO CRAFTING SPACES THAT MATCH THE ETHEREAL BEAUTY OF THE SETTING.
SCENE SETTER • Charlotte Moss doesn’t do matchy-matchy. Here, the acclaimed designer and host shares how she upends expectations when entertaining by mixing all of her favorite things in infinite combinations. Bottom line: Pile it on!
A FRESH START • IN CONNECTICUT, TIMOTHY WHEALON INFUSES A CHARMING 19TH-CENTURY HOUSE WITH SUBTLE COLOR AND UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE.
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