Happy New Year Vicki!!!!!! Had the most amazing time in europe and can totally understand why you stayed c xx
wishing you a happy, happy new year!
Happy New Year to you!! Enjoy the moment. Mary
Bonne Année Vicki.Sam
Happy New Year to you. So glad you share your French Essence with us.
Happy 2011 Vicki. Thank YOU for being so generous with your images and words!May your year be filled with treats and treasures to both share and hold dear. Enjoy your well deserved break. xo.
Happy New Year to you, Vicki. I hope that you have a wonderful break.Teresaxoxo
.. Happy New Year .. thanks for the adventures you brought us in 2010.
Happy New Year, Vicki!! I thought of you on Christmas as your book French Essence was given to me by my son and daughter in law. I have been enjoying it ever since! xxoo
Same to you Vicki! I hope you have a fabulous celebration tonight and see you next year!
and from me to you also Vickixx
Happy New Year Vicky and to all our fellow followers of this lovely blog. Thank you for a year of beauty and voyeuristic joy. I received "French Essence" as a birthday gift (Christmas Eve)and look forward to a leisurely read.Best health, wealth and happiness to all in 2011!!!
I get to be one of the first (comments) to wish you a magnificent New Year, Vicki! Thank you for a year of your very special beauty and way of looking at life. So grateful that you share your photos and thoughts with us and look forward to another year with you, at home in France! Bonne Annee, Vicki!Hugs and bisous, Kirsten
I wish you an Happy New Year. A new year with Love and Happiness… I love your blog. KASIA
Happy, Happy New Year! Wishing you all the happiness in 2011!
Happy New Year to you also, Vicki.
Wishing you and your beautiful family a very Happy New Year!!
Happy New Year Vicki!Hope you ring in the New Year in the French way! Belle soiree.L.
Wishing you a wonderful New Year, Vicki!Everyone loved their French Essence for Christmas!!
Happy New Year Vicki!
Hi my friend
HAPPY NEW YEAR, to you.
This is the last 2010 post:
cheers. thank you for sharing your fancy.
Happy New Year Vicki. I hope 2011 brings you happiness and peace. A-M xx
Happy New Year Vicki I am going to love following your blog, loved your interview with Sande.
Vicki I have enjoyed your friendship soo much!! Thank you for all of your inspiration!
Happy New Years!
XoxoKarenaArt by Karena
And to You !! You're already in 2011 – we'll catch up soon.
It is just about 4pm in California on New Year's Eve…so, it must be just about midnight for you…Happy New Year, Vicki!I wish you much success and many blessings in the New Year. I am in a very French state of mind and have just mentioned your book on my New Years post.Here's to a wonderful 2011 for all.
Wishing you the very best and happiest of years ahead, Vicki. Thanks for sharing your French life with us. You bring so much beauty into the world.Catherine xx
Wishing you much happiness and health for 2011….Happy New Year!!
Thank you, Vicki, and wishing you likewise. Enjoy your little blog sojourn and I'll look forward to seeing you when you return.
Happy New Year Vicki! May it be a brighter and happier year for all.Fondly,Marjorie
..And from Me to You! To a beautiful and bountiful Twenty~eleven!
Happy New Year to you and your family, Vicki! I'm pleased to read that you were together for Christmas. xx
Thanks for a wonderful year of enjoying your posts ! Your new book is my treat I have saved to read on New Year's Day. Happy New Year —
Just found your blog and can't wait to browse. Happy New Year!
Best wishes for 2011 !!Pam
Happy New Year… may 2011 be all that you Hope and envision it to be.
Dawn… The Bohemian
Happy New Year, Vicki. Best wishes to your and your family for 2011.
Best wishes Vicki for a wonderful year ahead in 2011 I had a nice little surprise under the Christmas tree this year, what I have been looking for…the Australian edition of French Essence. The size is perfect for me..just beautiful!
Happy New Year — thank you for all of the lovely posts!! xo ebh
Dear Vicki, wishing you all good things in 2011! and I look forward to meeting you when we do our Chic Provence Tour this spring!
Thank you for your new year's wish Vicki, wishing you all things beautiful and bright in 2011! You inspire me always and I look forward to many more of your wonderful posts!
xo Mary Jo
Enjoy your New Year respite Vicki!xxCarolg
I hope to know you a little better in 2011, precious Vicki. Happy New Year to you & family.
Happ New Year Vicki! I have just ordered a copy of your new book and am eagerly awaiting its arrival any day now! Looking forward to sharing in your amazing journey in 2011. xox
Have a happy new year too.Christian
Dear, dear Vicki,
Tres, tres bonne année and thank you for everything. You gave me a wonderful Christmas present this year.
(Or, I should say "presents" — plural.)
I, along with all of your other devoted groupies, look forward to the new year with you.
Wishing you and your family the very happiest new year for 2011:0) xxx
Lovely lovely blog and lovely lovely pictures!!!Best wishes from T and a snowy Sweden
Dear Vicki,Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2011, filled with joy, happiness and many special moments. Thank you too Vicki for your lovely comments and support in 2010. With much love. XXXX
May the start of the New Year and every moment that follows be filled with much love, peace & joy and a reason to celebrate life.
Happy New Year & looking forward to reading your MOST inspirational blogs this coming year…
xx from OZ…andrea
I know 2011 will bring lots of wonderful surprises your way Vicki! I finally found a moment to sit & listen to your chat with the SRT girls today. MOTH was painting walls in the adjoining room & was listening too. Yours was the first podcast he'd ever listened to & boy have you ever opened a can of worms girl. He reckons The Hedge needs to start them & he should be the first guest. 'Why?' I innocently asked. 'Because I'm MOTH!!!' Oh silly me.M x
Happy New Year to you and the family.New Years Day was special to us with the arrival of grandbaby number 5.Alison
Bonne Annee Vicki!Here's wishing you much success in the coming year, I have enjoyed visiting here and hope to experience more French Essence in the coming year! Maryanne xo
Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2011! xx
Bonne Année, Vicki!
I hope our paths will cross in person this year.
Gros bisous from Paris,
La Mom An American Mom in Paris
Wishing you a very happy New Year Vicki. Thank you for your beautiful books. Enjoy your break, Wendy.
Happy New Year Vicki. Hope it is a wonderful year for you and your family. Hugs, Emma.
Happy New Year to you and your family!Loved the house post at Joni's!!! Your home is truly enchanting!Much love and all good wishes!
happy new year!
I have just come across the post on Cote de Texas on your amazing home – Oh my – what can one say? I have placed an order for your book – can't wait for it to reach me here in South Africa. All the best for 2011.
Dear Vicki – I'm a wee late but none the less my enthusiasm is just as full in wishing you a Happy 2011. May there be great moments, fun friends, and excellent health all year through.
Thank you for a previous year of beautiful posts sharing your beloved French lifestyle with us all. It's been a true joy!
Cheers xx Deb
Happy New Year Vicki!!xxcallie
Dear Vicky,Sending you a wish forLove, Health, Happines and Prosperity.Oh Yeah! a big hug too.yvonne
Vici I wanted to let you know how thrilled I ws to see Joni feature you!! I loved the posting!
xoxoKarenaArt by Karena
I received your book, French Essence, as a gift this Christmas. What a beautiful, inspiring work of art! I love France! Oh… I live in Johannesburg, SA. I have paged through it for endless hours, wandered through my garden with it, changing little things to resemble your photographs – same with my house! Loving every moment of it! Thank you so much for sharing!
I want to go house hunting in Provence this year. Can you suggest a good starting point, agents etc… or a good sight to look for more information on property?
All the best for 2011! Hoping we'll get more of your work to read here in SA!
happy new year
Happy New Year !!!
Oh dear…we opened our boxes of macaroons carefully brought back from Paris this year and stowed in the way back of the refrigerator. They were stale and tasteless! What a waste. We were trying to give our relatives a taste of this delectable treat.
Dear "Sarah Kenney"….
Regarding stale macroons?….
I'm in France about four or five times per year ( I'm married into a French family, so this just sorta happens), and I've just returned from a 12-day stay over Christmas.
One of this year's surprises was discovering that one of the cousins took a couple of classes to learn how to bake macaroons, and everyone got a boxful for New Year's.
I'll emphasize that this perfectly jolly, married-with-three-children, guy is also about 6'5" and built like a linebacker and spends half his weekends playing intramural rugby. Not exactly the sort one might automatically assume would be fussing over macaroons.
Still? His were wonderful and duly exclaimed-over by everyone….particularly the old ladies (including the 88 year old former nanny).
So, I gather macaroons can't be THAT hard to make. I plan to learn how, and I expect you could, also.
They're certainly a welcome change from the usual, predictable range of Christmas cookies (of which I've got about six new bags and boxes from neighbors…in my freezer as I type)
Best of Luck,
sweet vicki… i have so enjoyed our little friendship this year and know it is just the beginning… i am coming to france (will let you know) and would love to find a wonderful little spot to stay in st remy… maybe you can suggest a place.. i want to get it lined up… i need to check into antique markets to come at the best time… and my boyfriend has never been… i am so excited to share it with him…
i am beyond thrilled for you for all you have accomplished and i know there is so much more to come…
wishing you peace, happiness and love this new year…
you are darling.. xx
And a very happy New Year to you too.
I'm an interior designer from Melbourne and have great pleasure reading your books. I also loved your blog, I found it very inspiring. This is all new to me but I have just set up my own blogscrapbook-melissah.blogspot.comYou may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it.Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!Cheers Melissah