30 April 2011

Back from Easter in Provence!

We are back from a fabulous Chic Provence Design Tour! Easter at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue was wonderful! I promise lots of wonderful news and surprises from our trip, but in the meantime, until my jetlag subsides a little, here is the desk in my Provence bedroom with laptop on it so you can see where I was!

my desk at the villa
in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue!


thanks for visiting....lots more to follow soon! Kit

07 April 2011

Under the Wisteria

When the rains finally broke for a couple of days this week, I could see the wisteria on the arbor in all its glory! What better spot for a romantic little "dinner a deux" to celebrate the beginning of spring? Just before the winds picked up, I set a table and took some pictures. Within the hour, it was threatening rain again!

I used a vintage Provençal "boutis" (quilt) as a table covering
for its charm and romance

still trending strongly, single stems in old vintage bottles

a really perfect setting, we have had many wonderful gatherings
under this wisteria arbor

the view out our back french doors with
the wisteria in full bloom

the lavender desHouillieres china on silver chargers is
perfect complement to the wisteria

thanks for visiting! ... Kit

03 April 2011

And Do You Lilith?

If you are in Provence, and drive southwest you will pass through the Carcassone and arrive in Spain. There, just over the border from France in the small town of Girona you will find this very chic atelier and gallery. Palau de Casavells sent me their opening notice, and I immediately fell for their beautifully austere space, with its spare antiques and fresh modern art collection.

one of the artists featured at Palau de Casavalls:
Bernat Daviu Quera

love the vintage finds: long bench, the Gustavian clock, and
this sassy little chair at Palau de Casavells


chic outdoor designed by Palau de Casavells


opened in March 2010, Palau de Casavells is housed
in a 19th C. building, but their aesthetic is
firmly rooted in the 21st C.

artist: Ramon Enrich

artist: Mirco Marchelli

artist: Ramon Enrich


And if you do drive south into Spain to see this stunning atelier, would you wear something oh so chic from Lilith? For women who love to be different, who love to be comfortable and wear beautiful clothes...and are not slaves to fashion...the French designer's "collection d'ete" is inspired by the jazz era in the 20's, a la Josephine Baker. I love these images of a breezy vacation somewhere in the south of France that Lilith is showing on their website.

Lilith collaborated with Camper to
design these delightful shoes!

this image strongly evokes the long, lazy days of
a summer in the South of France

adorable little outfits for l'ete 2011


And if you do get to drive south into Spain, that means you probably flew into Nice or Marseilles? I haven't read this yet, but am captivated by the sheer escapism it promises...a delicious tale of getting over a broken heart in Provence. Looks like a bit of fun fluff for a long flight, non?


thanks for visiting! ... Kit


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