Jim Dove and Friends Host Intimate Dinner for Christopher Spitzmiller in Palm Beach

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Main House at Clove Brook Farm.

Jim Dove, founder of Dove Design Studio, hosted an intimate dinner at the home of Heidi Greene & Michael Kluger for author, designer and ceramicist Christopher Spitzmiller. A cocktail reception took place in the couple’s award winning enchanted garden designed in collaboration with Fernando Wong. Heidi told us that the gardens were inspired by their travels to the South of France, and that her husband always wanted to live in France, where they had enjoyed many wonderful moments, but she wanted to live in the U.S., so the garden was their compromise and love project.

Entrance to the grounds of the Klugers home in Palm Beach.
Lovely tablescape on the veranda overlooking the Klugers pool and gardens.
Jim Dove, Jayne Chase and Christopher Spitzmiller.
Anna Kluger and her father Michael Kluger welcome guests Bob Carey and George Ledes.
Obelisks are featured throughout the gardens.
Tranquil garden pool.
Christopher Spitzmiller admiring a specimen tree in the award winning gardens of Heidi Greene and Michale Kluger designed in collaboration with Landscape Architect Fernando Wong and Tim Johnson.

The next day, Steven Stolman spoke with Spitzmiller about his new book, A Year at Clove Brook Farm, as part of his “Conversations on Style” at The Society of the Four Arts.

A Year at Clove Brook Farm: Gardening, Tending Flocks, Keeping Bees, Collecting Antiques, and Entertaining Friends was written by Christopher Spitzmiller with Clinton Smith. Foreword by Martha Stewart. Photos by Gemma & Andrew Ingalls. ©Rizzoli New York, 2021.

Christopher Spitzmiller is known to his friends and Instagram fans as the ultimate weekend farmer, who raises his own handsome chickens, grows his own flowers, and puts up his own jam, cider, and honey. In this—his first book—he treats readers to a full year at Clove Brook Farm, his idyllic but always-active country retreat.

Tableware of Christopher Spitzmiller’s own design.

Filled with tips on garden-planning, creating seasonal flower arrangements, and living with animals, A YEAR AT CLOVE BROOK FARM is a timely book as we are all focused making the most of our own homes and gardens—even if that’s only a row of herbs in a sunny urban window—and it is the the perfect inspiration for anyone enthralled by the fantasy of full-on farmstead living.

A ceramic garden stool designed by Christopher Spitzmiller sits on a terrace at Clove Brook Farm.
A ceramic artichoke by Christopher Spitzmiller serves as a stunning centerpiece.

Christopher Spitzmiller’s lamps, tableware, and other ceramics are found in every chic A-list interior, including the White House, and are regularly featured in celebrated publications including Architectural Digest and the Wall Street Journal. He is on the board of the Garden Conservancy and the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. Clinton Smith is an interior designer, creative director, award-winning journalist, author and editor who has been covering the art of living well for two decades. He was Editor-in-Chief of Veranda for five years and is currently Editor -at-Large for New England Home and Style Editor of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Lifestyle doyenne Martha Stewart is the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and the author of many, many books.

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