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A Billionaire’s Valentine

This year is a year of hopeful change. Fact. So what does a couple of amateur authors have to do? Simple: instigate change with tradition in mind. Yellow roses have been a symbol of friendship for many generations, and just happen to be the known favorite flower of our local Duchess. How better to spread the love and unity than to deliver unto her lovely home a dozen or so such gifts just in time for an early Valentine’s Day.

We designated a day to create a scavenger hunt for all our devoted T.o.D. readers as we left yellow roses for Miss Duke across her property. Much like an I Spy book, we welcome all of you to find them hidden in our latest picture album below, or check out where this rose made its pit stops. There’s a lot that will be posted about the beautiful Estate this year, so be sure to subscribe, like us on and follow us on Twitter @TheRetroRevivalist to stay updated on each of our latest adventures and columns.

For now, I think the world is realizing that the Dukes have plenty of friends around here, after all- this is what yellow roses mean. Perhaps she loved these charming flora in hopes they would surround her with real friends. Be sure to scroll over the photos for their descriptions.

Leave your comments if you can name each of the pit stops these honorary roses made!

The good news is that even Duke Farms is fostering a sense of humor in this politically-fueled time….

An electric box along a path… Boogie Woogie Woogie, Dukes. 


For over 8 amazing years, it has been an experience, a pleasure, and a journey to be a revivalist. I love all things retro and antique. Writing has been a passion of mine since middle school and throughout my professional career. For all those who are inspired to be vintage, challenge the norms in the name of tradition! We write for a better, more inspired tomorrow <3

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