I’m very happy to invite you to visit my private apartment in the Chateau de Lalande!

I’m delighted to welcome you into my home, and to take you on a personal tour. There’s so much to see that I’ve had to split the tour into several parts. This week I’ll show you my private apartment, taking the the entire first floor in the central wing of the chateau. It’s very much a work in progress, and I’m about to start a major transformation of one of the rooms – so this is a good opportunity to show you its ‘before’ state!

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – a full tour of the Chateau de Lalande! I’m sorry that it’s taken me so long to do this, but I never felt that the chateau was fully ready! But I’ve realised that I’ll always feel that way, and part of the beauty of a historic home like this is that it’s always a work in progress. Restoring Lalande is the creative passion of my life ❤️🏰❤️

A very special thank you to all of you who have become Patrons of the Chateau de Lalande. As you can imagine, your help means more to me now than ever. Because of you, I’ll be able to keep on living at Lalande and making videos even though our chambres d’hotes income has been decimated by the coronavirus. I’ve been overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity, On behalf of this beautiful chateau that will continue to survive and flourish because of you, thank you!!! If you’re interested in become a Patron of The Chateau Diaries, click here:


  1. tami bopp

    You are so charming! I would love to see a tour of all your father’s paintings and see a close up of his signature. He had such a distinctive style. I would love to hear more about his art evolution.

  2. Linda Sisk

    How about switching your Bath’s tall Black Vases (your GodMother’s gift) with the Dining Room White Porcelain Mermaid Candlelabra’s?

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