FINCA SA PEDRA – MALLORCA
Italian artist Fabrizio Plessi has made one of his dreams come true on the sunny island of Mallorca, Spain, in the form of his summer retreat, Finca Sa Pedra.
The renovated and converted house is made of large, rough, yellow sandstone blocks and is surrounded by cornfields and olive trees. The stone also informs the flair of the light-flooded rooms, complemented by white walls and a minimalist interior design concept.
At Sa Pedra nature is an integral part of the architecture and enters into dialog with modern design elements. In the former barn, exposed stones on the floor lead to the seating, in what is now a lounge area. Through the old wooden door in the bathroom one can see a modern Corian washbasin and in the kitchen the 7.2 m long stainless-steel ‘Convivium’ island, by Italian kitchen manufacturer Arclinea contrasts starkly with the rough sandstone outer walls. Here, nature and technology harmonize.
photos © Nicolas Matheus
CHATEAU DE MOISSAC
A closely guarded secret.Set above a hill-top village in the Upper Var, a sanctuary for fans of old stones, the Château de Moissac-Bellevue was, in the early 17th century, a country retreat for a noble Provençal family. Revelling in its exemplary, prize-winning restoration, it surveys the valley where rolling countryside with vines and olive-trees stretches as far as the eye can see. Sobre, patrimonial, unique, with its monumental entrance hall, vast drawing-rooms and dining-rooms opening out to the gardens, its imposing kitchen, its bedrooms and boudoir-bathrooms rising up to the attics, the Château personifies a harmonious art of living in the sunlight of Provence.
Situated in Upper Provence, the Château de Moissac extends a warm welcome to photographers and stylists.
Photo sessions for advertising, fashion, interior decor. Launches of products and collections. Catalogue shoots, workshops…
And hire the château for private receptions and weddings, seminars and professional events.
MAISON LOUIS MARIE
As a young girl, Marie du Petit Thouars grew up in Belgium making candles and experimenting with scents in her mother’s green house. With the creation of Maison Louis Marie, she has built upon the rich botanical history of her family with luxury candles and perfumes that focus on illustrious scents imbued with unique floral fragrances.
My favorite scent is the Eau de Parfum No. 4 Bois de Balincourt. It is a a sandalwood fragrance scent with a dominant cedarwood & sandalwood accord supplemented by a spicy cinnamon nutmeg complex with an earthy vetiver note. Top Note: sandalwood, cerdarwood, mid note: vetiver, nutmeg, cinnamon, base note: amber wood. The scent is paraben, sulfate en phlatate free.