the cerralbo palace in madrid

Today I’m over at The Daily Basics, featuring one of my favorite types of museums – the house museum.  Much like I did in these pages with the hotel particuliere of Nissim de Camondo in Paris, I’m sharing one of … Continue reading

portuguese royal palaces – the ajuda, lisbon

portuguese royal palaces ajuda lisbon

Portuguese royal palaces come in all shapes and sizes and are striking reminders of the country’s past.  There are palaces set in the city of Lisbon itself and then others scattered throughout the city’s suburbs and into the countryside and … Continue reading

great house museums: the cognacq-jay in paris

house-museums-Cognacq-Jay-paris

Loyal readers know that I’m addicted to house museums, so today I introduce you to the Cognacq-Jay House Museum in Paris.  House museums are time capsules of wonderful paintings, furniture and decorative arts assembled by great collectors and presented in … Continue reading

great house museums: the jacquemart-andre in paris

jacquemart-andre-museum-interiors

I’m due for a revisit of the Jacquemart-Andre Museum in Paris – one of the city’s great house museums.  There is always too much to do on my visits to the world’s capital of all things chic, but for a dose … Continue reading

ancient greek architecture inspires villa kerylos on the french riviera

The Villa Kerylos is a marvel to those who like me love a good house museum.  Unlike the Cerralbo Palace in Madrid or the Nissim de Camondo in Paris which I wrote about earlier, each of which was designed in … Continue reading

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