Your favorites & mine on sale…
Here are a few of this week’s sales that include new Spring styles, as well as perennial favorites.
Some of you mentioned in comments on Wednesday’s post (How to replace black in your wardrobe) that you’re having trouble finding items in Winter (cool/bright) colors. Here’s a faux-suede jacket in a Winter raspberry shade. More raspberry pieces HERE.
And this sweater in Cyan should also work for Winters. (This blue looks cool on my monitor, but would have to see in person to know for sure.)
Summers (cool/soft) might like some of these toile print pieces.
Madewell has up to 30% off with code HOWFUN. (Select items)
More to come on your color requests…
Versailles & the Sun King
We’ve been watching the Netflix series, “Versailles.” It’s a dramatized series about Louis XIV, and the many intrigues of his court at Versailles. (Yes, the costumes are gorgeous too.)
Most of my knowledge of French history dates from Louis XVI forward, so I’ve decided to do some reading to fill in the gaps.
I decided to start with this one, Love and Louis XIV, The Women in the Life of the Sun King by Antonia Fraser. The women in Louis’ court (and bed) were not just background players; many wielded considerable power. I’m looking forward to diving in this weekend.
We visited Versailles on our very first trip to Paris in 2007, but only had a few hours to spend (it was a group excursion). It was pouring rain during most of our visit, so I didn’t get to explore as much of the grounds as I would have liked. I’d love to go back again and be able to explore more on our own.
And Jan/Feb issue of My French Country Home Magazine has a fabulous article on Versailles, with loads of photos and tips for visiting!
Some very welcome personal news…
We’ve finally been given the green light to see Jeune Homme in person! (We haven’t been able to see him except on Zoom since last July.) We’ll be bringing him here for a weekend visit, and he’ll get to meet Gigi for the first time!