I was given this book a few years back as birthday gift from a beautiful friend. If you haven't yet read this book, you must. It's one of the most exquisite stories I have ever read. From just one glance, it will have you hooked. I remember I first saw this book perched on a shelf in Borders (how I miss that place).. it looked at me lovingly, wooing me to take it down from the shelf.
And take it down I did.
So there I sat, for what seemed like moments, but I think it was more like hours, immersing myself in this lovely story, drinking in the beauty that each page offered.
My French Life is written by Vicki Archer. It's a magical tale set in beautiful Saint Rémy de Provence, France. Set amidst a backdrop of perfection, she tells us her story. Her family, on holiday in France, came upon, fell in love with and purchased a farm house. And so begins the story of the loving restoration of their home, Mas de Berard - the spectacular lead role in this picture perfect fairytale.
The photography by Carla Coulson is just beautiful. I highly recommend looking at Carla's books too.. Chasing a Dream.. Paris Tango and Italian Joy.
Here are some casual snaps to inspire your day!
Let us always fill our minds with and mediate on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious, lovely and admirable.
So tell me.. what is your favourite coffee table book?
I hope you have a beautiful afternoon whatever you may be up to. :)
Images - Natalie Box's snaps from Vicki Archer's My French Life.