What a weekend!
Celebrating my daughter’s birthday in Provence has been the best fun ever. I can also admit to a weary Monday morning feeling and a little melancholy that the weekend is over.
Putting the party together in the last few weeks has allowed plenty of time to reflect on this on-going love affair we have with France. I think you feel very much the same about France as I do. Let’s see.
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One city in France I would revisit over and over is — Paris
That’s an easy one, Paris. I never tire of the same in Paris or making new discoveries.
My favourite season to visit France is — winter
Whether Paris or Provence I enjoy the quieter season, the more relaxed pace and the chill.
The favourite arrondissement in Paris is — the 9th.
Slowly I’m getting to know the 9th. The 9th is located on the Right bank, with many places of cultural, historical, and architectural interest.
Like a French girl, red lipstick or not — a big yes
The Red lip is the best make-up tip of all.
My most memorable taste of France is — there are far too many to name only one
Wild strawberries, salted caramel macarons, ripe figs from the garden, ice cold champagne, fois gras and apricot confit, chevre and I can go on and on…
Boulangeries or pâtisseries — boulangeries
Boulangeries are such a unique part of life in France. Standing in line at the boulangerie, watching the French come and go about their daily life, is a simple but rewarding pleasure.
Who is your favourite French actress — Marion Cotillard
Ever since A Good Year I have been a big fan.
A French expression I love is — coup de foudre
A bolt of lightning, which evolves to mean, “love at first sight”. An expression that sums up the way I feel about France.
When you imagine Paris, what is the signature scent — fleur d’oranger
I won’t forget the first time I discovered fleur d’oranger by Serge Lutens. As much as I move around the perfume world I always come back.
My favourite French fashion designer is — Raf Simons for Dior
The Dior collections seem to become more magical each season; dresses to dream of.
Will you play? I would love to know about your French favourites?
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