International luxury real estate mogul/entrepreneur Olivia Decker hosted a private dinner party at her sumptuous Chateau Villette to welcome friends from San Francisco and New York who were there for the acclaimed Paris Fashion Week and to celebrate both her birthday as well as the birthday of your writer, Karen Tamblyn.
Villette Octagonal Living Room
Villette Music Room
Villette Library Room
Olivia Decker, Joel Goodrich, Karen Tamblyn
Robert-Michael Joseph and Jane Peck
Angela Dotson, Olivia Decker and Karen Tamblyn
Chateau Villette is one of the most significant historical chateaux in France. Located 25 miles northwest of Paris, the magnifecent chateau, known as the "Petite Versailles," was created by architect Francois Mansart in 1968 for the comte d'Aufflay, Lous XIV's ambassador to Italy.
This spectacular property, nestled within 185 acre of private garden retreat, has been featured in movies and commercials, most notably The Da Vinci Code. This movie was partially filmed at the Chateau Villette by Columbia Pictures/Sony Entertainment staring Tom Hanks, Ian Mckallen and Audrey Tautou with Oscar winning director Ron Howard. In the movie, the chateau was featured as the residence of central character Sir Leigh Teabing, a British Royal historian who revealed the secret of the da vinci code.
Villette Dining Room
Olivia Decker and Karen Tamblyn
The fabulous private dinner gathered friends from San Francisco and New York. Among the exclusive guest list were VP of client development for Chanel, Angela Dotson, luxury real estate exec Joel Goodrich, Fraiche PR and Communication principal Jane Peck, jettsetter Robert-Michael Joseph, and real estate developer Mark Calvano, just to mention a few.
Fabulous Guests at the Receiving Hall
The guests enjoyed the magnificence of the chateau and the 185 acres of garden designed by Le Notre, who also designed the garden of Versailles, with champagne an exquisite dinner and a wonderful evening.