30 Sep 2013

Would You Like To Spend One Week In St Remy De Provence at Le Petit Bijou? It’s French Essence’s Fifth Birthday And Time To Celebrate

Le Petit Bijou - Vicki Archer

I can’t believe French Essence is five years old?

To celebrate I am giving away a week’s stay at Le Petit Bijou in St Remy de Provence, southern France.

 

This village house has been a labour of love over the last few years and if you are regular readers of French Essence, you will know that I have put my heart and soul into restoring this little gem.

If you would like to take a peek at Le Petit Bijou…  to see where you might be spending a week… click here and here

 

I would like to say thank you for your loyalty, your wonderful inspiration and your fabulous chat. I have loved every second… and only hope we can continue together for many more years to come…

I can think of no better way to encourage you to take that well deserved trip to France… to see the beauty I speak of, the places I love and to experience the ambience that is so much a part of Provence.

It is my absolute pleasure to invite you to enter this giveaway and it will be my delight to welcome the winner to Le Petit Bijou

 There are no conditions other than the week’s accommodation can be used only by the winner and/or the winner’s immediate family. The winner can reserve the week at any time during 2013/2014 subject to availability…

 

It’s very simple to enter this giveaway…

 

1. leave a comment here or reply by email expressing your interest

2.  subscribe or be a subscriber to French Essence… (don’t forget to verify your subscription)

3. like my Facebook page or follow me on Instagram

 

 The more times you ‘share’ this giveaway on Facebook or on Twitter  the more times your name will be entered to win… If you mention the giveaway on your blog… that’s an extra chance too… (make sure to let me know so I can enter your name more than once)

 

For further enquiries about Le Petit Bijou, please email me, vicki@vickiarcher.com

Good luck… and I can’t wait to announce the winner next Tuesday, the 8th October … … xv

 

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1,279 Comments

Phyllis Dubuque

Vicki, I am a subscriber to both French Essence and My Daily Click. Have followed you faithfully for several years and would love to see La Petit Bijou. You make my days better and give me lots to dream about!

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Jane

A week with you will be a dream come true. Thank you for your generosity. Hope to see you! Happy Anniversary!

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Toni Roberts

Vicki,
Congratulations on completing your latest project “Petit Bijou”! It really is beautifully styled and I am sure a labour of love for you and your family! I look forward to your daily instagrams from Paris, St Remy and London as they provide me with a “taste of Europe” when I cannot be there! I would love to visit (and stay ) in Petit Bijou,
Regards
Toni

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Jeanne Elizardi

I absolutely love St. Remy and have staying at friends home in Eygalieres many times – even ran into you last year when we were both taking a picture of that gorgeous rose vine on a blue wall across from the pharmacy. I would love a week at your beautiful Le Petit Bijou! Thanks. Jeanne Elizardi

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Wendy Langille

Vicki,I discovered FRENCH ESSENCE when researching for a trip to France.That was 4 years ago and I look forward every day to your new posts. A week at Le Petit Bijou with my best friend Liane will make my dream come true! Wherever I go French Essence is a part of my inner visual landscape that inspires me in decorating,style,fashion,art,gardens,beautiful books,movies food,flowers,flee market’s…. Congratulations, Wendy

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Margo Gallan

i have followed the progress of your blog and your beautiful Le Petit Bijou. As an Australian francophile you are a constant source of inspiration and you have opened my imagination to all sorts of possibilities.
Thank you.
Marg

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Regina Morlier

Joyeux anniversaire! Hi Vicki, I have only just found your blog! Love, love, love!

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Amanda

Such a lovely discovery! I have followed Sharon at MFCH blog and was delighted to receive the link to you. Le Petit Bijou is fabulous and charming. I especially love all the antiques incorporated into the design.

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katherine medearis

Happy Birthday French Essence!! My boyfriend and I can’t think of a lovelier place to spend our holiday than France!! We both love everything French! Le Petit Bijou looks warm and welcoming. We would never want to leave. Thank you for this special opportunity. Good luck to us!!
Katherine and Adam
New Orleans, LA

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Kathy Harris

Oh! Oooooh! Oui! Oui! I cannot believe I didn’t know about you before! What a marvelous “place to be!” I look forward to much enjoyment here and appreciate a chance to win a stay at Le Petit Bijou as well. Now (rubbing my hands in glee) on to look around here and enjoy all your wonderful “offerings”…..Thank You! -NW Damsel, Kathy

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Katy Stephens

Vicki, I am subscriber to French Essence and enjoy it very much. Your book is on my coffee table in San Antonio. I am currently taking a French I class at age 54. Please shock me next week and give me the good news that I have won the stay at La Petit Bijou. Fingers crossed. Katy

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rosie

This is not just another place but another planet.Can we all come ..all 885 of us? at least one of us will have the pleasure.

Merci beaucoup

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diana

How wonderful to have discovered you thru “My French Country Home”. Beautiful blog, home, writing and images! So excited to follow you now, and see you at Petit Bijou!

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Deborah Lowry

Now that I have found you I will never let you go.
Lovely images .Inspirational style and enviable life!
I am not sure what took me so long to get here.

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Susan Vince

I would love, love to visit your La Petit Bijou…we
visited Paris last year and feel in love with France.
It would be so wonderful to visit again, and see
Provence. Your decor is so inspiring, I love
looking at the pictures, over and over again.

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Janice Kent

Five friends and I rented a house in St Remy last April. It was the my favorite trip to France. Would love to go there again and stay in your special home. Janice Kent

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Sandra Keville

OH! How I have been dreaming about this.OUI ,OUI I would like to very much!!! I couldn’t think of a lovelier place to stay on my first trip to France.

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Michele Elise Howell

My parents lived in Chaumont, France in the early 50’s when I was born (hence my French name and my severe Francophilia). My father led the USAF Skyblazers aerobatic flying team (the predecessors of the Thunderbirds), for several years, performing air shows all over France and Europe. I look forward to coming back for a visit with my husband, a blogger himself, and who is just finishing his first book. He deserves a vacation more than I do! St Remy de Provence, and especially Le Petit Bijou, would be so amazing. What an incredible life you have built for yourself. Thank you for sharing this wonderful opportunity with a lucky follower!! Of course I hope il est moi!

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Sue Makkoo

Oui! a week at your beautiful home would be a much needed respite. Best wishes to all

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Margaret Palmer

Félicitations Vicki ! What an achievement 5 years is. You are inspirational with the wonderful books you have created, and French Essence and My Daily Click. I am a subscriber to both and look forward to discovering what you have in store every time I open my emails. What a wonderful offer you are extending for someone to visit le petit bijou to see the transformation that has taken place.

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Irene

You have been teasing us for years. To spend a week at Petit. Bijou and experience the village that you have so much fallen in love with would be a very special treat.

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Julia White

Oh would so love to see your beautiful house in real life. Absolutely love (LOVE) all things French. A life long dream was to run Paris Marathon (which I did in 2010) and I’ve been dying for a reason to return to experience more of the French way of life. Such a beautiful prize you are offering, my best wishes to whoever the lucky person is who gets to stay in your amazing home! Love Julia xxx

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Stephanie McConahay

Hi!! My family would love to visit your place!! The pictures are amazing!! We live in Belgium and have never been to your area!! Looks beautiful!!!

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Pat Dickinson

My son and his fiancé have decided the theme for their wedding is French Country, so a buying and inspiration trip to France is essential.

Thank you.

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Geraldine Craig

Vicki, Félicitations & Joyeux anniversaire! Would love to visit & stay at La Petit Bijou. :-) Regards Geraldine

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Gretchen Wendelin

Congratulations on your anniversary. A week in Provence would be a delightful way for my husband and I to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We love France but have yet to visit Provence. Best wishes to you.

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Julie

Hi Vicki
Happy blog birthday. Five years of joy and beauty for all of us
I think a weeks escape from the maddening world would be just the thing to lift the spirits and your gorgeous guest home would make it worth the 20hr plane trip. Congratulations again xxx Julie

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Heather

I just subscribed and Liked you on Facebook and Shared. I never do these things, but this was too good of a chance not to!

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Barbara Dua

I am newly retired…after working 33 years without any break between very demanding jobs. A trip to France would be a dream come true!
I love your blog!
Bon Jour!
Barbara

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Kerrie Roberts

I have followed your renovation of Le Petit Bijou with great interest as my husband and I also renovate our house in south west France. Adore your style and would love to see the results for myself and congratulations on five years of an outstanding effort.

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Shelley Evans

Hello Vicki

I have been a follower of yours for a while and watched the burgeoning of Le Petit Bijou with interest. Your book My French Life piqued my interest in St Remy de Provence- it looks so beautiful. Currently we are in the midst of creating our itinerary for a trip to France next year driving from Paris down to the South of France, and are seeking places to stay. In view of that, how wonderful it would be to win your prize!

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Jenny Silvester

Dear Vicki

What a wonderful competition. I’m a huge fan of your blog and of course have both your books. I have just turned 48 and have spent the past fortnight telling my friends that for my 50th I’m going to save up to try and spend a week at Le Petit Bijou.

Thank you for all the enjoyment and daydreaming your words and pictures inspire.

Best regards

Jenny
Perth, WA

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Judy Marrone

Hi Vicki

It’s been fascinating to watch the transformation of Le Petit Bijou, and to go with you (via your blog) on trips to the brocante or atelier in search of the next perfect piece.

I would LOVE to enjoy and week in the beautiful home you’ve created, and daydream that I was a local in lovely St Remy de Provence.

Congratulations on making your latest dream come true.

Warm regards

Judy

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Darlene

My heart skipped a beat when I saw your generous promotion for Le Petit Bijou. We are in the south of France presently but unfortunately for us Le Petit Bijou was fully booked for the month of September. St. Remy and your place is number 1 on my wish list when I return to the south of France. Le Petit Bijou est magnifique!

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Kate Gumbley

Dear Vicki
St Remy de Provence holds a very special place in my heart. It was our very first Provencal village we stayed in and so fell in love with all it represents. To be able to dream of returning again sometime and to view and enjoy the finished results of all your hard efforts that have gone into Le Petit Bijou would be out of this world. With love. Kate.

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Melinda

Congratulations, Vicki! 5 years is a long time. And what a charming place you have created! It would be lovely to spend a week there.

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Jennifer Owens

Vicki, What an incredible opportunity! I have been a long time subscriber and follower, always looking forward to your posts. Just discovered you on Instagram as well and will be sharing on FB. Happy 5th Birthday and thank you for bringing us such beauty everyday. Staying at your beautiful Le Petit Bijou would certainly be the highlight of our French holiday! Merci ~Jen

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Faux Fuchsia

I’m doing a link on my blog and feel I should win! Congratulations! Hope the blog has a champagne and some oysters and truffles and then gets a new Chanel bag xxx

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Pamela

Dear Vicki
Congratulations on five years!!! An amazing achievement in blogland. You’ve kept up the really high standards you set at the beginning – enjoy your posts and have learned so much. French Essence certainly deserves champagne and truffles – and an Hermes scarf too, as well as FF’s suggestion of a Chanel bag!
As a long time follower and St Remy enthusiast have already booked a week at Le Petit Bijou for next year. Looking forward to it enormously!
So I’m not sure whether I’m eligible to enter this competition? Anyway, thought I might as well try throwing my hat in the ring. With warmest wishes, Pamela

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jane

Congratulations on five years. Have gotten a lot of enjoyment from reading your blog and FB page . Thank you .. A trip to France would be wonderful. :)

Eve

Dear Vicki,
My daughter Anna and I are so in love with Le Petit Bijou.
We have been following your posts and it is an absolute dream of ours to come and see it.

Much Love,
Eve & Anna

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Chantelle Woodall

I “liked” you on Facebook because I really loved one of your pictures that a French friend of mine liked on Facebook. I love your decorating style, even though not many of the ideas would work where I live, too cold here in Alberta, Canada! Hope I win, it would be my first time in France!

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Linda Carswell

What a truly amazing give away!!! I would very much like to be included in your EXTREMELY generous give away!!!! Thank for the chance to win a stay in your stunning apartment.
Linda x

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Pamela

what an amazing gift vicki. i have enjoyed following you along during your gorgeous transformation of le petit bijou and would love the opportunity to stay!
happy 5th anniversary french essence! keep writing vicki xo
i linked to you from my blog as well..best of luck to all of your readers!

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Lisa R

Congratulations on your 5th “Birthday”….to spend a week in your lovingly restored “Le Petit Bijou” would be a dream come true for me as I long to see more of France.

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Vicki Lee Johnston

Wonderful competition and generous offer – have been watching Le Petit Bijou come to life with your trademark essence of French style – right up my alley so to speak.
It would be a dream to spend a week soaking in the ambience.
Thank you :)

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Rena

Happy 5th birthday. Even I could not follow your blog from beginning I can imagine the work behind which convey a sense of style and information….and petit bijou..a neat expression for that little gem.
Well done Vicky.

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Marivic L

My heart stopped. I would please, please, pretty please want to spend a week there. I may not move out after the week, but please don’t let this stop you from awarding me the week!

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Karen Turner

Vicki, a big Congratulations on your renovation of Le Petit Bijou, so beautifully executed. Very excited to read of your generous offer, it’s a long way from Queensland Australia but I would be there in a heartbeat. Here’s hoping!
Karen x

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Jacquie

What a beautiful give away! I have your books and your website is my little escapism from a busy life! We are travelling to France next year and can not wait to experience it all, Congratulations on your 5th Anniversary.

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Alicia

Love your books and blog. Would love to experience Saint Remy de Provence at Le Petit Bijou :)

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Linda

I have been following your blog for about a year now and also see you on Pinterest. I visited France a few years ago and absolutely loved every minute I was there. If I could win a week at your gorgeous le Petit Bijou I’d be over the moon as there is so much more I’d love to see.

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Dee Dee

Oh, what a wonderful birthday gift! I was lucky to find your site shortly after my first trip to France in 2011. Happy birthday and here’s to many more celebrations!

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lisa | renovating italy

Of course count me in Vicki, it would be a sublime treat to my renovator bones to sink into a soft bed, tune the world out for those few days and share France with my family, xxx
ciao lisa
I’ll share my little heart out for you xx

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Lynn Bertin

Hi Vicki, congratulations on 5 years. If I won a chance to stay in your lovely home I would bring you the small wood sign I made in honour of Le Petit Bijou! Would be an honour to meet you!

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Kim

I found your site via my friend Dee Dee (who commented up there). And if I win, I will bring her with me! What a gracious and beautiful home you have! Thank you for my morning mental vacation!

