August 23, 2014
It was an honor and overwhelming delight to walk this beautiful garden in Provence with the designer and owner, Dominque Lafoucade. My heart was giddy, my arms covered in goose bumps as we strolled and learned the story of the garden.
This was once a modest farm transformed into a villa.
The spaces are a true sanctuary. You just want to get lost in them.
We felt transported to Portugal…
Always with a constant sense of humor…
Every garden creating a different room…
…with a different purpose.
Mrs. Lafoucade artfully laid these rock tiles with her own hands.
Her husband said you can’t truly appreciate a garden from the ground, you must view it from above.
Every view down every walkway was taken into thoughtful account.
The horses seemed to be on cue, knowing just when Mrs. Lafoucade arrived.
It was beyond inspiring (obviously). It felt like we were walking through a magical dream world. I’m thankful for the bit of magic and goose bumps that still remain, along with aspirations to add a touch of that imagination, whimsy and art to my own garden.