Inspirasjon

How to make Provence even more unforgettable
There is a point, usually about a week’s time for me, when you’re not quite sure what the date is, even less what time of the day it is. When that happens, you decide you don’t ca...

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Fleas, Power & the Ritz

Fleas, Power & the Ritz

Few people are immune to the evil pleasure of ’å gjøre ett kupp’ and with the ’loppemarked’ season in full swing I hear friends of mine bragging on about how th...

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Beware of the guest bed – part II

Beware of the guest bed – part II

A pirates’ hideaway

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Winter Dreams

Winter Dreams

At this time of the year, my heart starts beating a little faster at the thought that I might again be able to schuss down one of the Alps’ glittering slopes. 

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The secret to Parisian style

The secret to Parisian style

“Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. 

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Beware of the guest bed part 1

Beware of the guest bed part 1

With kings and queens and bohemian artists from around the world as previous house guests, the Château had always been - amongst my Parisian friends - like the Holy Grail of hospitality

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Robert the Tramp

Robert the Tramp

I came home from Christmas shopping one year to find our local tramp drinking whisky in the sitting room with my father.

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The Thinker

The Thinker

Today, I had planned on writing about Paris’ magic during the period preceding the Christmas and New Year celebrations. 

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Soup Glamour

Soup Glamour

I believe that the food and drink, that we are so fortunate to have in abundance here, should always be a moment to enjoy. 

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Elegance is not Expensive

Elegance is not Expensive

For the last twenty-five years I have had the privilege to learn from people with a special skill or craft making things we 

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'Getting lost' in Le Marais

'Getting lost' in Le Marais

I’ve always loved getting lost in the streets of Paris.

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My personal travel kit

My personal travel kit

The not-so-essential things you do need for your next trip

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Paris Calling

Paris Calling

I do feel a little bad deserting Sørkedalen this Høst ferie as I had planned on.... 

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The first mini-skirt

The first mini-skirt

French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, best known for his futuristic and avant-garde Couture, had heard of how I had found a partner for Mulberry

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Small hands, sparkly eyes

Small hands, sparkly eyes

Some of my strongest memories of beautiful craftsmanship are connected with my years working for Yves Saint Laurent in Paris. 

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Vive Bordeaux Kap. 2

Vive Bordeaux Kap. 2

Once nicknamed France’s "Sleeping Beauty", Bordeaux is now quite definitely wide-awake.

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Mon Bon Marché

Mon Bon Marché

As a girl I used to bicycle from the Eiffel Tower’s Champ de Mars gardens where our family lived to the world’s first department store: Le Bon Marché, as often as I could. In the...

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Vive Bordeaux Kap.1

Vive Bordeaux Kap.1

World-celebrated vineyards and châteaux have until now been the main reason for people to travel to Bordeaux.

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Château de Rastignac

Château de Rastignac

Årets sommerferie skulle tilbringes hjemme i Frankrike. Jeg bestemte meg for at vi skulle dra til Dordogne i Périgord.

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Ja, vi elsker Provence

Ja, vi elsker Provence

With the thousands of people with good taste who travel down to Provence

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Få historiene, hent inspirasjonen