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lisa | renovating italy

PS It’s my 50th next year and I have already arranged to meet friends in France, I have a very special girlfriend in Australia who I know would fly in to spend a girls week at your gorgeous ‘Le Petit Bijou’

I’ve shared at my Renovating Italy, Renovating France, personal, and Italian Reflections group on fb. Hope you get lots of entry’s and new readers finding you.
xxx

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Rose

What truly inspirational journey you are on Vicki. Thank you for your generous gift to the winner. What a magical experience this would be on my a journey of recovery, rediscovery & reconnection. Blessings and abundance

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Penelope

Peony Boutique alerted me to French Essence in the first instance, and I have to say I am excited to be taking my inaugural trip to Paris and France in a few months. . .hm, timing?! merci pour l’inspiration!

-p

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Sue McCarney

Vicki,
I have just spent the past 3 weeks trying to find a place for my husband and I to stay in the area of Avignon in June of next year. We have never been to this part of France and have decided to visit on our way to Croatia where we will be meeting up with several of my children and grandchildren coming over to celebrate my son and son-in-laws’ 40ths.
To be honest, having followed your blog for the best part of your 5 years, I have been continually inspired to try and visit your little piece of heaven…but Italy has always stepped in and stolen our hearts!!
This time, Provence has won…..what a joy, what a gift,to be able to finally visit and stay at your sweet little gem!!! I am a avid follower of you on Facebook and Instagram…..
Apart from all of this commenting, can I just congratulate you on your consistent, daily commitment to your blog….5 years of sharing your journey with us all, 5years of incredibly beautiful images and 5 years of making my day just that little bit more special. Thankyou!

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Carolyn

What a wonderful and generous way to celebrate your 5 years. Of course I hope I win, but congratulations to whomever does win. I have followed you since the beginning, exchanged some messages and emails, and through your books, found the beautiful Carla Coulson who took photos of David and I when we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary in Paris. In my dream world, I would visit France yearly or even more frequently, but realistically I think it is possible every 2 years. Sooooo, that makes 2014 our French getaway year…. Thank you for sharing your life and observations with us, such a joy to read xx

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Rowena

Congratulations Vicki, what a tremendous milestone for you, your beautiful home and your wonderful blog. I would certainly love the opportunity to see your beautiful home in person. The photographs I have seen over the years are amazing and it would be a wonderful opportunity to bring my 8 year old daughter, who has been learning French for 2 years to practise her conversation skills!
All the best.

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sami

It is us who have been spoilt for five years with your wonderful writing and breathtaking pictures all served up with lashings of elegance and good taste and fun! Congratulations on your milestone and I agree with Faux Fuchsia’s sentiments along the lines of the blog deserves a Chanel bag for your gift! And perhaps something small from Hermes for good measure too! Ha! And cake of course! Sami x

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Emma Hardy

What a wonderful prize this is! Petit Bijou looks absolutely delightful and spending a week there would be a dream! Thank you Vicki Archer

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Jennifer S

Hi Vicki,

Happy 5th anniversary.
Could definitely work this into my trip to France in January!
Love Petit Bijou!

Kind Regards

Jennifer x

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Carol S.

I love Provence and visited St. Remy once very briefly. To stay at Le Petit Bijou would be wonderful so I am entering your giveaway. I have followed French Essence–your blog (almost from the beginning) and Facebook and Twitter for quite some time. I look forward to seeing your posts and reading your words everyday. French Essence always brightens my day because beauty is essential. Merci et felicitations.

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Anita Rivera

FIVE YEARS! Me too; actually my sixth anniversary is in January! Vicki, this has to be one of the most generous giveaways, and I want IN! Put me down my dear, and thank you for the chats and lovely inspiration you share from your beautiful corner of the world. Anita

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Jenna

Would love to visit France again, I get tingles even thinking about the beauty of it! Thank you x

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leslie nash

What a delicious thought….one week in your lovely house in one of the most beautiful places in France…..make that Europe! Can just see me now…..walking to the markets for fresh produce and flowers, sitting in a café…..having a glass of vino, then a lovely dinner that my man has prepared (from the fresh produce that we bought that morning of course!) Would certainly be a great experience, and good luck to the lucky person who wins it!

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Julie Palmer

How magnificent – your site never ceases to inspire me and I always recommend this delight to my friends. What a beautiful place to stay – looks wonderful.

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Jess Flett

Amazing giveaway Vicki. Huge congratulations on reaching 5 years. I love reading your blog and look forward to my daily email. I have loved watching and reading your progress with Le Petit Bijou. I especially loved seeing all the wonderful treasures and jewels you found. Congratulations again and sending lots of love. Jx

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Nella van Veenendaal

What an amazing prize! How heavenly it would be to win and a wonderfully generous competition to share. Congratulations on 5 years, your blog is inspirational. Crossing fingers and toes, and will share the competition with my readers. xx

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Rita

Oh my, Vicki, what a wonderful gift to readers! Going to France is on my bucket list and, although my husband & I talk frequently about it, we have never taken the plunge, even with a friend living in Lyon who is more than willing to be our tour guide! Perhaps that may soon change….
Happy 5th to French Essence!

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Francine gardner

I am guilty of not paying much attention to Give aways….but to stay at Le Petit Bijou! i would die for it. First of all, i have been drooling with envy ever since you announced the restoration of this charming village house, and i love the town, having stayed there in summers and winters (colddddd…).My son and his brother are planning a trip throughout Provence this summer and saint Remy is certainly on the map. Your African trip looked fabulous… I miss it already. Will be keeping fingers crossed. Love, francine

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Stephanie

Ooh la la, I would love to win! A vacation to France has been a dream of mine for so long. Many thanks for a fabulous giveaway, and for your lovely blog! It brings joy to so many like me.

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Geraldine Ventura

Congratulations on your 5th anniversary! The pictures you post on Facebook are beautiful! We are lovers of all things French , especially of Provence. We are hoping to return in 2014, so winning a week at le Petit Bijou would be wonderful. Thank you for this opportunity!

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Awesome_evil

Dear Vicki, congrats on the anniversary! Send you greetings from freezing Moscow) Love reading your posts and your pics on instagram and pinterest :)

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Michelle B

Dear Vicki,
Congratulations on your 5 years. Thank you for providing such beautiful inspiration and a breath of Frenchness for me the way over here in Australia. I can not wait to travel to France next year for our honeymoon. I will be making notes from all your posts and books!!

-Michelle

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Vivien

Félicitations à l’occasion de votre anniversaire!
I spent a lovely week in your corner of the world with hubby and my parents last year. I would love to return and spend more time at St. Remy.

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Barnali Guha

Congratulations on the 5th!!! Thanks for such
a generous give away. A week in St Remy would
be so divine!!!

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thyme (Sarah)

This is just about the most fabulous giveaway to wake up to on this Monday morning! I’ve loved reading about your Petit Bijou and now a chance to experience it. I would most certainly love to throw my “beret” into the ring for this giveaway. Good luck!

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Ddu

Oh joy! What a treat to follow your renovation progress. You have vision, which is so rare. Best wishes on your fifth blogging anniversary!

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Heather

What a generous gift to celebrate 5 years! I have followed your blog with much interest as it has been a dream of ours to find and renovate a little piece of French paradise as well (of course, who wouldn’t dream of it?!) I follow you Facebook and Pinterest as well for maximum day dreaming :)

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Leilani Warden

This would be a wonderful and beautiful place to stay. I follow your photographs with interest and anyone would be a lucky soul to be picked for the visit. Thank you for offering this – it’s huge!

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Shani Core

Congrats on 5 years! This is the first time I’ve ever commented on a blog – yours is my favorite of all time. I love getting inspiration for my new house from yours. I would love to win a trip to your gorgeous bed and breakfast!

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Carolyn

The happiest of birthday celebrations to your most special French Essence. As a florist, what a dream so spend a week in France!

I share your website and other media options with my clients heading to France. Their response, ‘how did I not know about this?’-followed by Thank-you!

Wishing you the best and hoping for an opportunity to experience your little piece of heaven, even for a few days.

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Tasha Frye

Vicki~
What an incredible contest! I so enjoy following your blog and savoring your incredible photos of the day on Instagram. It’s fun living vicariously through your little jewel in southern France. Looking forward to many more seasons of Vicki Archer touches in the future.

Best wishes~

Tasha Frye

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cinzia robbiano

I follow your blog to take a breath of beauty in my days always too crowded of duties and people and words. Your book has been one of my favourite Christmas gift for my “Provence addicted” dear friends. In the last six months they’ve been there almost three times. Now It’d be my time!!! I hope to win and live my dream as real.
Cinzia

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D. T. Pendleton

I have followed the renovations with much interest having embarked on my own with a 1750 house in rural Pennsylvania. I look forward to seeing your efforts. Thanks.

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Debbie Way

What a treat to get the chance to stay in your beautiful house! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog ever since I moved to France. Thank you!

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Carrie S.

What a lovely and generous giveaway! My husband & I are planning a trip to Paris next year to celebrate our 25th anniversary – he’s never been and I haven’t been back since 1983. I found your blog when I was searching for French blogs to follow for inspiration and travel ideas. This would be such a lovely side trip!

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Pauline Heymen

Dear Vicki,
What an amazing, generous offer. I can’t think of anything more wonderful than spending a week at your gorgeous Le Petit Bijou. I have loved every moment reading your beautiful blog and it has helped me work my way through five years of Fibromyalgia. My dream is to spend time in the south of France and to see all the places you have talked about over the years. Congratulations on all that you have achieved. You are such an inspirational role model to us all.
Pauline from Phillip Island, Australia

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Sandra Busby

I have already written and asked for the price and availability of this lovely house in St Remy and so I certainly want my name in the pot for the drawing. Itbis truly a jewel

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Sarah Rideout

What a fabulous giveaway, Congratulations on your blog benchmark. I follow your blog, FB and pinterest, I love following your journey and living vicariously through it! Best of luck ot everyone.

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Charmaine Meyer

Congratulations on 5years of blogging. I have been following you for 2years now and look forward to reading your Blog ever night. What a fantastic and generous competion to win
Regards

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Paula Davies

I cannot believe it has been 5 years, time flies when you are having fun! Thank you for sharing your thoughts, experiences etc through out this time. I look forward to the next 5 years.

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Gigi Thibodeau

Congratulations, Vicki! Five years in blogging is a wonderful achievement, but to do it with such style, grace, and commitment–and such a true sense of community–is rare, indeed. Ever since our online paths first crossed, I have been inspired by your ability to balance all the elements that make a blog both beautiful and substantial–a true part of your readers’ daily lives. And now you surprise us with this tremendous giveaway. I can’t imagine a more generous way to celebrate. I will definitely be sharing the link on Facebook, Pinterest, and my blog. Bravo to you! Love, Gigi

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Donna De Luca

Wishing you a happy fifth birthday with lots of french bubbles!
I have followed with great interest the blossoming of Le Petit BIjou.
Congratulations on a job well done!

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Shannon Turgeon

Wow! Who wouldn’t want to spend a glorious week in Provence surrounded by so many of the objects we’ve heard about (or seen photos of) on this blog?! :) To be chosen for this giveaway would make me a lucky duck, indeed. What a generous offer. Thank you.

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Tina Gurskey

Fingers Crossed! Wow…what a treat it would be to win a week’s stay at Le Petit Bijou!

If it is not to be…I will continue to live vicariously through you…

Good Luck everyone!

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Dixie Howell

Congratulations on 5 yrs. What a dream to stay at your place in France. Thanks for the opportunity.

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jean louise lilly

I have been saving up for my big 5 – 0 birthday “baguette fund” with a few bonne amies…what a perfect way to celebrate your 5th and our 50th! We love every post from you and feel very inspired by the lifestyle!

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Annette

Congratulations on 5 years! Your blog is such an inspiration. Loved following your progress on Le Petit Bijou (she’s a beauty!), especially hearing about your flea market finds. Would love an excuse to spend more time in Provence, as I’ve only passed thru the area.

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Franki

St. Remy plein de soliel, and such a great chocolatier, too. We are still in UGG BOOTS in Perth (indoors bien sur). Thank you Vicki for your delightful books and blog.
Cheers!
Franki

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Sally Bainbridge

Joyous Anniversaire, French Essence!!! How fabulous would time at le Petite Bijou be!?!! A most beautiful and generous offer…Merci, Merci and yet again, Merci!

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RedeemedVintage

You are such an inspiration Vicki! I absolutely love all the breathtaking images you have posted sharing Le Petit Bijou. I dream of spending a week there! I hope I win! I hope I win! I am a long time subscriber and look forward to each of your posts. Now following on Instagram too. Kindly, Carol

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Bobbie H

It would be a “dream come true”!!! Have followed you on FB, pinterest and your blog and bought your book! Enjoy every minute of your advice, adventurers, and fashion tips. Beauty all around!!

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Gail

What an amazing gesture of kindness-opening your home for a week. The transformation of your home has been amazing to watch and the details provide a clear picture of not only a time investment, but you have truly put your heart into it. Can’t wait til next week for you to announce a winner! Au revoir!

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Tracy F.

I enjoy your blog, Instagram, Pinterest , books— everything “Vicki Archer”! Although I’ve been to Paris twice, as well as the French Riviera, it would be a dream-come-true to spend a week in Provence, at your beautiful guest house. I’ll keep my fingers crossed, in hopes of being the lucky one!

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Susie Linton

Dear Vicki,
The heartiest of congratulations all the way from Australia on your amazing Le Petit Bijou and 5 years of French Essence.
What a beautiful treasure you have created in Le Petit Bijou in such a stunning part of the world.
It is such fun to follow your blogs and dream of une belle vie en France!
Le Petit Bijou… The perfect ambience for a milestone birthday (with a 6 in front, but don’t tell anybody!)
Thank you for the pleasure you have brought to those of us who delight in receiving your blogs and are priveliged to share your French life.
Merci!

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karen

Thank you so much for the opportunity!
I have been a follower of your blog for a long time and love it!
It is my dream to visit France and Wales (I have family there). Your home is lovely! Thanks! karen….

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Mary

What a generous and beautiful gift someone will receive. Vicki, you always surprise us with something exceptional whether a great lipstick, a gorgeous boot, an aging olive tree…..and now a chance to visit and actually see the jewel you’ve worked so hard to create in that picturesque French town. My now long ago one day visit to St. Remy was much too brief – I had only a fleeting glance of its loveliness and the area around. My wish to return to France to visit my family, as it’s been too long, continues………..and I would love to come over next year! Just thinking now of the photos I could take in Provence makes me raring to pack another bag and be on my way there! Plenty of new pages have been added to my passport……..my fingers are crossed…….please throw my name in one of your lovely hats, thank you!

