Veranda Jul/Aug 2020

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1 min
a gift guide for the domestic goddess

FOR THE IN-HOUSE TAILOR With seven compartments for needles and notions, this masterful Japanese seamstress’s kit might as well be a treasure chest. Sewing box, $245; FOR THE GARDEN RAMBLER A mighty tote made more gratifying by its winsome grid pattern—a reminder of those pretty planted rows. Tiiliskivi gardening bag, $160; FOR THE CIGAR COGNOSCENTI At last, a woven, brass-trimmed matchbox worthy of his secret smoking lair. Colette Cane oversize matchbox, $350; FOR THE UNBRIDL ED BON VIVANT Kaleidoscopic stripes on this Murano glass pitcher tend to start the party before the first guest arrives. Canne jug, $475; FOR THE POWDER ROOM AESTHETE A generational outfit of Middle Eastern makers sculpts essential oil string soaps that read like artful still lifes. Cluster soap, $40; FOR THE EPIC STORYTELLER Printed tin plates inspired by Jules Verne’s Twenty…

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global garden party

America’s Free-Spirited Floral New York designer Peter D’Ascoli channels the bohemian bravado of the Laurel Canyon artists of the 1960s and ’70s in his latest collection. All his linens—including this Brabant cloth blooming with hydrangeas, roses, and wildflowers—are handmade in India, where D’Ascoli has a studio. D’Ascoli Laurel Canyon Clarita tablecloth, $250; A Playful Hungarian Damask Drawing upon the rich textile traditions of her Hungarian Palóc heritage, designer Zsuzsanna Nyul’s hand-dyed linens feel like fresh strokes from a painter’s canvas. Dancing among her handbrushed stripes (reminiscent of vintage folk hemps) is a damask pattern reinterpreted from more Western floral traditions. Red Emperor linen tablecloth, $259; Australia’s Darling Banksia In a bold tribute to the raw beauty of their landscape, a new collection of hand-illustrated linens by Bruce Slorach and Sophie Tatlow of Australia’s Utopia Goods…

5 min
cultivating eden

DAYS START EARLY and end late for Robb Nestor and Bill Reynolds. “In the summer, we’re notorious for walking out to the garden at 4:30 a.m. with a cup of coffee, then within moments the coffee gets put aside and we’re lost in weeding or trimming or whatever needs doing,” Nestor says. With 3 acres of cultivated gardens on their 11-acre property in Hadlyme, Connecticut, that “whatever” can stretch endlessly. “It’s a dawn-todusk obsession,” adds Reynolds, the resident hedge-trimmer-in-chief (who also designed the outbuildings). For him, a day that begins before sunrise and ends at 10 p.m. strolling the garden with a glass of wine, surveying the day’s toil, “is pure bliss. A perfect day.” It’s the kind of day, and kind of garden, the two former Atlanta residents aspired to…

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signs of their times

HAMSA From Mesopotamia and Carthage to modernity, the open hand is a mighty symbol of protection against the evil eye. ANKH Ancient Egyptians depicted their gods grasping this powerful hieroglyph of life, which was also linked to fertility. PENTAGRAM The five-pointed star confers myriad values across cultures and millennia but often links five virtues, senses, or elements. HALDILI This pendant, common in 17th-century Moghul India, shielded the heart from palpitations and the grief fibrillations expressed. SPIRIT LOCKS Worn by hill tribe peoples in Southeast Asia, these silver padlock shapes defend the soul from illness and accidents. PECTORAL, CHRONICLE/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO; ROMAN STATUE, BRACELET, HAMSA, ANKH, AND PENTAGRAM, GETTY IMAGES; HALDILI AND SPIRIT LOCKS, CRAIG FELDMAN.…

3 min
toasting the sunset

MY FAVORITE MOMENTS on the water are when we’re approaching port and easing away from the dock, headed out to sea,” says David Sutherland of the voyages he and his wife, Ann, embark upon on their 130-foot Westport yacht. “We’ve just seen something new, and we hold so much anticipation for what we’ll see next.” The pair, who founded the luxury outdoor fabric line Perennials Fabrics in 1997, has always gravitated to life on the water, particularly during months when Dallas, their landlocked hometown, gets witheringly hot. So when they traded a share in a yacht for a triple-decker of their own, they wasted no time redecorating it stem to stern, readying it for sails with friends down the Atlantic seaboard and through the Caribbean isles, and for the deck parties…

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martyn lawrence bullard takes an artistic sabbatical in an ancient world

IT’S AROUND NINE O’CLOCK on a Saturday night, and I am cozied up in the old-school glamour of the Al Moudira hotel. Surrounding me are eight spirited friends, all of us fresh off our journey from Los Angeles to the Egyptian city of Luxor. Sitting in this languid bar, plotting our first adventures, I feel as if I’m reliving a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark: We talk of Luxor’s great temple, the valleys of the Kings and Queens, the tomb of Tutankhamen. How we’ll drift down the Nile. Egypt has drawn me to its mysteries since I was a little boy. As long as I can remember, I have wanted to visit this land of pharaohs and pyramids and a culture older than time. Visions of Elizabeth Taylor as…