Marseille again, empty streets, and great graffiti, and a sense of fierce determination and grit coming out of every corner.
89174 hours ago
Oh Marseille, you were the best surprise...
1783218 June, 2019
Peeking over the gates into luxury. La Bastide de Gordes is a fantastic place to immerse yourself in the Provençal magic.
P.S. A little announcement about the French Riviera book. I finally have the final draft in my hands! The book can be ordered directly from Blurb (they ship worldwide). A very limited number of signed copies will be available, and shipped directly by me, upon request. More details in the coming days!
1962917 June, 2019
Can one get intoxicated with color? I think so. #ilovenice
2444816 June, 2019
Just another day in paradise....
1711513 June, 2019
This is what I think of, when I picture Provence. Stone walls, powder blue shutters, and lots of plants to dress it all up. Especially roses. Well, the roses were underperforming, but they were present as well.
2715211 June, 2019
Let's talk about books that inspire us to go places. I read Peter Mayle's "A Year in Provence" about four years ago, I think, and it led to four consecutive trips to the south of France, although the first three stopped short of reaching Provence proper, as I was captivated by the Inland Riviera. This spring I finally got to see the Luberon, and while I didn't quite capture its spirit, it did leave its mark on me.
What book(s) have you read that sent you on a trip to unknown places?
1983310 June, 2019
"The only good teachers for you are those friends who love you, who think you are interesting, or very important, or wonderfully funny; whose attitude is:
'Tell me more. Tell me all you can. I want to understand more about everything you feel and know and all the changes inside and out of you. Let more come out.'" - Brenda Ueland, If You Want To Write
230368 June, 2019
In the gardens of Villa Ephrussi, looking toward Villefranche-sur-Mer. Mrs. Béatrice had quite a view.
286345 June, 2019
Time to move on, from the mountains of Provence to the beaches of the French Riviera. Just for a while though, as I have quite a bit to share about Marseille and Aix-en-Provence, as well.
If you haven't read my article for @francetodaymagazine about this year's Fête des Roses in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the link is still in bio.
193254 June, 2019
I think there's safety in unfinished work. Once it's done and we put it out there, we suddenly become vulnerable. At least that's my excuse for awful procrastination. Am I alone in this?
220513 June, 2019
Now this, this I could really get used to. I now see why people leave their hearts behind after visiting Provence. To think that it used to be called the arrière-pays (backcountry).....