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Category Archives: France
Contemporary Tiles and the Middle Ages
Sometimes my mind connects the dots in unexpected ways. I visited ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) in New York over the weekend. You would think I’d be all mid-mod and forward thinking. But no. I fell for these concrete tiles … Read more
I’m taking sides with Andre le Notre. Four hundred years ago he was practicing a type of landscape design that is still valid and revered today. It’s handmade, skillfully practiced, and incredibly beautiful. It is the antithesis of today’s trend … Read more
More Garden Travel–Sort of.
In a few days I’ll be travelling for a couple of weeks. This time, it’s not a garden/landscape related event, but one of my own invention. My first stop will be Paris (as in France, not Texas). I lived in … Read more
Hubert de Givenchy and Gardens
Hubert de Givenchy is better known his couture creations for Audrey Hepurn than he is as a champion of gardens. But champion he is. Upon retirement in 1995, he was a key player in the restoration of the Potager du … Read more
Virtual Wanderlust…Le Pavillion de Galon
Every now and then I get sucked in. I wander off my intended path and Voila! I find something wonderful, better yet when the possibility exists to stay there. I love the gardens at Le Pavillon de Galon, a bed … Read more
Where the Bubbly Reigns…
A hillside in French champagne country–Happy New Year!