Monday, December 22, 2008

Archive: An Enchanted Garden

If you gaze out of the window of a Renaissance chateau in Ambleville, just a few kilometres away from Giverny, France, this extraordinary garden is what you will see. Designed in the Italianate manner, it draws inspiration from numerous Italian sources ranging from a 16th century fresco in the Villa Borghese to Gamberaia, a Renaissance garden in Florence. Lovely in all seasons, it is in winter that it acquires an otherworldly beauty, a frozen enchantment awaiting the warmth of spring. Scanned from a vintage copy of Marie Claire Maison.

Three Days of Noël : Sparkle

A fruit compote is iced with sugar and flakes of edible silver — a fairy tale end to a holiday dinner. Scanned from a vintage copy of Marie Claire Maison.

Happy Hanukkah!

Warm wishes to those of you who are now celebrating the First Day of Hanukkah! Have a wonderful holiday with family and friends. (photograph via Martha Stewart)
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