Almost Famous

Carolina Pimenta

Almost Famous Stork Club, Carvalhal On a hot hot day in Carvalhal, I was browsing in Jacques Grange  & Pierre Passebon’s Stork Club … Amongst their carefully curated selection of books, I decided I had to place this elegant femme in crushed yellow velvet with a dangling cigarette from her hands, on top of my coffee…

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La Colombe D’Or

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La Colombe D’Or Saint Paul De Vence La Colombe D’or ‘s iconic recipe   The Art, The simplicity, The hand painted menu, The Crudités, The feel of the place, The poetic memories in every corner, The insouciance in the Provencal sunshine, The mysterious ingredients for the good life.   FIN Nona @isabelmarant, @matchesfashion , Rocco…

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An Institutional Lunch


An Institutional Lunch Kronenhalle, Zurich Kronenhalle oozes tradition and art from its every classical, mahogany paneled corner. The Chagall Room is where Coco, Yves, Pablo and others alike had long debates, dined and had a jolly good time together. I love doing the same, even if I am in Zurich for only a few hours. Watching…

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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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Scottish Highlands Memoirs

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Scottish Highlands Memoirs The Fife Arms, Cairngorms “Her rocks, her hills, are kindled now. Her nature and thy light combine, And manifold in her art thou, Her loveliness a part of thine.” From: A Girl in Love The only book of poems by Nan Shepherd : In the Cairngorms   A spiritual & geographical solo…

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