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Journal

Beautiful Rebellion: Le style Castaing
“Beauty in a room derives from a touch of mystery”—Madeleine Castaing Before the Second World War, Madeleine Castaing was a wealthy lady of some standing, living in a large […]
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Rebel Beauty: Madeleine Castaing
If you spent some time around St-Germain- des-Prés in the late 80s, you may well have encountered a startling local figure, limping about with her silver-topped cane and […]
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How to Host a Stress-free House Party
“Christmas is at our throats again!” as Noël Coward once exclaimed, exasperated by the social burden of the festive season. It’s not hard to see why – this […]
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Interior Design Portfolio
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Wit and Wallpaper: 10 of our Favourite Bon Mots about Life and Decorating
On 30 November, 1900, Oscar Wilde uttered his last words in Room 16 of the Hôtel d’Alsace in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris. The greatest wit of his time is said […]
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Tammi Glick Selects…
Our good friend and over all wonder woman, Tammi Glick is an avid art collector and the creator of The Maitland Institute, a space for art and ideas. […]
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Bosjes
Looking for beautiful places to visit over the holiday season? Why not try this breathtaking estate in the Breedekloof Valley?   The Western Cape has plenty to offer […]
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E’sprezz Yourself!
Whether you’re new to the world of interior decorating or a seasoned pro, the idea of ‘style’ can be difficult to define, as it’s something that differs from […]
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The Art of Sprezzatura
By Castiglione’s own definition, sprezzatura means “to conceal all art and make whatever is done or said appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about […]
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How the Italians Invented Nearly Everything, Including the Way We Talk About Style
Picture it, Italy, Fifteen-0-Something. Somewhere in Florence, brush in hand, Leonardo Da Vinci is on the verge of capturing the perplexing smirk of a silk merchant’s wife, that […]
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