French girl says goodbye to Ireland

Four months have passed and it’s time to get my little French bags ready and close the door on this amazing but too short chapter of my life. I’m leaving Ireland and moving on to Malaysia. But Christmas is on its way and one of the last experiences I had here in Ireland was a […]


Growing up in France

Growing Up in France by Chloé Barberet As promised, I am back with more stories on my « French way of life ». As there are so many clichés about France such as romanticism, art and French people enjoying parties and living very liberally, I had to ask myself which clichés are actually true. I got help […]


A French Woman’s Point of View!

    I’m Chloé from near Dijon in France and I’m currently working with Louise at French Vintage Vie.  I’ll be blogging here occasionally alongside Louise. I love interior design and of course I adore France ! Firstly, let me introduce myself – I’m 26 years old and I settled in Belfast a couple of months […]


Painted Furniture

As I scour antique fairs and brocantes across France, I discover the most wonderful old brown wood furniture.  Some of the pieces in solid walnut, oak, rosewood or cherrywood are so beautiful, you know that they have been cared for over the years and they will fit into a new home, where their beauty will […]


Dream Come True

New French Home Since my childhood days camping in France with my family, I have always had an affinity with the French way of life. It has lead to countless holidays and brief spells living and working in various regions of France.  But until now, actually having a little bolt-hole of my own has only […]


Top Tips for Antique Shopping in France

I recently wrote a piece for interiors magazine, Roco Magazine, on antique shopping in France and as my blog has been non-existent, I thought sharing “one I prepared earlier”  might be a good way to get me back into it again!…….so I’ll start by sharing this one and promise to write regularly…..I have so much […]

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Simply….why I love France!

So I’ve reached the end of my most recent trip to France and it’s now time to write my first French Vintage Vie blog post…..and what is a more appropriate way to start than to simply share my thoughts on what makes France so special!  Because there were many moments over the last few weeks […]