We are excited to share our Spring 2020 issue featuring Richmond, Virginia. Join us as we explore a lovely Fan District home that is the perfect blend of old and new, discover an urban oasis featuring a garden and pool designed for entertaining, plan a simply elegant luncheon for family or friends.
As I sit down to write this letter, we are experiencing unusual times in our country with the outbreak of COVID-19. Anxiety levels are high for everyone. At Peachy we all work remotely, so our office is not as affected by this crisis, but my heart goes out to all of the small businesses that are shutting down and rely on the “human touch” to keep going.
My hope is that we will come together as a country and this will be a time of great care and compassion for the elderly, our neighbors, and our families. I hope that we will be able to raise each other up even it is just a smile, a wave, or a phone call. I hope that we will be able to spend quality time with our families and look back on this as a time to slow down and rejuvenate.
We were so excited about our upcoming Neiman Marcus runway event in April, but it is being postponed until we can make sense of the effects of the virus. We will be back—even better than before—and plan many more events and social gatherings once this time passes.
With that said, we have been working on our Richmond issue for a while and are so excited about it. By chance I met interior designer Janie Molster last summer as our kids were in college orientation together. I fell in love with her immediately! She is so incredibly talented in being able to expertly mix the old and the new with incredible pops of color. The Fan District home that she designed is a feast for the eyes.
I was especially intrigued with the landscape we are featuring by designer Marcia Fryer. When I think of Richmond, I see lush old gardens with boxwoods and hydrangeas. This is a completely renovated mid-century modern house with a garden and pool designed for entertaining. The contemporary design pairs perfectly with the house while still reflecting the history of the area in the plant material.
Food + Entertaining
This issue, for the first time, we partnered with Charlotte fine jeweler Elizabeth Bruns, Inc. to provide the china, silver, and crystal for our featured table settings. The only way I can describe it is stunning! Tamberlyn Dobrowski, our entertaining editor, pulls together a fabulous intimate lunch that is absolutely delicious. The asparagus soup is to-die-for, and we were so grateful to Jenny Joyner for letting us commandeer her home for the day.
I hope this issue comes at a time when you can sit down and relax with a cup of tea or glass of wine and forget our collective worries for a bit. I am sending my love and prayers to all of you to stay safe.
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