Thanks dear for always sharing elegance and beauty here on your daily blog – I’ve followed for a long time and hope I can for even more years – you make my day!
Hugs – Mary

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Trish Murphy

Hello Vicki, Congratulations to you on five years of French Essence.It has been such a wonderful experience
following your blog.It is always so informative, fun and it sounds crazy but it is like a drug for me! I just love
seeing your French Essence pop up in my inbox.I always get excited and had a thought the other day gosh I hope Vicki keeps this blog going for a long time.
I love Paris and Provence and by following your blog I feel that even if I am on the other of the world I can escape there through French Essence. You have every reason to be very proud of your achievements.
I love Le Petit Bijou and it would indeed be a dream to stay there.Here is to many more years of French Essence! Xx Trish

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pve

How magnificent. It feels like Willy Wonka and the chocolate bar~
love to win. Thank-you for your generosity~
pve

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Charisse

I am a fairly new subscriber, but an enthusiastic reader. I am in love with all things French and have admired what you have done with your beautiful establishment. What a generous and exciting offer! Thank you and happy Blog Anniversary!

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Michelle Dann

Vicki, what a wonderful give away! Congrats on 5 years!

It is my dream to spend a week at your wonderful place. I follow you every possible way short of being your shadow, lol. A little short of stalker

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Mary Stegemiller

Like so many I would love to see le petit bijou , how generous of you to offer this giveaway.
I enjoy your postings and look forward to them.

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Michele Gavaletz

I have been a fan since I first read French Essence and have dreamed of visiting France. My paternal great grandmother was born in France and I have always felt a pull in that direction. Love your blog and books and thank you for keeping me in constant touch with all things French!

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emily @ TownAndCountryShuffle.com

Congratulations Vicki! This is the most generous prize I’ve come across in blogland. You don’t mention how many posts you’ve written in 5 years? I’d love to know… I so appreciate your effort to keep your blog going as I know first hand how time consuming it is.

Thanks for sharing your life and home with us. Le Petit Bijou is the ultimate French Essence as I see it. It is stunningly beautiful.

Regards from New York,
Emily @ Town And Country Shuffle

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Lee

How wonderful and so generous! We would love a week of relaxation and beauty. I have watched and read your blog over the years – it is a labor of love.

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Catherine

What a lovely offer this is! It would be such a dream to spend a restful week away from the everyday hustle and bustle in your beautiful piece of paradise. Thank you for the opportunity!

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Pat Young

Dear Vicki

As the saying goes, ‘you’ve got to be in it, to win it…

After reading your inspiring book “My French Life” – a birthday present from my boss – my husband and I travelled to the Alpilles in 2009 to take a look for ourselves. We were seduced by the light, the scents, the colour and all things Provencal. We’ve returned there again and again for our weekly holiday. Back in London now after holidaying there last week and greedily imagining a stay in Le Petit Bijou.

Best wishes

Pat

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Mandy Robb

Ooh la la! Congratulations on your first five years Vicki, I would so love to experience a stay at Le Petit Bijou and be inspired by your beautiful property the same way I have been inspired by your fabulous books and blogs xx

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Vicky Dickens

From one Vicky to another . . . What a fabulous thing it would be to win! As someone who is just getting in touch with my French roots I can’t imagine anything more special than to spend a week devouring everything French! Please enter my name in your drawing! Merci boucoup!!!

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Nella@ Acorn Lane

Dear Vicki, congratulations, on five informative, beautiful, inspirational and sometimes controversial years of blogging! I have enjoyed every post since subscribing…I have posted this to my timeline and liked and shared it on Facebook…Good Luck to everyone…what fun! N.xo

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Terri Michael

What an amazing give-away!! I’m a subscriber and have ‘Liked’ FE on Facebook ….. Now just dreaming of a holiday in Heaven.

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Randi K

Your beautiful photos are such a peaceful way to start the day, thank you. Your home is truly a small gem. What a generous offer to have someone share your home and experience the beauty of southern France. It has been my dream to see fields of lavender in bloom for the longest time. Whoever is chosen, will be very lucky.

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Patricia

I love your books, your blog and your style so I am sure that I will love my stay at le Petit Bijou ! Perhaps it will coincide with my son’s semester of art in Aix.

Great giveaway for whomever is the lucky winner.
Merci beaucoup
Patricia

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Angela

Is it really 5 years since you were “born” have loved it from the beginning and will continue to do so. Happy blog birthday Vicki xx

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Barrie Kerper

Brava to you, Vicki, for 5 fantastic years! I bought your first book in about a half a second when I saw it at the Rizzoli bookstore here in New York on 57th Street. The cover was so appealing and I knew before I even turned one page that it was going to be a special book. So when your next book came out there was no question that I would buy it. You are such an inspiration, and I eagerly await your daily posts. Unfortunately, I don’t maintain a Facebook page so I don’t think I stand much of a chance to win your generous offer (truly an experience of a lifetime); but I do plan to enthuse about you and your books on my blog. Again, many congratulations on reaching this five year milestone, and all good wishes at Le Petit Bijou.

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Donna Taaley

I adore this cottage and all the love and attention to detail you put into it. I traveled to Avignon – solo – from the states 3 years ago, and met the nicest couple who rent a house in St. Remy. I wish I had more time to spend in this lovely village when I was there, and this would be a beautiful place to spend my 50th birthday next year. Thank you for sharing – I love your blog and your timeless style.

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Marie Arden

Bien sur who wouldnt want to spend time at Petit Bijou! I have been to Paris many times and love it so much and want to now start to venture out into the countryside and South of France. I follow you and follow you on FB too. I enjoyed the radio interview you did a few months ago. It must have been a lot of work and a lot of fun to fix up the little house.
PS I saw these amazing quilted black leather booties in a shop window in Paris and then couldnt find them again to buy them. I know you are so into fashion have you seen quilted ankle high booties anyplace?

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Jill Parnell

Wow the power of the internet. Look at all your replays. Congratulation on 5 years. I follow you on Pinterest and really enjoy your posting. Thanks you for such a generous offer. :) Cheers Jill

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Marcia

Vicki, I LOVE your newsletter and read it first thing every morning! You’ve done a fabulous job with Petit Bijou! I had a trip to Provence scheduled exactly a year ago this month and had to reschedule to 2014, so that’s not a bad thing now! What a better way to spend my 60th Birthday!
I’m an artist and have taken a group to paint near Limoges at Haut Baran in Puy L’Eveque! I can’t wait to see your part of Provence and paint it as well! Living in the New Orleans area, you can understand our deep connection to France!
Thanks for the offer!!! Marcia

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Kimberly

I would love to have a weeks stay. It has been 15 years since my last visit to France and have often talked about it with my daughter. It would be a wonderful opportunity to share with her.

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Linda B

What a lovely gift that you offer! I am a loyal subscriber and getting your posts by email is a treat I look forward–each one is like opening up a lovely present, in fact.

I would adore a chance to visit your jewel, Le Petit Bijou. It would be an amazing reward for the very labor-intensive year of teaching that I am in the midst of. . .My husband and I have not had an opportunity to travel to France for many years, and it would do us a world of good. Merci!

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Sally Bainbridge

Joyous Anniversaire, French Essence! Time spent at le Petite Bijou~~~how fabulous would that be? A most beautiful and generous offer~~~Merci, Merci and yet again, Merci!

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Ellen

Oh my, but that would be wonderful. It looks so beautiful. I would love to be the lucky winner. I have already ‘Liked’ your Facebook page and subscribed to your blog with my email news feed. And I always look forward to “My Daily Click”.

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Sherry Dopp

How absolutely generous of you. I love opening e-mails from you everyday and following you on Pintrest. You have the very best taste!

Hoping I get to visit your lovely home!

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Anne Pici

In my mind I’m standing at the door, my hand on the differently positioned doorknob as I sing a countdown of “cinq, quatre, trois, deux, et un.” I start my mornings with two of your e-mails: “My Daily Click” and “French Essence” via Google.com. How lovely to start a week of mornings in Le Petit Bijou, a place I watched you transform abracadabra.

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Michelle

What a generous giveaway to mark your 5th anniversary. I am an avid follower of your blog,
follow you on Instagram, and treasure your books. I would be honored (and lucky!) to spend a week
at Le Petit Bijou. You have lovingly restored it in your inimitable fashion!
~ Michelle

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Angela Benson

Hi Vickie,
This sounds like so much fun! My teenage daughter is applying for a highschool foreign exchange student in France next year. This would be perfect : )

Thanks for sharing your life with us for the past 5 yrs,
Angela

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deb cagan

Everytime I read your blog I feel one step closer to paradise!! I can only imagine what it would be like to spend a week at your beautiful retreat. I keep telling my kids we will make it to france for my 50th in june. Thank you for this chance.

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Lori

I have been a fan ever since being introduced to your beautiful books and blog. Congratulations!!

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Bev Cook

Vicki,
What a wonderful giveaway! Sharing your love of France on a regular basis must be so satisfying . I would love to win this prize just to meet you. You truly are living the dream!!!

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Lana Williams

Congratulations on 5 beautiful years full on French inspiration. Would love to spend an amazing week in France. Thank you for your generous giveaway.

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Andrea

What a Dream this would be for me. I am a Artist and would enjoy time in your beautiful space to dream and have inspiration. I have a French student who I would love to see again and it would be fantastic to have a week to spend in your charming home.

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Kristina

Would love to be entered in the contest for the week at Le Petit Bijou!! I have been taking French lessons for the past year and would love a place to try out what I’ve learned!

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carla

This would be a dream come true for me. Although I am a newcomer to your blog and the blogging world (a little over a year) I am addicted. I am very loyal to daily visits to French Essence not only for inspiration, the beautiful pics, the literary content -you are a beautiful writer, but more so its relevancy to my life. Frequently I will just think of something and voila its a commentary on the French Essence Blog. I have reinvented myself since I have been reading your blog and have become truer to myself physically, mentally and emotionally. Despite my European upbringing I never appreciated the French Culture until French Essence-now I am obsessed with anything French. Both my husband and I will be turning 60 in the next few weeks and also will be celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary- winning this would really be a dream come true and our first trip to your beautiful country & Le Petit Bijou. Happy 5th Anniversary & best wishes for many many more years of French Essence!

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Laura Ingalls Gunn

I currently have plans for a trip in the spring with my cousin to Provence to celebrate her birthday. Wouldn’t Petit Bijou be the perfect icing on the cake?

Fingers crossed. Thank you for the opportunity.

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Elizabeth

Hello Vicki!

Congratulations on 5 years of blogging! What a wonderful way to celebrate! I would love to win a stay at your beautiful little gem of a house.

I already subscribe to the blog, Facebook and instagram. Also shared this on Facebook and will be sharing on my blog tomorrow.

Thank you for sharing 5 wonderful years of fashion, France and you!

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Rinette Yeo-Church

What an incredibly lovely and generous giveaway, Vicki!! If I were lucky enough to win it would be the PERFECT way to get my husband to go to France!!
I have been a subscriber for sometime (your blog is one of the first things I read every day!), and follow you on Instagram. And I just liked you on Facebook, too !
Thanks again for the opportunity to win this and thank you for sharing such wonderful thoughts and things with us everyday!
Rinette

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Laura Ingalls Gunn

Shared on Facebook three times. My facebook account is linked to my twitter account so an automatic post to Twitter three times as well. I really love this opportunity. Thank you and congrats on your blogging anniversary.

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Nancie Bartley

Ah! The perfect solution.
When she was six I took my oldest daughter (now 18) to France and London for a week with some friends. It was a fabulous trip and was a delight to see those places from a child’s perspective. The younger daughter is STILL waiting for her trip and NEVER lets me forget it. Unfortunately , terrorism and a downsized economy has prevented the trip from happening.
Please save me from many more years of teenage whining! ( Youngest is 15 and can have her bags packed at a moments notice, just like her mama. Unfortunately she will probably be packing her mama’s clothes-leaving me nothing to wear-but we could stop in Paris and fix that.)

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Karen Arcand

To stay at your Petit Bijou would be the most incredible thing to ever happen to me! What an wonderful to celebrate your 5 years!

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Angie

Oh, Vicki! This would make my heart sing! You have created a little slice of heaven! Thank you for such a gracious give-away…fingers crossed.

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Katie E.

Crazy! Just loaned your books to my mother this weekend and she called me up and said “I WANT TO GO THERE!” I would LOVE to take her to your part of the world for a week. Count me in!!!

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Carol

What a wonderful and generous way to celebrate! I am a subscriber and I follow you on Facebook. I have both of your books and have enjoyed them so much! Thank you for this fabulous opportunity!

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Deanna Post

I am a farm girl from western Kansas but I have always been drawn to the images of France, vineyards, architecture, bread, wine, flowers, lavender, furnishing but most of all the lifestyle. To win the trip would be a dream come true-I dont know if I would want to come back!!

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Maria Chaves-Turbide

Thank you Vicki for such a wonderful opportunity to spend time in your sanctuary! I always enjoy how you share your journey with me and feel as though I know you. xo

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Cathi

Congratulations on French Essences’ blog birthday – it’s been so wonderful reading for all of these years and living vicariously thru your beautiful books too! I would love to adventure around Provence and live in Petit Bijou for a time! xxoo

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Joni Holland

Oh the power of intention. Just yesterday I said to my husband,’France really needs me!’ And your home is so serene, so tasteful ans quietly elegant. Pick me!

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Bec A

Would love to help celebrate the anniversary of Le Petit Bijou. I have been a follower for many years and it would be bliss to spend a week in France x

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Missi

Hello Vicki- I just can’t believe it! A chance to win a trip to stay in your beautiful Le Petit Bijou. It would be a dream come true! You are so kind in your blog discussions/comments that I am not surprised you would do something so nice for your readers.

Happy 5th!

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D Ann

I recently found out my birth family (I was adopted) has roots back to the 1600s in Normandy. France has always been on the bucket list, but now it has moved to the top. Before I go on to the next life I want to see this beautiful country more than anything. I want to wake up in the country of my ancestors and seek out the places they walked and gazed upon so many years ago. France is calling me home…

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Jennie Krause

Congratulations on 5 years of sharing your passion! As a self proclaimed Francophile, I would so love to be the winner of your fabulous giveaway!

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Stella Daskalakis

Vicky, I always love to read what you share. But I know that there are so many of us that love what you have done. So my dear, I will just ‘sigh’… I know that the lucky person that gets to go will enjoy it with their whole heart. Thank you.

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Kathy Gold

Your blog and all of your Pinterest boards make my daughter and me swoon! St Remy is our favorite village, and we would love a chance to rendezvous there, as she will be studying in Paris.

