Tag Archives: summer living series

my last summer fling

I’m off enjoying this last week of August as I hope you guys are too.  I’ll be back Tuesday September 3rd – this month will bring a lot of activity including a new professional website, my trip to the London … Continue reading

stuck in the french countryside with nothing to do? here’s a suggestion

image credit: E. Sander for Domaine de Chaumont-Sur-Loire, France. The International Garden Festival on the grounds of the majestic 15th-century Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire in France has been around since 1992.  I had the pleasure to attend several years back and … 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

sybaritic travels: Brazil’s Txai Resort

When Mother Nature doesn’t want to cooperate, there is nothing one can do.  You just go with the flow, so during a project trip to Brasil in January 2011, at the recommendation of my client, I booked some R&R at … Continue reading

5 sinfully amazing private swimming pools

We all like to take-a-peek inside those homes that seem larger than life.  Today I’ve featured some quite unique private swimming pools from around the world.  Hope you enjoy. image credits: From top to bottom – Melbourne, Australia (Out-of-the-Blue) | … Continue reading

summer living series – fabulous gardens – Japan

Northwest of Osaka is the Adachi Museum of Art, a fabulous museum with seriously good Japanese art.  Not knowing enough about Japanese art myself, what I found remarkable were its gardens.  Although only planted in 1980, Adachi’s founder scavenged 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