It feels good to be back my friends. Of course I miss observing new culture and the idyllic vistas of the South of France, but as design enthusiasts, I'm sure you understand that there's truly no place like home. And especially when you have a home you love.
Apart from spending on decadent dinners, I also found myself unable to resist purchasing every international decor magazine I could find. Eager to peep into the way other countries do it, it seemed a luxury to pick up a copy of Cote Sud Maison for example at a reasonable price.
One thing I didn't plan on was a day in Italy. But being so close to the border, my heart couldn't contain it and I hopped on a train and head straight for the nearest big Italian city, which was Genoa. Oh how my heart sings (...and cries for the missed memories of living there...) when I'm in that magical country!
When I spotted a copy of Marie Claire Maison Italia at the Genoa train station between rows of magazines and hundreds of titles, I made the newsstand boy get up on a latter and fetch it for me. What a treat! To bring new inspiration to my day, to take a breather from our American mags, and find new sources to love.
This here is a home as featured in the Italian magazine, of Pascale Cottard Olsoon, a gallery owner in Stockholm where she exhibits the best in design at Gallery Pascale. Realizing the city didn't have a central place to celebrate the work of beautiful, creative, inventive, and functional design she founded the gallery to much success. No doubt that the next time I'm in Stockholm, I'll be paying a visit to the gallery for sure.
*Thank you all for warmly welcoming my guest bloggers last week! Vacation is so much more rewarding when you know your blog is in good hands and you can truly unplug and shelve the laptop for a week.