As a chef, for me there is no better joy than the produce of Provence….except perhaps brocante or flea market shopping!

Cheers and happiness on your 5 years!

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Goldie Stetten

I am such a fan, I own both of your books, subscribe and follow all! Your dedication to your blog is amazing. Thank you for so many fabulous in sites to all that is French. I am about to begin building a new home, it would be so fun to bring my husband to France to influence the esthetic of our project. He has not been since college but has graciously let me come with daughters. What a generous gift you are giving away!

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A Gift Wrapped Life

I’m here, I’m here! What a fabulous giveaway Vicki and wishing you (and us) another 5 years of your wonderful writing and inspiration. Think of how you have made so many of us fall in love with France. Much love and Congratulations! xxxxx

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Stormy Smith

What a lovely, charming, fabulous, generous give away! You are going to make someone very happy!

Stormy

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La Contessa

I of course, would L O V E to come and meet YOU and that PUPPY of yours and spend a week in YOUR village.Congratulations on FIVE Years!!I have to say your blog is one of my favorites.I just went out this week and bought a NARS lipstick as you said your “advisors” said it was the BEST!I love it too!You are full of good information.I will be happy to FRIEND you on Facebook but I do not do Twitter nor can I log into Instagram………it’s not taking my NAME!!I am behind in all this stuff.But do know I am here reading you I have two e-mails and FRENCH ESSENCE comes to both if that counts!!!!
You are lovely inside and out.Thank you for your generous offer……..with baited breath we all await October 8.
XXXX

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Peggy Taylor

Hi Vicki! Would love to win! Have been a huge fan of yours a very long time. I would just like to meet YOU and enjoy your part of the world! Hope my husband and I are lucky enough to win!

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Deborah McReynolds

What a lovely and generous give away. Returning to France and staying at the amazing petit bijou is a dream. I hope I win!
thank you so much vicki.

Debbie

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Shey

Unbelievable! Your place is feminine, but neutral enough that guys shouldn’t have any problems with it. A wonderful blend of old world and botanical. Thanks for sharing Le Petit Bijou with us.

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Dianne Schoeman

I absolutely love your blog and look forward to your Daily Click. Spending a week at your breathtakingly beautiful Petit Bijou would be a dream come true.

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Maribel

Happy Anniversary! I have loved and enjoyed all your posts and accompanying photos the last few years. Please don’t stop. Your posts are a warm reminder of my time in Paris and Provence.

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Patti E

I just discovered your blog via The Enchanted House and I am so excited! I looked at the pictures and oh, would I like to stay there—simply beautiful and all things French!

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Laura

Le Petit Bijou has turned out just beautifully…although I had no doubt that with you at the helm it would! Can’t wait to visit.

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Pam Willinsky

I love the softness of the furnishings, the smokie greys, the gently rubbed chalky whites, that nothing is new or perfect and often slightly mismatched. It all reminds me of previous owners, their lives and travels. This is why I love Europe, it’s history, it’s stories. So different from my home in Vancouver, Canada.

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Virginia Schmidt

I found your blog over a year ago and have been blessed by it ever since. It is refreshing and uplifting. It is real and beautiful. I think it incredibly generous that you are giving this prize away, when you are already so generous in giving so much to so many through your wonderful blog. Whom ever is the lucky winner of this giveaway will be blessed with a stay at a place so charming and lovely that it will feed their soul and send them back to their lives refreshed and ready to give to life some of the beauty they received. Thank you for all you do! And please keep inspiring us with your photos and writings.

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anne

A huge congratulations Vicki ,, what a giveaway , amazing to give someone and friends or family the opportunity to stay in your fabulous place. I have only been to the south of France once, and it is amazing .. I subscribe already and follow you on FB and Pinterest too ,, Good luck to everyone and I wonder who the lucky winner is going to be :-)

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Rebecca

Wow! What a fantastic trip. I have read your blog for at least three of the five years and I have your book.
Rebecca

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shari

I am a faithful blog FOLLOWER that is thrilled by the chance to spend some time in your lovely Petit Bijou! All of your hard work paid off, such a beautiful place! Happy 5 years!

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shari

Vicki ~
I am a FRIEND on Facebook, and a board follower of yours on Pinterest also. Extra points toward this amazing opportunity to stay at Petit Bijou.

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Jeanette Van Wicklen

would so love to spend a wk here! we’re trying to take our youngest son (14 yr old) on various travels to enrich his education…and Provence is definitely on our list!
I’m a current follower of your blog and have adored your posts…..
thanks so much for offering the generous giveaway to your readers….a very special treat!

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Elyse Roberts

I wake up each morning in Laguna Beach to read French Essence. I read it to be inspired and I am each time I read it.
I am in commercial real estate which is a fine job, but it lacks soul. French Essence delights my spirit every morning.
I wish I could experience your new jewel!
Please enter me in the contest!
Keep sending me fun and beauty every day. You’re good at it!
Elyse

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Linda Joseph

What a lovely slice of Heaven! I would be honored to stay in this lovely bit of paradise… Best wishes on your next 5 years of blogging!

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Dana Munoz

OMG!!!!!! This would be a DREAM come true….I have dreamed and wished of going here for YEARS!!!!!
You are incredible….thank you for such an amazing offer.
Bless you,
Dana Munoz

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Suzette

I look forward to your post everyday, it’s truly a feast for the eyes!!! What a great gift it would be to visit Petite Bijou, it looks amazing. I’m sure it was hard work, but what a fun project. Always look forward to seeing more!!!

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Lisa

25 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter, I won a trip to Paris. She is now in NYC working as a pr assistant for a luxury brand we all know and love. She shared your website with me and I have followed it ever since. It would be simply wonderful to share your bijou with her. Full circle as they say. Plus, she’s fluent in French!

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Toni Fleischmann

I can’t think of anything more wonderful than a week at St Remy De Provence at Le Petit Bijou! What an amazing giveaway…..I sure hope to win!

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Harriett Godwin

Congrats on your five years Vicki! I love French Essence and your Daily Click, both of which I receive via email. I would love nothing more than to win the week at your lovely place.

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jenny

Congratulations on 5 years! I always look forward to reading your very inspiring blog and it brings me closer to my daughter, who lives in Paris.
I live in Australia so I haven’t seen her for many years and would love to surprise her with a stay at le Petit Bijou.

7 days of mother and daughter time in your beautiful french retreat would be a dream come true…

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Carrie H

Congratulations on 5 years! your blog has been my favorite daydream inspiration during those 5 years! I’d love to win a stay. at Le Petit Bijou, but even if not i cannot wait to read about the winner’s experiences! Cheers to another 5 years (or more!)

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Hillary Heydle

Hi Vicki,
I would absolutely LOVE to stay at your place.
I am, and have been, a follower, perhaps a stalker : ), of your blog, pinterst, facebook and twitter.
Thank you for this opportunity and congratulations!

Best,
Hillary

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Jessica

Nothing more than a dream come true to stay in the south of France. I will get there one day, but I hope you can be of some assistance! Love the updates via Instagram. xx Jessica

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Kristin Freeman

Watching the transformation of Le Petit Bijou as I follow your blogs and read your Facebook posts, I am salivating just thinking of the possibility of winning the drawing for an opportunity to spend one week there. Thank you for making this giveaway possible on your anniversary.

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Kandy

My heart skipped a beat when I read your post!! Is this really true or am I dreaming? Thank you for sharing your life with us through your passionate writing and your beautiful photographs. Congratulations on 5 years! Hoping to meet you soon.

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Lisbeth

Ah! St. Remy is one of my favorite places. So enjoy your blog. Headed to Paris in 5 weeks and your posts are making me even more excited. Cheers!

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Sandy Jones

Having returned to France this year after a 30 year absence, I truly would be honored to be able to stay at Le Petit Bijou. I need a France fix every year now, I believe!!!!! Love your blog and have only found you a few months ago, but appreciate all you do and the information you pass on to us. Bonne chance a moi!!!!!!

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Elaine

Quel cadeau extraordinaire! One week in paradise to submerge the senses in all that there is in lovely Provence! The winner would surely be very lucky to enjoy such a wonderful gift. Happy anniversary!

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Janie Gustus

Enjoyed a week at Mas du Pastre in Egalyieres a few years ago. Have never gotten over it!
St. Remy is just a plane tree-lined road away!! It would be wonderful.
Merci!
Janie Gustus

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Heather

How exciting! I have been following your blog for years. I also have and frequently browse through your books. Your blog is truly gorgeous and inspirational! What a wonderful opportunity _ I would love to take my baby girl (who just turned one) to France for a stay at your incredible abode. Thank you for the beautiful and generous contest!

Heather

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Patrica

I love your blog and have been following for over two years now. I also follow you on Pintrest. I have been to Paris a couple of times which has made me want to see so much more of France.
Patricia

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Dana Munoz

I shared the link on my Facebook page! I’ll try to do it everyday!
Thanks again,
Dana Munoz

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denise8689

Congratulations to you. I have never visited your country, but would love to. My husband and I both want to travel overseas, AFTER we finish helping our son through law school So…this would be the perfect opportunity to say since we don’t have to pay for accommodations, we can afford the airfare. I have subscribed to your blog for about a year and I follow you on Instragram. Love love love your style. I hope to win. :)

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Linda

Many congratulations on your 5th anniversary . Have loved following your renovation and furnishings journey. It’s been 15 years since we spent a wonderful holiday in St Remy. Still remember vividly the market, running of the bulls, the beautiful Alpilles, the 14th July fireworks and of course the startling clear light, evocative smells and sunshine. Love to revisit. Thanks for the opportunity.

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TracyB

Dear Vicki! You are such a lovely person to offer this getaway to your readers. I adore your blog and your books. To stay in Le Petit Bijou would be beyond fabulous!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity!!! xo

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Jocelyn Edwards

What a gift you are sharing. We have been to St. Remy Provence and it is my favorite town in Provence. We dined at Le Jeune Maison. Just fabulous. Your blog is amazing and to live Provence through your eyes is inspirational!!!

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Jeanene

Your Petit Bijou is beautiful! Would love to stay there. What a lovely way to celebrate your lovely blog. I’ve been reading your blog for quite a while now and recently discovered your daily clicks also.

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La Comtesse Lola

Congratulations Vicki on the 5 year anniversary of the French Essence Blog! I have enjoyed each and every post.

xo

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Jane Dunning

Congratulations on five years of your wonderful blog! I look out for ‘My Daily Click’ every week day. It’s one email I ALWAYS open! All the best for the next five years of blogging …

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Delores

Oh Vicky, are you kidding? I would love to win a stay at St. Remy! I am a loyal follower of your blog, FB page and Instagram. I am a subscriber to your blog as well. I even have your book! Congratulations on your 5 year blogaversery! I’ll keep my fingers crossed!
xo, Delores
PS: I’m sharing this on my blog, FB and Twitter!

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Beth Wheeler

What a wonderful opportunity! I have loved following the progress on Le Petit Bijou. It turned out beautiful!

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Erica Y

Congratulations on five great years! That’s a major milestone. The Internet moves so fast, that each year is like a ‘dog year,’ and five = incredible staying power.

I’m absolutely interested in being entered in the giveaway, am following you on both FB and via email subscription. Thanks for such a fantastic prize!

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Evan Elizabeth Kennedy

Hello Vicki,

I bought your book MY French Life several years ago after spotting it while browsing in the bookstore. I share with you a love for all things french and have truly enjoyed your book as well as following your blog, Instagram, and Pinterest posts. For me it’s the stuff dreams are made of. I have yet to travel to France and believe I will someday, but would love for my first experience to be at Le Petite Bijou!
Congratulations on your success! You inspire me to hold onto dreams, to pursue pleasure, and appreciate beauty in even the simplest things- a French quality for sure! Thank you and I look forward to your future posts.

Best,
Evan

P.S. Please do another book!

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Sharon

I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful place to spend a week. Congratulations on 5 years of French Essence!
I also receive your newsletter almost daily in my e-mail I looooove the clothing!

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beth bates

Would be a died and went to heaven experience…I have been following your blogand love the inspiration, links and interests you feature…my favorite..nicely done!! Winning your offer would a dream come true…ancestors from Italy and I visited a few years back I was able to touch down in France a few nights
..a big desire to go back lies deep in the heart!!!! Thank you for this blog ..you brighten peoples spirits…

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Debbie

I just found your beautiful blog. It is a treasure! I am having fun imagining what it might be like to win. If I won a beautiful place for us to stay, my husband would have to let us buy tickets for the flight!:)

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Susan Gabriel

Vicki,congrats congrats to you on five beautiful inspiring years.
What a generous offer. Would love to be in Provence again, and in such a romantic place.

Cheers,
Susan Gabriel
Celebrating Beauty in Words and Images
Gabriel Papers

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amy

this is just soso amazing. i would be thrilled to win – your cottage is absolutely amazing! congrats on 5 wonderful years, your blog is always inspiring and beautiful to visit!
xoamy

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Carolyn Hall

Hi Vicki
Thank you for a wonderful opportunity to dream about staying in your Petit Bijou, it looks absolutely wonderful and I look forward to one day being able to stay. I can’t believe that it is 5 years already, felicitations! I adore your blog and can’t wait for my email to come through to see what delights you have in store for us. Thank you for sharing this part of your life.
C x

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Mary de Paula Santos

Vicki, French Essence is the first thing I read with my morning coffee because I love to start my day on a high note. I look forward to your instagrams throughout the day and would be so pleased to win a week at your Petit Bijou. Congratulations on the 5 year anniversary!

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Emily

What a generous gift for a lucky winner Vicki! Happy Birthday to French Essence, what a pleasure it is to see your email in my box, i know I’m in for a treat. A stay in your lovely abode would be pure pleasure, it is so beautiful. Merci Vicki, for a chance to win. I am a long time follower of French Essence and now I’m following on Instagram. Congratulations and Happy Birthday………..

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Linda

Congratulations and thank you for the chance to fullfill a family dream!

Found you through A View From My Kitchen Sink!

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K L

What an amazing giveaway! As a long-time subscriber of French Essence, The Daily Click, Facebook and Instagram, I appreciate all of your creative outlets and look forward to many, many more.

I would be over the moon to stay at Le Petit Bijou with my family!

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Ardi

Congratulations! I love reading your blog, especially after my trip to L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, in June 2013. I have been a subscriber since before that, and found many helpful hints on packing, eating, places to see, etc. We have already decided that for our next trip we will stay in St Remy de Provence. It was one of our favorite places.

