Chateau du Portail…heaven on earth…a home away from home…magic. I could spend a million days in the garden here, watching the fish and frogs in the mote that meanders around the grounds, floating in pool, lying in the sun. Between the grass underfoot and blue skies above grows what seems to be a million and one flowers who’s scent blows through the trees with the wind, the sound lulling you to sleep on a chaise longue in the late afternoon. Eventually evening falls and you wake up and find fresh towels waiting beside you. Claude waves to you from the terrace inviting you for some rosé and hors d’œuvres. The sound of birds in the distance and Sinatra and Porter trickling out the window of the den blend together as you watch the clouds float away and Pierre pass by, fresh vegetables from the garden in hand, on his way back to the kitchen to prepare dinner.
Before you know it the sun sets, the dinner tables are set, and Claude invites you for dinner inside….but that my friends will have to wait for next time. Until then see you on twitter and facebook. Bisous!
Gorgeous! I want to be there too! There are some magical places that can make you stay there forever.. Amazing 🙂
Could you get any cuter with your head scarf?? Lovely.
Oh that looks just heavenly! I absolutely adore your scarf/little turban. I think it’s the best accessory on the beach or by the pool side. I have one myself that I love to wear just like that to protect my locks from the sun!
It does look like paradise! Loving the head scarf as well… I might have to try that out. By the way you write beautifully.
So magical ! I am daydreaming of floating in that pool and drinking champagne ! Love your Chanel scarf!!
I couldn’t be more jalouse of you!
can I be your best friend and live your life with you? please? haha! 🙂
Absolutely beautiful, Miss Thing! So incredibly dreamy – this photo collection looks like it was taken from the set of a movie. I want to be there!! xx
So glad you got to experience it. My day at Chateau du Portail was like a dream… one of the best days of my life–seriously! And that little jackie… looks like maybe the girl? I was mostly hanging out with Adrien while I was there. He was soooo cute!
Amazing place..perefct for rest and relaxation….peaceful atmosphere…..i love it !!
Ahhh, makes me feel relaxed just looking at these! X
they way you describe it!! yes, i get the instant vibe. that is what i love about your blog, you can create a certain atmosphere (it is very hard to describe). it is like you can capture the beauty in/of life. the photos are insane and they emphasize the vibe. my favorite photo is the one in the pool with the Chanel. perfect with the Sinatra song, i think i am in the 50’s, but the plastic doesn’t fit in that decade. love it
Wow I’m not dying to take that trip! Looks stunning!
Just a Silhouette
the pictures are fantastic, brilliant
You’re such a nice “chatelaine” !! You’re still there ? Enjoy dear !!!
I wish I could come right now…It does look like paradise.
Great song dear and the pictures, as usual, are fantastic!
This is awesomely romantic and pretty perfect. You are living the life!!!
IN LOVE with that shooting….You’re the most amazing modern pin-up I have the chance to know!!!!
I need to know how you did that with your scarf on your hair. I NEED IT!!!! 😉
Love your blog & your photos.
Keep rollin’ !
OMG–I love these pictures!! And your Chanel headscarf = amazing! I want a summer get-away with a mysterious chef named Claude! Especially if Claude is cute, haha!
The pictures in the swimming pool??? Gorgeous!
Such a beautiful place, just checked on google maps where it is… unfortuantely too far from Switzerland to go there for a weekend… 🙁 Gorgeous!
What stunning pictures! And you look absolutely fabulous, like a vintage pin-up straight out of a 50s Vogue. J’adore! Isabelle xx
By the way, doll, you just inspired a scene in my next novel. You’re such a star!♥♥♥
J’adore les châteaux ! et les maisons de campagne aussi !
I have the luck to have friends who own such French jewels and of course, I love going there too !
I absolutely love these photos-how gorgeous!
These are the most amazing photos and the ones in the pool are darling! I just found your blog, I love it and can’t wait to check out more 🙂
yes, this is pretty much what heaven looks like i think 🙂
Very sweet, looks like a wonderful place!! Here we have rain rain rain..so I wish I was somewhere like this just now 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful week xxx
Heavenly! A perfect place for a summer getaway. 🙂 Ada
I love the vintage vibe of your Chanel “bathing cap.” And this place looks so blissful and relaxing with its antiquity in the backdrop cradled by lush gardens.
I feel relaxed just reading this post. Lovely photos, doll. You actually just inspired me to post some garden shots I took this week.
Beautiful! I fell in love, haha. It looks like heaven.. somewhere peaceful and beautiful. You look so adorable! XX
This is lovely. It reminds me of my holiday house in Pasadena. I talk about it on my latest post on my blog!
I loooove your bathing suit! I seriously want one with solid, thick straps…I get so scared when I wear bathing suits with spaghetti straps!
This is beautiful! I am so obsessed with your blog, everything on it is perfect!
absolument fabuleux ce shooting
Sooooo beautiful! I would absolutely love to be able to spend a few nights in this Château. Have a lovely week. Bisous!
this looks absolutely AMAZING!
I enjoy every moment embarked on your blog!
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