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The French cult brand Sézane opened last week in New York and they are already a huge hit. I stopped by on Friday when I was downtown on again on Saturday with a friend when Jessica Alba also happened to be shopping. The large store and floor to ceiling shelves are filled with clothing, shoes, […]

It feels like everyone I follow on Instagram has been in the south of France this summer. That’s how I came across Le Mas des Poiriers. Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam stopped by the the recently renovated 18th-century farmhouse on a pear orchard (Poire is the French word for pear) in Avignon and posted beautiful photos. […]

Last year, I wrote about how the Christian Dior company purchased the designer’s former home Château de la Colle Noire in Grasse, France and brought it back to life. Now there is a book that celebrates the gorgeous Provence house and gardens, Christian Dior in the South of France: The Château de la Colle Noire.  The Musée des […]

The Chicest Chateau

07 . 08 . 17

Visiting Coco Chanel’s apartment was a bucket list item that actually came true. Perhaps if I wish hard enough, I may find myself at Chateau de Wideville someday. Not exactly sure under what circumstances that might happen but a girl can dream. Chateau de Wideville is the 17th-century home in France owned by Valentino who […]

I always enjoy seeing what fashion editors and influencers wear during the Haute Couture fashion shows every January and July. The attendees are usually dressed in more relatable and inspiring outfits instead of the over-the-top attention seeking ensembles usually seen during the ready to wear shows. Vogue Paris always seems to capture the best looks […]

After a four year closure for renovations, the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris reopens today. The historic site on Place de la Concorde was built in 1758 for King Louis XV by French architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel. Apparently, Marie Antoinette took piano lessons in the mansion at one point. The Count of Crillon bought the building in 1788 […]

Whenever I visit Versailles, I try to imagine what it must have been like to live in that opulent chateau. Interior designer Jacques Garcia doesn’t have to imagine. For 25 years, he’s lived like a king at his own chateau Champ de Bataille near Rouen in Normandy. According to WSJ.Magazine, he’s ready to move on to another […]

Neo Thissen in France

05 . 30 . 17

As we all know now, Instagram has the ability to bring people together. I was explaining to my friend this weekend that it’s because you can immediately tell that you have  common interests and style. I met Belgian interior designer and antiques dealer David de Decker-Thissen on Instagram and then in real life in Paris […]

I have Kate Betts to thank for suggesting the new book Mistakes Were Made (Some in French). She posted it on her Instagram account and also has a blurb on the cover “Any Francophile with a Hollywood crush will devour this wonderful sexy story.” I can attest that she was right. My copy arrived yesterday […]

I was sad when it was announced that Peter Copping would no longer be designing for Oscar de la Renta. It would be no longer running into him in New York. But I was also happy because I knew it meant that he and his partner Rambert Rigaud could return to their lives in France […]

Paris Can Wait

04 . 26 . 17

The Tribeca Film Festival is happening in New York right now. It always brings together the best new films and I’m grateful that Lincoln Motor Company, who is a sponsor of the film festival, generously offers me passes each year. The hard part is figuring out what to see. I think I’ve chosen a few […]

A Modern Chateau

03 . 29 . 17

The Provence Chateau of Pierre Yovanovitch just featured in the WSJ.Magazine looks like a modern version of Hubert de Givenchy’s Château de Jonchet but that doesn’t make it any less interesting. The larger main chateau, Fabrègues, still retains original architectural details but the farmhouse turned guesthouse, La Ferme, was in such bad shape that the interiors had to be rebuilt. […]