I’m Rose, an American expat living in France for almost 20 years. Originally from Portland, Oregon, after college I went to backpack Europe…et me voila.
A professionally trained pattern maker, I worked in the Paris fashion industry until recently when I decided to leave the routine of métro boulot dodo and create a simpler life in Normandy.
This transition started 3 years ago when my little family purchased a historic piece of property in Bayeux, France that we affectionately call “Our Tour” (Tour=Tower). Dating from the early 1600s, it’s a long-term restoration project that will take us many years to complete. We are extremely fortunate to have family and friends in the region able to help.
This blog is a journal of our renovation work as well as a notebook of our interior design inspirations. It’s also a tribute to the wonderful city of Bayeux and this lovely little corner of Normandy.
Thanks so much for stopping by. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My favorite stories…
Before pics of “our Tour”: OLD TOWER LOVE
Speculating on the history of “our Tour“: 1638?
Historical real-estate at low prices: WANT TO BE OUR NEIGHBOR?
Visiting Normandy? See my comprehensive BAYEUX TRAVEL GUIDE
Pictures from OUR WEDDING IN NORMANDY
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