Pestana Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Pestana Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Vorontsov Palace, Alupka, Crimea
Castello di Pavone, Pavone Canavese, Piedmont, Italy
J Class yachts, “Rainbow”
Emperor Nero’s Domus Aurea, completed in 68 AD.
Images by Katatexilux
Hôtel de Salm, 75007 Paris, France
Castillo de Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico,
Rebecca Dale Photography
Château de Fléchères,
Fareins, Ain Department, France
Inverlochy Castle, Torlundy, Fort William, United Kingdom
Schloss Muskau, Görlitz district, State of Saxony, Germany
Great Hall, Agate Pavilion, Catherine palace, Pushkin, Russia
The hall of ambassadors, Royal Alcázar of Seville, Spain,
Remembering Mrs. Ann Getty
(December 20, 1933 - September 14, 2020)
San Francisco has lost its grand patron of the arts and culture, on September 14th, Mrs. Ann Getty passed away at 79 from a heart attack.
Besides running a design business, In 1995 she founded her design firm, Ann Getty & Associates, Mrs. Ann Getty founded a San Francisco preschool and helped raise funds for numerous nonprofits, including the University of California, San Francisco, the San Francisco Symphony, Benioff Children’s Hospitals, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the San Francisco Opera, the Leakey Foundation and the Napa Valley Festival.
The classic 1906 Willis Polk designed estate in Pacific Heights showcases a world-class collection of antiques, art, and objets d'art. After moving into the house in 1973, Mrs. Getty collaborated with many designers, including Albert Hadley, Sister Parish, John Stefanidis, Eleanor Ford and Leawitt Weaver to create the magnificent interiors.
The designer and philanthropist dedicated her life to the fields of anthropology, publishing, interior design, and early childhood development.
“Generosity, in friendship and philanthropy, was a hallmark of Mrs. Ann Getty.”
Schloss Fasanerie, Eichenzell, Germany
Château de la Bretesche, Missillac, Loire-Atlantique, France,
Designed by Cox & Stevens and built by Krupp’s
Schloss Lenzbug, Lenzburg, Switzerland
Schloss Thurn und Taxis,
Photo: © Todd Eberle from House of Thurn und Taxis, Rizzoli, 2015
Palais Daun-Kinsky, Wien, Austria
1958), Miss Juliette Greco (7 February 1927 - 23 September 2000)
Miss Juliette Greco, a French singer, actress, cultural icon and muse to existentialist philosophers, has has passed away.
Miss Greco immortalized some of France’s most recognizable songs in an enduring seven-decade career, including the classics “Soul le ciel de Paris” (Under the Parisian sky) and “Je hais les dimanches” (I hate Sundays), “La Javanaise” (The woman from Java) and so many more…
Paul McCartney said in a 2007 interview that the Beatles’ 1965 classic “Michelle” was inspired by Greco, who epitomized the cool of the era far beyond France.
Miss Greco his also known for her roles in Drame dans un miroir (1960), Une éducation (2009), The Sun Also Rises (1957), The Night of the Generals (1967), Bonjour Tristesse (1958), Orphée (Orpheus) (1950), Elena and Her Men (1957),
Jean-Paul Sartre famously said she had “Millions of Poems in her Voice.”
In 1999, a rose was named after her by Georges Delbard under the name of “Juliette Gréco”.
Rest in Power!
Miss Juliette Greco sings English version of “Bonjour Tristesse” at a dance club in Otto Preminger’s “Bonjour Tristesse” (1958)
Claydon House, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, England
Karlštejn Castle, Karlštejn, Czechia
Kasteel de Borrekens, Vorselaar, Province of Antwerp, Belgium
Sherborne Castle, Sherborne, Dorset, United Kingdom,
Paul Dibben Photography
The “Coronation of Lisbon” Triumphal Coach, Portugal,
Photo by António Castelo Branco, 1950s.
Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam, Germany
Marble Room, Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark,
Massimo Listri Photography
Ickworth House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, United Kingdom