This Modatrova Holiday Guide was curated by Shirin von Wulffen. In 2015, Shirin joined forces with her husband and entrepreneur, Frédéric Fekkai, to acquire Côté
Bastide, a 30-year-old heritage brand from Frédéric’s hometown of Aix-en-Provence, France. A year later, they relaunched the brand as Bastide, a clean and non-toxic brand with updated packaging reflecting the colors and warmth of the light in the region. Together with her husband and their children, the family spends time between New York and a 17th century bastide, a traditional country house, in Aix-en-Provence that the couple restored in 2012.