My French County Home Magazine‘s much-awaited May/June 2021 edition is here, with a floral melody for spring! Our new issue welcomes warm weather and celebrates the approach of summer.
We embrace the outdoors with two French gardens, a full guide to Toulouse and show you how to make a grand bouquet from various roses. Inside, we take you through an amazing renovation in Arjuzanx and a calming mountain oasis in the heart of the Pyrénées. Plus, a painted château, a specialty artisan who works with feathers, tips from a Cordon Bleu pastry chef and much more.
Take a peek below or check out the preview — we hope you enjoy our latest take on life in France!
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Discover la Ville Rose
We kick off with a tour of beautiful Toulouse, otherwise known as la Ville Rose (“the Pink City,” after the hue its brick buildings take in the evening light). One of our favorite getaways for authentic French living, it’s a town filled with ancient homes, secluded squares, popular Parisian-style docks and beautiful sites like the famous Capitole with its giant dome overlooking the Garonne River. It’s also a gastronomical treasure trove, offering up iconic traditional French dishes made from fresh local produce. As always, our guide details everything you need to plan a visit: things to see and do and places to eat, shop and stay.
A Painted Château
Artist Claire Basler draws both art lovers and general admirers far and wide to her magnificent home, the Château de Beauvoir in central France, fondly nicknamed “The Painted Castle.” As you’ll soon see, this is a spectacular fit – Claire has made her surroundings a living canvas. Join us for an exclusive look inside!
One of France’s more remarkable yet unsung gardens and castle. The Castle of Ainay-le-Vieil and its spectacular jardins have been in the same family for centuries, and its current generation owners are carrying out some of the most profound changes in the property’s history. We’ll take you this gorgeous and stoic haven and its impresisive evolution over time.
French Pastry Made Simple
On the table, we have the pleasure of chatting with Versailles-based baker Molly Wilkinson. Molly, who originally hails from Texas, traded in a career in digital marketing to follow her dream of studying French pastry at Paris’s prestigious Le Cordon Bleu. For this issue, she’s shared four sweet fool-proof recipes from her brand-new cookbook, French Pastry Made Simple, for you to try out at home (in the meantime, check out her three tips!).