Wednesday, July 20, 2011

perfectly provence

Oh my, there's so much to love about Provence. Like our local village - Tourtour - one of the most beautiful villages in France. This is the view from the restaurant where we had lunch on our first full day. I had the most divine rabbit in a mustard sauce. Mmmm.

One of the cute items outside an antiques store in the next town over from ours. There was an antiques market on the sunday and we gals went along. I scored a beautiful piece of antique linen, trimmed in lace and embroidered with my gal's initials!

Look at this. Isn't it just sublime. Villecroze has loads of pretty little vintage stores underneath the gorgeous homes. Love it.

A quelle heure et-il?

This little alleyway was quite a find - and one I'd like to explore again. Look at the fabulous items hanging outside on the walls. I think I need to go back and buy that bag.

We found a beautiful cafe and had three cafe au lait and a victoria sponge with three forks. Have a look at the fresh raspberries and marscapone cream filling. T'was delicious.

This is the café. Perfectly provencal non?

The alleyway we stumbled upon - and oh, what delights it offered.

The view from our villa, up the hill is studded with other villas, and surrounded by lavendar, olive trees and just sheer beauty.

The view from our terrace - we're spending a lot of time here drinking rosé and eating cheeses, french meals and desserts. Yum.

Yep, that's our terrace. Gorgeous non?

And the lavender path leading to the pool. Okay, off to Tourtour markets today to buy the ingredients for tonight's dinner. Last night's slow roasted shoulder of lamb with rosemary and lavender was lovely - but I'm sure we can top it again.


  1. Oh. My. STARS!

    It's like it's all not real, but it is! PERFECT in every way. LOVE that terrace. LOVE that town. LOVE those markets. LOVE it all

    Thanks for sharing x

  2. I am loving living vicariously through you. So wish I was there, this is *almost* like being there. Well, not quite almost.

  3. Just beautiful.

    I want some cake now, though.

  4. Just gorgeous, wouldn't it be lovely to live there, just for a little while longer. Hope you bought that bag - love it. xxx


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