Omaha Beach today and the sea wall which was piled high with American military personnel for hours, on D Day June 6, 1944. The sea wall was the only cover, for the lucky ones, who made it off the beach. They were pinned down here for many hours, stacked on top of each other, until the German guns could be silenced, by other troops who managed to blast through the sand dunes, further along the beach, eventually taking the Germans gun positions from behind..
This 1960's home made over, is real treat. With beautiful views garnered from a wonderfully open planed home. This one really is worth a second look. For more detail and a video of the property, go here.
How we tackled the Antarctic vortex in Sydney on Sunday last....Well we took a brisk walk around the historic military defences on South Head via Watsons Bay. The biggest Beach House Brat said he ticked something off the bucket list too.....
I have been watching the transformation of this beautiful Hamptons style home and now it's on the market. Guess where I will be at 12 pm today? She's open for inspection and I can't wait to check her out.
My daughter spends her down time watching You Tube. It's what the next generation does. It's the new TV and is basically how the New Millennium generation consumes their media. The down side for conventional media is basically, that they are stuffed, in the long term anyway. The upside for the
I am definitely more of a social history person, than a natural history one. I am such a voyeur of people and the way they live, Perhaps that's why I'm into blogging. The genius of humans continues to inspire and amaze me.
Do you get the feeling I am pining for another Summer in France? If so, you would be right. Not touristy France, but the real France, dining on simple fare cooked by the locals. Lunching here is just one such dining experience we recently enjoyed, thanks to Malcolm's inside knowledge of Paris.
This fabulous antique store is another ofMalcolm'sParis haunts. They source superior vintage industrial pieces, which in many cases are larger than life. Who knew vintage 20th century 'junk' would one day be so sort after. The store is in Versailles and is definitely worth a look, if you are in the area. Meet me down the bottom for the address.
One thing I am keen to do with the blog, is better document our life. If for nothing else than so my descendants can see what up we got up to. And when I am old, it will help me remember just how damned lucky we were. On our recent trip to France we had a lovely Sunday lunch with Malcolm, Cecile and their kids and this is their lovely home in Paris.
Hi I'm Carolyn coming to you from a sweet little beach house on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Desire Empire is my passion and I love all things vintage, interiors, food, travel and family. Come and join me on my journey in paradise.