This brings new meaning to the phrase getting away from it all. When married designers Isabel Marant
and Jerome Dreyfuss
want to escape the buzz and frenzy of Paris, they escapeto a rustic shack in the middle of the woods.
The couple and their 8-year-old son, Tal, retreat to a clapboard cottage situated by a river 35 miles southeast of the French capital. Their haven lacks electricity, modern plumbing or running water, and further raising the sense of remove is a no-fashion-talk policy. Theres no addressthe road has no name . . . its not even really a road . . . it seems like its in the middle of nowhere, Dreyfuss told the New York Times T Magazine
But with a tree house, a kayak, canoe and paddle board for the river; and a nearby market for all the fresh croissants and cheeses a hospitable Frenchwoman could ever want, chez Marant-Dreyfuss sounds like a certain sort of paradise. Marant prepares gorgeous salads, Dreyfuss mans the barbecue, and friends from Paris just exhale and sip brandy.
Its surprising how little you really need, Dreyfuss said. The expression less is more takes on real meaning here.