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A MIX OF OLD & NEW IN A PARIS APARTMENT

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I have posted about this eighteenth century apartment in the heart of the Marais in Paris before but as I love the mix of old and new and because I found some new images, here it is again.. This home was renovated recently but designer Margaux Beja managed to retain the charm of the original features while mixing in modern elements. A glass wall separates the living space from the bedroom to let light spread throughout the apartment.

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CAROLINE MURPHY IN A BEAUTIFUL WOOLEN SWEATER

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These images of model Caroline Murphy (41!) are shot in the neighborhood of her Chelsea (New York) townhouse. That gorgeous winter sweater she is wearing is from Industry of All Nations and is hand-knit in La Paz, Boliva, from Alpaca wool. About Industry of All Nations (IOAN): “We are inspired by how things are done. We are not creating a new brand just to fill up shelves. In this modern time it is so easy and in everybody’s hands to do most anything, so the most important thing should be how we do these things.
We aim to not negatively affect those around us and to provide opportunities to anyone who is out there working locally and well. We work together to develop clean and more sustainable industries around the world. We use all this to create products with the most simple and desirable aesthetic. This is the industry of the people, the Industry of All Nation”.

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ENJOYING THE GREAT OUTDOORS

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We, as a family, love spending time outdoors. We do not go on multiple day hikes but we do enjoy Sunday morning walks with our dog in a nearby park, building a bonfire in our garden and roasting marshmallows, and drinking hot chocolate or mulled wine (you can find a great recipe here). Today on the blog some outdoor fun inspiration and some of my favorite ‘outdoor gear’ which you can find at the end of the post. I love the Swedish Hestra Nordic Wool Mittens, they are not only good looking but keep my hands warm as well. Also, the Woolrich Chalet Slippers are my favorite slippers for inside, I have them in black and red. Stanley Flask is one of the best there is and keeps my coffee, tea, chocolate, or wine warm. The Feuerhand lantern is a classic: the factory in Germany has been producing these hurricane lanterns for more than 100 years. It burn up to 20 hours! The Penfield Rockwool Down Women Jacket is stylish and warm. And one of my all time favorites are the Danner Mountain Light Cascade Boots which will last a life time. These boots gained popularity through the movie Wild in which Reese Witherspoon was wearing these boots.

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A RUSTIC CHIC VIBE ON THE ISLAND OF MYKONOS

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With temperatures dropping here, I more and more have summer holiday on my mind. Yesterday I posted about this stunning holiday home on Syros and today we stay in Greece with these delicious images of beach club Scorpio on the island of Mykonos. I just love the rustic stylish decor with natural materials! You can see more (of the inside) of Scorpio in a previous post here.

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A SUMMER HOME ON THE GREEK ISLAND OF SYROS

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Located on the Greek island of Syros, this beautiful summer home is the vacation home of a family of four and their guests. The slope of the land was respected in the design and construction of the building, making the most of the views and the countryside. The views of the Aegean Sea are one of the main attractions of the house! Greek architects Block722 opted for stone walls which are typical for the region. This way the building is integrated with the environment. Inside, the aesthetics of the Greek islands is present throughout the house with white as the main color and fabrics and natural materials being used for furniture pieces and accessories. The outdoor spaces include two open courtyards shielded from the sun and an open central court suitable for sunbathing and children’s plays.

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A COSY APARTMENT IN THE HEART OF MONTMARTRE, PARIS

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This beautiful apartment is situated in the famous Montmartre district in Paris. Montmartre, which is a hill of about 130 meters (427 feet, located in the north of Paris in the eighteenth arrondissement, has long been known as the premier artist’s enclave in the city. This home is beautifully decorated in a mix of vintage, industrial and modern furniture pieces and accessories. These elements are especially visible in the kitchen (image below) which its stainless steel cabinets, a vintage Eames and industrial style staircase.

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A STUNNING BARN IN THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS, AUSTRALIA

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Pender Lea provides summer and winter ski holiday accommodation in the heart of the Snowy Mountains in Australia. Their barn, which is suitable for eleven people, is absolutely stunning. Here you can unplug, reconnect & revive and be close to nature. The barn is infused with the character of the Snowy Mountains, from the stone feature walls to rustic exposed beams, beautiful timber floors and the open fireplace. It is the perfect gathering place for extended family or groups of friends to take time out to relax, enjoy quality time together and create memories to treasure!

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