Two Days in Richmond Upon Thames
I hope you had a great 4th of July weekend! I am back in America after a short trip to England. What a wonderful time we had! Today I have a short video showing one of my favorite places in England, Richmond Upon Thames.
Check out this week's video for a mini tour. We go to the Terrace Gardens, Petersham nurseries and take a walk along the Thames. In the middle of the video you will hear a very talented violinist perform by the river. Classical music connoisseurs: can you tell us what song he is playing? (A bit of music trivia is always fun!) You can leave your answer in the comment section below or tweet or facebook me.
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Madame Chic Inspiring Thought
Spend some time this week in a garden, whether it be in your back yard, the local park or on a special trip. Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you and be very present while there.
Speaking of beautifully scented roses, here are the David Austin Gertrude Jekyll roses from the garden of my mother and father in-law's house. This rose has the most incredible scent! A strong, traditional rose fragrance emminates from every bloom.
Style Sprinter recommends Lessons from Madame Chic among great company in her What to Read in the Hamptons list.
For the Love of Organizing has selected Lessons from Madame Chic for her July book club! Check out Laura's introductory video here.
Enchanted blog writes about rejecting the new materialism as discussed in Lessons from Madame Chic.
Fab le Frique talks Paris and Lessons from Madame Chic.
At Home With Madame Chic is making waves in Italy and the Czech Republic!
L'eleganza del riordino from publisher Piemme.
S Madame Chic doma from Mlada Fronta
Comment of the Week
Just a quick note on aprons: they have something that most clothing for women does not--pockets! I love to listen to audio books while cleaning/cooking and the apron pockets hold my phone or ipod and earbuds so they are always within reach when I have a few minutes. I also have a small coin purse that holds a house key (ever locked yourself out while taking out the trash?), lip balm and a few dollars in case I need to tip a delivery person. I transfer the coin purse to whatever apron I'm wearing. I won't buy an apron without pockets.
Thank you Patrish! While I don't keep a coin purse in my apron, I do love to listen to podcasts or music while I work around the house and love my apron pockets for the very same reason.
After I read your first book - I watched the film Amelie - it was lovely. I came across another film starring Audrey Tautou - Delicacy. It is a beautiful film and Ms. Tautou is outstanding - I just wanted to recommend it to you if you haven't seen it. I love your books and am looking forward to the release of Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic.
Thank you Elisabeth. I am looking forward to watching Delicacy!
This week I would love to know... how are you spending your summer holidays?
Music featured in video is: Beethoven Pathetique Sonata 2nd Movement
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