WHEN IT CAME DOWN TO JUST ONE

a fews ago i was interviewed by my friend preston davis for her fabulous blog keep it chic/ see interview here. one of the questions she asked me was a question i ask everyone i interview, “what is your favorite book?” well, not so easy to answer when your completely obsessed with them and surrounded by stacks and stacks of books everywhere…

a favorite… just one… oh my, that’s tough…well, if i had to say just one i’d have to say it’s Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People by Hamish Bowles/ buy here. it came out in 2007 and to be honest i look at it on a weekly basis. i never grow tired or cease to find inspiration in the beauty of all the homes and gardens throughout the book.

the first thing i do when i get a new vogue is thumb like three quarter of the way through, near the back and see what hamish is featuring each month. it’s always a delight, a feast for the eyes, a beautiful story… month after month they seem to always showcase the best homes, the chicest gardens, the most relevant people…. i guess that’s why when i had to pick just one i picked this one- enjoy a few of my favorite houses, gardens and people in the book, after all it is sunday, time for sunday book club.

janet de botton- provence- 2004- francois halard photograph

janet de botton- provence- 2004- francois halard photograph

janet de botton- provence-2004- francois halard photograph

janet de botton- provence-2004- francois halard photograph

janet de botton- provence-2004- francois halard photograph

janet de botton- provence-2004- francois halard photograph

janet de botton- provence- 2004- francois halard photograph

the ledges, the cushion family home- newport, rhode island- 1999

marina rust- maine- 2006- francois halard photograph

marina rust- maine- 2006- francois halard photograph

three generations of the rust family- maine- 2006- francois halard photograph

marella agnelli- marrakech- 2006- eric boman photograph

marella agnelli- marrakech- 2006- eric boman photograph

marella agnelli- marrakech- 2006- eric boman photograph

marella agnelli- marrakech- 2006- eric boman photograph

marella agnelli- marrakech- 2006- eric boman photograph

david cholmondeley- houghton, norfolk- 2003- francois halard photograph

lord lambton and claire ward- tuscany- 2005- francois halard photograph

francois halard- arles- 1996- francois halard photograph

emma and timmy hanbury- devon- 2003- francois halard photograph

fernando caruncho- galica- 1997- francois halard photograph

carolina irving- long island- 2006- francois halard

isabella rossellini- bellport- 1999- bruce weber photograph

bruce weber- little bear ranch- 1997- bruce weber photograph

bruce weber- miami- 1994- bruce weber photograph

bruce weber- miami- 1994- bruce weber photograph

jeanne greenberg bohatyn- new york city- 2003- francois halard photograph

delphine and reed krakoff- new york city- 2003- francois halard photograph

michael and eva chow- new york city- 1988- francois halard photograph

giancarlo giammetti- paris- 1997- shelia metzner photograph

giancarlo giammetti- paris- 1997- shelia metzner photograph

manolo blahnik- bath- 1984- eric boman photograph

manolo blahnik- london- 1986- eric boman photograph

annette and oscar de la renta- new york city- 1992- oberto gili photograph

pauline de rothschild- paris- 1969

tory burch- new york city- 2004- francois halard photograph

tory burch- new york city- 2004- francois halard photograph

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