A few things (birthday edition!)

IMG_4518(a vegetarian’s dream is an Aix-en-Provence fruit and veg market)

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.

IMG_4679(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.)
honeysuckle(my parents-in-law’s glorious honeysuckle bush. Have you ever seen those colors on honeysuckle?)

marseille pastis postcard(my favorite postcard from France, picked up as a little souvenir to keep on our fridge back home. Explanation below.)

pastis(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!

  1. bobbi said:

    lovely photos. have a stupendous bday! xoxo

  2. jessmittens said:

    Beautiful photos! And Happy Birthday :)
    I would love to visit that market, those capsicums look perfect to eat by themselves fresh.

  3. Erin said:

    Thank you for the birthday wishes! And yes, Jessmittens, they taste as delicious as they look!

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