Sunday, September 5, 2010


That famous soft golden light of Provence that inspired so many artists. Sweet lavender air. Softy chirping cicadas. And a view towards an ancient chateau.
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I spent one week in heaven just outside the small village of Ansouis. We stayed in a little farmhouse paradise called Ferme de La Platane, nestled in the valleys of the Luberon mountains, surrounded by vineyards.
Our 18th century stone mas was absolutely perfect with our own terrace that looked onto the chateau, full kitchen and the use of the BBQ, boules pitch, and of course a sparkling pool. The hosts Rosemary and Peter were extremely helpful and generous, making bookings to local restaurants and attending to our needs. One night we even did a communal BBQ with another couple (hello Catrin and Andy!) and shared our feast of goodies we had each gathered earlier that day from the local market. Marinated herb chicken, mixed sausages of pork and lapin (sorry bunnies), ratatouille, mashed potatoes, goat cheese salad, fresh baguettes, more cheese to finish. We ate and drank in merriment until Van Gogh's starry night came to life.
You can just see the chateau off to the right of hubby from the terrace. Magnificent.
Printed maxi dress picked up from a Provencal town
Crochet sandals, Elizabeth and James
Custom sunnies by Fox Optical


MizzJ said...

Omg this place is so beautiful!! Sounds like you two had a wonderful time :)

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Teresa said...

so picturesque and romantic...must have been like another honeymoon :)

Melissa said...

Such gorgeous photos!

Good choice with that maxi dress! It's really pretty on you.

Glad you got to enjoy some time with the hubby :)


Anya said...

I can't even begin to describe how jealous I am! Wine and cheese are magic words to me.

I love the maxi dress on you and your hair is so adorable. I chopped mine off too, although only half way.

milo said...

he's sooo cute!