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Won’t You Stay For Dinner?

Driving through the amazing french countryside we came upon field after field of these amazing yellow flowers. Being the crazy duo we are, Trevor and I immediately hopped out of the car to climb through the dirt to get to one of the beautiful field. My white jeans were covered in dirt, but it was worth it, we took some amazing photos!

Welcome to chateau #2, Chatillon-En-Bazois. A beautiful, majestic chateau that sits a top a quaint town. We arrived early in the evening to find our wonderful hosts and residence of this beautiful chateau had planned a dinner party in our honor. They had invited all of their closest friends to come and meet “The Americans”. As we speak very little French, and they speak little English they were kind enough to hire us a translator. We experienced one of the most magnificent dinners we had while on our trip. Course after course of light, yet insanely flavorful food, we were left speechless. We met incredibly interesting, fabulous new friends, including one who owns a cookie factory just down the road from the Chateau. He insisted the next day that we come visit him and see his work. Of course he completely stuffed our carry ons with cookies ๐Ÿ™‚

The Chateau was absolutely beautiful. Filled with 17th century art, hidden bookcase doors, and some of the most beautiful interiors we saw in any chateau on our trip. Alas this is not the place we are choosing! So stay tuned for more fabulous French chateaus!

The Chateau was absolutely beautiful. Filled with 17th century art, hidden bookcase doors, and some of the most beautiful interiors we saw in any chateau on our trip. Alas this is not the place we are choosing! So stay tuned for more fabulous French chateaus!

The Great Chateau Hunt

Welcome to Chateau #1, Chateau Challain! Now I’ll be honest, there was actually a different chateau number 1 but it didn’t make the cut. Trevor and I actually had a moment on our way up the drive of real chateau number 1 and wondered where the heck we went wrong/holy crap I hope their photographer made a ton of money off that job because he/she made it look fantastic!!!! So back on track, we drove from Paris to a small town outside of Conde. This beautiful chateau hidden in the French country side is about as grand as it gets. Four towering stories greet you as you drive up the majestic entry. Come on a tour with me of the grounds, interiors, and AMAZING marble staircase. Oh yeah, and there’s a photo shoot!

Dress: DVF (similar) // Shoes: Christian Siriano // Bag: H&M (similar) // Collar: Karl Lagerfeld (similar) // Bracelets: E.Kammeyer Accessories Tassel Bracelet, Nike Fuel Band, Etc. Watchband Bracelet, Tom Binns Safety Pin Cuff // Makeup: Napoleon Perdis Cotton Butter Lip Balm, Napoleon Perdis China Doll Gel Eyeliner in Dynasty, Napoleon Perdis Nail Polish in Flamingo

Styled by Leah Snow