25 May 2011

Chateau du Portail

By Haleigh In Non classé

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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.

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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!

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  2. Anaivilo 25 May 2011

    Gorgeous! I want to be there too! There are some magical places that can make you stay there forever.. Amazing 🙂

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  3. .Jessica. 25 May 2011

    Could you get any cuter with your head scarf?? Lovely.

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  4. Styleabaad 25 May 2011

    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!

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  5. Aggie 25 May 2011

    It does look like paradise! Loving the head scarf as well… I might have to try that out. By the way you write beautifully.

    Aggie
    xox

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  6. Lily 25 May 2011

    So magical ! I am daydreaming of floating in that pool and drinking champagne ! Love your Chanel scarf!!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  7. Tyler 25 May 2011

    I couldn’t be more jalouse of you!

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  8. Rachel 25 May 2011

    can I be your best friend and live your life with you? please? haha! 🙂

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  9. 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

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  10. Britta 25 May 2011

    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!

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  11. Didi Angel 25 May 2011

    Amazing place..perefct for rest and relaxation….peaceful atmosphere…..i love it !!

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  12. GawgusThings 25 May 2011

    Ahhh, makes me feel relaxed just looking at these! X

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  13. absolutelymrsk 25 May 2011

    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

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  14. Alice 25 May 2011

    Wow I’m not dying to take that trip! Looks stunning!

    Just a Silhouette

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  15. vasilieva 25 May 2011

    the pictures are fantastic, brilliant

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

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  16. LaetiClicClacHop 25 May 2011

    You’re such a nice “chatelaine” !! You’re still there ? Enjoy dear !!!
    bisous 😉

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  17. Emilie 25 May 2011

    I wish I could come right now…It does look like paradise.
    Great song dear and the pictures, as usual, are fantastic!
    xoxo
    Emilie

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  18. Joy 25 May 2011

    This is awesomely romantic and pretty perfect. You are living the life!!!

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  19. Valentine 25 May 2011

    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’ !

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  20. Susie 25 May 2011

    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!

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  21. Change Paris 25 May 2011

    The pictures in the swimming pool??? Gorgeous!

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  22. Kristina 25 May 2011

    Such a beautiful place, just checked on google maps where it is… unfortuantely too far from Switzerland to go there for a weekend… 🙁 Gorgeous!

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  23. Isabelle 25 May 2011

    What stunning pictures! And you look absolutely fabulous, like a vintage pin-up straight out of a 50s Vogue. J’adore! Isabelle xx

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  24. Isabelle 25 May 2011

    By the way, doll, you just inspired a scene in my next novel. You’re such a star!♥♥♥

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  25. 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 !

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  26. Lena 25 May 2011

    I absolutely love these photos-how gorgeous!

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  27. Jaclyn 26 May 2011

    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 🙂

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  28. Bec 26 May 2011

    yes, this is pretty much what heaven looks like i think 🙂

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  29. 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

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  30. classiq 26 May 2011

    Heavenly! A perfect place for a summer getaway. 🙂 Ada

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  31. à la parisienne 26 May 2011

    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.

    Mandy

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  32. deEPOCA VINTAGE 26 May 2011

    OH MY……….DREAMY!

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  33. My Style Canvas 27 May 2011

    I feel relaxed just reading this post. Lovely photos, doll. You actually just inspired me to post some garden shots I took this week.

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  34. Fydez 27 May 2011

    Beautiful! I fell in love, haha. It looks like heaven.. somewhere peaceful and beautiful. You look so adorable! XX

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  35. Cris 27 May 2011

    This is lovely. It reminds me of my holiday house in Pasadena. I talk about it on my latest post on my blog!

    -Cris
    http://www.bisouonline.com

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  36. Laura C 27 May 2011

    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!

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  37. akissfromthepast 29 May 2011

    Fantastic 🙂

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  38. Nicole 29 May 2011

    This is beautiful! I am so obsessed with your blog, everything on it is perfect!

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  39. absolument fabuleux ce shooting

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  40. MadeleineMiranda 30 May 2011

    Sooooo beautiful! I would absolutely love to be able to spend a few nights in this Château. Have a lovely week. Bisous!

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  41. Colleen 18 June 2011

    this looks absolutely AMAZING!

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  42. Lola 17 July 2011

    I enjoy every moment embarked on your blog!

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