Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny

As I told you a few weeks ago, I made a day trip to the charming village of Giverny over Bastille Day weekend. I was looking forward to visiting Claude Monet’s estate again as it impressed me by its beauty and peacefulness on my first visit a few years ago (blog post). I thought the…

Deauville, the Normandy hotel and Chanel-related wishful thinking

After getting our feet in the sand and our window-shopping session in my previous post, here is the second part on my day trip to Deauville. Have you seen this short movie directed by Karl Lagerfeld with Keira Knightley as Coco Chanel opening her store in Deauville 100 years ago? The boutique was actually housed…

A Sunday in Deauville

Yesterday I experienced the most welcomed breath of fresh air in Deauville. Even though I’m lucky to escape Paris every weekend at my parents’ in the Normandy countryside, I felt the need for a change of scenery. And what better place than this quaint and stylish seaside town? I had spent a day there 3…

More on Christian Dior’s ball and his childhood home

In my previous post I shared with you my pictures of the Christian Dior ball gowns on show at the designer’s childhood home. But there is more to the exhibition than dreamy dresses. The Christian Dior museum gives a glimpse into the past when balls were popular social events with accessories dating from the 19th…