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Betsy

I would love to visit! You have incredible style and I love reading and seeing all of your posts. I would love to win and bring my mother who also follows you online. She is a young 81 and loves traveling especially to France! Congratulations on five years!

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Sophia Home

Dear Vicki,

What a wonderful and generous giveaway! I have so enjoyed following the progress of Le Petit Bijou, and Provence holds a very special place in my husband and my hearts, so I would absolutely love to win!

Have a lovely week,

Sophia

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Lisa Golightly

Thank you for confirming every romantic notion I have about French living.
And thank you also for such a generous giveaway … I wouldn’t mind my 1st trip to France at this place !

Congratulations to you !

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Linda Liberi

Hello Vicki, I have been receiving your newsletters for 2 years and look forward to more each week. It’s a mini vacation opening your letters and dreaming of myself in you lovely photos. I have been creating my bucket list and one item is to spend some time in France, where, how, when do not matter as long as this happens and it will!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful life, photos, Family and your beautiful homes,
Linda

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Jennifer McCracken

Oh Vicki, this is a wonderful give-away! Congratulations on your 5th Anniversary. I have been a subscriber for quite awhile now, and I liked your facebook page. Your “Le Petit Bijou” is extraordinary! What a wonderful vacation that would be! Thanks for the opportunity!

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Marie Leonard

Vicki – I’ve been stalking your blog since I discovered your first book. Both of your beautiful books sit atop a small french desk in my petit entrance. I’ve been to St Remy and was so struck by the colors and the light, which is very different than our Virginia landscape. I would very much enjoy spending more time in St Remy and would be thrilled to stay at your Petit Bijou. As a decorative painter I often research and refer to your books and website for inspiration on french design. Wishing you continued success with all.

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Greet Lefèvre

Vicki,
As everyone here I would love to spend a week at Le Petit Bijou!!! What a gorgeous give-away!!! Oh dear!!!
Congratulations on your 5th anniversary!
xx
Greet

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Dianna Moynihan

Bon Anniversaire Vicki.
You are an inspiration as to what can happen if you follow your passion.
I first found you by your fabulous book, My French Life…then your blog.
Thank you for many moments of happiness seeing France thru your eyes.

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emmelle1

I turn 40 on Oct 10. I can’t imagine a better gift than winning a week at your GORGEOUS French home. I already follow you on Instagram, “like” you on Facebook & subscribe to your blog. Congrats on 5 years & cheers to many, many more! J’adore la France! :)

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Sarah M

5 years?! Amazing! Congratulations to you! And what a wonderful way to celebrate! I would love to spend a week in France at your place!

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Martina Frank

Dear Vicki,

I would be very enchanted to spend a week at your gem “Le Petit Bijou”, especially as I am a real Francophile and had no summer holidays this year!

Congrats on your inspirational blog!

Best wishes,

Martina

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Wendy

I love your images. I view each night before going to sleep, it brightens my mind and warms my heart. I’m in paris now excited to meet my sister and best friend tomorrow. Both Louisees…. Congratulations and continuations… Xxxxx Thank You for sharing :)

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AnneHH

Dear Vicki,
How generous of you and how exciting for us readers!! I am thrilled to have the chance to stay at Le Petit Bijou!!! Truly a dream come true if it were to happen.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your blog. Every post makes my day that much richer–I love all of your musings on life and the view from your vantage point. Following along on the creation of Le Petit Bijou has been a favorite subject, especially seeing the objects that you selected for inclusion in this special place.
Since I really do want to win this stay(!), I also liked you on FB and follow you on IG! It is a pleasure to spread the word about French Essence–although I have been talking up your blog and books forever!!
xoxoxo, AnneHH

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Wendy

Happy 5th birthday to a wonderful and beautiful blog! I discovered your blog a couple of years ago and have been completely taken with it ever since. This is my go to blog when I need a little escape during the day.

The Fabulous Mr. F and I will be celebrating our 10th anniversary next year in France and Le Petit Bijou would be a fabulous addition to our trip. I’ve got my fingers crossed.

So, here’s to many more years of this fabulous little jewel of a blog. I’ll be sipping a glass of bubbly tonight in front of a fire, toasting your 5th birthday, and dreaming of France.

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Joanne Pearson

You have touched all of us who love everything French. Thank you for your blog and bringing us inside your world. Your gift of sharing your wonderful Le Petit Bijou will give many of us something to dream and hope for this next week!! Hope you will continue sharing for many more years.

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Mahala Kay

What a lovely, generous thing to do for one of your blog readers! Congratulations on your five year blog anniversary. It’s a joy to peek in on a little slice of French life. Well done!

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isobel

I have been reading your blog since my family and I returned from France in 2009 (we spent an amazing 4 months travelling around). My girls are now at University and living independently so my husband and I now dream of returning to and eventually living in France. Your offer to share your “Bijoux” with one of your readers is so generous and I would love to win. I have enjoyed watching the renovation process but to see it in person would be a dream come true. Thank you for 5 years of sharing your passion about France and for allowing us an intimate peek into your wonderful home in St Remy, I wish you many more years of sharing your stories with us.

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Robin Fink

Congratulations on your 5th anniversary. I would love to win this wonderful prize. robin in Umbria

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Sanri Theron

LOVE French Essence!! Soul-nourishing images!! I would love to visit your place in St Remy – I am passionate about Provence!!

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The Enchanted Home

I knew the response would be enormous…and with such an AMAZING giveaway it should. This is beyond generous Vicki. I would be totally thrilled to spend a week luxuriating in a bit of French Essence:)

Merci beaucoup!

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Penelope Brown

Hi special Blog lady! You are the best ever! Have followed your blog for years and no day is complete with out a look at French Essence…. Carry on the special work…love it!Xxxxx

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MelanieG

I think I must have been French in another life. I too, love all things French. Well, maybe with the exception of escargot! Love your blog and follow you on Facebook. What a wonderful gift for the lucky winner! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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Lois Richwine

Hi Vicki,

I look forward to the daily click and Frence Essence every morning! You inspire me and wake me up and I thank you for that. Your exquisite taste in fashion, makeup and life is truly a gift. My first trip to St. Remy was this past July and I am in love with it and all things French. I would, of course, love to win a week at Le Petit Bijou. I will mention this on Facebook and my blog.

Best,
Lois Richwine

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Amy

C’est Magnifique! Just came across your website to find this giveaway! Would be such a blessing to win ~ taking my mother to France for Christmas / NYE on AmEX points airline and don’t have any accomodations! She is an interior designer and would be in heaven! Fingers crossed!!

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Melissa

Congratulations and thank you for sharing such a wonderful opportunity. Nothing really inspires my travel yearnings more than France! I’ve only been to Paris once – and it was A-Maz-ing -and would love to see more of the countryside. Your posts always induce me into a dream-like state.

BTW, follow you on Feedly, FB, and now subscribed! Fingers crossed!

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Brinleigh

Vicki!

I would adore the opportunity to stay at your gorgeous home. My boyfriend and I are celebrating our 3rd year anniversary and would love the chance to travel to my love, France, together for the first time.

Thank you!
Brinleigh
instagram: lavieeuropa

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Colleen Mygatt

Congratulations on 5 year’s…..you have done a fabulous job!

What a nice gift you are offering. Hope I win!!!!

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Noelle Sweeney

Wow I would be truly amazed if I won this giveaway, since that’s the only way that I am going to see it! Thanks Vicki

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Stephanie

Congratulations on 5 years! France is my favorite place in the world! I really enjoy French Essence and appreciate you sharing all the beauty you come across!
I would love the chance to see “Le Petit Bijou” in person.
Thank you, Stephanie

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Deborah

Congratulations, Vicki, on five years sharing your life, stylish house and clothes, your thoughts on children, gardening, travelling and everything French.
We are currently in Quimper after a wonderful week in St Malo and next week we go to Paris. Three weeks once a year’s exciting then back to Perth and work and planning the next visit.

I don’t follow social media and actually only read a few blogs….your’s of course is one of them…but I have introduced you to many colleagues and we enjoy discussing each new mail.

Well done and Best Wishes and the Petit Bijou looks divine!

Deborahx

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Cheryl

This must be one of the most coveted prizes on offer on the internet.
Choose me! choose me! a little voice cries in the desert….

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Vicki

Le Petit Bijou IS on my bucket list !!

I sent an enquiry and had such a lovely response from David but have to pay for my daughters wedding which is next week after which I will start dreaming ………

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Nancye Visser

This is where I go to remind me of all the beauty the world has to offer. Loved watching Le Petit Bijou transform with such integrity to her past. To stay there would be dream. I almost feel I already have,loving all the detail and love that has gone into making her shine..

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Margaret-Ann Kemp

Hi Vicki ,
Congratulations on your 5th anniversary , I so love your Blog , it is read with breakfast every morning here in Sydney . I had the great experience of travelling through France in 2007 and spent a few days in St Remy De Provence , but unfortunately our car was broken into outside the piscine the first day of our stay ,so our time in your lovely town involved spending time at the police station and getting our car repaired . I would love to go back and see all the sights I missed that first trip and to base myself in your lovely village , would make the trip .
Again Congratulations

Margaret Ann Kemp

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Cheryll Merritt

Awesome! Have long wanted to visit France, but life has (so far) interfered. Cheers and thank you for the contest!

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Diane MacInness

Le Petit Bijou would be an incredible spot to spend a week.
Winning this would be better than winning the lottery!
I hope I’m the lucky one.

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jane peak

I love, love, love your blog. To go to France would be an absolute dream for me! To stay at Petit Bijou would be beyond my wildest dreams!!

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Mellissa Summers

What an incredible gift! Thank you for your generosity… and your blog… and photos…

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Helen Zanardi

What a generous gift. I have loved watching you transform Le Petit Bijou into the beauty that she is today. Thank you for the opportunity of winning a week there. I could think of nothing better for what would be my first longed for trip to France! Congratulations on your 5 years!

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Barbara

Vicki,
Be still my beating heart…..Would love to stay in your beautiful house. We had our first trip to Paris last year, it was everything and more than what I imagined, planning my next French adventure for next year.
Love reading all of your posts, you make me dream and sigh many times.
Thank you

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Suzanna

OH VICKI, I almost feel a bit guilty to throw my name in here, I have been so strapped seeking work that I stay in tears out here…..and stressed out with rejection……I am here daily and yet odd I don’t reply as I am always here, going to the products you recommend that I so enjoy and your gorgeous thoughs in your heart and mind that I feel you are my kindred spirit in print……thank you for such a kind offer for others to share your dream and offer us such hope ~ Merci ~ XO

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Suzana Rose Borlovan

What a pleasure to have the opportunity to win a week at Le Petit Bijou. Having shared your journey through subscription, I feel an intimate connection to the lovely abode.
Suzana

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Suzanna

Oh Vicki, I live in Florida & have been saving my points forever to fly somewhere…..my soul aches for France all the time, though I have never been there, it is my goal ~ dream ~ find a little job, live simply and humbly to truly feel I am alive again……you are so kind and I LOVE your site so much…..so much FUN for me to distract my heart & soul out here…..Merci ~ XO

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Susan B.

Visiting Provence is on my list! My husband and I will be empty nesters in 9 months and we can’t wait to get traveling! This would be a dream come true. Thank you for the opportunity! S.

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Suzanna

OH MY VICKI ~ I viewed your choices, WOW, did you paint any of your pieces with Chaulk paint? I just discovered it and it is wonderful and your colors are so beautiful….I love it…..I have used this before too on my walls, though now I have Silver Sage from restorationhardware.com now…..cooling in the Florida hot sun…..lovely VICKI, Sublime ~

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Tricia

I would love to visit Le Petit Bijou – I love St Remy and I have spent many happy hours ever since your very first blog crooning over the pictures and text about your own house and so many other delicious aspects of France and French life. Of course I have both your books too. One of the things I have most enjoyed over the years has been watching your blog develop and mature in both its writing and its core concept. From a personal viewpoint that’s been a pleasure but it’s also been an education and perhaps an inspiration. Bravo.
Tricia

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Kathy Smith

Vicki,
I’ve followed you for years, have your books and love your style. Your renovation is gorgeous
and I would love to spend a week in Le Petit Bijou!

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Peggy Reynolds

What a wonderful giveaway! I’m subscribed, liked and shared on Facebook. Thanks for the opportunity to spend a week at le Petit Bijou. I am long overdue for a trip to France!

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Suzanne

Dear Vicki, I’m a relative newcomer to your blog and Daily Click but have enjoyed and been inspired by books for years. Your Daily Click is a welcome dose of style and beauty every morning and whenever I need cheering up I turn to the books. Congratulations on 5 fabulous years. You’re quite an inspiration yourself!

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Penelope

Vicki. Of course I would love to spend a week in beautiful southern France at le petit bijour! Like others I have followed your blog for at least 4 of those years and have been inspired by your books and love for France!! I remember planning my first trip to Paris and then on to Avignon and heard about and bought your book! I literally remember chills when I turned the page to the beauty of Avignon in the book! And then my daughter and I traveled on to St. remy! Beautiful!! I would love to go again and share with all my daughters! Your generous spirit is what makes your daily blog, post and clicks so fun! Thank you!

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Bonnie Morgan

I am a subscriber through Blog Lovin and have followed your blog all five years either through email or google followers that transferred to Blog Lovin. I think that is right. Your giveaway is exciting and so generous. I would be over the moon to win your giveaway.

Your blog always inspires and I appreciate all you do very much.

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Dottie Traudt

What a wonderful gift? It’s so very kind of you to make your cottage available to one of your fans. It’s so very thoughtful of you and I know I’m going to enjoy following you on Facebook from this point on.

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Anna Le Deux

My husband and I are planning a trip to celebrate our 20 year wedding anniversary and would love to celebrate at Le Petit Bijou!

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Tracey

I have fallen in love with Provence and Paris through your 2 books and your blog. Can only dream to complete the experience by staying local at Le Petit Bijou. Would love to win the week.

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Renata Auld

OMG what a give away !!! Thank you for the opportunity and your amazing generosity, I have never been to the sth of france, so would go in an instant, well in the 24 hours it takes from sunny qld !
I am a regular follower already :) FB like and will do a thingy on my blog also.

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Minda Johnson

Love your posts every day especially these days as I’m back in the city wishing I was back in the country…you know what that’s like ; ) A trip to Petit Bijou… sign me up…with thanks! Minda

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Louise

Congratulations Vicki on a wonderful milestone! ….having wandered St Remy last April, trying to spot le Petit Bijou, from your early photos, before the renovations, I would love to pop inside and enjoy a week…I will share on my FB…and put a link in my next blog post. Enjoy the celebrations!

