A SPECIAL MEMBERS-ONLY SPIRIT OF PLANTASIA POP-UP EVENT

 

A CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTOPHER SPITZMILLER
SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 3:00PM-4:30PM
IN THE GARDEN AT ELIZABETH STUART | 215 COLEMAN BLVD., MOUNT PLEASANT
LIMITED TO 50 CHS HORT MEMBERS, $50 PER GUEST

 

A CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTOPHER SPITZMILLER

Join CHS Hort and Elizabeth Stuart as we welcome renowned ceramicist, gardener and author Christopher Spitzmiller for an exclusive and intimate chat experience about his new book A Year at Clove Brook Farm by Rizzoli.   

Enjoy champagne in the garden courtyard at Elizabeth Stuart while Christopher speaks and takes questions about his book and design experience. We will also offer a book-signing with Christopher as well as exclusive shopping opportunity at Elizabeth Stuart during this special event.  A Year at Clove Brook Farm will be available for purchase on site.

This event and book-signing are open to current CHS Hort members and their guests only. 

 

 

 

ABOUT CHRISTOPHER AND HIS NEW BOOK!
A YEAR AT CLOVE BROOK FARM

Gardening, Tending Flocks, Keeping Bees, Collecting Antiques, and Entertaining Friends
By Christopher Spitzmiller written with Clinton Smith
Foreword by Martha Stewart
© Rizzoli New York, 2021

Christopher Spitzmiller is known to his friends and Instagram fans as the ultimate weekend farmer, who raises his own handsome chickens, grows his own flowers, and puts up his own jam, cider, and honey. In this—his first book—he treats readers to a full year at Clove Brook Farm, his idyllic but always-active country retreat. Naturally organized into four seasonal sections, the book begins with Spring where Spitzmiller evokes the chilly quiet of March before the farm bursts into the bloom of lilacs and apple blossoms; takes us behind-the-scenes in the dovecote with his Indian fantail pigeons; hosts an Easter lunch with a table laden with daffodils and his prettiest plates; and shares his recipe for freshly harvested rhubarb pie.

Summer brings hydrangeas and dahlias; readying the chickens for the Dutchess County Fair, honey-gathering, and planting bulbs, and the ultimate fall feast of Thanksgiving with all the stops pulled. Winter closes the book with inspired holiday decorating, a holiday buffet to celebrate the bounty of the farm, and uniquely wrapped gifts to treasure.

Filled with tips on garden-planning, creating seasonal flower arrangements, and living with animals, A YEAR AT CLOVE BROOK FARM is a timely book as we are all focused making the most of our own homes and gardens—

even if that’s only a row of herbs in a sunny urban window—and it is the the perfect inspiration for anyone enthralled by the fantasy of full-on farmstead living.

About the Authors: Christopher Spitzmiller’s lamps, tableware, and other ceramics are found in every chic A-list interior, including the White House, and are regularly featured in celebrated publications including Architectural Digest and the Wall Street Journal. He is on the board of the Garden Conservancy and the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. Clinton Smith is an interior designer, creative director, award-winning journalist, author, and editor who has been covering the art of living well for two decades  He was Editor in Chief of Veranda for five years and is currently Editor at Large for New England Home and Style Editor of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Lifestyle doyenne Martha Stewart is the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and the author of many, many books.