Thursday, July 19, 2012

The New York Times and 66 Square Feet

Randy Harris for The New York Times

While I was putting the finishing touches to supper last night (caramelized pork ribs and shiso and a spicy salad), I realized that the New York Times article about us and the terrace had gone live on their site. The article appears in print in today's edition of the newspaper.

Penelope Green wrote about two tiny New York garden spaces. She wrote about us and the cat and the garden and the book-in-progress. She wrote beautifully. Also, she wrote very generously, and very kindly. In a way holding me to a standard to which I aspire. It was humbling.

It's hard to know what else to say. Except, thank you.

23 comments:

  1. It was lovely and well deserved - congrats!

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  2. It was a great article and led me to your blog. You write well and use great images also!

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  3. Reading and enjoying your blog in Melbourne, Australia - where we are still in the grip of winter. It is very nice to enjoy the colour of your garden.

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  4. It was a beautiful article. Love this photo of Estorbo in your garden.

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  5. Great. And now I'm sniffling and all teary-eyed this morning after reading that article. How lovely. So happy for you. :)

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  6. Lovely article, congrats! cant wait for the book.

    Broni

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  7. that is a lovely article. I have been reading your blog on close to three years now and am continually inspired by what you get done in a small space. I just walked out into my small (but not 66 square feet) garden in cape town - in the middle of a typical winter rainy spell - and vowed to make this year the year in which i would beautify my outside space. 'the idea is to take pleasure in life, and be willing to be pleased' - exactly!

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  8. Congratulations! I have been a reader for years and am so happy to see that your writing and magical world are getting the attention they deserve! Looking forward to reading your book too.

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  9. Congratulations! I have been a reader for years and am so happy to see that your writing and magical world are getting the attention they deserve! Looking forward to reading your book too.

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  10. That article led me to your blog and I'm so glad it did. The blog is lovely, lovely and full of wonderful ideas. Looking forward to your book.

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  11. congratulations, Marie! I hope fame won't change your lovely voice. Reading your blog is like reading daily messages from a friend, though we have never met.

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  12. just saw it! Going to read it now, very exciting!

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  13. I am visiting your blog for the first time because of the article...and your quote “I think two people can live well no matter what and no matter where,” she said. “The idea is to take pleasure in life, and be willing to be pleased.” Looking forward to the book.

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  14. I very much enjoyed the article, and your blog, which I only discovered in the past few weeks! I look forward to your book!

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  15. Hello. Very nice article in the Times. Your book sounds interesting. Do you have a publisher for it yet? If not and you are looking for one please drop me a line. Thanks.
    Mark Johanson
    Associate Publisher
    Cool Springs Press

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  16. Thank you very much, everyone.

    For Mark J - thank you very much, though the book will be published by the Stewart, Tabori and Chang imprint of Abrams.

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    1. Congrats! I live in Hollywood, CA and read your blog daily. I first heard of your blog from the Martha Stewart show. I have two small balconies and have learned to enjoy them this summer. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Absolutely lovely!

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  17. Great article Marie, congratulations, very exciting! :) I hope I will be able to get a copy of your book over here...

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  18. i feel like i got my morning dose of chlorophyll just looking at the slideshow. thank you for the offering of beauty and inspiration. may honeybees kiss your blossoms daily.

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  19. Lovely piece in the Times and lovely blog. Bizarre about the crabapple flowers in July, though.

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  20. I came to your blog through the article. I am truly inspired :)

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  21. I saw the article in the NYT on line - what a wonderful little space you have outside. Such pretty plants. It says that you live in an apartment around 400 sq ft - I wonder if you ever post of your small space - I am curious as to how you manage.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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