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chatting with shirin von wulffen of bastide

When we put together our August Stylish French Box, I was very excited to include a candle from Bastide.    As we worked together on the details I became intrigued by the husband and wife couple that has created this  lifestyle and beauty brand.  Shirin von Wulffen and  her husband Frédéric Fekkai, acquired a 25 year old brand, which they have relaunched as Bastide,  based in Aix-en-Provence where Frédéric grew up.  I was interested to know more about Shirin and her life in provence, and I...

parfums godet through the generations

In St Paul de Vence one of the very prettiest boutiques belongs to Sonia Godet.   As I walked past her door I was immediately drawn in by the gorgeous decor, with its beautiful chandelier, authentic floor tiles and delicious scents.   I didn’t know as I entered the store that I was about to discover a very special family story. Sonia is a young woman with great things ahead of her.   She is what the French call a “nez”, or a nose, which means she is the one who creates the...

a country home – christmas with charlotte anne fidler in england

Today I am excited to invite you to see another country home, this time in England.    We are visiting the beautiful home of Charlotte-Anne Fidler, creative director for glossy magazines around the world and  brand consultant, and who is also preparing another, exciting project that she’ll  announce soon: a  children’s brand….. watch this space!   I’m fascinated by the way very creative people live in their own homes: using all that creative energy all day for work,...

getting ready for christmas with my girlfriend marie paule

Christmas is only just around the corner and I have a list of good intentions that I wanted to share with you.   The past few months have been way too busy finishing the writing on my next book updating the website and of course preparing the launch of my subscription boxes (so excited about that!).  I have had less time for myself and for my home. But now we’re at the 1st December the countdown is real.    The book is out of my hands now as it goes into production and I have more time...

my stylish french girlfriend – marie-laure

My girlfriend Marie-Laure Daveau Queysanne is an antique dealer at the Paris flea market at St Ouen.  She has her shop in the marché Paul Bert which is the part of St Ouen that I go to the most often because I love the feel of the place and the mix of vendors, and of course it’s on the doorstep of the restaurant Ma Cocotte !  (a detail that I rarely waste!) The first time we met I noticed Marie Laure from afar.   The flea markets are predominantly masculine, I’d say that over 60...

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