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Bodie and Fou founders's French family retreat

A gorgeous family home in France is an idyllic retreat for sisters Karine and Elodie Kong, the founders of Bodie and Fou

Posted: 1 September 2011
by Junior

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In good weather, outside is where most of the action takes place. Large wooden tables built by local carpenters sit both at the front and the back of the house, so everyone can follow the sun or shade throughout the day and continue the important business of eating and spending time together. Cherry trees have hammocks slung between their branches, and in the apple orchard there are sun-faded deckchairs. “At lunchtime, when it’s really hot, we take lunch in the shade among the pine trees, but by the end of the afternoon, when the sun is at the back of the house, we’ll have moved to the table next to the barbecue,” says Karine. “One weekend, we had three families staying, who were all very eager to go to the beach when they first arrived, but in the end no one left the garden.”

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