As you may know, Paris is a very walkable city, and Luxembourg Gardens provides a wonderful opportunity to step off the city streets, relax for a moment and ponder your plans for the day. Or tune out the world, commune with nature and share a baguette and a glass of wine with a friend.
The City of Light is like the perfect host, always offering up to its guests and residents alike, just what you didn't realize you wanted until it is placed in front of you. Strolling through the gardens, you will spot, improbably, garden chairs arranged in clusters throughout. Individual seating in a public garden? How thoughtful! The chairs can be moved around to suit your fancy - facing a friend or a splashing fountain, or turned to follow the sun. Although they are all nearly identical, the most coveted have arms and tilted backs, creating a lounge effect.
Fermob custom designed this seating for the Gardens, but did you know that you can order up a little bit of Paris and furnish your own outdoor spaces with the same chair? It is available in a wide range of colors, but my favorite is Willow Green, which looks closest to those in the Gardens.
The Home Tours section is a dream if you’re a bit of a nosy parker, full of fabulous photographs of the insides of stylish abodes. And, never mind the weather, the Shop Tours alone will make you want to live in Florida. Interviews with industry big wigs are consistently engaging, offering an insider’s perspective on the world of design. With envy-inducing photography, an eclectic approach and a great sense of humour, Topsy Turvy has lightness of touch that makes it both fun and inspiring.
Because of your wonderful and interesting reviews, I have recently purchased the following books and magazines: San Francisco Style by Diane D. Saeks; the book Dwellings by Stephen Sills and James Huniford; the latest issue of Town and Country magazine (because of your review on Diane Von Furstenburg) and while in the store, I happened to see Veranda magazine and purchased it. Not only are you a great writer, you make things more interesting. You are also a great saleswoman.
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