When I was growing up in the States, rosé had a reputation for being a second rate wine. I don’t know why that is. However, in St. Martin (the half French, half Dutch island) I noticed it everywhere, restaurants (including upscale ones), beach bars, house parties, etc. Once my parents moved back to the island, … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Rosé Wine
I’ve written about “the mix” before. I absolutely adore the European style of mixing traditional and modern design elements. Clearly, I must add the book FRENCH ACCENTS to my interior design library. Can we talk about the moldings in this living room? Stunning! Continue reading I Libri – French Accents: At Home With Parisian Objects And Details by Erin Smith
In December, I attended the AWAR holiday cocktail party at Palazzo Farnese. The construction of the Palazzo started in 1515 and it has been the home of the French Embassy since 1874. I’ve been inside the building before to vote (I have dual citizenship, American and French) and went to an exhibit they held a … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – The Mix – Modern Meets The 16th Century.
Summers In France is a fabulous read. Along with photos of gorgeous interiors, there are recipes, tips on how to be a gracious hostess and guest, and information about the amazing markets near Ms. Ireland’s summer home in the Tarn-et-Garonne region of Southwestern France. I really appreciated the before and after photos. Ms. Ireland has … Continue reading I Libri: Summers In France by Kathryn M. Ireland
I’ve written about Wonderfool the spa and concept store before. One thing I really like about Wonderfool is how they highlight Iocal artisans. A few weeks ago there was an aperitivi at the store and several of the designers were there. I had a chance to speak with the très chic Daria Reina the Creative … Continue reading Io Adoro – Chez Dédé
My first trip to southern France was incredible. My friend’s boss invited me to join them on his yacht. At first I wasn’t sure about going since I didn’t have a film at the festival and I had nothing to wear. I like to have a plan. What exactly would I do in Cannes? My … Continue reading Buon Viaggio – Cannes and St. Tropez
I went to Cannes last week for the film festival as a guest of my friend’s boss. I cannot get this song out of my head. It plays during the trailer of the new Wes Anderson movie, “Moonrise Kingdom”, which was the opening film of the festival. The first time I saw the trailer I … Continue reading Flashback: Françoise Hardy – Le Temps De L’Amour