Vines & Vignettes Coming Soon!

My MARtians: exciting news! This week I may sound like a broken record as I post about this month’s Vines & Vignettes Spring Garden Fantasy Experience. It’s just too good to not share details about this weekend-long event.

It kicks off with a Preview Gala on Thursday evening, May 29th, followed by a luncheon/book signing with yours truly on Friday, May 30th.  These two days build up to the grand visual feast for all garden enthusiasts: a full day on Saturday, May 31, at the incredible and historic Chimney mansion. It plays host to this year’s beautiful vignettes, featuring vendors and boutiques to browse and enjoy.

Some of Fairfield County’s finest landscape designers, nurseries, and dealers of garden antiques will create over twenty vignettes on the exquisite grounds of this Greek-Revival mansion. These vignettes will be featured in the many garden spaces, terraces and walkways encompassing over three acres overlooking the St. Mary’s-By-The-Sea waterfront. All visitors are invited to spend an enchanting day perusing the elaborate grounds. Take part in short workshops hosted by leading landscape and design experts, while sampling foods and wines from the region.

Vintage, antique automobiles from Redline Restorations of Bridgeport will be on display in the estate’s original slate Motor Court – bring the men in your family as there is something for everyone.

No doubt you’ll get inspired and motivated by all the outdoor visuals and displays; should you like to ask me about what you see or any design dilemmas you have for your home or garden, you are in luck. I’ll be at all three parts of this event, ready to answer your questions and sign my new book, LIFE ON MAR’S Creating Casual Luxury. (And of course, do some shopping myself!) So come up and say hi!

My production team will also be on site documenting this great, local fundraiser. And starting next week, my MARtians, should you be in the Fairfield area on Kings Highway (at the roundabout near Stop & Shop), do look for up and wave hello to me. Yours truly will be bigger than life on the billboard as part of the promotion of the event. So here is your chance to visit my home: take a photo of the billboard, post it on social media (Facebook, twitter, instagram or pinterest), and tag “@marjennings”. The first 5 people to do so will get an invitation for two to visit my home, Rosebrook Gardens, this June when the gardens are in full splendor. Can’t wait to see who’s coming to visit!

I’m so delighted to be part of this wonderful event, as all proceeds will benefit St. Ann Academy, Christian Heritage School, and the Black Rock Food Pantry. This helps expand the programs and resources which support students and teachers, allowing these schools to continue their mission of providing quality education and support to children of our community. Please show your supporting by buying tickets today.

To purchase tickets and more information, please visit the event website

Thank you and see you there!