Getting ready for our guests
Excitement is mounting as tomorrow morning we welcome our September French Muse experience guests to Lacoste.
It is magical to be back at this beautiful bastide as the final days of summer are ushered in. Leaves are turning golden and the hedgerows are coloured red and blue with Autumn berries.
Here is a sneak peak of the presents we pulled together for our five guests; hand dyed indigo antique lace; velvet milliners flowers sourced from a Paris puce; a 1930s notebook, MT tape to catch and keep memories, a spool of 1800 silk and a handsome French retreat companion.
The sky is so blue and the forecast for our week ahead is perfect adventure weather
Our home for the week is a 150 year old bastide, family portraits hang on the walls and armoires are filled with monogrammed family linens - it is a real, French home, filled with love, memories and quirks.
I can't help but get giddy when I think of the week ahead...
the homes we will visit;
the collections that will be revealed;
getting our hands dirty and loving it - during our indigo and shibori workshop;
stories shared over Coreys wonderful home cooking;
treasures that we'll share over 'show and tell' aperitif;
passion and love for all that is time-worn, handmade, dusty and darned...
If you had only seen me diving into the hedge to forage some berries for dressing the table for our welcome cocktail dinatoire..