The other day I went to one of my favorite spots on Earth: the Cloisters gardens. The Cloisters is part of the Metropolitan Museum system and is the only museum in the United States dedicated solely to medieval European art. (For a Spaniard, it’s like going home). It’s only about 10 minutes away from my house, just over the George Washington Bridge. If you haven’t been and you plan on coming to New York – ever- you really should put it on your to-visit list. It’s like stepping back in time into a beautiful medieval courtyard. I think that when I launch my next big New York Times bestseller I’m going to find out if the Cloisters rents out areas for parties. (And you’re invited!).
For a couple of years I’ve wanted to build a mini-Cloisters garden on the side of my house. But, you know, time, money, all that. However, inspired by my visit I took my first step toward my very own Cloisters garden and ordered a garden trellis to frame the entrance to the area. Can’t wait until it arrives! I have the climbing plants all ready for when it arrives: star jasmine, whose fragrance I love. Hopefully I’ll have the whole thing set up for my birthday in a couple of weeks and I’ll consider that my birthday present to myself.