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weekend flower therapy

After a fun but fairly busy week, the weekend has arrived and is looking surprisingly calm.  Nothing urgent on my to-do list, at least nothing that cannot wait until Monday…. Time for a little flower therapy, which this week takes the form of a bouquet from the garden, where the roses have bravely resisted the week’s ridiculous heatwave, and are flowering abundantly. I used one of my very favorite vases, I love the slightly tarnished silver and the size and shape of this antique...

summer entertaining is the best

As a family we love to entertain …. be it a couple of friends for a cosy dinner around a winter fire; high tea in the garden with kids and dogs all over the place; a fun lunch with girlfriends …. entertaining friends is what we love best. My husband is a great cook, and generally when we invite guests he takes care of the main course, either  one of us prepare the entrée, and I handle dessert.   I get my cooking done earlier in the day, and while he is in the kitchen late afternoon...

jacques garcia in normandy

  There are many great things about living in Normandy, but one of the more amazing features in my part of the woods is the Chateau du Champ de Bataille, that has been lovingly restored, by Jacques Garcia, one of France’s leading interior designers. Monsieur Garcia bought the Chateau in 1992 and started the renovation immediately.  Dividing walls were removed to create large reception rooms, and the interiors recreated in 17th and 18th century style.  Part of the chateau is open to...

baked peaches and rosemary

Summer is with us and tis the season for last minute invitations to dinner, and easy to prepare food.  This evening is just such a moment.  Friends invited late afternoon,  stuffed vegetables, meat on the grill and rosé wine in the evening sunshine. We have the first peaches in season now, and I baked them with rosemary while laying the table.  Nothing could be easier.   Wash the peaches and pop them into a deep baking dish, or if you prefer a wide shallow pan. Cover with white wine (I used a...

my stylish french box takes you to provence and a giveaway

We are busy preparing the August edition of My Stylish French Box and we’re very excited about the gorgeous contents, this box is going to be glamorous and feel extremely luxurious…. of course I can’t tell you what we are including, because I know that our clients love the surprise of discovering their gifts when they open the box.   But I can tell you why we chose Provence as the theme for this season, and what draws me to this part of France. ‘Holiday in...

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