On a recent trip with Mr. C we traveled through the country side of Virginia and one can not help but think of Thomas Jefferson. Not Monticello's grand beauty and simplicity or the inspiration of UVA's strength but it is Thomas Jefferson's much beloved POPLAR FOREST. A place inspired by a neo-classical villa, his personal getaway for solitude in comfort and peace. Preferring not much company but family time. November was a wonderful time to explore his retreat, as it was harvest time! A wine festival was taking place at Poplar Forest an annual fund raiser. Under the glorious Magnolia tree and large white tents with a sunny November sky for all to enjoy! It was Thomas Jefferson's well kept secret and an inspiration to all especially an interior designer.