Heart Home magazine Issue 12 August 2014 - Page 25

Cabbages & Roses Living Life Beautifully By Christina Strutt Words: Nancy Alsop Photographs: Simon Brown Christina Strutt was just 24 when she forsook the high-octane glamour of life as a London journalist, working for British Vogue Living in favour of spending her days at Brook Cottage, once a mill used by Gregorian monks, in Somerset, southwest England. The table, positioned in the shade under the gazebo, is covered with a Hatley tablecloth, its design inspired by the surrounding natural world. It is set off with fresh flowers picked from the very garden that was the catalyst for Cabbages & Roses.