Exploring One-of-a-Kind Places Where Art, Nature, and Skill Converge in Harmony

Charleston House

Places • July 10, 2020

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 like this: Virginia Woolf r

Grange Park Opera

Places • July 20, 2020

  Attending the Grange Park Opera feels like being one of the selected few invitees at a secret aristocratic British garden party with the Opera as a bonus. It's opera and dining with the duc

Ets Legeron, Paris

Places • July 25, 2020

This Parisian atelier made the Chanel Caméllia ... A poetic family run atelier of handmade silk flower makers since 1727. Ets Legeron believes in the colored petals drying quietly, so the color

Nick Fouquet

Places • July 29, 2020

The Hat Maker ‘Im a rebel, I’m different, I’m a Hatter with the H”, he says.  Meet the animalistic - but always gentle - Mr Fouquet, the Hat Maker. I first met Nick Fouquet many years ag

Chez Frey House II

Places • October 9, 2020

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

Antoinette Poisson

Places • October 31, 2020

The Marquis de Pompadour Manifesto (Full Name: Jean Antoinette Poisson, 1729)   1.   Become a lover of art and wallpaper - or « dominoterie » as they called the artisanal technique in

The Vegetable Salon

Places • February 4, 2021

Hiding in the tiny, surf chic village of Guéthary, outside Biarritz is the fantastical Vegetable Salon, Yaoya. Seduced by its otherworldliness from the beautiful pages of The World of Interiors,

The Ancient Myth Workshop

Places • February 4, 2021

Walking into this poetic workshop, hidden at the back of the L’Officine Universelle Buly, is a rural storehouse, selling dry flowers for bottled or hand arranged bouquets. Right out of an ancient m

Stork Club

Places • September 29, 2021

Stork Club, the famous nightclub in Manhattan, New York City. Circa 1929 to 1965. A symbol of café society, the wealthy elite,  movie stars, showgirls, and aristocrats all mixed in there...


Places • August 24, 2023

McBean's Orchids is a British orchid cultivation nursery in Lewes, East Sussex, England.  They are "Rare Orchid Growers" from the 1800s hidden away in the beautiful Sussex Downs. Visiting McBeans

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