Our own Cinda Boomershine has packed her bags and is off to Lacoste, France, where she is visiting the SavannahCollege of Art and Design LaCoste Campus. She sits on the Atlanta Advisory Council for SCAD and is working with students there. She often gets ideas for her designs from these wonderful trips (Casablanca and Belize are just a couple of geographically inspired colorways) and we’re looking forward to the ideas she’ll be bringing home with her.
If you’re not familiar with Lacoste it’s located in Provence’s Luberon Valley – between Bonnieux and Ménerbes – key towns in Peter Mayle’s “A Year in Provence”.
Lacoste is known for not only SCAD, but also the Chateau-de-Sade, the rambling, crumbling castle of the notorious Marquis de Sade. It’s now owned by Pierre Cardin who is working to restore it.
Interesting castles and gorgeous vistas aside, we really want you to see La Bastide de Marie just a couple miles outside of Lacoste in Ménerbes. Created by 2nd generation hoteliers, Jocelyne & Jean Louis Sibuet this 18th century building is surrounded by 37 acres of vineyard and, as you can see, is gorgeous.
Here’s a look, be sure to click the link to see all the images, as the hotel is remarkable.
We especially love this 182 square foot trailer called La Roulotte – it’s meant to offer “the magical atmosphere of gypsy nights” – I think they’ve accomplished this!