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Bonnie Morgan

Sent a friend request to your facebook account. Thanks for opportunity in your giveaway. I enjoyed your blog journey of restoring and furnishing La Petit Bijou. It is gorgeous and you have marvelous taste.

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Susan Wennerstrom

I have been to St. Remy once on my own – would love to repeat the fabulous experience and share it with my husband and newly-wed son and daughter-in-law. Both my daughter-in-law and I blog and would love to include a stay at Le Petit Bijou – a perfect fit for mine on my design website and hers – Could I Have That? – fashion and lifestyle blog!

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Debbie

What an incredible opportunity. I am 54 years old and have never been to Europe. After sending two daughters to private school and college, it just wasn’t an option. I would love to win this trip. What a great way to celebrate my 55th birthday. Thank you.

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Simone

Hi Vicki, I look forward to each of your postings with great anticipation. Your style and enthusiasm for all things French is a joy to share. Thank you for all your efforts. I would love the opportunity to enter your Le Petit Bijou competition, 2013 has been a roller coaster, the chance to stay somewhere so bucolic would be heaven.

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Jane

I would love to open that beautiful French blue door at the entrance of Le Petit Bijou and feel the love warmth and loveliness of your little gem, so inspiring and an incredibly generous chance to visit this pocket of France.

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Barbara

Happy Anniversary! So gracious of you offering a week give away! What a treat it would be spending a week there.
Thanks
Barbara

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Dianne of Melbourne

Dear Vicki
After a terrible year this year, we have now planned a trip to France in 2014 and would love to win a week at Le Petit Bijou. I have followed the renovations and transformation with delight, it truly is paradise.

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Corinna Gordon

I am an English Interior Designer and Jeweller living in Santa Barbara, CA.
Having gone thru cancer, a divorce and financial difficulties I would embrace the opportunity to revisit my favorite part of my favorite country and embark on a new adventure and the next chapter! I LOVE what you have done with Le Petit Bijou …. Brava!

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Jody Kalpenos

I love reading about women who are following their passion and when reading your posts on French Essence you can feel deeply the passion that you have for France and things of beauty. Le Petit Bijou is an example of that and your wanting to share it with your readers is an amazing gift.

Thank you for sharing your passion with all of us and for inspiring other women to live their passion.

Congrats on 5 years!

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Vicky Cook

What a wonderful giveaway. Whoever is lucky enough to win this prize is sure to have an enjoyable week. Fingers crossed it is me.

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Adrienne Alkema

Dearest Vicki….Thank you for offering such a wonderful opportunity. I like 99% of the population dream about going to France…lets face it…after raising 4 kids, my husband and I dream of going anywhere where ketchup is not served in a packet and the word “express” does not follow the hotel name. If you pick us, we will probably become best friends! I’m so looking forward to meeting you! Blessings!

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Deb Robinson

Le Petit Bijou really is a little jewel, with all your personal touches from the antique linen to the books in the armoire. Would love to visit. Congratulations on 5 very interesting years.

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Lisa Sweeney

I would love to stay there! I am turning 50 this year and I am going to Provence in July to see the beautiful lavender in bloom . What a treat to stay in your beautiful place.

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KNJ

Absolutely more than generous of you. What a beautiful blog and person you must be . . . Hoping to meet you and introduce my young family to France. Thank you!

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Amanda D

French essence is one of the first blogs I started following years ago and has piqued my interest even more in French culture.

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Penny Lewis

Love your blog. Congratulations on five years of sharing the beauty of France and things French. Would love to have a week at Le Petit Bijou. What a jewel. Thank you for feeding my soul on days when it needs restoration.

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B-ren

Wow, congratulations. That’s quite a milestone. Thank you for all the times that you have transported me away from suburbia even if it was for just a moment. To visit would be a dream come true…..B:)

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Pamela Eldred

Hello Vicki,

I follow you via Facebook with great interest and have a passionate interest in all things French. To spend more time in France is on my bucket list! I plan to visit the UK next March/April and would LOVE to be able to spend a week at Le Petit Bijou and discover more about all you have achieved there :) Thank you for your blog!

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Roxane Lacroix

What a fabulous gift for us!!! My sister & I have been thinking of going to Tuscany, but I would give it up to visit Provence which has been a dream trip for a long time! To be able to stay in a home as divine as Le Petit Bijou would be the icing on the cake! I already follow you on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, so I will definitely be sharing this! I usually follow all my favorite blogs on Bloglovin, but just subscribed. Thank you so much Vicki for your wonderful generousity!! :D :D

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Melanie

oooohhhh, Yes Vicki, please enter me in your give away. I would love to see Le Petit Bijou in real life! That is so generous of you! Best wishes to everyone who enters! Melanie : )

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Lynda Schekoske

What a generous spirit you are, Vicki. Your emails brighten my work day and are the first thing I open when I arrive at the office! Watching you transorm Le Petit Bijou and reading about your treasured market finds has been captivating – how amazing it would be to see and experience it. I’ve been fortunate to visit France three times in the past five years – to win this prize would be the perfect ‘excuse’ to plan another trip in 2014.
Regards and thank you for all the pleasure you bring to fellow Francophiles.
Lynda

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sharon crutchfield

my maiden name is Remy and I always dreamed of going to France. what an opportunity this would be for me and my husband on our 42nd wedding anniversary.

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Juliana Longiotti

Happy 5th Anniversary! Even thought I’ve had your book My French Life for a number of years, I’ve only recently been following you on IG, FB and here at French Essence. It’s been fun receiving your Daily Click and reading posts about Le Petite Bijou’s restoration, trips to Paris, beauty and fashion tips while enjoying your wonderful photographs.

Next year my husband and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary and are just starting to think about a destination trip to Europe. A week’s stay at Le Petit Bijou would be heavenly for us.. fingers crossed.

xj

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Amy Travis

Hi- I’ve been following along for about 6 months or so and love your posts, both your Daily Clicks and French Essence. The pictures are divine and always a pleasure. Also a big fan of your books. A week in St. Remy de Provence would be a dream come true!

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Karen Graham

Oh, if only. I love France and would love one last trip.
It looks like such a magical place so my fingers are crossed.

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Sally Brown

I have fallen in love with French Essence! Your pictures inspire me and lift my spirits every day. What a generous giveaway! I would truly love to visit Provence! It sounds like such a dream.

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Deborah

How wonderful!! I would be thrilled to actually get to stay in Le Petit Bijou!! You inspire me everyday and I’m so glad you drop in my email everyday!! I would love to visit Provence again, such beautiful country!!

Thanks for doing this giveaway!!

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Mary

Hello Vicki! What a generous way to celebrate your accomplishments! I have followed your blog and books for quite sometime. You are living my dream! I spent some time in St Remy about 20 years ago and adored my time there! Thanks for sharing your beautiful world!!

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Sheryl Legier Gruenig

After getting our son to college, I was finally able to visit France for the first time and had no idea that my deep connection would be so stirred! My Louisiana cajun family originated in La Rochelle area but tour restraints meant we were unable to visit there or Provence. Since we’ve been home, we feel this sense of “loss” and my husband and I plot on how and when we can return….I can hear Provence calling me now!

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Jacqui

Congratulations Vicki and thank you for starting my days with joie! Would love to join you en Provence- Merci bien and thank you for sharing such a special spot.

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Dawn

Would love to win! Since my birthday is on the 12th, it would make the perfect gift!

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Stayci Fast

Salut from Boston! What a great way to share your success and fabulousness with the world. Thank you for the inspiration and I will certainly share. Enjoy! Fingers crossed :)

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Alex

Of course I would love to spend a week in the dream you have created & shared with us!

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Cindy Corum

I love the pictures of this beautiful home. I am such a francophile, and I would love to win this stay.

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Amber Kellen

Bonjour Vicki!

I unfortunately have not followed you for years because I’ve just stumbled upon you from reading “viewsfrommykitchensink” but I will say that your giveaway is MOST generous and I’d love nothing more than to stay in your fabulous little retreat for a week!! I would go from room to room enjoying the soft cottage feel and vintage touches. This opportunity would allow myself and my husband to have memories that last a lifetime- for even giving me this small chance to win, I thank you. (I also just started following you on Instagram)

Merci from Kansas,
Amber

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Kim

I adore your blog, follow you on Instagram and am giddy about this opportunity! Thanks so much!!

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Paula Lievense

Merci beaucoup Vicki! Congratulations!…. You give a lot of pleasure to all your loyal followers !I live in Australia and I find myself checking the clock nightly….8pm … I will soon be receiving your blog and daily click full of all things French ! You are my sddiction !
I was lucky to have a few hours in exquisite St Remy de Provence in June and was looking out for you as I wandered thru the beautiful town, just had the feeling I would see you ….maybe stocking up on your weekly shop or something !, then on to Paris you were there too apparently for the weekend !…I would love to meet you one day, you are my French Guru! I love what you have created !…..I often think of Coco Chanel’s words ” My life didn’t please me , so I created my life ” ! .. It may have even come from your blog….. it inspires me daily … along with your input Vicki ! …. from my heart “thankyou ” You are very much appreciated ! Fondest Regards Paula Lievense

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Donna

Oh my. I cannot imagine a more wonderful gift. I am new to your blog and look forward to reading future posts as I play catch up with those from the past.

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Yvonne

A week at Le Petit Bijou sounds like a perfect vacation. thanks for e fabulous offer. My fingers are crossed…

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Pamela

coming to France to celebrate a “major” birthday – would absolutely love to spend part of our time here.

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Avril Hilton

Eco everyone’s comments, the ultimate prize! My husband turns 70 and what a GREAT birthday present that would be for him and me too! Regards Avril.

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Elaine

Oh what a giveaway. More than generous!

I turned 25 in Paris and it was a magical trip. I have never been back. Life just gets in the way.

Your blog is fantastic. Every post a virtual trip and such a treat.

Happy Blog Anniversary!

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Emma Rogers-Lee

Congratulations! oooh what an awesome prize. i love france and am lucky to have been numerous times however never near your beautiful Le Petit Bijou. fingers crossed :)

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Nancy Baldwin

Oh to spend a week in St Remy at le Petit Bijou! I have followed your progress on this blog, on FB and Instagram for some time … Would love to see it all in person!

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Karen Thornton

What a dream! It has been so fun seeing Le Petite Bijou’s evolution. Your endless amount of inspiration and ingenuity has been amazing. I’d live to live in the unique atmosphere you’ve created for a week. Thank you for your generosity. I look forward to your posts online, twitter, Instagram and Facebook so much. They literally brighten my life every day!

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Liane Bastien

Congratulations on five wonderful years! Would looooooove the chance to win such a fabulous getaway.
Thanks for your kindness.

Liane :)

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Georgina Keating

What a fabulous blog and an exciting competition! I’ve just started learning French and have loved every minute of it. Would love the chance to use my skills in the country itself!

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Adrienne Dalton

oooh, I think I’d feel a little bit guilty if I won because there are so many of us who would love to meet you and love to stay at Le Petite Bijou. I would have to have a serious chat with myself and a glass of wine but somehow I think I would get over the guilt and enjoy the indulgence. Good luck to us all and congratulations to the eventual winner. It’s nice to think even for a little while it could be you.

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melissa

vicki ~ i always believe dreams do come true. and it has been such a pleasure and joyful follow to see your journey of dreams manifest into reality. you continue to inspire me…

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Paula

Oh my gosh ! So many wonderful comments – congratulations

I so enjoy your daily inspiration on Facebook snd Pinterest vicki
And, I should be so lucky to stay at your gorgeous le petite bijou!!
Paula. Australia x

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Stephanie

Dear Vicki
Congratulations on your anniversary – and it just keeps getting better!
We would love to travel from Sydney to visit your ‘new home’– we just hope we are the lucky ones.

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Jocelyn

What a wonderful giveaway! I’ve been following your transformation with great interest, and I think that you’ve done a fabulous job! Anyone would be so lucky and honored to spend a week at Le Petit Bijou! Happy anniversary on five great years!

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Rita B

Oh, I want to win! Thanks Vicki, love your blog and pics on Instagram! Looking forward to you on FB and Twitter, too.

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Debra

Bien sûr, j’aimerais bien une semaine en Provence! Vous êtes très gentille! Bon anniversaire!

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mosey (kim)

oh my. what a wonderful, beautiful site to visit (and I’m not just talking about Le Petit Bijou). My lovely friend Melissa pointed me to your blog and I will most definitely be back. Your photos are LOVELY.

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Karina

Oh this sounds so wonderful. It would be a dream for me and my family. Happy Anniversary to you and I hope to experience the joy of Le Petit Bijou.

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Karen T.

What a fabulous giveaway! How generous of you to offer this dream come true. I can see myself enjoying the beautiful Le Petit Bijou and antiquing!

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Jessica

As a young Australian writer who shares your passions, I’d love to follow your footsteps to France! Bring on Le Petite Bijou x

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Karen T.

I’m not sure what happened to my comment, but here goes again. What a fabulous giveaway! How generous of you to do this. I have never been off the North American continent and would love to spend a week in the beautiful Le Petit Bijou, and enjoying the landscape and antiquing. Happy anniversary to you! I also “Liked” you on Facebook.

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Emily Parmley

Congratulations on 5 years of French Essence, Vicki. I’ve followed you since the publication of your first book, and through each of your new additions on the net. Thanks for bringing such beauty to my life and for my daily mini-trips to France. Hope to see you next year in St Remy.

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Bibi

Ah, St. Remy de Provence…. I passed through there in 1968 when I was a student in Aix-en-Provence….what an incredibly beautiful region. Haven’t been back since, though I’ve been to France….something is calling me, and I’d love to win a week with ‘you’.

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Emjay Pratt

Vicki,
J’adore Le petit bijou. You have done a wonderful job! She is magnificent. I would love nothing more in the world than to experience this beautiful place. It speaks to my soul. Thank you so much for sharing. I will be very much interested in renting this little piece of heaven.
Emjay

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Kathy H

Hi Vicki, congratulations on your fifth birthday! This is such an incredibly generous gift that you are offering!
I adore everything about your inspiring blog, daily clicks and Facebook page. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter!
Cheers, Kathy x

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Jacky

Happy Blog Birthday :o) I would just love to have a stay in Le Petit Bijou, thank you for giving me a chance.

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kasey

It’s been almost 4 years since i’ve been to France……my only time ever. What i wouldn’t give to be able to go back….and to be able to spend a week at Le Petit Bijou. A dream come true….since giving up most everything to move to an island and live our lives more simply. Thank you.
Facebook like. Instagram like and so on and so forth. xx

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Louise Cirson

I have been in love with the idea of flying over from Brisbane , Australia to stay in a french village to really absorb the french life for many, many years, this would be something so amazing to win! Lou X

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Natali

Such an elegant facebook page and blog.. I always travel away by looking at your pictures!

