I Would Stay There: The Native

April 4, 2018

i will admit it, i have been a bit of a baby. spring break has come and gone and we didn’t take our typical warmer weather vacation. for the past couple of years we had hopped in the car and taken a little road trip to california…which is typically warmer than our beloved oregon. this year, life got in the way so the california sun just wasn’t in the cards and i am not happy about it. instead of pouting i have decided to plan an imaginary-spring break-rewind. i believe i have found the perfect place to visit for my spring break daydream…

the native hotel in malibu. the native was built back in 1947 and was originally known as the malibu riviera hotel and had been a favorite of celebrities from the 50s and 60s. i have to believe the native is just as fantastic as the riviera…perhaps even more so. the creative agency folklor is responsible for this stunning design. i love how folklor maintain some of the original structure’s features like the stone fireplace and concrete aggregate floors, while also adding elements of comfort like casper mattresses. perhaps the best feature of all is the fact that the native is located right off the pacific coast highway and just steps away from sunny beaches…so worth a do over.

xo mrs. french

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photography: dylan + jeni

The Frenches Take Over the Magical Loloma Lodge

October 26, 2017

do you ever have a moment that was so fantastic, that later you ponder whether it really happened? it all seems way too dreamlike. i am thrilled to say that the frenches had that exact type of getaway this past late summer/early fall. we went to the magical loloma lodge. i often catch myself drifting in thought to that time…aaaand i do know it all took place because i have the photos to prove it! the photos were taken by my favorite photographer and friend heaven mcarthur.

loloma lodge is located on the mckenzie river right here in oregon. loloma consists of an actual historic lodge, midcentury cabins and camping spots…and gardens, streams, bridges, trails and all things magic. i have to admit i am quite hesitant sharing loloma with all of you…in my mind it was meant for my family and our favorite memories. i have to believe that it has that effect on all families.

i am hoping with all of my heart that we will be returning this fall…i can’t imagine loloma this time of year in all of its autumn splendor. hence, my entrance to another loloma daydream.

unreal. right? but it does exist.

click here to make a reservation.

Loloma Lodge
56687 McKenzie Highway
McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413
+1 (541) 822 6231

you are very welcome!

mrs. french

I Would Stay There: The Hoxton

October 18, 2017

i am pretty sure i didn’t need one, but i found yet another reason to head to paris as soon as possible. the hoxton, a beyond amazing hotel in paris calls to me loudly. each corner seems to be a treasure…vintage with modern in the way only parisians can accomplish (trust me, i have tried). perhaps one of the things i love most about the hoxton is the fact that it is a former mansion transformed…not only for the patrons, but the neighborhood itself. apparently, hoxton hotels is known for this and perhaps i need to tour each of their establishments? a job i would be thrilled to take on.

oh and did i mention the hoxton is headed overseas to the usa? i have now. locations in williamsburg, la, and chicago! maybe i will start there?

xo mrs. french

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