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My New Book Is Ready For Pre-Order

January 15, 2022

My new book, Ted Kennedy Watson’s Guide to Stylish Entertaining, is now available on the WatsonKennedy.com website. Click here. It has been such a labor of love to write about, style and photograph about something so near & dear to our hearts in our household, entertaining. Filled with ideas & tips, menus, recipes, along with QR codes to scan that take you right along, as I set the table, make the meal or whip up a cocktail. I even created Spotify playlists to be played for your next supper or soirée. Be you a seasoned entertaining pro or novice just starting out, this guide is for you. With a fab foreword by our friend Lisa Birnbach, and lovely back cover comments by design icons Charlotte Moss and Margaret Russell.

You can pre-order it now as the release date will be in August, and that is when your book/books will ship to you. Shipping is complimentary on all pre-ordered copies of Ted Kennedy Watson’s Guide to Stylish Entertaining. Pre-orders also get an extra special treat added to your order in thanks. Plus your book will be signed and personalized as well as gift wrapped, if you would like. Thank you so much for your support in pre-ordering! All along the way in this project it has meant the world to me. X, TKW

The Versatility Of White Tulips

January 14, 2022

Flower Friday all about the goodness of hothouse grocery store tulips that you will see popping up everywhere. As if a New Years gift to us all! White always catch my eye as I like the flexibility of them working in lots of different spaces. These worked on the dining table, out on the back porch by the fireplace with guests and in the front room on the coffee table while we would read the afternoon away. They have been a well-traveled vase of happiness. A few simple bunches bought at our local Price Chopper that were simply plunked down into a glass vessel. Then I just let them do their dance for us this week. Fab entertainment as they would catch my eye as I walked from room to room. Happy almost weekend everyone! We are due some mighty cold weather in these parts. Around -6! Hope you all are staying safe & sound. XX, T2+B

An Afternoon At The Clark

January 13, 2022

One of the greatest pleasures of having a home in the Hudson Valley where we do in Columbia County, is the close proximity to many culturally rich areas. Within an hour in any direction we are treated to so much history and beauty all along the way. Williamstown, Massachusetts is one such place. It is home to Williams College, along with the world class art collection of The Clark. It is a fairly small little town that packs a very large punch visually in every direction you turn. From the gorgeous old buildings that make up the campus situated right in the middle of town, to the picturesque tree covered hills that surround it all. Yesterday they were snow covered, which made our outing even prettier. Below some favorites I snapped as I strolled around the museum. TPS in the car with Bailey. We took turns staying with her while the other soaked up the art. From Renoir to Degas to Homer to Toulouse-Lautrec, it was a dizzying amount of beauty that absolutely energizes the creative soul.


January 11, 2022

A few to many lit candles on the dinner table can instantly create an inviting mood. Be it for solo dining or for a crew, get the match box ready and light up the tapers & votives. They can add so much beauty to a table. Such an easy way to make weeknight meals more special.

The Hearts Begin

January 11, 2022

And just like that, the hearts replace the holiday and a new table emerges. No secret of my major love of Valentine’s Day, so getting a display in place to honor the day always top of my list in early January. The new love birds heart towels by Le Jacquard Francais the driving element in the start of this table. Then the layering starts…

Ted’s Tip No. 337

January 10, 2022

Snow days are not just for kids. Whether you enjoy it inside looking out or get bundled up for a walk or a ski, let your spirit run free.


January 9, 2022