If I were filthy rich.... I'd buy a crumbling ruin like this somewhere in the French countryside.
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I would restore it...
....to it's former glory.
I would ask Leslie and her team from Segreto to work their magic on the walls.
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I would buy beautiful furniture and fittings...
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and I hope Debra from Acquired Objects would supply me with some of her exquisite antique tapestries and textiles.
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I would ask Mona and Talena from Providence Ltd Design to help me put it all together.
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All the bed linen and table linen would be vintage French from my friend Colette from La Brocanteuse.
Then once everything was set I would send invitations to all of you to come and stay for a week or longer if you could spare the time.
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I wonder if Mona would lend me her driver to collect you all at the airport... (see here)
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...mine seems to have mislaid the car!
You would be greeted on arrival with French Champagne...
... and then shown to your rooms which will look something like this...
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or this... you can take your pick.
You will, of course, have your own bathrooms along these lines...
... or these...
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After you've freshened up you will all join me for a fabulous dinner party.
After a nice sleep in, we will set off...
...to do some shopping at Brocante like this...
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... finding treasures like this...
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We will have coffee breaks at sidewalk cafe's...
...and lunch at restaurants with beautiful views.
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We will have down time, lounging beside the pool...
....or spending time in my library which will be filled with beautiful books on decor, architecture, antiques, food, whatever interests you.
Some of you might like to do a cooking course...
... while others might prefer painting....
...or wine tasting.
We will of course have many wonderful meals together, indoors or out, and the one thing that is guaranteed is that we will do....
...lots of talking and laughing!
If only I was filthy rich!
Till next time