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I enjoy following the Instagram account of Marna De la Orden who is the co-founder of Maria de la Orden which is a fashion and accessory line of “unique looks designed between Paris and Madrid in eco-friendly and original fabrics” with very reasonable prices. Her style is much more colorful than mine which I found […]

It feels like everyone is in Paris right now or just returned like my friend interior designer Andrew Brown. He and his partner Kip took a last minute trip to celebrate Andrew’s birthday. While they were in the City of Light, they took a day trip to Versailles where they quickly toured of the chateau […]

Have you always wondered what it would be like to live at Versailles? Well, now you can get your chance at the newly opened five-star Le Grand Contrôle Hotel from the Airelles hotel group which sits within the gates of Versailles. Le Grand Contrôle was built in 1681 by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Louis XIV’s favourite architect […]

I feel like I’m definitely going to have Stendhal Syndrome the next time I go to Paris. For those who aren’t familiar with this illness, it’s is “a psychosomatic condition involving rapid heartbeat, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations, allegedly occurring when individuals become exposed to objects, artworks, or phenomena of great beauty.” Another opening in […]

Sally Perrin of Perrin Paris and Casa Torre Careyes has been back in Paris for a few weeks and I love following along the city as she posts Stories on Instagram. Recently, she posted an art gallery that had taken over an empty hôtel particulier. The group show Grand Ménage put on by Clearing Gallery […]

I apologize for the lack of blog posts since last week. Hopefully, this one will make up for it. I spent the cold and rainy long holiday weekend falling down rabbit holes after searching for more information on a certain hotel particulier in Paris. More on that later. But while I was searching, I came […]

Paris just opened after lockdown today and Americans are chomping at the bit to go to the City of Light. I usually don’t like to visit Europe in the summer and will probably wait until the fall. That was my plan until I saw the newly unveiled Bourse de Commerce Pinault Collection art venue that […]

It feels like we’ve lost so many wonderful collectors in the last few years. The art and personal treasures from the Paris apartment of artist Pierre Le Tan are up for auction at Sotheby’s this Tuesday and Wednesday. Included in the sale are furniture including the lovely early Louis XV amaranth and varnished bronze commode […]

While many of you are losing your minds on trashy Bridgerton, I’ve moved on to Lupin on Netflix. Lupin is a very original take on the famous French literary character Arsène Lupin starring Omar Sy as the charming Assane Diop who sets out to avenge his father for an injustice that happened 25 years earlier […]

It’s raining in New York so it feels like the perfect time to escape virtually to Provence to take a look at Les Ramades, the Provence home of Betty and François Catroux. It was on the market last year for $11.5 Million because François wanted to be near the sea and had bought a place […]

I’m excited for this week because there are a few new movies debuting online including Rebecca on Netflix today, On the Rocks on Apple TV on Friday, and The Undoing on HBO on Sunday. I watched the adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier’s novel Rebecca today starring Lily James, Armie Hammer, and Kristin Scott Thomas […]

British fashion designer Peter Copping mentioned to me a few months back that he and his French husband Rambert Rigaud were creating a home line named after their beloved 15th-century manor house in Normandy. La Carlière has just been featured in the Financial Times How to Spend It and it’s just as good as I suspected. The […]

One good thing to come out of quarantine is that we get to see more photos of people’s home since they have nothing else to Instagram. One of my longtime favorite accounts @lacarliere highlights the 15th & 17th century Normandy manor house belonging to @petercopping  @rambertfleurs and their two pretty Siamese cats. I had a […]

While quarantine has been hard for everyone, there are some bright spots. Photographer François Halard is holed up at his house in Arles and posts a photo of a room or a vignette every day. He’s on day 27 now and I look forward to each and every one of his images. His house is […]

Last night, I attended the most festive party to celebrate the new collaboration between Aerin Beauty and Love Shack Fancy. It was fun to see the dresses and products in person before they officially launched today. The highlight of the evening though was meeting the owner of Le Mas des Poiriers which is where the collaboration […]

Tory Burch in Normandy

02 . 04 . 20

Make sure you pick up the March 2020 issue of The World of Interiors to see the chic Normandy home of Tory Burch. The manor actually belonged to her new French husband Pierre-Yves Roussel but left a lot to be desired so Tory turned to Robert Kime to help pull it together. I was a […]

When I lived in Paris, I spent one of the three months living next to the Palais-Royal. I loved escaping the hustle and bustle of the city in the quiet garden inside surrounded by elegant boutiques and restaurants. Along the rue de Beaujolais and through the Passage du Perron is a plaque that says, Colette, […]