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Life à la MF

What is "Life à la MF" ?

 

Little stories about everyday life

 

A passion for beautiful things 

A passion for fashion, food, family, friends, travels, objects, art, animals, a passion for life.

‘Mine is a simple story, it is the story of an ordinary life that became extraordinary’  (Wallis Simpson)

Interview with Katie de Tilly

Interview with Katie de Tilly

Almost 20 years since Wang Keping and your art gallery, 10 Chancery Lane started to collaborate. Tell us about the man who loves women breasts ! It was so lucky that I opened my gallery almost 20 years ago with Wang Keping. An artist I truly admire and love. Wang Keping loves women and finds them to be a universal subject of beauty in his works. Perhaps they are the forbidden fruit from China’s sexual repression of his youth during the cultural revolution. There is a tenderness in his voluptuous female figures or an energetic sexual attraction in his couples. He speaks of balancing of forms, as well as using the natural elements of the wood pieces that he incorporates deftly into each... Read More

Interview with Tyler - Tyler Ellis

Did you wake up one morning with the idea that you wanted to make luxurious handbags? I’ve always been an accessories girl, and when traveling I began noticing women all over the world carrying the same few top logo driven labels, which inspired me to create an understated line of luxury accessories with the unique charm of a boutique brand.  You will not find my TE logo on the exteriors of any of my designs because I believe the craftsmanship, fascinating silhouettes and impeccable materials speak for themselves.  My seasonless collections are named not chronology but rather after meaningful destinations because I design pieces that are meant to remain relevant for generations to come.   I’m thrilled you chose to highlight my... Read More
Interview with Tyler - Tyler Ellis
MARIE FRANCE VAN DAMME: FOR THE LOVE OF SIMPLICITY

MARIE FRANCE VAN DAMME: FOR THE LOVE OF SIMPLICITY

Marie France Van Damme: For the Love of Simplicity.  ALO MAGAZINE, by Jody Miller. How did a striking French-Canadian blonde become global chic royalty? C'est simple… she followed her heart and her dream. However, simplicity takes hard work. Decades of hard work and a perfectionist’s commitment to, well, perfection. Since launching her label in 2011 Marie France Van Damme has not only set a new standard for resort wear chic, but also created an awakening and appreciation for the concept of effortless glamour. Van Damme’s journey is about falling in love. While studying business administration at university, Van Damme transgressed from her academic family tradition and accepted an internship with a fashion house. She fell in love with the unbridled exuberance of... Read More

Curated by MF

In a time of health crisis and economic uncertainty, as small businesses owners, we have to support one another to weather the current downturn. Let me introduce very talented friends who share my passions. They work with the finest artisans, their creations are limited, beautiful and are all ethically sourced.  I have been travelling the world for the past 40 years. On my journey, I have developed relationships with craftspeople from the Souks of Marrakesh, with traders in the bustling streets of Hong Kong and Bangkok and with small business owners from around the globe. ‘Curated by MF’ is a platform where we invite our audience to discover our friends and to showcase their wonderful products on our web site... Read More
Curated by MF
XL Boom

XL Boom

I discovered these objects in a small  interior design store in Knokke years ago. Knokke is a very quaint little village in Belgium, my mother in law lived there. It has so many interior design stores, you would think all Belgians do is decorated their home over and over. And that’s exactly what many of them do...they have impeccable taste for the beautiful and practical. XL Boom is a Belgium based company with a focus on high-quality and handcrafted design. Founded by husband and wife, what is not to love about their products? View them here Read More

Jet Set Mindset, Travelling the World in Style

Jet Set Mindset, Travelling the World in Style
Castello Monte Vibiano

Castello Monte Vibiano

First we love the man, Claudio Castiglioni who introduced us to this delicious olive oil and it’s wonderful owner Lorenzo Fasola Bologna. “The best olives harvested after sunset,“ it’s not only great story but it is a great olive oil.  I use it on everything!      Read More

Words from Rolf - Lotus Arts de Vivre

I have lived in Thailand for almost 60 years. Over 38 years ago, I founded with my wife, Helen, our company Lotus Arts de Vivre. It was built on magnificent pieces of jewellery that took inspiration from Asian mythology and culture, with artisans seamlessly melding precious metals and jewels with organic materials such as ebony, seeds, nuts, seashell and bamboo. These pieces were – and still remain - one of a kind, breathing life into mythical beasts and ancient tales that abound in Asian culture. The desire to share the exotic stories of Asia and my personal travel experiences is what inspired me to both create and collect unique art pieces with a distinct identity.  I travel around the world searching for... Read More
Words from Rolf - Lotus Arts de Vivre
Les Odeurs

Les Odeurs

Saint-Pétersbourg: Une de mes villes préférées, l'odeur de l'Eglise orthodoxe Saint-Nicolas à l'heure de la messe, unique et inoubliable. J'ai retrouvé par hasard ce parfum dans une crème de corps Armani, Armani Privé Bois d'Encens. - One of my favorite cities, the scent at the Orthodox Church ‘Saint Nicolas’ at the time of mass, unique and unforgettable, I found by chance this scent in a body cream from Armani, Armani Prive Bois d’encens. - Marrakech: J'aime évidemment les odeurs du souk, les épices, le cuir, l'ambre… Que l'on retrouve chez l’Orientaliste (parfumeur). J'ai trouvé dans les souks, une crème pour le corps à la rose appelée Marie France, une crème très rose et qui garde pendant des années ses fragrances.... Read More

Interview with Luis - Luis Morais

It all started in 1998 in Miami, 22 years ago, you were still a teenager!  What was it like in Miami Beach in the 90’s? It was the place to be, it was having it's revival after a long time of abandonment. Designers, artist and celebrities all flocked to the new places that were recently renovated and became famous again. There was a lot of novelty and newness in the air, fun times! Known for “Miami Vice”, old people’s place (for us Montrealer’s),  Miami has now become one of the greatest cities in America. Tell me about your daily life  I work out in the nature, swim in the ocean and ride my bike to work. Rarely drive. My studio... Read More
Interview with Luis - Luis Morais