I absolutely love visiting house museums, meandering through the rooms and imagining how the residents lived like. Monet’s home in Giverny is no exception. For over 40 years, he lived here with his family, until his death in 1926. And much like his impressionist paintings, his home and gardens resemble a rainbow of pastel colors, [...]
“The true home of kings, the house of ages.” (Napoleon in Saint Helena, August 1816) Often overlooked by tourists who all flock to Versailles, a visit to Château de Fontainebleau is a great way to learn about the history of the French ruling dynasties. After all, it has been the imperial and sovereign home of [...]
Autumn is here and winter is fast approaching. That means it’s time for my fashion staple, tights! I practically live in thick opaque, satin or wool tights this time of year. Though contrary to this lady’s funky red checkered ones, mine are in the more boring shades of black, brown, grey and blue. Well, that’s [...]
Do you enjoy hunting for bargains? Meet Samantha, an expert in thrift finds and the blogger behind the “Style of Sam“. A pharmacist by profession, I love her big smile, silky long hair and how she mixes designer and high-street brands from clearance racks, consignment shops, estate sales and her grandmother’s closet! Even while working [...]
What better way to spice up your outfit this autumn than with a beret, a red one at that! Wear it with a blazer, skinny jeans, a simple pullover and you’re all set. Until my next post … take care!