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Snapshots from Provence

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Provence is a country to which I am always returning, next week, next year, any day now, as soon as I can get on a train.

Snapshots from Provence in the South of France

Favorite eats:

La Bastide de Marie

Le Garage à LumièresLe Mas Tourteron

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Below, paying a visit to my friend and artist Jean Pierre Soulhat‘s studio in Caseneuve to see what mosaic creations he has been at work on recently… 

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More stories from Provence…

A Picnic in Provence || La Bastide de Marie || A Chateau in France || Provence in Polaroid || A Provence Playlist || Beyond Lacoste || La Residence || Lacoste, France || SCAD Lacoste || Fashion Design in Lacoste || Herbs de Provence Roast Chicken

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Provence in Polaroid

Provence Polaroid film.

Everything in Provence touches your skin. The leaves of a rose bush may brush against your arm as you walk through a field. The light in the morning rakes angularly though a room illuminating your face. “Bonjour” the day says. The oil from the olives stick to your fingers, which I always enjoy rubbing into my hands like lotion. Wine inevitably presses againt your lips filling you with the energy of the vine, of life, that surrounds you in this sacred place. The air kisses your cheeks while you lay on a blanket under the dappled afternoon sun. Everything, though seemingly still, is alive here if you just slow down to feel it…

A collection of vintage SX-70 Polaroids of our moments spent in Provence 

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Chateau Saint-Martin

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Perched high a top a hill, the view from Chateau Saint-Martin swoops down over the ancient town of Vence soaring right out to the French Riviera’s magnificent blue waters that seem to melt into the sky. It’s breathtaking and something this luxury hotel showcases as much as possible from hotel room balconies, to sweeping terraces and large picture windows across the dining room, a perfect place to watch the sunset. Walking the manicured grounds you see traces of the estate’s history beginning in 350 AD to its important role for the Knights Templar in 1150 (who folklore claims buried great treasures among the grounds). 

It is traditional French glamour from the floral bed linens to the oil paintings and master fireplaces. I felt like a princess, just as when I stayed at the Le Bristol in Paris, another property that is part of the Oetker Collection. Aside from waking up to views of the French Riviera, I loved the property’s incredible gastronomy restaurant, Le Saint-Martin. Though wonderfully modern in technique and delightfully surprising, I appreciate that they still finished the meal with an oh-so-French traditional cheese cart, as if you could forget where you are with views like these….

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Above, smelling the roses in Of A Kind shirt dress. Below, Steamline Luggage in Starlet. (more…)

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A Chateau in France

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I can’t say much about this place… it was a private residence and a bit of a mystery. We were invited to a dinner at a chateau in France to celebrate CHANEL’s new interpretation of their classic No. 5 perfume. A short drive from the rose fields of Grasse, we turned up a long winding old road, climbing up the side of a hill until we emerged on a plateau of walled gardens and ivy covered archways. It was magnificent. I was never able to find out who lived here or what the history was of this estate but perhaps I enjoy it more for what remains a mystery. It is in the not knowing that my imagination can run free… and you can guess, that’s a wonderful place to be.

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Ralph Lauren silk dress and heels, Maiyet blazer, Hourglass lips

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