A Chic Existence

Club Modeler Ojai California

A Chic Existence Ojai, California A visit to Chris Brock and Paul Fortune’s mountain top chic existence in Ojai. Elegantly old world, sensual, and – totally badass – just like Brock’s Pottery, whose first collection sold out at Rick Owens in LA 2016. Since then, swooning collectors wait in line at JF Chen Gallery where Brock…

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Chez Frey House II, Palm Springs

club modeler albert frey

Chez Frey House II Palm Springs, California I have a crush on Albert Frey. And my husband knows it. An elegant man and avant-garde, who integrated his house into the surrounding desert, lived in a glass box with a huge piece of rock couldn’t be sexier. The ‘petit Américain’, as Le Corbusier referred to him,…

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Le Donne of the Masseria

Masseria Potenti

Le Donne of the Masseria Manduria, Puglia Staying with Paola and Maria Grazia (the Milanese mother and daughter team) at their 16th century cinematique farmhouse, Masseria Potenti, is a chic lesson in the slow living movement in Manduria, Puglia. Theatre, set design and drama are the key ingredients in play. Maria Grazia Antique textiles of…

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Patmos Life, Greece

Club Modeler Patmos

Patmos Life Dodecanese Islands, Greece John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelation here. Patmos is magic, steeped in mystery and ever so chic. And bloody hard to get to which is half the fun. In Chora, humble doors lead to magnificent homes , dining sets are Patmonian antique ceramics, interiors hand-painted in a Venetian…

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Durslade Farmhouse

Durslade farmhouse

Durslade Farmhouse Bruton, Somerset, England Durslade, the Art Collector’s Gothic Farmhouse (circa 1760), has a lot of stories to tell… every nook and cranny needs to be explored – that alone is a wondrous amusement, in the beautiful landscape of Somerset where time has slowed down. Homemade Afternoon tea, milk from Durslade’s own cows, together with Pipilotti…

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Charleston House

Charleston House fireplace

Charleston House A Bloomsbury House & Garden Firle, Sussex, England I grew up in East Sussex, England. Charleston House represents to me all the Englishness that I admire …freedom of thought, eccentricity and irreverence.  The story goes…Virgina Woolf recommends to her sister the painter, Vanessa Bell, her lover Duncan Grant, his lover David Garnett, their children and…

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