My Stylish French Girlfriends

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Who wouldn’t want to live in France and have a little black book of Stylish girlfriends who reside in Paris, in the country, who are designers, stylists and artists?

Well, the clever, warm, talented and gorgeous Sharon Santoni of My French Country Home has created a beautiful book of her Stylish French Girlfriends and we all get to delve into their lives, look inside their ateliers, hear their tips on how they created their beautiful homes.

Sharon’s beautiful writing and generosity is stamped on every page and in this unique book we have the chance of a private tour into the lives of these wonderful French women.

When Sharon first showed me her book I was more than gob smacked (think Labrador had just seen a unattended birthday cake), as a photographer I knew how much work was behind these beautiful images, words and pages. How many hours of love and devotion and wonderful connections it would have taken for me to be able to hold a copy in my hands.

Sharon travelled around France with photographer Franck Schmitt to create these beautiful images and her girlfriends have some pretty spectacular places. Not only do you get a peek into Sharon’s friends breathtaking buildings but Sharon tells us what motivates these women, how some of these dream places came to be, how they paint, cook, make couture gowns and how they create stunning homes. This book isn’t only about dreaming, it’s inspirational and aspirational for any gal who has a little piece of France in her heart. You can get your copy here

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Big round of applause to Sharon and her beautiful book.



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Susan Athanasakou

Well, I live in glorious Greece, which is wonderful, but, I certainly wouldn’t mind living in France!
Thanks for giving us a peek into Sharon’s amazing book, it just makes me want to hop on the next plane to Paris, and I hate flying!
Will deffo be adding this book to my”Things I need to read” list.

Sharon Santoni

Thank you Carla for such a lovely write up, love your comparison to the labrador!

see you soon




Drop-dead gorgeous words, images and review. I think a little bit of France resides in all our hearts (says she who is quoffing a glass of Bordeaux this Sat eve as I write!). I have friends in French Switzerland, northern France near Belgium and in Provence and owe them all a visit before another year is out. Old uni friends who married and moved to Francophone lands. I will definitely be adding Sharon’s book to my Amazon wishlist! And posting my desire to all and sundry. I follow her blog and love her style. Thanks Carla for the plug as… Read more »

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