Tag Archives: France

Château la Coste – an art and architecture walk in Provence

Today I’m over at MODENUS where as a contributing editor I’m writting about a relatively new and lovely, lovely contemporary art and architecture al fresco walk amongst the vineyards of Château la Coste, a wonderful 17thcentury property north of Aix-en-Provence. I encourage you to take a … Continue reading

behind every perfect stitch at Hermès

Why is Hermes so expensive?  That’s the question in many people’s head.  But part of being a sybarite is recognizing and living with quality products  – whether a tie, bag or piece of furniture – and price is not really … Continue reading

My 5 favorite gardens in France

It is no surprise that the loveliest gardens in France are part of large Chateaux or grand Estates.  And today’s feature takes you from the medieval gardens of Château Gourdon, on to the 16th century castle of Chenonceau, through the … Continue reading

summer living series – fabulous gardens – France

Southwest of Tours lies the Chateau de Villandry, a 16th century castle built by François I’s Finance Minister.  Currently privately owned, the castle is one of the many impressive chateaux and gardens that dot the Loire Valley. Renaissance-style gardens are … Continue reading