Did anyone else here completely fall in love with the Kathy Ireland's summer retreat in France? I died. I really did. The old stone building, the horses, the gardens, her amazing collected style, the food... oh the food, but mostly the story of great gatherings. You know we don't do that enough. When I was growing up, people just showed up at our house and we ate whatever was in the cellar or garden. Today everything is by appointment only, with 8 weeks of preparation time, seating cards, and handmade decorations that co-ordinate with the hostess outfit. I long for something a little simpler. That just show up, eat and drink kind of celebration that is for no particular reason at all, but to enjoy living.
Images via Kathy Ireland