How do you limit ten days of visual stimuli in Provence, several days of meaningful visits with family, and tenfold special moments captured in objects mundane and magical into just five few things? Like this and with difficulty.
(We’re all children again when someone gets the bubble maker out. This performance produced a solid 30 minutes hypnosis in all of us during a walk along the Thames.)
(my parents-in-law’s glorious honeysuckle bush. Have you ever seen those colors on honeysuckle?)
(While in Provence we fell in love (Luke for the first time, me for the second) with Pastis, the refreshingly anis seed flavored pre-dinner drink. But more than the liquor, we fell in love with the tradition of Apero. Way more than a pre-dinner drink, apero is about the time of time, the quality of the light, the relaxed atmosphere with friends and family, the ambiance. This postcard will be the little reminder of the commitment we made to institute the tradition of Apero in our own home.)
I hope you all have a great weekend. It’s my birthday today so we’re off to a barbeque!