Friday, May 21, 2010

If Only - En Vacance à Villeneuve-les-Avignon

Something strange always happens at this time of personal space-time continuum seems to go into warp speed.
I have so much to do to get ready for the Antique and Estate Jewelry Show in Las Vegas, which is coming up in a matter of days, yet my mind keeps lingering on the idea of getting away from it all and relaxing in a peaceful pretty place.

And then there is the matter of the Euro. Will it finally fall enough against the dollar so that I can start planning a summer vacation in France?

Because I would like to visit the Fort Saint Andre in Villeneuve-les-Avignon
Because the history of Avignon is fascinating

and because Vicky Archer posted these enticing photos on her beautiful blog French Essence

which of course I have shamelessly stolen and posted here

Yes I know that wisteria and iris season will be long over by summer, but the green in this garden will still evoke a serene oasis, the perfect antidote to a busy business life.

OK...enough of the dream...Vicky has already monopolized it at her Mas de Berard which I enjoy vicariously through her blog...and back to the reality of current projects at Beladora.
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Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

I am secretly hoping the Euro will fall also, will make my life easier next year! :) It is only for selfish reasons....oh and those photos look gorgeous, I want to visit!


Savvy Gal said...

I just commented about Euro to my friend last night. I think it is time to run to Europe this summer. : )

Belle de Ville said...

Rachel and Savvy...we can only hope for better things for the dollar. Sadly, even with the EU in meltdown mode, the US isn't doing much better with deficits looming.
If we are waiting for a strong dollar for a euroland vacation, we might be waiting a long time!

WendyB said...

Now I want to go too!

Wildernesschic said...

It looks stunning...but I hope the Euro doesn't fall... not that it really effects me ... but I do worry that europe, the UK and ...sorry the US are in trouble xx

Laguna Beach Trad said...

I would encourage you and all your friends and readers to visit Europe this summer and spends lots of money, which would help the economy there and restore some confidence to global investors.

Go for it! :)

Looking Fab in your forties said...

What gorgeous pictures, a great place for a vacation!

metscan said...

The Euro will stay strong! I have to believe so! Just pack your bags and come over ; )

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-wow, it looks so gorgeous there!! Have a lovely weekend my dear!

Couture Carrie said...

Stunning photos, darling!
Love that wysteria!


knk said...

wow lovely plaze this is really cool awesome place to visit great post

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