Monday, January 28, 2013


Between Nice and Monaco on the Mediterranean coast, the Greek Villa Kerylos remains a standout as one of the most spectacular properties on earth! Built between 1902 and 1908, it is a stunning and faithful reconstruction of a luxurious Greek noble house from the 2nd century B.C.

In this tribute to Greek civilization, the owner Theodore Reinach, an archaeologist, and Emmanuel Potremoli, the architect, collaborated to create an original interpretation in Beaulieu-sur-Mer. I never tire of looking at the exquisite images rife with decadent, yet elegant details, epitomizing the best of La Belle Epogue.


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Friday, January 18, 2013


Two of the books that came my way during the holiday season were Miles Redd’s highly touted The Big Book of Chic and Danielle Rollins’ entertaining tome Soiree. Having been fortunate enough to see the before and after of the extraordinary renovation of Philip Trammell Schutze’s 1920 Boxwood House, it pleases me to no end to see it so beautifully depicted in not one but two books.

Truly a labor of love for Danielle along with the help of the superbly talented Miles, the house is a showstopper! I’ve loved seeing it evolve and what a stunning canvas it has been and will hopefully continue to be for many an elegant event! Enjoy!

John Kernick
Quentin Bacon
Paul Costello