White House Wednesdays
Presidential Oaks - Sea Island, Georgia

With the first day of fall quickly approaching (less than 1 week away, September 22, 2012) many might wonder where the presidents went to vacation this summer.  Many have their retreats: Ronald Reagan had Rancho del Cielo, and George W. Bush has Crawford.  But there is one retreat we all can go to that many… Read More


Tablescape

This April my friend Kimberly Schlegel Whitman posted this photo on her blog, Tablescape Tuesday, of Jackie Kennedy lighting candles and titled the blog JACKIE OHHH!  The photo is still a favorite of mine too.… Read More


Ann Romney's Dress - and its connection to the White House

The newspapers and blogs have been going wild over First Lady Michelle Obama’s dress last night as well as Ann Romney’s dress she wore last week.  They have been calling Mrs. Romney’s dress very “Reaganesque” (it was red). Ann Romney’s beautiful red silk taffeta dress with cuffed sleeves and a small V-neck came from Oscar… Read More


American Grown

First Lady Michelle Obama recently released her first book, American Grown:  The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. The book is fabulous and it not only includes great photos of the White House both past and present but it also includes photos and biographies of the many wonderful members of… Read More


Monday night First Lady Michelle Obama, looking very happy in a Barbara Tfank dress, held the first ever “Kids’ State Dinner” for winners of a nationwide recipe contest, the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. 54 children representing all U.S. states, three territories and the District of Columbia attended the luncheon featuring a selection of healthy recipes from… Read More