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Flowers & French Preserving Jars

Two of my favourite things. You never need buy a ‘vase’ again. Happy Wednesday!  

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French Vintage Style

I’ve run my own online vintage business for some years now, and it’s led me to discover some wonderful markets (often before dawn!), and also parts of the world. Hopefully I can share a little of my own thoughts on vintage style based what I have seen, take you on some ‘virtual’ tours through some amazing markets, and also write a little about solo travel…a new-found passion of mine, and something I would recommend to anyone. Today though, is about vintage style in France, and how the French approach buying for their home. In Australia, we tend to follow trends...

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Photographing Provence

I fall squarely into the ‘self-taught and amateur photographer’ category, but I was determined to capture some decent photos while travelling through Provence. Out of the 2,000-odd that I took, these are a few of my absolute favourites, which I thought I’d share with you.  They’re actually the last things I thought would make favourite photos: animals, food, a car and a stone wall!  However, I found it was these small details of life in Provence that captured the essence of rural France for me. A butterfly in Lacoste that kindly stayed on its flower long enough for me to frantically adjust manual camera...

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Place des Vosges, Morning Light & Crêpes au Citron

About two hundred metres from the apartment I stayed in was Place des Vosges, possibly the most beautiful square in all of Paris. Even though it was so close by, it took me a few days to find the time to go – so early one sunny morning I headed straight there. It was around 7:00am on a Sunday when I arrived. There was no-one to be seen. I couldn’t quite believe this. In such a stunning place in the city, if not the world, not one Parisian was there to admire the buildings, bathed in the golden morning light? Not to mention...

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Walking through Paris in Spring

You know the saying, ‘it will take your breath away’? Well the view above is just that, when you are standing in front of it.  The architecture is so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes just looking at it.  Paris is truly a stunning city: everywhere you turn, there is a discovery to be made. I was surprised to learn the population of Paris is only 2.2 million, with Melbourne being a little over 4 million.  But as it’s higher-density living in Paris, it’s a very walkable city.  You can cover several districts within a five kilometre radius.  In...

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Back from France!

I am back from France, and it is great to be home.  Some people have asked if I went alone.  Yes, I did – this response admittedly caused a few raised eyebrows!  I’m not sure where to start, writing about my travels…but it is worth writing about, if only for my own sake.  However, I hope you may enjoy reading about it too. Perhaps you may have visited France and are longing to return. Perhaps you have never been, but love everything about the country and are planning a trip, one day?  Or perhaps you are a mother, like me, who sometimes dreams...

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