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Wedding Photography by Chloé Lapeyssonnie in the Bay of Arcachon. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Wedding photography by Chloé Lapeyssonnie

A few days ago I came across this wedding photo… Two things caught my attention…My “dream car” in the background (a Mehari!), often seen in my little corner of France and the bride showing off her knickers, which made me laugh and then I discovered

TRAVEL: 4 BOUTIQUE HOTELS, ARCACHON/CAP-FERRET

I spent all my childhood holidays in the Bay of Arcachon with her (who was feeding us with Nutella and ice creams after the beach…happy times!) First in Biscarosse, when she was Director of holidays resort (and I recently realised how terribly modern she was being in management in the 60s with 4 daughters in tow), and then in Arcachon where she retired in 1977. It’s a really beautiful region with amazing sand beaches and landscapes and if you’ve never been, have a look at the photos I posted on Instagram from my recent trip… The first time, our home in France was photographed by YOU magazine in 2007, I had a hard time finding a decent design hotel to recommend to the team. There wasn’t much around and the few 4 stars hotels around, had just vile interior design with horrible bedspreads. I’m glad to say that things have changed for the best in the past seven years and here is a list of my favourite design/boutique hotels around the Bay of Arcachon to drink/eat/sleep. La Co(o)rniche | …

My bedroom

No I’m kidding…but I wouldn’t mind if it was… Source: Chateau de Massillan http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Aire de Bardenas…stunning design hotel

Last week, Elodie, Christophe and Lily spent the weekend in Aire de Bardenas, a fabulous 4**** design hotel with 22 rooms and four deluxe suites in Spain…It just looked absolutely amazing….the perfect place to chill out for a few days…And I’m laughing thinking that they probably needed it because this week, Thelma & Louise (aka my mum and my aunt Dany) are in Barcelona visiting them and apparently the two have been practising their Spanish over tinto vino these past few weeks so they will probably need another weekend away after the departure of the two tornados.. Designed by Emiliano Lopez and Mónica Rivera, Hotel Aire de Bardenas looks like a lunar colony. Named after the wind that rolls in over the Bardenas desert, the hotel is a cluster of eight pale boxes around a main hall. They sit a little eerily, like the relic from 2001: A Space Odyssey, in the middle of a wheat field between Bardenas Reales National Park and the town of Tudela.” In a totally different genre mais alors totally …

Or jetting off to Amsterdam……..

While I’m on the European city break, I really wanted to tell you about Breaks and Butlers, a fantastic and exclusive guesthouse in Amsterdam. It is located in a beautiful building from XVIII century, in the heart of the city. It overlooks two canals and the famous Zuiderkerk (South Church). These hotel apartments are nicely decorated with warm oak floorboards, amazing Dyptique candles, crisp bedlinens…. Alternatively, another great place to stay if you’re off to Amsterdam is 86SOUS which I mentioned last year. http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs