french essence on amazon
hi guys! it’s been a couple of days since its debut but i really wanted to share a brand new book from our own Vicki Archer, blogger, author, and all around girlfriend we all know and love.
the more i get to know vicki, the more i’m inspired by the life she’s created. she and her family left australia to move to St. Saint–Rémy-de-Provence to restore a 17th century home on an olive farm. talk about living a dream!
even in the winter it looks good…
but really, it’s all about the spring
when she gets to run through the lavender fields!
and cuts these from her garden
i mean, this is her kitchen!
you may remember her vanity. quel belle vie…!
in her first book she takes us to the chanel suite at the ritz. need i say more?
and on her blog we go to the chanel shows
i was just stopping by and got lost in her deep and inspiring world. she’s giving away a copy of the new book tonight so head over if you get a chance! frenchessence.blogspot.com
after stumbling on this entry in her archives i decided to call it a night. she posted from the book above’s intro:
“I have a passion for houses. I love the people who live in them and who devote themselves to them.I love the fact that all these people in their own ways have created works of art. I love the way they make their dreams come true, however challenging or ambitious they may be, devoting themselves to them with lavish attention, painstaking care and unstinting toil.”