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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 posted about Le Mas des Poiriers in 2017 and I’m still in awe of this property two years later. It’s currently featured on the cover and inside the March/April 2019 issue of Veranda where you read more about the 200 year old farmhouse and it’s extensive property. Renovating and reviving the property was a […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Dora Maar House

06 . 24 . 13

I’m always amazed at what stumbling across one photo can lead to each day.  Last week, I saw the above photo on Pinterest with the simple caption, Dora Maar House. A little Googling led to not only more images but to the fact that the house is now home to the Brown Foundation Fellows Program open […]

Domaine de la Baume

06 . 18 . 13

I’m currently trying to figure out how I can spend the whole of August traveling around Provence starting with Domaine de la Baume. The property in Tourtour which opens July 5th used to be the home of expressionist painter Bernard Buffet in the 1950’s. It looks like an absolute oasis to this overworked city girl.   A […]

Pretty in Provence

08 . 09 . 12

When Janet and Gilbert de Botton set about finding a house in the South of France, they finally settled on a 1,000 acre bull farm in Provence.  From it, they created, along with decorator and landscape architect Jean-Louis Raynaud and his partner Kenyon Kramer, “one of the great contemporary estates of our time.” Jacob Rothschild […]

I wrote almost a year ago in the post The Chic Catroux about how you rarely see projects from interior designer François Catroux published in magazines.  He and his wife Betty seem happy to not promote themselves or their work. Which is why it was very exciting to see not only their Paris apartment featured in […]

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 […]

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 […]