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Every now and then, I like to highlight one of my favorite Instagram accounts you might also enjoy. I don’t know Colin Gray @colin_awg or anything about him except what his bio says, “Purveyor of old buildings, beard enthusiast, enjoying a sabbatical, accomplished cook, currently renovating an old farmhouse in Somerset.” I supposed I could […]

Lovely Landscapes

06 . 04 . 17

It was a beautiful weekend in New York. At least, Friday and Saturday were beautiful. That’s my photo of Central Park above. But it also looked like a beautiful weekend in other parts of the country and world according to Instagram. Here are some of my favorite summer landscape photos. Enjoy! @marthastewart @annstreetstudio @aureliebidermann @carolynmurphy […]

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. […]

La Rentrée

09 . 05 . 16

La rentrée is a French phrase used in September that is the equivalent of our ‘back to school” sentiment but it also refers to everyone returning home from their August vacation and resuming their normal routine. If I were hair stylist Frederic Fekkai, I would never return from the gorgeous estate he shares with his family […]

When I was in London a few years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Ben Pentreath‘s very elegant office and chic shop Pentreath & Hall. Unfortunately, Ben was traveling so we weren’t able to meet but I feel like I’ve gotten to know him by following his Instagram account. It chronicles his London life but […]

Dreaming of Green

02 . 15 . 15

It’s absolutely freezing and snowy in New York today so all I can think about is spring. I think we could all use a little glimpse of green right now and this Cotswolds garden from House & Garden is the perfect midwinter pick me up.   “Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter […]

The best thing about living in Paris for an extended period is that I now have time to visit all the places I’ve rushed by in the past. This week, I was finally able to properly explore the Jardins des Archives Nationales in the Marais. The weather was perfect and the jardins are a beautiful […]

Chic Chateau Wedding

06 . 04 . 14

I was talking to my friend Eleanor about French weddings and one that I posted years ago. When I took a look, I realized that it was posted almost exactly three years ago. I thought it might be fun to share it again since it still looks good today.  The wedding reception of New York […]

Pool Party

05 . 26 . 14

While many of you were enjoying the unofficial start of summer this weekend in the United States, France is getting ready for their own long holiday weekend starting this Thursday. It’s time to enjoy warmer weather and swimming. I remember working on a design project years ago where I had to find as many photos […]

Un Jour Gris

05 . 20 . 14

As beautiful as Paris is on a sunny day, it’s even more beautiful when it’s grey. Today is the first day that I’ve been here that it’s rained a little but it’s ok because it just makes everything more romantic.  I had to run over to Monoprix to pick up a few things which was […]

I couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome to Paris.  The weather has been absolutely beautiful with bright blue skies and no rain.  This and my fabulous finds from the brocante (above) make up for the fact the hot water is broken in my friend’s apartment. And as with everything regarding the French ce n’est […]

I was thinking about creating a French word of the week post while I’m in Paris.  One good word to start with might be mas which means farmhouse. Except in the case of the mas in this post, I don’t think most farmhouses are renovated for five years and have gardens designed by landscape designer […]

Thanks to a little tweet from Luxuo, I was alerted to the fact that French actress and style icon Catherine Deneuve is selling her house in Normandy, Chateau de Primard.  The 18th-century stunner an hour from Paris will set you back €3.9 Million ($5.5 Million) which seems like a bargain considering that it’s move in ready and […]

Emerald Isle

03 . 17 . 14

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, a little green inspiration and hope that spring won’t be far behind.  I love this dress and green bag on Maggie Betts via ELLE.  Chateau Marmont Hotel keys via Conde Nast Traveler. Cameron Diaz’s kitchen via Elle Decor.  Garden by Miranda Brooks.  via Elle Japan.  via Elle Decor Photo […]

The best part of spring, besides the warmer weather, are all the new shows and exhibitions that are opening. One of the chicest is Dries Van Noten: Inspirations at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris on view until 31 August 2014.The first exhibition devoted to the Belgian designer “takes us on an intimate journey into his […]

Is It Spring Yet?!

02 . 11 . 14

This has been the coldest and snowiest winter I’ve ever experienced in New York and possibly in my entire life.  Needless to say, I am ready for Spring.  Heck, I’d take 40 degrees at this point.  Until that arrives, I’m going to keep looking at photos or gardens, flowers, and anything green to keep me […]

Beautiful Belgium

08 . 08 . 13

I came across some new photos of Axel Vervoordt and his gardens recently that were definitely worth sharing.  They also reminded me that I still haven’t been to Belgium to visit his incredible gallery.  An autumn trip might just have to be in order.  All photos via Pinterest.