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COUNTRY LIFE INTERNATIONAL Spring 2014


Monte Argentario, Tuscany, Italy (Pietro Canali/SIME/4Corners)


Provence ‘Les


Alpilles is really the French Cotswolds’


Find your perfect home in Les Alpilles or


the Lubéron on page 48 and the essentials of a Provençal garden on page 56


Interview


‘I’ve created a loggia where you can sit with a glass of something and


take in the views’ Garden designer Arabella Lennox- Boyd’s Italian idyll page 82


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Whatever your taste, from Art Deco to sleek modernism, Miami has it all (p58) 64 Property focus: Dubrovnik


36 Property news Put empty weeks in your second home to better use and why classic cars and diamonds are still wise investments


38 Coast to countryside: southern Tuscany


From the savagely beautiful coast to the splendour of the Val d’Orcia, Carla Passino explores the best places for holiday homes


46 Decorating la dolce vita


Rachel Ogden combines handsome furniture with tactile finishes and fabrics to create a luxurious Italian look


48 Twin Peaks: Les Alpilles and the Lubéron


Unable to choose which of these top-notch Provençal locations to buy a house in? Arabella Youens has the answers


56 Starting a garden in Provence


Take time to carefully plan and plant your Provençal oasis, advises Louisa Jones


58 Miami: sleek and chic Holly Kirkwood on how Miami has matured into a city with first-class cultural credentials


The romantic pearl of the Adriatic has lost none of its lustre, says Liz Rowlinson


66 In search of a school Where are the finest international schools in Europe? Anna Tyzack investigates


70 School house


Arabella Youens does her homework and seeks out top-class family houses within easy reach of some of the best international schools in Europe


74 Around the world in 80 developments


Catherine Moye picks the smartest places to buy a new home in the most coveted locations around the world


78 Four seasons of… Prague


Jane Watkins samples the year-round delights of Prague, the former capital of Bohemia, in the Czech Republic


82 A perfect palazzo


Respected landscape designer Arabella Lennox-Boyd tells Arabella Youens about her childhood home in Lazio, Italy


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Guido Cozzi/SIME/4Corners; MAP/Nicole et Patrick Mioulane/Garden World Images; Giancarlo Gardin


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