“The valley of the river Loire is wide and open as an ocean’s estuary.
Stately poplar, dappled by the water’s reflected silver light, line its
banks, creating a shimmering view that Monet might have painted.
Along the river’s bluffs cluster sleepy pale stone villages or tracts of
verdant parkland elegantly punctuated with stately medieval châteaux,
eighteenth-century gentihommeries, and prim Second Empire mansions
where legions of Madame Bovarys must have sighed away their lives. “
by Hamish Bowles (click for 1stdibs profile)
Words painting a picture in my mind…
François Halard photography
Vogue Living Houses, Gardens, People
They say that March comes in as a lion, goes out like a lamb…
Now that the growl of Winter is behind us, Spring is veritably
gamboling down our garden paths. I was struck by the pure
bliss in designer Rachel Riley‘s face…and of course
the roses nearly tumbling out of her full basket….
Château de la Roche Froissard