You’ll find a feature that I wrote and photographed in the March issue of Romantic Homes Magazine, which will be on news stands nationwide in the next few weeks. The cover is really pretty, isn’t it?
The title is “Entre Amis” and describes briefly my visits with my wonderful friend Rachel at her home in Bouilland, Burgunday, France. There is a full page lead photo, then this montage of photos; who can beat a gathering of your very best girl friends, at top left, Lorie, Laura (you all know from her blog Décor to Adore), and Rachel. Rachel is my model hostess, relaxed, gracious, always fun, and always ready with great food and wine to facilitate connections and friendships~
It was nice to see the layout of the story, all on one page. While the photos are an aid, the Editor seemed to really love the story and the layout reflected that. Hopefully you can read it here and hopefully it will give you just a little glimpse of Rachel’s home and her singular style~
The fourth page of the layout shows a few perfect peonies at the entry, which we take for granted in France; the amazing kitchen, a glimpse of the garden and the stone walls~
Here are the same photos in their larger format; this one especially makes me so happy, some of my besties all together on Rachel’s stone terrace. We arrived and Rachel instantly brought out a few cushions for the terrace while we chatted away; so French, so effortless….
The lead photo; Rachel has created a beautiful terrace, full of charme and climbing roses...we used the herbs here just outside the kitchen door at far right for a tisane later in the evening~
I love to watch the progress of the terrace and the fields…..and the Charolais cows in the background which belong to the neighbor. More on the Charolais later~
Perfect peonies greet you at Rachel’s stone entry~
And the staircase entry, still a little holiday in May, but no matter, charming all the same; all times of the year the mailbox is in the same place…such are the charms of living in France, non?~
The kitchen photo featured….I love love love…..
and the Dutch door from the kitchen to the terrace….it’s all perfectly French….you are amazing, Rachel….
and last but not least, the little window she found in Spain and had her masons cut a hole in the stone wall to make room for it….charming….French….so perfect for Rachel…..
Rachel conducts high end bike tours around Europe and beyond. She does not advertise, as her tours are full by word of mouth referrals. You can contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you have enjoyed the photos of Rachel’s home, you will see more of her home later, I promise!