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Royale with Cheese

05 . 30 . 13

I uploaded these photos before I left for Paris but forgot to actually write anything or post it. In all honesty, jet lag is rearing it’s ugly head.  Or at least that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.  I actually posted these photos of designer Jacques Grange’s apartment in the Palais Royal a few […]

“Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn I couldn’t agree with Audrey more especially since I’m off to Paris tonight.  I’m headed to the City of Light for a press trip with a lot of built in personal time. The weather seems a little iffy and not unlike what it’s been in New […]

Intriguingly Chic

04 . 26 . 13

Sometimes you run across spaces that aren’t exactly your own personal style but are so full of intriguing details that you can help but be enamored by them.  That’s how I feel about this Paris apartment by Jean Louis Deniot.  I love the marble entry with jib door, the grey and gold color scheme, the […]

Lovely in Lonny

10 . 11 . 12

I’m knee deep in preparations (styling, cleaning, hiding magazines) for a photo shoot in my apartment Friday.  That is definitely the reason for lighter posts this week. If you need something more to read, I highly suggest heading over to Lonny magazine to read the October issue.  It’s chock full of fabulous interiors including this […]

Farewell, My Queen

07 . 12 . 12

This weekend is going to be French filled for me.  Opening Friday is the new film Farewell, My Queen (Les Adieux à la Reine) by by Benoît Jacquot and based on the novel Farewell, My Queen by Chantal Thomas. It gives a fictional account of the last days of Marie Antoinette through the eyes a young servant who read to the queen and […]

Revisiting Versailles

05 . 16 . 12

All the talk about the Chanel Resort 2013 show at Versailles had me thinking back to my last visit to the palace. While I posted photos of Le Petit Trianon and the grounds, I never posted any photos from the interior of Versailles itself.  These images are from The King’s Interior Apartments and The Royal […]

When I first saw the photo above in World of Interiors, I immediately thought of the whimsical windows of Bergdorf Goodman so it seemed like the perfect follow up.  The unicorns reside in the Chateau de la Goujeonnerie outside of La Rochelle, France.  It was renovated and decorated by the three creative men behind Les Trois […]

Peace of Provence

09 . 25 . 11

The quote on the Moulin du Jardinier website says it all, “from film sets to the peace of Provence.”   The English director of Dr. Zhivago, Sir David Lean fell in love with the 15th-century stone house and restored it and the gardens for his family.  After his death, a young Danish couple bought it from […]

Escape Plan

08 . 26 . 11

Instead of preparing to hole up at home in New York to ride out hurricane Irene, I wish I had high tailed it out of town.  I also wish America had the entire month of August off like all of France.  If we did, my dream would be to enjoy the pastoral pleasures of a […]

Pretty in Provence

06 . 21 . 11

All I can think about besides moving is that I can’t wait to take a vacation after it’s over.  A “sit around and read a book all day” type of vacation that is actually relaxing.  I wish I knew Atlanta based designer Ginny Magher because I am completely in love with her 18th-century farmhouse, Le […]

A friend recently asked for wedding site referrals to help his friend plan her wedding in Barcelona.  While I don’t think it would be right for Spain, his request did remind me that I never posted photos from this fabulous wedding in France.  I saw it in Veranda magazine and all of the details really caught […]

The Chic Catroux

01 . 30 . 11

It’s interesting how you see some designers all over the place and some nowhere at all.  I wish we could see more work of the interior designer François Catroux.  Maybe staying under the radar and a lack of self promotion is a French thing or a European thing.  It’s certainly, as we all know, not […]

The gardens at Chateau de Groussay are just as amazing as the main house.  Charles de Beistegui was inspired by 18th-century Anglo-Chinese parks and gardens and created many “follies” to surprise and delight his guests.  The most famous is the Tente Tartare that was built in 1960.  It was inspired by the tent that King […]

One of the key members of key figures profiled in Cafe Society is Charles de Beistegui (also known as Carlos de Beistegui).  I first heard his name after seeing a watercolor by Jeremiah Goodman of one of his rooms. He’s a fascinating aesthete who was best known for the “party of the century” he gave at his […]

Vacancy at Versailles

12 . 16 . 10

Visiting Château de Versailles is a magical yet exhausting experience.  You can’t possibly see it all in one day, as much as you may try.  While there are lovely hotels in the town to extend your visit, there is none that will be as conveniently located as the proposed Hôtel du Grand Contrôle which is […]

La Bastide de Marie

08 . 02 . 10

Remember that fabulous Provence farmhouse where Marion Cotillard was languishing in the July 2010 issue of Vogue magazine?  Well, turns out that it’s really a hotel called La Bastide de Marie.  Not only can you languish there but you can also relax at the spa, walk the gardens and enjoy the haute cuisine.  We not be […]

Les Toiles du Soleil

07 . 12 . 10

It’s been hotter than Hades in New York lately which makes me want to go to Les Toiles du Soleil and buy everything in their cool summer colored French fabrics. The company has been in business in France for over 150 years but only available here for two. Their shop in Chelsea is almost as […]