Friday, February 15, 2008

Chateau de bachen



Just the word Chateau inspires me, be it a Chateau or Chateaubriand or Chateauneuf-du- Pape!  I am not alone when it comes to being inspired by all things french as fellow blogger Joni from Cote de Texas has a passion and "joi de vivre" for french decor.
I wonder what she would design given this "Chateau!" I immediately think of Joni when I think of anything French.  She has a special touch.  A french touch down in Texas.  The french also love Texas, cowboy boots, classic westerns, and a smokin bbq.

I was inspired to illustrate this "Chateau de Bachen"  - which belongs to Chef Michel Guerard who has 3 stars for his magnificent cuisine.   Visit the site for a taste of France and listen for a taste of Spring.
Trust me you will be as inspired as I and you  can also visit Cote de Texas and feel tres francais!

Tell me, do you have a penchant for French?


15 comments:

Claudia said...

Oh this illustration is beautiful!!
I think you should seriously consider publishing a book with your illustrations (perhaps you have and I just don't know about it?!).

Cote de Texas said...

Patricia: Hi! Thanks for your kind words - I'm so GLAD when you think of French you think of moi!! haha!!

omg - isn't this the most gorgeous hotel in the world? Great eye candy to wake up to. I hsd never seen this web site.

AND, great illustration from you, as usual.

Thanks again,
Joni

design dna said...

ooh la la! i would love to enjoy a book of your illustrations with my chateauneuf-du- pape. my favorite!

pve design said...

Claudia,
Thank-you for your kind comments. Yes, I have put that out there, asking for a book with my illustrations and am very certain that the stars will align me with the right writer and the perfect publisher!
Anyone listening?
pve

pve design said...

Joni-
vive la France!
vive la Cote de Texas!
You inspire me to add a taste of France to my life daily!
pve

Kwana said...

Oh, I love the book idea. I say go for it, Patricia!

Mary-Laure said...

I had never thought of the word chateau but you gave it such a wonderful spin!
My dad is French and my mum is from Texas, do I too love the Texan style with cowboy boots, hats and...a horse of course!

PS: I absolutely love the special ne header you made for All the best on Valentine's day!

Mrs. Limestone said...

This is beautiful (both the illustration and the structure). Will you get to sample the cuisine in exchange for your artwork? :)

pve design said...

Mrs. Limestone,

Did you not know that I am a 3 star cook myself!
I would love to do a barter for food or limestone.
Ha!

pve!

annechovie said...

Lovely illustration, Patricia!

pve design said...

Anne- thanks! Love to meet you there as I know there must be some amazing chairs to draw as well as sweet treats!

Things That Inspire said...

Beautiful illustration!

I do love all things French. Before I started blogging, I had turned away from the French look (which I wrote about in my very first post!) because I was very bored with French country, and Joni's blog has helped me realize that there I am indeed a Francophile at heart (I love the classic lines of a classic Louis the XV and XVI chair).

Things That Inspire said...

Beautiful illustration!

I do love all things French. Before I started blogging, I had turned away from the French look (which I wrote about in my very first post!) because I was very bored with French country, and Joni's blog has helped me realize that there I am indeed a Francophile at heart (I love the classic lines of a classic Louis the XV and XVI chair).

Patricia Gray said...

I love all things French. I had the opportunity to study Architecture in Paris and it is in my blood. And Joni's Blog is great for French Inspiration.Great illustration Patricia!

pve design said...

Merci Ladies for visiting!