Asking for forgiveness, I left Travis sitting at the best table in the restaurant, next to the dozens of red Michelin star books and a view out to front door that was letting a golden slice of light inside. My backpack jumped behind me as I navigated the cobble streets down to the edge of the stone town.
I’ve never seen a landscape like this. You can feel the air changing the valley of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur to gold then purple, and I had to keep it forever.
France is what dreams are made of, every view was amazing starting with a tower that welcomed us in morning mist and twinkled to say goodnight.
For sounds of a Parisian Cafe.
For a walk down our favorite street, Rue Cler is where we found the most gorgeous white Jasmine and pink peonies for Jenny and Bevan’s Day After session.
For a place to stay in the South of France. We sat at around a table in a garden with new friends, as our host made a feast for us. We talked about music, food, our favorite places in the world to visit as the fields of poppies disappear in the night and the stars came out.
For the best meal, go to the Village Market and see what looks beautiful. We loved the olives, lavender honey, a fresh baguette, meats and cheeses. Then find a sweet little spot under an olive tree to let time pass.
Other favorites I must leave you with: Favorite Cafe, Tour Paris at Night, and A walking Adventure to a 12th-century castle
Thank you to the lovely and talented Jen for being my second photographer!
Ceremony - Plum Street Temple Reception - Cincinnati Country Club Brides Dress – Jenny Packham Brides Shoes – Jimmy Choo Wedding Coordination – Monica Viva Bella Events Flowers – Del Apgar Florist Paper Goods – M. Hopple Cake – BonBonerie Band – Clyde Brown Productions
Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
The best part of traveling is coming home. Seeing all of the everyday moments new, brighter and with extra color. Today I’m bring little bit of this to you with some treats from France. Simply leave a comment below on your favorite image in “A View From France” and I’ll giveaway 2 prints to two comments along with the most amazing lavender from France for you to make lavender sugar, lavender macaroons!!, lavender elderflower jelly, or our favorite, Strawberry-Lavendar Layer Cake. . . .
with Lemon-Mascarpone Frosting!
Lemon Mascarpone Frosting
1 8-oz. container mascarpone cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. lemon curd (or more to taste)
1½ cups heavy cream
• Whisk all of the ingredients except the cream in a bowl. Do not use a beater because the cheese can curdle from overbeating.
• In a separate bowl, beat the cream to stiff peaks. Then, fold it into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients until combined. Add more lemon curd according to taste.
• Frost and serve.
It’s a mix of cream cheese icing and whipped cream.
Print Giveaway ends on Thursday the 19th when I’ll announce the two winners!
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There are walks down Parisian lanes and Eiffel Tower views.
Men dressed in blues and ladies is pink patented leather shoes.
Dreams the color of the ocean and dinner under an olive tree.
We’ve seen gorgeous views and met amazing people in love. So much to share, I simply can not wait to show you. For the moment enjoy the new site thanks to the talented Dustin Davis, calligraphy from Mike, and handsome Travis for being the best editor and dream come true maker.