special places

Le Vieux Castillon: Luxury in the South of France

  This looks fabulous — packing my bags.   Le Vieux Castillon   Set in the medieval village of Castillo-du-Gard   from: Ann Street Studio    Jamie Beck from Ann Street Studio: “I feel as if I could spend years exploring just the South of France alone, each ancient hilltop town with their own special flavor and […]


Violinist Itzhak Perlman plays a Beethoven sonata accompanied by pianist Rohan De Silva during their performance at the Wagner Noel Performance Arts Center in Midland, Texas, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (The Odessa American / Edyta Blaszczyk)         “By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it.  The nonexistent […]


This is simply divine.   CHATEAU DES ALPILLES   St. Rémy de Provence, France   from Ann Street Studio Photography     Ann Street Studio:   “Chateau des Alpilles is a historic chateau in the heart of Provence in the south of France.    A family run property by three generations of women fills your soul with warmth as you […]

summer glam

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby via:amandabusco via:summer  “It was June, and the world smelled of roses.  The sunshine was […]