Of driftwood and ocean breeze – Hossegor

Vans of the beachDog print tracks beach FranceDriftwood and knots beach FranceTracks on the beach Hossegor I am so lucky. Everyday I count my blessings and realise how special my life is. Why do I say this today? Because it's January, mid winter in France, and I just spent the last day on the beach walking in a simple shirt as if it were summer, breathing in the ocean spray and taking beautiful photos of everything that caught my eye Read on...
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Today’s Vide Grenier (Attic Sale) in Montmartre

There are breautiful "vide greniers" (house clearance) markets all over the world but I find that some of the best finds are found at the ones in Paris. There is a lot of variety, a lot of people actually do it regularly as a passion/job and there is such fashion vibe in this town that you have a real chance of finding something smart, cute and good value. House clearanceMarkets - Paris Read on...
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Summer food & quick fruity recipe from Southern France

In summer, we alternate between Paris and our beach house in the South West. It's a beautiful place here, so much space, fresh atlantic air, pine trees, sand dunes and also, great great products. As I am spending a few days down here writing and photographing, I got up early this morning to go to the local market of Capbreton. An amazing little place where you will find the freshest and most well presented products. Today I focused on fruits. We are lucky enough to actually grow a lot of fruit in France and be able to taste what is home grown. Just look at these beautiful apricots, peaches and prunes from Provence in the South Est of France, they are gorged with the sweetest juices. Raspberries are my favourite fruit and these ones are local to here, grown in the Landes region, in Chalosse. apricots - summer-foodpeachs - summer-foodprunes - summer-food Read on...
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Pale colours fading

I was given these flowers recently and could not believe how strangely surreal they look. Like old silk handmade flowers that lay in a crystal vase, by a window for endless years, faded by the sun. Again, I truly recommend buying flowers from markets, wherever you are. They are so fresh and you tend to get more for your money too. These are from the Bastille Market (see in my Culture section where to find it and a list of Parisian markets too). Enjoy them with me xxxx flowersBastille Market Read on...
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Paris Markets

Paris marketsI decided I wanted to treat myself and the Man to something nice and living near two great markets in Paris, I decided to go early get some seafood (my favourite food in the WORLD). So its the end of Oyster season here in France, obviously some Fine de Clair were not an option and I got 12 which kept beautifully in the fridge until dinner time. Read on...
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Of flowers and markets

I have spoken about Paris Markets before but let us not forget that most food markets also sell flowers. I am spoilt by my fiancé and receive beautifully coloured and perfumed flowers to decorate the house and I love love love them. After having convinced (forced/blackmailed) him to tell me where he purchases these lovely plants, he finally owned up that it was on the Bastille Market. Here is the link again of all Paris food markets and their opening days and times: www.marches.equipements.paris.fr Paris markets Read on...
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