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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.


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