Damaris Evans is the designer behond high-end lingerie brand mimi holliday. she has a shop in primrose hill, where she live with her husband and daughter kitty. Here, SHE REVEALS her favourite spot in the the world and why. The best bit? You can rent it out.
“Discovered on their honeymoon in 1969, my parents fell in love with and bought Haute Caussine, a little hamlet consisting of two farmhouses, two giant barns, a bread oven and a few ruins. The view is said to be of the best residential views in south west France, it its a landscape of rolling hills with a panoramic horizon of snow topped Pyrenees mountains in the distance.
It is a slice of heaven that I was lucky enough to spend every summer at with my family and as I grew up was able to take my friends along. In my twenties I could go alone with friends and now I am lucky enough to have a family of my own, where we spend our magical long summers in idilic peace.
It’s utterly rustic outside with heavenly luxury on the inside. The rustic outdoors with a non cultured garden means we have thousands of fluttering butterflies feeding off the wild flowers. There are ancient plum trees and a 350 year old cherry tree by the swimming pool. Last summer we asked the local farmer to pick some of the cherry’s and he sent them to us in a DHL box where we celebrated with a cherry party in London.
It’s my place that I think of as my real home, the one place that’s been a constant throughout my life with many wonderful memories.”