Gordes : An afternoon of goofing around and 3 things we should have done

On a recent trip to Aix-en-Provence, we went on a road trip looking for Lavender. After we found some unharvested fields near Sault we drove to the village of Gordes and spent the afternoon shopping and goofing around in the quaint French village. Situated on the southern edge of the Read More …

The man and his mountain : Paul Cezanne and Sainte-Victoire

Paul Cezanne painted the Sainte-Victoire mountain over 60 times Aix-en-Provence is a quaint town that is full of French countryside charm, colorful Provencal markets, Plane tree line streets where every fountain holds a secret, each mansion house has a story to tell. Cézanne’s colors are all around you, you’ll actually feel like Read More …

Westminster : A Stay at Nice with French Riviera views

We were in the balmy French Riviera for a few days after spending some time Chasing Lavenders in Provence.  Nice is a perfect place to stay for a few days for a classic South of France experience.  You can do day trips to so many different places on the French Rivera Read More …

Hotel Splendid Etoile : At the heart of Champs-Elysees with a Twinkling view

The allure of Paris is undeniable, we use Charles de Gaulle as our routing airport into Europe at every opportunity we get and spend a few days before or after a trip.  The city of light is hard to beat for Romance, History and Culture, wish we had the luxury Read More …

Saint Tropez : Photo diary of a Provencal escape!

Saint Tropez, the Côte d’Azur seaside town, is a Romantic Port of call which became a spectacular resort destination after World War II, with the influx of artists of the French New Wave then the European and American jetsetters, drawn to St Tropez for its unbeatable setting and glamorous vibe. We enjoyed our boat Read More …

Musee de l’Orangerie : A museum walk

We all love Paris for the café culture, shopping, famous landmarks and but mostly for the wonderful museums.  From the Louvre to Musee del l’Armee .. there is so much to see, learn and experience…  I love Musee de l’Orangerie’s compact size perfect for visits with kids, everyone knows the famous Read More …

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc : A French Riviera getaway in Cap d’Antibes

Nice was nice but was a little crowded for us. The French Riviera that we had envisioned was a little different than what we were experiencing in the towns of the Cote d’azur.  The beaches along Promenade des Anglais were beautiful but covered with galets, hard round marble-like pebbles sometimes as large Read More …