May and June are the time for lavender blooming. So today’s global home tour will be a romantic vacation home surrounded with beautiful lavenders in South France.
We don’t know about you. But we know this will be a perfect place for us to get away for the summer. Who wouldn’t want to do that in South France?
This vacation home belongs to Frédéric Fekkai, a French celebrity hairstylist and entrepreneur in the beauty industry. If you don’t know Frederic Fekkai, here is some info about him on Wikipedia: After creating hairstyles for models on both catwalks and magazine covers, he opened two salons in New York City and Los Angeles and went on to launch his own line of hair care products. Fekkai has styled the hair of many prominent women, such as Kim Basinger, Jessica Lange, Sigourney Weaver, Claudia Schiffer, Debra Messing, Renée Zellweger,and Hillary Clinton. He is often regarded as a celebrity hair stylist.
In 2015, Fekkai and his wife acquired Côté Bastide, a 25-year-old lifestyle brand from his hometown of Aix-en-Provence. The couple relaunched the business as Bastide, a collection of natural beauty and luxury home products.The name is inspired by the couple’s own Bastide (Provençal manor) in Aix.
And now, the couple divides their time between New York City and Aix-en-Provence, France. They bought Domaine Chantecler 10 years ago, the site was “basically a hill covered in pine brush,” Fekkai recalls. Adds Von Wulffen, “We fell madly in love with the lush nature and amazing location—it’s rare to find an old property within walking distance of the center of Aix.” The 17th-century main house was charming but dilapidated. The pair spent almost three years updating it as a getaway for holidays with their children and for parties with friends from all over the world. The estate is also an occasional work retreat for the couple. Two well-known Aix talents: architect Jean Paul Bernard and decorator Jean-Louis Raynaud were hired to oversee the renovation.
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