This is grocery shopping in the south of France. The air is filled with the sweet aroma of all that is local here. From piles of ruby red cherries to olives and cheese, you’ll be tempted to wander and taste. The Whole Foods of Aix en Provence. Prime membership included.
Another cafe; this one in Provence. How many stories can we tell with just one photo? I’d say the guy in the shorts, legs crossed and hands placed perfectly upon his leg, is pretty pleased with his ponytailed friend. She’s said something that’s made him proud. He’s impressed. What about the woman just behind the lady in the fancy dress and the cute shoes? She’s at the cafe next door, but she’s… Read More
This is pure happiness. Headphones, a good book, and the French countryside. This high-speed train swept me from Paris to Lyon and then to Provence. Another summer after a stressful school year (as if I knew what stress was then). This country taught me how to take deep breaths. I savored every minute of calm, and now I long to go back.
This July, Paul and I celebrated 5 years of marriage in Aix-en-Provence. After a week of city living in an apartment in Paris, we boarded a train at Gare de Lyon and headed for the more relaxing part of our vacation: a smaller city in the south of France and a hotel with a pool. Before I begin, I would like to thank Julie, author of the The Provence Post, for all of her help… Read More
After Paris, Paul and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary in the city of Aix-en-Provence. After a week of doing the lazy and relaxing “eat, sleep, pool-shuffle” in the south of France, we returned home to New Jersey only to pack up our Jeep and set off on a road trip to Canada. We were only home one whole week! While we always remain fully equipped to blog during our travels, we don’t always… Read More
Provence…sigh… Blame my lack of blogging on the South of France. We just returned to Paris from our little “vacation on vacation”, a luxurious retreat to Saint Remy de Provence. Two years of marriage equals two sweet and delicious days of celebration in French paradise. Our only regret is we didn’t stay a week. I suggest if you are planning to walk down the aisle and say “I do” anytime soon, you… Read More
If you are wondering why I’m not blogging, this is the reason… Le Vallon de Valrugues and Spa hooked us up with a surprise “Happy 2 Year Anniversary” upgrade, complete with a private terrace and our very own swimming pool. Yes, you read that correctly, our very own swimming pool. I’m still pinching myself in disbelief… Saint Remy de Provence is just a little slice of heaven here on Earth… http://www.vallondevalrugues.com/