Saint-Germain-des-Prés is the spiritual home of Parisian jazz. Students, artists and – according to legend – Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir would file into smoke-filled clubs to listen to the era’s musical greats: Sidney Bechet, Henri Salvador, Mezz Mezzrow. Paris has a special place in jazz folklore. Miles Davis arrived in the late 1940s, and wrote that “Everything changed while I was in Paris. It was like magic, almost like I had been hypnotised.”
As a full-time floral stylist, author, blogger and mum, Willow Crossley is always juggling exciting projects. This week, Willow has decorated Liz Earle’s store for the annual floral art show, Chelsea in Bloom . She’s currently working on her third book ‘Flourish’, which follows her second book ‘Inspire – The art of handmade living’. We sat down with her to talk hosting, home and (of course) flowers.
Paris and art are intertwined. From Impressionism to Cubism to Surrealism, the city has been at the heart of many of the major artistic movements of the 19th and 20th centuries. Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Man Ray made it their home in the early 20th century, when Paris witnessed an explosion of creativity and innovation as the art capital of Europe.
Despite the array of astounding pieces on show at Museum Night, some of the city’s best art can still be found lining the walls of it private residences, and onefinestay homes are no exception. We decided to a look inside a few of our favourites.