I am excited to announce that pre-orders are now available on my book,
Writing this book has been an amazing adventure. It all started when the publisher Gibbs Smith contacted me, inviting me to introduce my girlfriends. Last spring and summer saw me on a mission, touring France and taking pictures of twenty inspiring French girlfriends, who generously answered my questions, and opened their homes and their lives to our cameras.
I chose women I know, from all walks of life, and from all over France. I wanted to show how these talented and creative ladies live; how beautifully they decorate their homes; how they care for their families; how creative and dynamic they are and how much the little details count. We didn’t style the homes for the book, but simply arrived and shot the way they live each day. This is authentic France at its best.
In the company of my girlfriends, I toured vineyards; sat at family dinners; shopped at Provençal markets; swam in mountain rivers; walked beside the ocean; ate dinner al-fresco in central Paris and rode horseback. I stayed in châteaux, country cottages, mountain homes and happy beach houses. The whole experience was a privilege that I shall never forget. The result is a big beautiful book, with a chapter about each of these lovely women, and an insider view on to their daily lives.
Here are a few sample pages, and over the next few weeks I shall be sharing some bonus pictures on facebook and instagram, as well as a short video about making the book.
It was a privilege to work with French photographer Franck Schmitt on this project; his good humour and easy going nature, made our photo shoots even more fun, and of course his photography is simply beautiful.
Pre-orders are available now over at Amazon. Just click HERE.
The official publishing date is 1 August. Thank you for all the words of encouragement I received since I announced the book, none of this would have happened without your support for the blog.
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