Category Archives: Flowers

Le jardin français

Upon returning from France, I was pleased to turn to Monty Don’s French Gardens on Netflix to revisit my favorite country while recovering from jet lag. There are three hour-long episodes: Gardens of Power and Passion; The Gourmet Garden; and … Continue reading

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Les Chartreuses

The château de Canon has been on my list of places that I wanted to visit for about ten years now, inspired by a photo of a statue in an arched opening that I saw in a book about beautiful … Continue reading

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Cramoisi (kram-wah-zee) means crimson, the type of vivid red you see in this beautiful flower. I took this photo at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in the sun-soaked south of France. Red is my favorite color. In autumn … Continue reading

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La mousse

If I was going to hire a decorator for my home, it would be Charlotte Moss. For years, I’ve drooled over her books, pinned her photos on Pinterest, and sought out her designs at the Kips Bay show houses in … Continue reading

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Trouver par hazard

I stumbled across a gorgeous French life-style blog last week, Trouvais, devoted to “French interiors, rough luxe, and flea market finds.” Author Trish Lyon Allen lives in northern California where her home and garden serve as endless inspiration for the beautiful pictures … Continue reading

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Meilleur Ouvrier de France

  This weekend, President Sarkozy awarded the recognition Meilleur Ouvrier de France (mayuhr oov-ree-ay duh frahnse) to a new cohort of the “Best Craftsmen of France” at the Élysée Palace. The MOF Society has represented the best of skilled craftsmen and … Continue reading

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Courir des rues

Ever on the alert for all things French, this intrepid blogger tackled Manayunk, a trendy northwestern Philadelphia neighborhood. The first sighting was three incredibly cute Yorkies occupying a lap outside a café. Could Paris really be 3,700 miles away? We … Continue reading

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Travailler pour le roi de Prusse

May 1 is la fête du Muguet (la fet do moogay) and la fête du Travail (la fet do traveye) in France. Muguet des bois (day bwah) are lily of the valley, one of the sweetest looking and most fragrant … Continue reading

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Découvrir le pot aux roses

Valentine’s Day is here once again. If you’re looking for a bouquet for a special someone, you could go nowhere finer than Lachaume on rue Royale in Paris. They’ve been in business at that same location since 1845. Marcel Proust … Continue reading

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