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Chic in Paris

04 . 25 . 22

I haven’t died. I’ve just died and gone to Paris. Sorry for the lack of posts. Three weeks is the longest I’ve ever gone without blogging in the 16 years of Habitually Chic but hopefully you will forgive me since I have been celebrating my birthday in Paris with friends. I had grand plans to […]

I’ve written about many Paris pied-a-terre apartments so it will probably be a little confusing that I’m now writing about a company renting apartments in Paris under the moniker, Pied A Terre. There was a hole in the Paris apartment rental market between traditional Haussmann style places and hot mess expresses on Airbnb that Pied […]

Did you watch the film Windfall that was just released on Netflix? I did and immediately fell in love with the house where it was filmed in Ojai, California. The film is about a man who breaks into a tech billionaire’s empty vacation home only to have things go sideways when the arrogant mogul and […]

Spring has finally arrived but that means beautiful sunny weather mixed with cold and rainy days. We’ve got you covered if you want to be out and about or hunkered down at home with something to watch or read this weekend. Filmmaker Sofia Coppola doesn’t seem to grant many interviews so I was excited to […]

I just happened to see an email in my inbox on Friday announcing that the house seen in the film Basic Instinct is for sale. The iconic film was released on March 20, 1992 so perhaps they are trying to take advantage of the 30th anniversary. In my opinion, there are some issues with the […]

Would you like to own an historic French chateau that can also earn you money as an event space? If so, I present the Pavillon de Musique in Louveciennes, France that can be your for 60,000,000 Euros. Before I get to the details, I thought it would be interesting to outline how I came upon the Pavillon […]

While it feels like world is about to end there are a few good things happening this month. In addition to new exhibitions, shows to binge, and clothes to buy, the US returns to Daylight Saving Time which means it will stay light out later and hopefully make everyone feel a little better. Also, I’ve […]

I apologize for the lack of posts for the past week and a half. I was having issues with the website, I also had a friend in New York, and then war was waged on Ukraine by Russia. Every time I think there is a light at the end of the tunnel, something else happens. […]

Anyone in the market for an abandoned fixer-upper 16th-century palazzo in Italy with frescoes by Niccolò Contestabili? I first came across Palazzo Damiani through the instagram account of Paolo Abate. Luckily, he mentioned the fresco artist which led me to the real estate listing. It has 15 bedrooms so perhaps you could turn it into […]

Cour des Vosges

02 . 13 . 22

While I was working on my posts about the film France and 24 Place des Vosges, I came across a very chic hotel. Cour des Vosges sits at 19 Place des Vosges and is the only hotel with views of the square from every room. The 17th-century historic site is known as the Hôtel de […]

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that you never know what might be behind those large wooden doors in Paris. The last time I stayed in the City of Light, I rented an apartment at 8 rue du Pas de la Mule which happens to sit right next door to 24 Place des Vosges, the location […]

As soon as I saw the trailer for the new film France starring Léa Seydoux, I knew couldn’t wait to see her amazing fashions. France is currently available to stream on Kino Now before it opens to winder steaming release later this month. I watched last night and I think it might be my new […]

After working at home for the last two years, I know my apartment could use a refresh. If you’re feeling the same way, Walmart has a wide selection of great home decor and furniture that is available right now and not in nine months due to supply chain issues like at many other places. I’ve […]

Editor’s Note: If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that I was dealing with a pretty bad case of food poisoning last week. It began Wednesday evening when I was working on this post. I’m happy to say that I’m finally feeling better and glad to be back at the blog. Last […]

Last year, someone I follow on Instagram posted a few photos just inside 973 Fifth Avenue. The decor looked very intriguing but I couldn’t find much about the house online then. When I posted an exterior photo of the front door in my Instagram Stories last week, a kind follower alerted me to the fact […]

While you are snowed in this weekend, I recommend that shop for Valentine’s Day. I’ve put together over 60 gifts for women, men, terrible teens, little kids, furry friends, and of course, yourself. One for them, two for me is always my motto. This pretty pink blazer would make a lovely gift for yourself for […]

According to Country Life magazine, Benham Park, an exquisite neo-Classical house in Berkshire was, a call centre, complete with plasterboard ceiling and fluorescent lighting until the interior design firm of Albion Nord worked their magic for Bluedoor Advisors. “Albion Nord was appointed to project manage, interior design, procure the FF&E and dress the house. The interior design […]