Posts tagged Botany
Marianne's Three Favorite Things: August 2019

The last full month of summer is here with a splash and it is time to seize the day. Whether your heart yearns for a day in the garden or you’re in search of your next automotive adventure, this month’s selections are full of promise. Take a look at some of the most coveted art exhibits around the globe, journey through time as Bugatti celebrates 110 years of service and imagine the endless possibilities of infusing your garden with English elements.

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Marianne's Three Favorite Things: July 2019

We’ve reached the peak of summer and her beauty can be seen everywhere we look, from brilliant yellow sunflowers and ripe tomatoes nearly bursting off their vines, to children soaking up the sunshine and ice cream trucks cruising around town. It is the perfect time of year to jump in the car or board a plane and enjoy the splendor of the USA. This month I invite you to explore top sculpture parks, botanical gardens, and historic homes from around the country—happy summer vacationing!

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Marianne's Three Favorite Things: June 2019

June is the perfect time of year to hop in the car and create your own adventure! This month I invite you to take a journey and discover something new in Portland. Immerse yourself in a current local art exhibit, find a sense of tranquility in the incredible Japanese garden, and stop into one of my all-time favorite linen stores. Together, these destinations provide a delightful day trip filled with adventure and intention.

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Marianne's Three Favorite Things: May 2019

The pageantry of Spring has arrived, the rain is subsiding and our days are lengthening. I find myself stealing time in the garden before work and longing for a good bike ride. The extraordinary beauty of the months to come are some of the most compelling reasons we choose to live in the Pacific Northwest. This month I’d like to introduce you to an iconic garden, stunning homes that help contribute to those in need and an international film festival that is an annual global event.

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Marianne's Three Favorite Things: April 2019

Spring is here and our world is renewed and bursting with life. Tulip Magnolias open like upside down umbrellas and the pink rain of cherry blossoms always create a magical moment. April is the perfect month to celebrate new beginnings and great ideas. I’d like to take a moment to reflect on art, design and botany with a local exhibit, stunning architecture and botanical surrounds designed to inspire.

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Marianne's Three Favorite Things: February 2019

As we venture through our final full month of the winter season, it can be easy to forget about the present and instead look toward the months ahead. Indeed, spring will soon be here, bringing with it an abundance of new life. Yet there is plenty of beauty to be found during nature’s slumber, beneath the layers of frost and within the quiet and tranquil days. Until we reach the warmer months, let’s delight in some of the most wonderful winter gardens, discover fantastic art with Patrick Dougherty, and see the world through a new lens with doors that celebrate whimsy.

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Marianne's Three Favorite Things: January 2019

The winter season is here and the new year has offered us a feeling of fortuitous possibilities. Frosty mornings are greeting us with a chill while short days filled with crisp sunshine afford the perfect opportunity to reinvigorate our senses. Stimulate your eye with a look at an interesting work of art. Say hello to nature with the latest in botany. Ignite creativity with a unique approach to design. However you choose to spend the season, may it brim with new opportunities that excite!

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Marianne's Three Favorite Things: December 2018

As we make our journey toward the winter solstice, the days have begun to shorten and the signs of a new season are all around. The crisp, morning air greets us with a sense of refreshment and revitalization, we are preparing to spend cherished time with family and friends—both near and far—and the little ones are delighting in the idea of snowfall. This truly is, as they say, the most wonderful time of the year.

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Marianne's Three Favorite Things: November 2018

Winter has begun to make her presence known, as the leaves have fallen from the trees, giving way to brisk, frost-filled mornings. We are right at the lull before the busy holiday season begins, and it’s an excellent time to reflect on the year and share a quiet moment with family. I love to stroll through the city and neighborhoods amidst twinkling lights and take in the splendor of the season.

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Marianne's Three Favorite Things: September 2018

With the dawning of a new season we can anticipate days filled with morning mists and crisp air. Streets will soon be lined with autumnal colors, as a portrait of bright hues unfolds before our eyes. It can be easy to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but this time of year is truly magical if you stop and take a moment to enjoy fall in the Pacific Northwest.

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Marianne's Three Favorite Things: July 2018

We are now into one of the most gorgeous times of year in the Pacific Northwest, as July hearkens celebration and sunshine. Whether it’s a summer cookout spent with good company, discovering new art and design destinations, or learning about our region’s botany, I hope you’ll take the time to savor all that this season brings.

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Marianne's Three Favorite Things: April 2018

Spring is a season of renewal and fresh ideas that open our vision to new possibilities. I would like to share with you my three favorite things in the world of art, design and botany. It is my hope that these ideas contribute to a richer version of the possible ways we can personalize and incorporate beauty in our daily living. May this season be filled with joy and new beginnings!

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