La Vie est Belle
La Vie est Belle is the perfect gift for Francophiles or those with a passion for the best things in life - elegant interiors, ageless beauty and tradition, and fine food and wine. The book is arranged by region and offers a privileged glimpse inside dozens of French homes, from chateaux to farmhouses, as well as the regions in which they are set. The book also features essays on the traditions and characteristics of French life: flea markets and brocantes, pavement cafes, the flavours of France and more. Interspersed throughout are recipes for classic French dishes and quotations from writers and philosophers, designed to immerse you in the culture and ambience of the French way of life.
Henrietta Heald is a writer and editor with a particular interest in travel, architecture and interiors, whose most recent book has been shortlisted for two literary prizes. Her love of France dates from childhood, since when she has been a regular visitor to all four corners of the country, learning at first hand about its rich history, culture, food and wine.