Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a fun and productive week! We’re slowly settling in, still living out of a suitcase but with some luck, by tomorrow our things will arrive and I’ll have such fun figuring out where everything will go in our new home. Life in Western Massachusetts has been joyful so far. Quiet and calm, nature is everywhere around us. Rolling hills, bunnies in our backyard, historic homes and farms, and so many trees…
It’s truly beautiful and I’ve taken a few days to explore?our new surroundings.
And speaking of moving and moving on, fashion girl Amanda Cutter Brooks is my new hero! Have you seen her latest book? And her new shop? It makes me want to move (again!) to the English countryside!!
The former Barney’s New York fashion executive is leading a charmed life, but a life of her own making and on her own terms. Six years ago, she and her Englishman husband Christopher Brooks decided to trade their busy lives in Manhattan for a sabbatical year on a Cotswolds farm. Dating back to the 17th century, Fairgreen Farm has been in Christopher’s family for generations. That one year had somehow transformed their family because they have never left and, from the looks of it, they have no intention to ever return to New York.
Amanda’s third book, Farm From Home, was just released earlier last month and I absolutely love it! It is such an inspiring tale of finding oneself away from “home”. The book is beautifully written and when you add pictures of their amazing farm and delicious recipes tailored for every season, you have a new summer favorite! Amanda’s latest book release coincides with the family’s latest entrepreneurial venture, a smart shop called Cutter Brooks that contains the chicest home décor and fashion.? Proof that you can take the girl out of the fashion world but you can’t take the fashion out of the girl!
The shop is located in a 16th-century building in Stow-on-the-Wold, some 80 miles northwest of London, and is as charming as can be. Some of the items you can hope to find are exquisite porcelain flowers by Russian artist Vladimir Kanevsky, tabletop items designed exclusively for Cutter Brooks by Cabana Magazine, block print napkins by Zojora, Scanlon Apparati paper goods designed exclusively for Amanda’s shop, wicker urns that I’m obsessed with, by Atelier Vime, and so much more!
I love this image of Amanda’s husband painting the windows of their shop!
I’m obsessed with?this wicker urn by Atelier Vime.
Porcelain flowers byVladimir Kanevsky.
More beautiful woven urns by Atelier Vime.
Blue and green porcelain tabletop items designed exclusively for Cutter Brooks & Co by Cabana.
I love this darling letter holders designed for Fairgreen Farm, lined with Bunny Mellon’s decoupage trees by Scanlon Apparati.
These gorgeous tie boxes are on their way to Cutter Brooks.
The collections are carefully curated for a specific look that is chic yet inviting, reflecting life on the prettiest farm I’ve ever seen. So many inspiring things happing at Cutter Brooks, stay tuned for more by following?Amanda and her?store??on Instagram.
Have a great weekend!
P.S: Images are from Instagram, Architectural Digest and Tory Daily.