Editor’s note: Today I am in a dress from Banana Republic and Manolo Blahnik shoes.
Happy Monday! After our stormy, dark day on Saturday we had a glorious day on Sunday! I got as many errands and chores as I could done on Saturday and took care of my orchids so I could carve out time to sit by the pool. (I don’t know if I have ever talked about my orchids.... but they are a passion of mine. I get about 30-40% to re-bloom after the flowers fall off.) The pool opened on Saturday... and I felt sorry for the club that the weather was so bad. They had a special buffet by the pool planned for opening day. So everything got moved to Sunday and we had a bluebird sky day . The pool was packed and I really enjoyed watching all of the children. There were 4 girls practicing their cartwheels and back flips on the grass—- that is certainly something this long legged, non-athletic girl could never do! The rain stopped for the outdoor, small wedding my Riley was in on Saturday night. She said it was so sweet and lovely. I got to have both of my twins for dinner last night... that is always such a joy for me! This will be a busy 4 days before Mackenzie leaves me for 2 weeks of wedding bliss. We will get it done and I will send her on her merry way Thursday afternoon!!! I will probably have to go back to the way I handled things before I had an assistant for the 2 weeks—— a lot of lists!!!! I often woke up at 3:00 in the morning making lists. It worked then and it will work now! I want Mackenzie to have a FABULOUS honeymoon!!!!!!
When I looked back at the Instagram posts that I kept... there were not many. Most posts were of graduation from college and grad school....which is all so important and exciting but not really appropriate for my blog. So I have decided to share he wonderful post that Timothy Corrigan shared on a “secret treasure” of a property close to Versailles in France. The property is an historical monument but is privately owned— so it is not seen by the public. “An entire river was re-routed and over 4 million cubic feet of earth moved to create the perfect setting for the chateau.” Corrigan was able to spend time at the chateau through his French cousin. Enjoy this incredible estate and have a super Monday!!!!!!!
The property is on 1000 acres on the outskirts of Paris. The gardens were designed by Achille Duchene. Amazing!!!
Another view of the chateau and the gorgeous sculptured gardens. Those shaped trees are outstanding!!! And of course I love the architecture.
What a piece of treasure on earth!!!!!
I count 7 fireplaces —- and that is just from this view. Since I am absolutely crazy about fireplaces I would be in heaven!!!
The gardens are what dreams are made of.
This reminds me of the gardens outside of the museum in Paris that houses Monet’s water Lillie’s —-Musee de L’Orangerie.
Corrigan did not take many pictures of the interiors out of respect to the owners. This entry with it’s black-and-white marble floors and arched ceiling is gorgeous. Look at all of the door casings........so beautiful.
Oh my goodness—-what an incredible library!!!!!! The fabric on the sofa and draperies looks like a fabric that I am using at one of my client’s home now. Note the second story of the library with the railing......... outstanding!
More fabulous gardens.
Corrigan said in his post the these ducks give a new meaning to the term “lucky duck!” These ducks do get to live in “paradise.”
Crack me up!
Brussels sprout salad at Pacific Table
Happy happy song!