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Kaaren

Thanks Vicki am at the other end of the world at Snellings Beach Kangaroo Island for a short holiday with my husband for his birthday staying at Snellings View just gorgeous but was just talking to my sister in law today about you and France and your story. We are coming whether I win or not ! thanks for all the joy you give to all your readers!

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Jane

Congratulations on your fifth birthday. What a wonderful gift you are offering. I love reading your blog and have subscribed to the daily click as well. Thank you

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Brittany Ruth

I know it’s a long shot but can I tell you how excited I am to possibly win this? I’ve been to France for Paris, which I had limited time in and then Strasbourg which was wonderful but those were only one day trips. I really want to get a feel for France and I feel that this would be the perfect way. Plus I am in love with the interior of this place. I live in Germany so this wouldn’t be a far drive! I followed on Facebook and subscribed to your feed. I also shared the sweepstakes on Twitter. Oh please pick me!

Brittany Ruth

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kate

Hello.
What a wonderful way to celebrate.
I am in Australia but I am totally in love with all this french and France. Can’t wait to visit again. Its what dreams are made of.

Happy 5th Birthday.!

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cindy

What a generous gesture – Thank you!!! Would love to win this magnificent holiday of a lifetime. Love opening my emails to see My daily click and French Essence and have just loved taking this journey with you. Follow you on twitter – have retweeted :) Like your facebook page, have commented there and shared :)

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Teresa

This looks absolutely perfect for a french holiday, which I would so love to have right about now.

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Vicki Coughlan

Vicki, I’ve been reading your blog for about a month and love your taste and restoration ideas as well as the insight you have into France. I’ve had a seven year long illness and would love to be able to visit now that I have better health. I love gardens and to see some french gardens would be a wonderful opportunity. Thank you for making this wonderful offer.

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Fay Hamilton

OOhhhh!!! What a joy to live a real French Life in a genuine French House. Sounds too good to be true. What a great idea Vicky. cheers Fay

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Heather MacDonald

Congratulations on five years. I love your blog! It has been too long since I have been to Southern France…your blog takes me there everyday! A French holiday at Le Petit Bijou would be fabulous!

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Ilze

I love France a lot, it’s my dream to visit Provence and smell the lavender. What a great giveaway! :) Happy Anniversary and good luck in everything you do!

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julie seiberling

Stunning! I spent a day in St. Remy de Provence and have always wanted to go back and spend some leisurely time there! I would love to stay in your beautiful home!

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Deborah Power

Hi Vicki
Congratulations on your 5 yr anniversary. I adore your website,blog and books you bring to life my passions everything french and decorating. I constantly look through”My French life” and dream of moving to the south of France like you did. Like you I am also from Sydney and would love a French Life. Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong country and should have been french!!! Keep up the great work and inspiration.
Deborah
Sydney Australia

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Karen Preuss

What a beautiful renovation and what a generous gift! Fingers and toes crossed….

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Deb Chojnacki

Amazingly beautiful…what a labour of love it must have been and such an incredible result.

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Mandy

Thanks Vicki. Love your dreamy blog and what a great giveaway. Congratulations on 5 years!! X

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Yldaura Rodríguez

¡ FELICIDADES VICKI! CONGRATULATIONS! I follow your blog and like it very much. It’ s a very generous giveaway. I spent some days in Saint Remy three or four years ago with my husband and dougther and we all enjoied so much. I’d like next time to visit your lovely bijou.
Thanks so much !

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Di@Cottage-wishes

Oh yes, I would love, love to spend some time here. I have only been to Paris once. I am wanting to explore France. What an awesome opportunity, thank you for the chance. Di@Cottage-wishes

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Melanie Taylor

Somewhere over the rainbow is a magical place called Le Petit Bijou, oh how I lust over a week’s experience with you. Congratulations on your 5th anniversary, wishing you great success

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Deborah Peterson Milne

Congratulations Vicki – your readers are the fortunate ones over these last 5 years. You bring your style, wisdom, & timeless class to us with each and every post, message, and tweet. You’ve set the bar to us other bloggers too to reach to and I thank you. Thank you for the opportunity to stay at Petit Bijou. You have truly poured your heart and soul into this project and it shows. It’s a home to stay that most of us only dream of. Here’s to continued success and above all fun! (I’ve tweeted and Facebooked your giveaway as well) xx

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Mihaela Dămăceanu

Congratulations on your fifth birthday and your amazing renovation. What a generous offer! Of course, a week in St. Remy de Provence at Le petit Bijou would be a dream come true.I subscribed to your blog and “liked” your Facebook page.

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Mary

Only one visit to Provence so far in this lifetime…so much more to see and fall in love with and so many ideas collected from your wonderful writing. Thanks for everything.

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Kim Kleimann

I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win! Oh yeah, I love your blog and both your books as well. Thanks for the chance to spend a week in St. Remy!!!!

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Jane Hely

A week with you in this amazing place? A dream long dreamt. How wonderful. How generous. Xx

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Desiree Addinsall

What a beautiful site, thank you!
I am planning to travel to France next year to finish by recovery from illness and my Doc told me I should go away, relax and be warm..how perfect that would be in such a beautiful location in the world!
It is wonderful that you are opening your house for such an opportunity for someone to win!
Desiree xx

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Wendy

Vicki- What an exciting opportunity and thoughtful gesture for one of your many fans!!! Thank you for sharing your amazing life with all of us through your blog and gorgeous books. :) Wendy

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Donna Blair

I love your blog! I would love to spend time among the lavender. My lavender did so poorly this summer. Thank you, Donna

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Susan Yancey

Oh for a chance to spend time in France. My favorite country..good decor, great food, and beautiful countryside!
Please pick Me! Thanks for the opportunity!
Susan

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nadine

I have so enjoyed your blog.
Days when I am feeling a little blue, your blog just makes me daydream and smile.
What a generous offer.
I would, love, to live the daydream for a week in your lovely le petit bijou

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Crissie Anderson

What a generous way to celebrate!! Your blog is just so dreamy. It’s a pleasure reading it. Thank you for the opportunity!!

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Pam Greene

Oh how sweet! I love your blog and check it daily! I’m actually headed to france soon (yippee) … Paris for a few days and then to Provence for a painting workshop!!! I would love to visit Le Petit Bijoux!!! Your pics look amazing … Beautiful!!! {hugs}

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Annette

I have followed your blog and bought your books for me and for gifts for others for years. The blog is a breath of French fresh air every morning. Congratulations on the blog birthday and thank you. Would love to visit and stay.

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Marta Martin

What a wonderful gift to us all! Thank you Mrs. Archer for opening your Petit Bijou to one of your readers. It would be such a thrill to decamp with my little family and immerse ourselves in your town and the surrounding region. But just as important, the opportunity to meet you perhaps! (And if we are not the winner, well then, lets make plans for a later visit as my husband and I are committed to having our children receive an international and classical education.) Thank you for considering us, Matt, Marta, Morgan and Maria Luisa!!!

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Marcia

I’m here again! I really do want to come visit your beautiful home! Thanks Vicki
PS. I love all your photographs of Paris, especially the recent ones at night! I hope to
go on the way, so I can paint more of these gorgeous scenes!! Best regards, Marcia

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Debbie White

Would love to spend some time here. I am hoping to go to Paris next year sometime with my college roommate. Thanks for the opportunity to get a free week!

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Mary Healey

What a thoughtful and special way to celebrate your 5th anniversary. One of your faithful readers, I hope me, will be fortunate to be able to spend time at le petit bijou. Here’s to many more years of French Essence!

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Lisa Addinsall

I couldn’t think of a nicer thing to win. Beautifully decorated, congratulations. Good luck everyone. :)

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Ellison

This would be a dream come true! I am in love with France! As a follower of your blog and facebook I have enjoyed following your steps through France. Congrats on your anniversary!

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Jan C.

Wow, I guess a lot of people want this!! ME TOO!!!! That would be SO amazing!! Congrats on 5 years! I’ve been following you most of it, after buying (receiving, I guess) your book My French Life! Thanks for the opportunity!

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Katina Janakis

Absolutely wonderful Vicki…. Congratulations on the 5th Anniversary of your French dream!
Thank you for sharing your magical journey with us and giving us the opportunity in experiencing a chance to stay at Petit Bijou. it’s my 50th Birthday this year, and this would truly make being 50 and feeling fabulous in the South of France :-)

Love all your wonderful photos and blogs you share, and your books have been so inspirational, you have kick started my dream into becoming a reality!

Merci! Katina xox

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Tammy Seibert

You are a true inspiration! Follow you on fb and Pintetest and have all your books! I just turned 50 on Sunday and went to the cutest b&b with my husband and stayed in the French Hen! I can think of nothing more exiting than actually being in France! Continue your labor of love! It is breathtaking! Tammy

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Mae Hooi

What a lovely prize. South of France is my dream holiday destination!
I’m so glad to have come across your blog and have subscribed.
Good luck to all!

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Stephanie

What a wonderful giveaway….wow! Congrats on 5 years! I’ve been following you on Facebook for quite a while and love all your beautiful posts. I’ve never been to France but it’s #1 on my bucket list…this would be a dream come true.

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Lesli

What an amazing giveaway! I follow you on Instagram and get your emails – they make me dream of another trip to France :)

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Joanna Brazier

Bonjour Vicki,
Everything you create is with such stunning style and fabulous flair.

Well done on 5 years of French Essence – a fabulous effort indeed.

I have currently lost the feel for my own blog,
“the daily baguette”, so am in need of some inspiration to continue on …
Wonder if you, or your readers, can encourage me with some thoughts on why it is worth the effort?

My very best to you all,
Joanna Brazier
Perth Western Australia

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Kit Golson

Hi Joanna I visited your lovely blog… it’s very nice! I wanted to email you but couldn’t find your email address on your blog… was also interested in the Paris Apartments/Paisley Travel Co you featured in your July post….but couldn’t follow the link!

Don’t give up blogging!

a bientôt!

Kit

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Mona Turner

Vicki,You make your dreams come true. That is so inspiring to me. You live a beautiful life! You surround yourself with beauty. Your awareness of life as a gift is a gift in itself. Petit Bijou looks quite grand! I love “French Essence!”

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Stephanie Urtin-Petit

Thanks for the giveaway! It would be lovely to win!
best,
Stephanie

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Beth

Vicki

I have been a long time fan. I have two of your books (My French Life and French Essence) and am also delighted to have found Carla Coulson through you as well. I would love to have a chance to visit Le Petit Bijou. Thank you and best of luck to you.

Cheers

Beth

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Nancy Mueller

Absolutely stunning! It is indeed the stuff of dreams…..oh what a week could do!
With the year we have had thus far, a lovely trip to your little gem would be the rest one needs!
Nancy

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stacey snacks

Vicki,
I love your blog and found you thru Sharon at MFCH.

The Provence home is only AH-MAZING!
Thank you for the opportunity!

I just started following you on facebook.
Stacey

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Janet

We were in Provence (Arles) 5 years ago and fell in love with the region. Would love to go back, please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

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Angela

We have just put our home in Santa Barbara, CA, on the market. Lots of years and memories to fold up, pack away, or let go. A good thing, but emotionally and physically draining nonetheless.

A stay at Le Petit Bijou would certainly be a welcome relief and a chance to restore, plan for the future, and play!

Your offer is most generous, Vicki. Whoever the winner is — congratulations and have a great time!

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Jennifer

Well, well. It just so happens I am coming to your very region at the end of this month!! And I’m looking for a place to stay! And I must say that your place looks simply sublime. Please, please pick me!!

I’m a long time follower and have dreamt of visiting the south of France for many years. Can’t wait! xo

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Marta

Happy 5th Birthday to French Essence! And thank you for such a thoughtful and generous gift to one of your readers. It would be an enriching opportunity for my little family and I to spend a week at Le Petit Bijou! My husband and I are committed to gifting our children an international and classical education and in week in your haven would be an inspirational springboard. Thank you again, even if we are not the winners, for such an opportunity! (I tried to post before but was not sure if it went through…)

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Sarabloomen

We would love to visit Petit Bijou!! What a lovely opportunity for relaxation and inspiration. Thank you for this wonderful chance! Here’e hoping…

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V.G.

Bonjour,
Oh yes! Please pick me! Can I raise my hand any higher?
I am a French teacher…and it is my métier in life to inspire others about the beauty of the language and culture of the French. Yet, for a variety of reasons I have been unable to make it back to France for more than a few years (which I am embarrassed to mention to my students!) Anyway, it would be a dream I’d love to share with my family………………………
merci mille fois!
vmg

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Maria Adams

Dear Vickie, What a wonderful opportunity you are offering someone to stay in your beautiful petit bijou. I followed your progress in the transfrmation and its so precious.
I would love to stay there with my daughters revel in all that St Reny has to offer. Thanks and congrats on your anniversary.

Best wishes, from San Francisco

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Connie Ailey

Oh thank you so much! I have been a subscriber for quite a while, also follow you on instagram. Your pictures and posts always make my day! Win or lose, I thank you for writing your blogs and all of your pictures!

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Victoria

Oh, mon cherie, this is indeed a wonderful chance! The things I would I do when I am there….
I shared the good news on Facebook to, follow you wherever I can and hope to see you in
St.Remy!
Merci beaucoup!
Victoria

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michel cohagan

What a wonderful cozy little nest you have made,I would love to dream of winning the contest,looking forward to hearing from you soon!!!! Thank you,just found your site,love it!!!!

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Roxane Lacroix

Shared it again today on my FB page! This would be a dream come true! I wish I did have a blog I could share it on :D

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golda ranada

I am in love with your part of the world as I come from the other side. I hope to visit you in St. Remy one day and you be able to visit me in our corner of Asia.

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Cate

This would be a dream! I am planning to bring Mom and Aunt someday. My Mom has not been to France and when I speak of it she sees my eyes light up, apparently (like the Eiffel Tower sparkles?!). :-)

Congratulations on your five year anniversary! And, thank you for the moment of dreaming today!

Cate

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Loribeth

Oh my! I cannot even imagine how wonderful it would be to win a week there! YES! I’d love to be entered for a chance! Thank you!

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Sherry Page

What an amazingly beautiful place in the heart of St. Remy de Provence! Happy 5th Birthday! Love your book and blog and hope to meet you in person one day soon. Sherry

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Terri

I was in St. Remy de Provence last year and absolutely loved it! Would love to go back and see it through your eyes!

