Wednesday, September 18, 2013
You may be forgiven for thinking all I do on holidays is lunch.
We are now staying on Lake Como in Italy and had lunch today with good friends who are now locals in the area, they recommended this restaurant in Como Pane e Tulipani. The food was divine and the interior was relaxed and rustic with an abundance of roses and local produce displayed on window sills.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
A favourite restaurant we love to visit in Avignon is Vernet 83,
The setting is divine in a central courtyard surrounded by beautiful architecture.
It appears to be where the smart French "do" lunch. The food is as good as the people watching and the fashion is always stylish.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
What a treat to return to Provence. I think I am definitely a country girl at heart and appreciate again the privilege of living in the wide open spaces in Australia.
We are enjoying exploring the region around Les Baux, wandering the streets of St Remy and driving through the Camargue.
All photos from their website. Benvengudo.com
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Erignac in the Dordogne region of France would have to be one of my favourite gardens ever visited.
We were inspired 6 years ago by this magnificent family owned garden and decided to return again on our trip to France.
The owner describes this avenue of hornbeams as the Champs Élysées of the Perigord.
we were fortunate this time to have a private tour of the garden by the owner who took us onto the magnificent lawns cared for like precious carpets and see breathtaking vistas of the garden.
Photos from Erignac.com and tripadviser
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Today we visited Chateau Chambord in the Loire valley.
The gardens feature installations of art work and display gardens created by various designers each year. We were particularly taken with the beds near the chateau which combined grasses with annuals and perennials in blues, pinks, purples and white.