What’s more iconic than the French café? My life in Paris started at 18. I lived in a dingy little dorm room with a big-personality/dramatically-inclined roommate (with a shared-by-the-whole-dorm-floor shower and toilet down the hall, but that’s another story). You bet I could often be found at the neighborhood café.
Lively conversation, a welcoming home, and great food. When they all come together at once is one of life’s true blessings. An invitation to a French home is always a thrill. The hosts engage you with amusing things to discuss, will get you to laugh, and ply you with wonderful things to eat and drink. In France, they work to live (rather than living to work) and do they ever live well. And they love to share.
Just too in love... Exciting news: I'm moving back to France! I'm too in love with life over there so I'm aiming for France to be a full time gig. It's been number one on my bucket list for years and I've decided I'm going for it. To offer you a great opportunity and to [...]
My buddy Julie of The Provence Post wrote up a terrific piece about DIY vintage shopping in Provence. Be sure to bookmark it for your next trip to the area if you're looking to bring back your own vintage treasures. Until then, it's great armchair reading! If you'd like to join one of my organized [...]
I'm so excited about the upcoming tour! Alert to fans of vintage, there are still a few spots available on our bi-annual vintage shopping tour of Provence. May 13 -19, 2015. Join us for an experience of a lifetime! Email for more info, Jill@leTrip.org
Photo Source: Corey Amaro Tongue in Cheek Spotting Tongue in Cheek blogger Corey Amaro at a flea market in France has a little "celebrity sighting" feel to it. When you see Corey and French Husband seeking treasure in the same aisles you're combing through, you know you're in the right market. On a very [...]
Another repeat from the past - this was posted on Halloween 2011 the first time, so we're in a different season. But it's just as awesome in the spring. My group of ladies has arrived in Provence. Today was arriving on the continent and getting settled in the apartments, so no pix of us out [...]
Hi All, I'm dipping back in time to a post I wrote four years ago. The muguet sellers are out in full force this morning, again, as they always were and will be every May Day. Tip 7 Buy some muguet. We happen to be May Day today, which means a paid day off for [...]
On the azure coastline of the south of France yesterday, I had the good fortune to take part in a really neat gathering. What brought us all together was the marvelous blog French Word-A-Day and a tasting of wines with the producer. When I saw on her blog that author Kristin Espinasse and her winemaker [...]
On the eve of my departure for the new vintage shopping season in France, my pops was on the local morning news to promote the Petanque Tournament he's holding at our family's winery, the Winery By The Creek here in California. Check it out. He does his famous sabering of the sparkling wine bottle on [...]