Artistichic: Claire Basler, part 1

I had already in this old post shared my admiration for the frenchic artist Claire Basler. At the beginning of the month I got the chance to see her work as there were open days in her beautiful Château, her living and working place.

The Château de Beauvoir is located in a small village called Echassières in the Auvergne area and it is absolutely worth visiting! The Château is hidden in the countryside and you have to drive on a small way passing through some beautiful Rhododendrons trees.

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The first room you are entering is where Claire exposes some of her majestic paintings surrounded by big vases, hazelnut branches, small bouquets, peonies, roses, etc…. There are the painted flowers and the real flowers!

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You can see through the windows “Le Donjon”

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And now let’s move to the beautiful garden…..

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To be continued…

 

Buly-chic

I’ve just bought this wonderful “frenchic” product, a balm from the brand “L’Officine universelle Buly”. (The word “officine” in french means “the laboratory of a pharmacist“). The balm must be warmed between the hands before using it. It is made of chamomile water and it is perfect for my very dry hands and feet. It does not contain paraben or silicon but only natural ingredients. The packaging is very chic and elegant!

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Visiting Buly’s shop in Paris which is closed to “Le Pont des Arts” is also a wonderful experience. Please enter one of the most charming little shop and follow me…

The entrance of the shop is beautifully decorated with old portraits on the walls, candles on a wood counter and there is the floor…..

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The floor is just beautiful and can be also be found in the main room or “in the pharmacist laboratory”…

There is a small corner with a desk that make you travel to 1803…

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Beautiful flacons are everywhere….

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L’Officicine universelle de Buly: a frenchic place to visit!