Trianon Today

Some buildings and their interiors  never fade from sight, they are too influential,  defining a style, a high-point in taste and design which become a touchstone for  subsequent generations.  Petit Trianon’s restrained neo classical elegance,  decorated to reflect the charm and … Continue reading

A Week in Provence

Spending time in Provence you reconnect with an eternal good life guided by the seasons and enriched by its extraordinary beauty.  My heart beats to the daily cycle as the sun welcomes a clear-sky dawn before beating down until an apricot … Continue reading

Le Vieux, Le Meilleur

So if you were passing through the Luberon, Provence, and you had one pit stop, where would I take you? Well… Le Vieux, Oppede le Vieux.  Here time stands semi freddo, Miss Haversham cobwebs cling to crumbling castles and fairytale … Continue reading

Provencal Palette

I was struck afresh this summer by how beautiful Provence’s Luberon is at every time of day: the quality of light brings different elements forward, brilliant blue skies to amber dusks, white heat to warm golden tones. Cradled in the … Continue reading

Feasting: Up in the Sky

How far would you go for dinner? To the end of the road? to the end of the track? to the end of the mountain range? for there…high up in the sky is a farm.   Here dinner becomes elemental … Continue reading

Foundation Maeght -Better Than All The Rest

On Sunday I woke up ‘6 minutes’ from Foundation Maeght. We were there at 10 am sharp, opening.  Our visit was almost as quick, enfants in tow, chien in car.  In 2008 I saw the RA’s show ‘Aimé Maeght and … Continue reading

True Provence = Van Day Truex

Provence glows in my mind I have visited it whilst growing up with my family and now en ‘grand famille’ – including ‘chien’. We have our favourite spots, restaurants, shops, markets and memories, layered over time.  During the  past weeks … Continue reading