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D. A. Wolf

Eh oui… This little “loup” is indeed interested in being considered. Who wouldn’t love a week in such a charming locale?

xo

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Arlette Kent

Bon anniversaire French Essence!

Oh my gosh, what can I say that hasn’t already been said! I would love to experience HEAVEN ON EARTH. Your offer, beyond generous and I can think of a Californian cohort (I.G. you know who you are) that would happily join me in this experience of a Lifetime. I follow you on Pinterest and gleefully wake each morning to your emails, have all your books, now, I don’t Facebook or Instagram anymore but perhaps I should if it means a better chance at a taste of Heaven, Le Petit Bijou.

With gratitude for your consideration.
A.Kent

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Amy S

I already subscribe, but I would love to enter to win a week at the Petite Bijou. Your blog was my inspiration for my prior visit to St. Remy de Provence in 2009.

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Lorna Moore

Yours is top of my list of favorite blogs. One of my customers told me about it six months ago and I’ve been hooked ever since!

Just liked you on Facebook….please sign me up for a chance to stay at your enchanting Le Petit Bijou…

Congratulations on your five year anniversary!

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Kit Golson

Dear Vicki, what a milestone, five years of French Essence, congratulations! I have been there since the beginning of course!

And how can I not want to stay a week at le Petit Bijou… tres charmant! the very essence of Provencal chic!

I’ll repost on FB (both pages) and Twitter, already a Pinterest follower… and of course a heads up on Chic Provence!

a bientôt!

Kit

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Michaela

Congratulations on 5 years! Such a beautiful blog. Truly inspiring and my little bit of escapism! What a dream it would be to spend a week in the lovely Le Petit Bijou. So generous! x

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Doré ....BurlapLuxe

Vickie,
I would love to be included in on this most beautiful DREAM!
Also congrat to the beautiful winner when it comes about.

I follow you and will post you on Facebook.

Bisous
Xx
Doré

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Janet

I would love to stay in your beautiful le petit bijou. Just let me know when you select my name! It would be a wonderful 15th wedding anniversary gift for my husband.
Janet.

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Jennifer Beaudet

Hi Vicki!

Congratulations on your five year anniversary! That’s so wonderful! I would absolutely love an opportunity to visit that beautiful place! I’ve only dreamed about it but can only imagine how wonderful it would be to actually see in person. I’m afraid if I one I would be able to get there…but I can still dream. The inspirations for new paintings would be endless! Maybe I could start a “help a starving artist fulfill her dream to visit France” fund, haha! Anyway, thank you so much for such an amazing opportunity! I’m a follower of your Facebook, twitter, and pinterest:)

Jennifer

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Maggi

Thank you for the invitation! Sometimes I think that you speak with my voice. Congratulations you capture a lifestyle we can only dream of. Well done Vicky, I look forward to receiving your mail every day.

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Arell

Yes, I am very interested in spending a week at Petit Bijou! I subscribe to French Essence and My Daily Click. I just found you on Facebook as well. I enjoy your posts. Fingers crossed! Thank you and congratulations on 5 years!!

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Peg Hubbard

How very generous of you! Bob and I loved our time as B&B hosts in our historic old home in Northern Kentucky — as I’m sure you are enjoying yours! We would be so honored to win a stay with you! We are now retired, and traveling is what we enjoy most. And that area of France is definitely on our “bucket list”. Even if we don’t win, I suspect we will be there seeing your beautiful home someday in the future! Best of everything to you!

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janice

I’m looking forward to getting to know you by visiting your beautiful Bijou… —trying to subscribe, but not successful ..yet —

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va

I would to visit a new place with my husband and have been to France only when I was too little and in the airport traveling through so whomever wins will get this great opportunity .

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helen tilston

Dear Vicki

I left a long comment last evening but it seems to have vanished into the blue of the night.

Congratulations. Your offer is most generous. I can imagine the joy of staying at Le Petit Bijou. I know I would be painting the town, in every sense of the word.

I have posted your link to my facebook page.

Thanks again for your brilliant blog which inspires and brings joy

Helen xx

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kerrie

Your le petit bijou is a french dream! I am afraid to fly but if I won I would give this gift to my daughters Holly and Grace. They are young adult college students and want to travel the world, of course! Thank you for this generous giveaway. You are so kind…and beautiful.

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kerrie

I will be sharing your Giveaway on my blog. I do not have FB anymore or Instagram…so I will share on my blog. Merci

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Sivan

Congrats on Five inspiring years. I’ve been following you for a while now from NY and see your books in different bookstores in the city. I’ve always wondered how it would be to live like in your books.
Your giveaway sounds fantastic.
What a beautiful and generous giveaway

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Sarah Darcy

What a dream this would be. Following you on Instagram. And on Facebook under my personal account and blog account.

Happy blog birthday!! xx.

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Barbara

What a dream restoration, congratulations on 5 years. I’ve been lurking in the dark for a long time. Perhaps I will take bite the bullet and subscribe. Dreaming of a stay…

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anne

Congratultions Vicki , I have been following for a while ,, love your home , and love France . A big well done for keeping your blog going and sharing with us , beauty. I am going to share this on twitter , I did leave a message before but having problems with commenting,, Good Luck to everyone and Congratulations once again x

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Caron Mayo

Your thoughtful and artistic restoration of Le Petit Bijou has been a delight to follow. Thank you for this glimpse into a dream world. Congratulations!

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Kerry Scott

Visited beautiful St Remy for just a day early last spring… it wasn’t long enough! We had lunch at a lovely restaurant & the gorgeous waitress was so excited to show us a newspaper clipping about Sarah Jessica Parker and her son also calling in for lunch! Lovely people & divine food. The whole town took my breath away. They were also repaving some of the smaller roads & my husband & I stood & watched the craftsmen taking such care & attention getting the paving just right! Have shared on my facebook page & will also share on my blog. Congratulations on the five year anniversary ~ well done! x Kerry

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Cherry chu

Congratulations on your little jewel Vicki! So lovely! I would love to ave a chance to stay and visit. Cheers :)

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Jo Farmer

Congratulations on your five year anniversary. Oh my goodness, so very beautiful… My husband and I didn’t have a honeymoon as we were busy taking care of his elderly parents. As a lover of France and all things French, if I were the very lucky winner, I could disappear for the week with my husband and enjoy a much belated honeymoon in Provence. I already subscribe to French Essence, Daily Click and FB. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity :) x

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Elizabeth hays

My mother loves this blog! She is always sending me links and photos to enjoy and what a special treat it would be to share a trip to France together.

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Chrissy McConnell

Well Vicki I have seen some crazy responses for contests before…but NEVER like this!!! Having said that I never seen a prize like this…WOW,you are amazing! I think you may have to pick the winner up off the floor!!! Hope this finds you well,Chrissy

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Amanda Kinney

I’ve been planning my dream trip for many months (with no actual date set yet) and a stay at Le Petit Bijou is dream worthy indeed. Even if I don’t win, would you please send me some information about renting your home?
Best,
Amanda

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Melissa

My husband and I will be in France this December. This would be an amazing treat!

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Cherry

Ahh. . . a week in France. France, we visited there once and I dream of her often and plan to return. We have our own Bijou, our Granddaughter, who is eight and everything the name implies. When we went to France Bijou did not exist. I have told her that some day, Grandma Cherry and Grand-dad John will take her to France. Ahh. . . to be in Paris and at Le Petit Bijou with our own Bijou would be a dream come true.

Merci for the generous opportunity of making someones dream come true!

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Lindsey

What an extraordinary 5 years! And a prize that matches. I’d love to win a stay here, I think it would be the perfect getaway early next year!

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kathie

to have these pictures spring to life! what a wonderful gift, thank you for the chance!

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donna

what a fabulously wonderful gift, vicki. my husband and I have been promising each other we’d get there. just haven’t made it yet.

even if I don’t win, thank you so much just for the chance.

donna

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Susan Wilson

Let me pretend to be you for just a teensy bit…pretty please!
Would love to recharge my creativity while immersed in your
creativity! Your blog is a delight..so glad such a talented lady like yourself takes time to create such an enjoyable blog for all to pause and be wistful especially on a super hectic, harried day. BTW we both share a love of leaving comments on Slim Paley’s blog.
Thanks for this opportunity..for a moment we can dream…dream big.
-Susan

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SuzyMcQ

Hello! I’m new and so happy to be here. What a happy, beautiful blog…a breath of fresh French air!

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country french Judi

Oh Vicki this is like a chance to win the lottery. You have to be in it to win it. My twin sister ( we were separated at birth) her birthday is October 8th so I am feeling lucky lol She has never been to France but dreams of it nightly!

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SuzyMcQ

I am also a new blog subscriber and will look forward to your lovely posts. I just spent about 40 minutes strolling through past ones and feel so invigorated! You have the most special way of including your readers and have the most wonderful aesthetic. I know I’m going to be very happy following along.

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Karena

Vicki I would be so thrilled to win this package as I have been many places in this wonderful world however not France!!It is at the very top of my wish list!

Let me know what I can do to help! kalbert1@kc.rr.com

xoxo
Karena
2013 Designer Series

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Elaine

I would love to stay in your beautiful creation! Please, please, please choose me! :)

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Alyce Pilgrim

Wow! What an amazing prize. Congratulations on five years of French Essence. Fingers crossed for the big draw to win a week at Le Petit Bijou. I would take my mum – its been a dream of hers to visit France and what an amazing memory to create together should I be lucky enough to win. Congratulations again!

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Meredith

My daughter and I have been fans since buying our very first French Essence book (the first of many – now default gifts for friends/family. We should all pay forward a special discovery, yes?). She’s an overworked, underpaid bridal/travel/interiors magazine journo who lives and breathes her work and the beautiful things she stumbles across in her online ‘other life’ and she’d gain much from experiencing Provence for the first time. Me? I’m a hopeless Francophile who pays homage to style, attention to detail and the people like you who generously share theirs. We love what you do, how you do it and the fact you can still get excited over a small find after so many years of treasure-hunting. Thank you for keeping your stories so authentic and your enthusiasm so palpable. MS

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Denise @ magnoliaverandah

Oh how beautiful is this. I have both your other books, but have only just found your blog?? This would be a wonderful gift for my sister who has recently lost her husband. I intend visiting her in the UK in 2014 and this could be just the lift she needs.

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Nathalie

Oh what a joy it would be to stay at your lovely villa. It has been way to many years since I have visited France and sad to say never have I been to the South of France but it has been a dream. Hubby and I have actually decided to take a trip to both our heritage, Germany and France next year.

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Carolyn

Oh my! What a fabulous giveaway. You are such a generous person to share your beautiful life with us, and to offer a week at Petit Bijou is magnanimous indeed.

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Helen Doyle

Dear Vicki, a huge congratulations to you. Your beautiful books and blogs transport me to places that I long to be. I visited France 6 years ago and have longed to return ever since. Hopefully my dream will come true one day. Thank you for warming the heart of a dedicated Francophile with your beautiful publications. Helen

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Natalie cooper

My mum (Linda Carswell) has shown me numerous photos of your gorgeous apartment, it would be a dream to stay there!!

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marylizette

I love what you have done with the place :) What a generous contest from a generous and talented Lady!
It looks beyond amazing! Please count me in!!

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Anne

Oh, how I would love to spend a week at Petite Bijou. I could take my daughter who lives and works in London for a rest from her very busy job in fashion. I have your books as my coffee table books and I often sit on my sofa and read through them as they are so beautiful. Congratulations on your 5th anniversary!

Anne

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Marnie

Wow – what an exciting prize. I was a faithful reader and then my world took a turn… but I am back in the saddle again. I have not started blogging again but I have started reading my old favorites. I will do some reading to catch up. Congrats on 5 years. I started my blog 5 years ago but had to give it up for awhile. Great job staying at it!

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Belle

Your blog has made me fall in love with France. I want to go there so much. Please enter me in your draw for a visit to your beautiful home and country. Your blog and your beautiful work is a daily gift to everyone. I do hope you continue to write and wish you the very best with your new venture. Belle

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Juliana Berthier Florence

Dear Vicki,
I’ve been following your blog for a long time!!!!
What a wonderful surprise to participate on this giveaway. I’ve been to St Remy before and it is a place a long for coming back! Imagine staying in then ‘Petit Bijou’ ????
Happy aniversary,formthe blog I love the most!!!

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Rynn Hennings

What an unbelievable and generous dream you are giving away! I love what you did to this house! I am a subscriber and find your blog quite uplifting and enchanting.

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mari

Thank you Vicki for always inspiring us with your beautiful blog, full of ideas, wonderful photographs, and sharing of all your thoughts and adventures. It’s been a fun journey to receive your blog and daily visits.

That would be the ultimate treat to have a week in Provence in your romantic home away from home. Whoever wins this, is going to be a very lucky person indeed.

Keep bringing us your inspiration and sharing, as our lives would miss a beautiful part of the day.

Thank you for your generosity always.

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Ann

Oh My Goodness!!!!!! Vicki!!!, You made me spill my coffee!! You have presented the most Fantastic, Fabulous, and Generous give away ever. Before I even began to tell you this, I made 5 phone calls to my friends that I gave your FRENCH ESSENCE book to years ago. They have all posted a comment wishing for the opportunity to visit Le Petit Bijou!! How I would LOVE to see this precious Little Jewel, and visit St. Remy de Provence. After all these years of following your fun blog, this would be a dream come true!!! Merci, Ann in Dallas

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Laura Grabow

Thank you for the contest I would love top win and stay a week at such a lovely place.

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Sandra Guill

Oh, I would love to win. I can’t think of anything more heavenly than a week in Provence. I subscribed to your blog, liked your page on Facebook and I would love to win the weeks stay.

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my notting hill

This is going to make somebody’s dream come true (I hope it’s mine!) I posted about it on my blog today and tweeted too. You’ve done a beautiful job with Le Petit Bijou!

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Kristina

A lovely opportunity! Would you like to trade for an exquisite home on a rural island in Puget Sound a few miles (by charming ferry) from Seattle?

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beryl

Happy Birthday!!!! I pray your birthday be filled with sweet dreams and wishes, happiess, health and glorious wonder!

I have shared with my daughter Alexandra (20) who fell in love with France and goes there in her mind on a daily basis.

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Katrina

What a treat even having the chance to dream about the possibility of winning a giveaway like this! It gives me a chance at my dream trip! THANK YOU for offering such an incredible gift!

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Christina

Congratulations on finishing your beautiful guest house. Spending a week there would be a delight!

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Marie Magee

Hi Vicki,
Thank you for allowing me to imagine staying in such a romantic location! One can dream!
Marie

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