Friday, June 25, 2010

Hidden Escapes







Unique and incredible hidden escapes, just waiting to be enjoyed.

For every long work day, for every achievement, for every fiasco, for every sad moment, for every happy occasion, or simply, for every day... a beautiful escape can arrive just in time, and become the perfect rescue, backdrop, setting, and comfort. Your very own piece of heaven—to escape from the rest of the world and all of its demands—to share with those you love, or alternatively, to keep as your private, special space to relax in and enjoy. Aren't these incredible? The first one, a courtyard, embracing you with stone and ivy... the second, narrow and tranquil streams and uneven, meandering pathways... leading to the third, an open and fun eating area—ideal for lively dinner parties... I can just imagine candles, lanterns, and music for a fun evening dinner... and ending with the fourth, an incredible tunnel and pond that is so beautiful, it's nearly unbelievable.

As a child, I recall an entire forest area behind my neighbours home, almost like a jungle—we used to spend Summer days running around, picking flowers, building miniature homes and gardens there. It was so much fun. Oh, to be so free... Do you have a little hidden escape? It could be at your home, or a place that you go to for the same escape.

( images scanned: Aug–Sept 2007, Coté Sud // photos: Bernard Touillon )

32 comments:

  1. oh my lord - i wanna LIVE there NOW - my bags r packed!!!

    i'm haven' a party - stop by!!!
    *kiss kiss*
    HAPPY WEEKEND!
    Erika
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  2. AMAZING these would be so pretty for a small wedding!!
    have a lovely weekend Sarah xoxo

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  3. These images are amazing! I can imaging swimming in that pond now... Thank you for the beautiful mental escape!

    Meghan @ www.plumejolie.com

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  4. These are absolutely gorgeous! What a perfect place to escape to. I would be instantly relaxed :)

    My little daily escape is my apartment. I keep it nice & cozy and it's a little haven that I tuck myself away in. Also I've recently obtained a little beach house that I retreat to on weekends. It's heavenly :)

    Have a lovely weekend, Sarah!

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  5. Beautiful. I've always loved the idea of a secret garden...and all that stone and ivy and moss...just makes me swoon!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Sarah!

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  6. a hidden escape with a heart-shaped table all ready for an early dinner? oh, sarah, you shouldn't have! beautiful post — totally agree with helena that this would be an amazing setting for a small wedding!

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  7. This could be my favorite post ever! I am so in love with all of these photos!

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  8. amazing spaces! that pond looks so calming and relaxing... happy friday, darling!

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  9. gorgeous images. these make me want to run out of my office, leave my work behind and relax with a drink in hand soaking up the scenery!! hope your weekend is wonderful :)

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  10. This is amazing Sarah! What a gorgeous, gorgeous space, wow!

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  11. What a fabulous post & a great place to escape... love your writing... for every long day, every achievement...Love it!! ohh gush would love to escape to a place like this!!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend darling Sarah!!!

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  12. Love your descriptions Sarah, so beautiful, can imagine I'm there!

    Have a lovely weekend,
    xxx

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  13. Wow..it's like wonderland and I'm so loving the lots of green...

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend so far dear Sarah...cheers: Evi

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  14. Un jardín secreto, un paraíso escondido?? como en los juegos de niños...buenos recuerdos siempre.
    Maravilloso!!

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  15. Hi Sarah
    Wonderful places to disconnect of the routine, to relax and to feel in a magic world.Great images and also beautiful words,
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  16. stellar photos. they've reminded me that i need to spend some time exploring this weekend :)

    xo Alison

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  17. Helena -- that is true! It would make a beautiful wedding spot!

    Sasha + Dustjacket Attic -- thank you ladies :)

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  18. Hello , my blog is one year old. Good reason to celebrate birthday. I organize a raffle, I would be glad if you would choose an object, which is then raffled among all participants. All are invited. Regards Jürgen.

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  19. aaaaaahhhhhhh heaven....
    hope you are enjoying your weekend... xx

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  20. This is absolutely amazing. so inspirational!

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  21. oh what stunning images, so inspiring. i'm in commercial landscape architecture, and we often lose this kind of magic in everyday projects. love this post sarah - thanks! jxx

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  22. Hi - these images are incredible. I could do with an escape right about now, just had a lovely weekend and now it's back to Monday with a bang! Hmmm. You are inspiring. Lou x

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  23. Jules -- Thanks! I didn't know that about you!

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  24. Hi Sarah!
    Wow, that's amazing... Soo beautiful!
    U always inspires me!
    Happy day dear!
    xoxox alice

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  25. I agree a hidden escape can be the perfect rescue!

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  26. Absolutely beautiful. That photo of the outdoor "patio" furniture is my favourite. The chairs look so old and ratty, like they've never been used, and yet it looks like the inhabitants are just about to eat! It's a bit fairy-tale... aged to perfection!! LOOOVe this post!!

    x

    C

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  27. I couldn't agree more, Caroline!

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  28. oh wow this is so gorgeous!! love the heart shaped table :)
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  29. Love your descriptions Sarah, so beautiful, can imagine I'm there!

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