I have been so inspired by rain lately. The moody blue colors that come from that light.
I spent a few days in New York and Pennsylvania recently. During that trip I visited Terrain at Styer’s in Glen Mills- a wonderland for lovers of all things home and garden. The buyers at Terrain curate the most amazing vintage finds, home goods and books that I have coveted for years now. Always spot on, which makes me really excited as they are now selling my book “Small Plates and Sweet Treats”. Was so happy to see it on the shelves next to other amazing authors.
I arrived at Terrain on a dark and rainy afternoon. The autumn decor and the bounty of heirloom pumpkins simply made it even more magical. “Rain, mud and an English garden”, I thought. Some of my favorite things.
I toured the gardens, the magical Mushroom Hut and joined the team for a fantastic seasonal endless-course dinner at the restaurant on site. Chef Keith Rudolf wowed me with his menu – bread in a pot, the artisanal cheese plate, pumpkin and apple soup, lobster with Brussels sprouts, chanterelle risotto, hanger steak with sweet potato mash, pumpkin pots de creme, gelato and chocolate mousse.
And so many gluten-free options.
The next day, I wandered the grounds with a latte in hand.
The rain lingered. Just as I hoped it would.
I took my time photographing corners and people.
I caught a glimpse of the floral and event styling team getting ready for a wedding that evening. How they set up the walls, the tables, the lighting… Sort of a secret garden. Megan working on her terraniums.
I wandered some more until chef Keith made lunch for me again. This time poached pear, Brussels sprout and gorgonzola salad and halibut with root vegetable hash. Perfectly ready for my return flight to Seattle that afternoon.
Another latte in hand.
Thanks to the entire Terrain team for hosting me this time. You can see some of the photos on their journal as well.
Hope you can visit.