There is barely an inch of snow on the ground, but it is enough to set me off, dreaming of the mountains.............this combined with the fact that we Skype regularly with our daughter who is working in a very beautiful chalet in the French Alps as a private chef..........I am constantly reminded of life in the mountains. I am most definitely a 'winter baby'. Not the English 'rainy, damp miserable' sort of Winter, but the 'cold crisp, sunny, snowy' variety of Winter!
My dream is to own a beautiful ski chalet one day. The mountains make me feel so well, so alive, so inspired. There is no better feeling in the World to me, than to be out skiing with my family. Once the 'mother hen' in front, directing my chicks down the slopes when they were younger.............sadly now at the back, trying madly to keep up with my grown up athletic brood!
As well as the healthy mountain air and exercise, I have to be honest and say that my equally favourite part of any ski holiday has to be the apres ski! The long hot soak in the bath at the end of an energetic day, to sooth aching muscles, the delicious mountain comfort food and the glass of red wine or two by the fire!
I also have a passion for beautiful chalet interiors. I have an enduring love for this style and maybe it had a little subconscious influence on our decision to build an Oak frame house in England? The contrast of textures of wood, stone, glass, along with the tactile feel of fur, suede and wool - all combine to create inviting, cosy, stylish interiors.
Skiing this past Christmas was magical, and due to other commitments, that is sadly me done on the slopes for this season. Instead, I shall continue to enjoy my lovely regular Skype chats with our daughter Georgie with all her news from the Alps, and browse gorgeous chalet interiors and dream!
Here are a few that particularly caught my eye........which is your favourite?
Do you love Chalet Style too?
Hope you are having a good start to your week?