All posts tagged: South of France

Mood Scent 4 : Scents of Place

Welcome to another edition of Mood Scent 4 with my perfume blogging friends, I Scent You A Day and A Bottled Rose. We’re here to scent moods and occasions and today we’ll be writing about Scents of Place. L’Esperessence is currently taking a break but […]

Daytripper : Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

If you’re visiting Nice and its surrounds I highly recommend a trip to Villa Ephrussi in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. The villa was built between 1905 and 1912 by Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild and designed by Aaron Messiah. It’s brimming with antiques, paintings, sculptures, a porcelain […]

St Tropez : Market Day In April

It’s now spring in the South of France and this week it started to feel that the sombre mood of the past few months is lifting and the days are getting lighter and longer.  I’ve popped over to St Tropez twice recently as it is the perfect […]

Life in France : La Fête du Mimosa

Another French celebration occurred this week.  La Fête du Mimosa.  Well there’s not a lot of mimosa in evidence in our neck of the woods. There’s a scattering of flowers but not much of a presence as yet. Mimosa  is a yellow flowering plant, introduced from […]

My Scented Travel Memories

Here’s a link to a short piece (a couple of paragraphs!) I wrote about my favourite scented travel memory from the French Riviera for the website Scent Corner.  Scent Corner has a great premise that I think is a brilliant idea.  It promotes sustainable and ethically sourced […]

Bonne Année 2015 : La Première Balade

I love a walk in the country and there’s nothing better to usher in the New Year than some time spent in the great outdoors.  Today we journeyed to La Plan de la Tour a small village near Sainte Maxime and explored the surrounding countryside.  Nothing […]