English Roses & French Rose

Hello friends! I am back from my trip across the pond. Hopefully you followed along on instagram stories. If not, I rounded up some fun photos from the trip. I visited London and Paris this week. Both cities I have explored previously, but it was fun to tackle the city by foot and with great enthusiasm for good food and even better shopping.

I have a series of great posts lined up in the coming weeks. Until then, enjoy these photos, get inspired, and let me share some of our itinerary with you!

Cheers, Au Revoir, and see you tomorrow! xxoo

London

Stafford Hotel photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

A great stay at The Stafford

Red door in London photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

British red door.

sketch london tea photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

Sketch London photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

Afternoon tea at Sketch is a MUST!

lunch room at sketch london photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

The luncheon room at sketch.

London landscape 2 photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

London landscape photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

Boxwood windows photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

Pretty street side London landscape.

Pink Notting Hill Home photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

All is quaint in Notting Hill.

Notting Hill Home 6 photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

Notting Hill Home 2 photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

Notting Hill Home 4 photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

Notting Hill home photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

Notting Hill Home 3 photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

All lovely Notting Hill.

Liberty London photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

The best shopping at the most enchanting Liberty London.

London doorway photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

Black front door in London photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

Black doors reign in London…and I love it.

Claridges Hotel photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

The lobby of Claridge’s Hotel. Super deco and chic.

Paris

The Ritz Paris

bathrooms at the Ritz Paris photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

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Boxwood at The Ritz Paris

The most beautiful hotel. The Ritz in Paris.  Snails and Rose at L'Avenue photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

Who doesn’t love a little snails…

Ralphs in Paris photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

Ralph’s in Paris was every bit as chic as you would imagine.

Private courtyard photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

Snuck my phone through a gate…not even sure what this was..

Parisian blue door photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

This blue. I can imagine it on a future door or in a future room.

Parisian Balcony photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

The Parisian architecture is so enchanting.

Palais Royal photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

Palais Royale.

Blue doors in Paris photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

Black Doors in Paris photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

Parisian doors.

Flower display at Merci Paris photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

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Merci Paris. A very chic and fun store.

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Beautiful flowers by Jeff Latham flowers at the Four Season George Sank.

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Completely charming flower stores.

Courtyard in Paris photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood     Chatelles Shoes Paris loafers photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood Chatelles Shoes in Paris photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood  Chatelle shoe choice photo by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

A follower of mine, Rebecca Lindrew, recommended visiting Chatelles shoes. One try on the foot, and I am obsessed. In case you wanted to know, I bought the black. Well, I also bought some leopard slippers too….

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Well after London (as featured yesterday), I am also heading to Paris for a couple of days. I am so excited to be back in the city of lights and the epitome of chic. My photos of Paris (pre-blogging days) are some of my favorites. The architecture, the scenery, the gardens- all of it leaves you in a romantical daze. Today, I had to share the beautiful Parisian apartment of the former Veranda editor, Susan Gutfreund. It is a Francophile’s dream. It has all the romance and worldly wonder you would expect from a Parisian apartment, and then some.

This will be my last post before hopping the pond. In which case, I will be back with posts and photos to share all the beauty. Again, please follow @thepottedboxwood on Instagram (and instagram stories) to see up to the minute photos.

All photos of Susan Gutfreund’s Paris Apartment via Veranda.

Merci! XOXO

Christina

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London Town

Happy Monday! I am still here, promise! I have been pretty swamped recently, and I think summer will get me back on track. I have so many great and fun post ideas, but not enough hours in the day to share!

Anyway, I am rewarding these last long months with a fun girl’s trip across the pond. I am heading to London for a few days with a good friend. I spent a summer abroad there in college, and have not been back since. There is something so perfectly fabulous about the rich and beautiful history of the big and bustling city. I am also very excited to grab some pictures of the timeless architecture around the city. Be sure to check my instagram (and instagram stories) for up to the minute photos and fun.

Speaking of architecture, I am obsessed with the design of Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeyen. Their storied and passionately designed London townhouse is beyond chic. Every room features just the right amount of pattern, color, and collectedly stunning decor. It really is a London dream (and my dream to be invited over for tea — ha-ha). Cheers to your week!

To see more of this designing dream team, be sure to check out their book (it is one of my favorites). All photos here are from Architectural Digest.

Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen London Townhouse via AD

I love the woodwork and color palette.

Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen London Townhouse via AD 5

So perfectly paneled and the best injection of velvety texture.

Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen London Townhouse via AD 2

A dramatic dining area with a great contrast of dark painted wood and mirror.

Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen London Townhouse via AD 4

This room offers a more bespoke and polished tone.

Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen London Townhouse via AD 3

I am obsessed with the tapestry on the wall. The perfect way to add art and texture at the same time.

Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen London Townhouse via AD 8

Dream tub

Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen London Townhouse via AD 7

Moschino and Vergeylen do bedrooms better than any pair I know. Perfectly executed for a beautiful dream.