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.
CARPE DIEM • Summer is 93 days, 15 hours, and 47 minutes long, and you should savor every moment. Break into that chilled rosé, tinker in the garden, get lost in a book—or in these pages. From Connecticut to the Caribbean, Aspen to Nantucket, this issue features an idyllic mix of inspiration to take you far, far away. So what are you waiting for? Sweater weather will be here sooner than you think.
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personal luxuries LUSH LIFE • For Lara Boglione, the mastermind behind one of London’s coolest lifestyle concepts, style equals natural beauty.
ABOUT FACE • Traditionally carved from conch, the classic cameo is making a comeback and inspires a roundup of shell-centric statement pieces to wear this summer and beyond.
MIDAS TOUCH • When boldface names build storied and iconic collections of jewelry, stars are often born.
A FINE ROMANCE • Endless days. Balmy nights. The lure of the mountains, country, or coast. Here’s a toast to the season and a loose, choose-your-own-adventure guide for savoring every moment in our all-too-fleeting love affair with summer.
A Tribute to One of Golf’s HISTORIC LANDMARK LINKS
CHANNEL THE ISLANDS • Let the sun-drenched Mediterranean vibe of idylls like Majorca, Sicily, and Patmos completely sweep you away.
CAST A SPELL • Magical cocktail and dinner parties are made even more sublime with strings of glowing paper lanterns swinging gently under the stars.
HOST A LONG, LINGERING LUNCH • These colorful, patterned, and textured glasses are reason enough to host a casual, devil-may-care get-together.
WONDER WEAVE • What do you get when you pair humble rope with a sophisticated form? An instant, effortless, laid-back kind of chic.
THE V LIST • Get weekend-ready with pretty, practical goods to make it glorious—whether you’re guesting or hosting.
A POETIC UNION • High-performance fabrics from new Sunbrella collections blend timeless luxury and comfort with modern ingenuity.
THE POWER OF PRESERVATION • Our third annual tribute spotlights the creative forces safeguarding a time-honored tradition and celebrates ways to keep the past alive while looking ingeniously forward.
LEARNING EXPERIENCE • Six designers share memories of a favorite historic house and divulge what they loved.
ALL ABOARD • A sunset cruise and beachside dinner celebrate the beauty and charm of all-American style.
STEEL MAGNOLIA • Keith Robinson casts a magical scene beneath the branches of a majestic 150-year-old tree.
NATURAL INSTINCTS • TWO TASTEMAKERS BRING THEIR SIGNATURE BRAND OF PARED-DOWN SOPHISTICATION TO CONNECTICUT’S LITCHFIELD COUNTY.
ISLAND PEARL • ON THE CARIBBEAN ISLE OF MUSTIQUE, A UNIQUE VILLA REGAINS ITS LUSTER AFTER A CHIC REDO BY LONDON DESIGNER VEERE GRENNEY.
A Trip to Bountiful • At an annual exposition in northern California, farm-to-table enthusiasts come together to celebrate the bounty of heirloom crops and the beauty of heritage breeds.
QUIET BEAUTY • A HOUSTON COUPLE COMMISSIONS A GRACEFUL AND ELEGANT NEW RETREAT IN ASPEN, COLORADO, DESIGNED BY FELLOW TEXAN J. RANDALL POWERS.
WHITE HOT • AT A FLORIDA GETAWAY, DESIGNER SUZANNE KASLER TEMPERS WARM DAYS WITH A LIGHT-AS-AIR PALETTE.
Modern History • At a Connecticut country house with a rich past, Brooke and Steve Giannetti subtly meld 17th- and 18th-century architecture with...