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Chic Reads: The House in France

by habituallychic

06 . 22 . 11
The sad truth is that with everything going on right now, I don’t have time to read a book.  When I do, I plan to pick up The House in France by Gully Wells.  I read an excerpt in the June 2011 issue of Vogue and was hooked.  As you might have guessed from the title, it is a memoir of the author’s summers spent in Provence which after yesterday’s post, seems like a perfect follow up.  The entire story doesn’t take place in France though.  Gully Wells grew up in London and also lived and worked in New York.  By the sounds of it, she led a pretty swanky life and we could use some swanky after this week.
I want to thank everyone for all their kind comments and emails regarding my apartment search.  I really appreciate all the finger crossing and praying on my behalf!  It’s such an arduous process but I saw a place this morning that I absolutely loved and am hoping will be mine!  A little more finger crossing please!

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  1. Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ June 22, 2011 | 5:21 pm

    seriously wish i had the time to read too – life is just so busy!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika~Tiptoe Butterfly~

    Please stop by and enter~Light as a Feather necklace GIVEAWAY~ it’s an almost $50 value!

  2. Elizabeth June 22, 2011 | 6:06 pm

    Good luck with the house hunting. Will have to put this on my list of Summer reads.

  3. Heidiopia June 22, 2011 | 6:15 pm

    Best of luck, Heather, on the hunt! And this read is right up my alley. 🙂
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor

  4. Natasha @ Northern Light Blog June 22, 2011 | 6:37 pm

    If you have time… check out the Summers in France book by Kathryn M. Ireland, it’s a great escape 🙂
    ..Or stop by Northern Light for a review!

  5. The enchanted home June 22, 2011 | 9:00 pm

    Just finished reading this! We chose it for our book club book and I really liked it a great deal and would certainly recommend it. Its a memoir and is told with much wit and integrity and I loved how it tied togethger the influences of both of her parents into her life and they way it was lived down the road…..its a goodie!!

  6. Suzy June 23, 2011 | 12:00 am

    Good luck! I was considering moving just recently and then saw the light of day and realised (or remembered) just how much work it is and thought better of it…

  7. Ulla June 23, 2011 | 2:11 am

    change is good and good things are hard to come by but you will find a wonderful place where you will be very happy and creative.
    all the best,

  8. Mujerluminosa June 23, 2011 | 4:06 pm

    HC — continued fingers, arms & eyes crossed and great vibes sent your way, for great success on your apt. search. I know you’ll find the one that suits you — all the best,

  9. FWD June 23, 2011 | 8:41 pm

    Great book Heather! I’ve read it too. Good luck in the hunt. Can’t wait to hear how it turns out.

  10. mary June 24, 2011 | 6:07 am

    Hi Heather–it’s yours (I’m sure)–when are you posting photos? Congratulations!!! Mary