bourbon & pearls
*This isn't Castel Saint Claire, but the house she lived in before that, it's privately owned.
I took this blue stained picture at Edith Wharton's old house in Hyeres last year. L'heure bleue is my favourite time of the day, it heralds cocktail hour, soothes the soul with its cool languid palette and mysteriously hints at the witching hour to come.
I love the panoply of cocktail hour...old matchbooks and swizzle sticks.
This is one of my favourite glass swizzle sticks, don't all rush to twirl him off his tail at once, he asks that you form an orderly queue in wait for his benevolent shimmy.
Now that he has shaken his tail feathers, all that's left to say is bottoms up and enjoy the weekend!