The elegant slipcase of the French Country Diary's 31st edition features an elegant white Provençal floral
pattern with a classic contrasting border. from the archives of Les Olivades, the venerable French fabric company in Saint-Etienne-du Grès. Within the slipcase lies a linen-textured hardcover book in a handsome cherry-hued geometric pattern, which displays the year ‘2019' in a decorative medallion. Vintage typography and fifty-eight evocative new photographs by renowned Paris photographer Guillaume de Laubier enhance the captivating design of this unique engagement calendar. Each of the week-at-a-glance spreads offers a vignette of the French countryside, including gardens, private homes, villages and inspiring landscapes. In this year's Diary we discover a 12th-century stone village founded by the Knights Templar; make a harvest-time visit to some of Bordeaux's most illustrious chateaux, among them Chateau Cheval Blanc and and Chateau Figeac; enjoy Chef Michel Guérard's three-star cuisine at the idyllic Les Prés d'Eugénie in Les Landes; and explore the flower-decked hilltown of Grimaud high above the Riviera. In Provence's Luberon region, we revel in a visit to a vast, 400-acre estate with a vast, luminous farmhouse kitchen and a history that stretches back to Roman times. And of course, there's Paris, toujours, from a stop at our favorite Left-Bank bistro to a stroll around the Place Vendôme glowing with Christmas lights. Design elements are as handsome as ever. Lush four-color endpapers, generous space for jotting daily notes, a ribbon stitched in to mark each week, and back matter that includes decorative address pages are what the Diary’s worldwide legion of fans have come to expect.
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