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Bonne année/Happy New Year 2024

Greetings, cherished readers and enthusiasts of all things French!   

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the MFCH Magazine for the year 2024, marking the commencement of our sixth year in the realm of publication. We sincerely hope your holiday season was adorned with joyous moments in the company of your nearest and dearest.  The mfch devoted team extends heartfelt wishes for a year overflowing with serenity, joy, and the unparalleled beauty that France so graciously bestows upon us. 

We continue to bring you the epitome of French interiors, enchanting gardens, and cultural insights. In this edition, we present a curated cabinet of curiosities designed to ignite your inspiration for the coming year.

Embark on a snow-laden journey through Chamonix with our Discovery Guide, exploring the winter wonderland nestled at the foothills of Mont Blanc. Witness the captivating efforts of Tim Holding, a former Australian politician, and his partner Felicity Selkirk as they rescue and restore the majestic Château de Purnon in our Interiors feature. Immerse yourself in the artistic haven of Alix D. Reynis, a Parisian ceramicist and décor designer, and experience the elegance of a country home in the Loire.

Indulge in a rare glimpse of an haute couture courtyard garden in central Paris, a lush green sanctuary imbued with the impeccable taste of its owners, Pierre Bergé and the renowned designer Yves Saint Laurent. Our Portfolio unfolds with mesmerizing shots by the talented Joanna Maclennan, capturing the rare spectacle of snowfall in Provence.

Amidst the winter's chill, Lucy Hunter shares her expertise in crafting bouquets from foraged and dried flowers to illuminate your living spaces. For those captivated by the extraordinary, delve into the peculiar world of Deyrolle, an iconic taxidermist shop that has graced Saint-Germain-des-Prés for nearly two centuries.

Our journey concludes with a savory exploration of the aromatic realm of black truffles, featuring delectable recipes from L'Escapade, a charming village restaurant in the Vaucluses region, and heartwarming soups from the talented Géraldine Leverd.

May this first issue of the year accompany you delightfully through the seasons, offering inspiration and discovery at every turn. Here's to a year filled with boundless creativity and exploration.

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