Friday, January 19, 2018

French Larkspur Group Tour:

Vintage shopping plus a guided tour 
of some of the most beautiful villages in the world

Provence, France

Hosted by Tracey and Steve Leber

Join us for a week of exploring some of the most beautiful 
villages in Provence, France ~ Les Plus Beaux Villages de France!  
We will take you to all of our favorite villages to enjoy
the local French lifestyle and photograph {or just sightsee}
in one of the most breathtaking areas of France.  Along the way, 
we will bring you to all of our best-loved flea markets
and brocante shops!

May 18 - May 25, 2018

Price per person is $3,000

This includes:
*Transportation to and from the Marseille 
airport and to all destinations throughout 
the week

*7 nights shared accommodation {double 
occupancy} in a spacious, self-catering 
apartment situated in a gorgeous 18th 
century building...furnished with French 
antiques and lots of Provencal charm!  
You will have access to a beautiful, 
private outdoor pool and garden 
{on site} and will be only steps 
away from restaurants, shops, cafés 
and village life.  
We always stay here!

*A tour of some of the most beautiful villages 
in Provence, as well as...
weekly food and artisan markets, 
the best flea markets, and 
brocante shops that we have personally 
discovered in our travels to Provence

*Bienvenue a Provence ~ arrival reception 
and local French wine tasting

*Arrival gifts

*Fresh croissants delivered to your door 
every morning.  Your apartment will also 
have a welcome basket with local jam, 
fresh fruit, and our favorite French yogurt 
and coffee...
to enjoy each morning for breakfast before 
we head out for the day!

*Escorted lunches and dinners.  
We have chosen NOT to include lunch 
and dinner meals in the price of the tour, 
so that you are able to budget exactly 
what you choose for every meal...
we will, however, escort you 
to all restaurants for lunch and dinner.  
If on any night, you would rather 
stay in your apartment for dinner 
or dine al fresco, in the garden, 
we can help you gather what you need 
at the local markets, for a relaxing 
but memorable night in!

*Assistance, if needed, with shipping 
items home!  

**price does NOT include airfare 
and we highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance, 
at your own expense

You can see many, many more photos of our travels to Provence 
and all over France, on Instagram:

For more information, and to receive an itinerary, please
contact us via the contact page on our website *HERE*

See you in Provence!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

We are having an after Christmas SALE!

Currently, everything in the online shop is 25% off!  And, as always, free shipping.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New items popping up in the shop!

After our recent trip to Provence, new items are starting to pop up in the online shop!  We had a great time shopping the French flea markets and are happy to offer some new {vintage} items in the shop.  More items will be coming over the next few weeks, as well!

Pop on over to the SHOP for a peek...

Friday, December 9, 2016

First Snowfall

Happy December!

We got our first snowfall of the season last weekend!  The kids were so excited and, I have to admit, it did feel very festive.  I love the snow in December, but by January, I'm over it :)

I got out my camera and headed outside to snap a few photos of all the pretty snow.  I love it when the snow sticks to all of the branches on the magical...

And, since I still had a lot of product to shoot for the online shop, from our recent trip to France, I decided to try and photograph some of them at the old barn nearby.  My husband was a big help and we managed to get a few festive shots in before we froze!  There are still some wonderful items available in the SHOP, just in time for's a little peek...

Check the shop for many more vintage French items!

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas!


Friday, October 7, 2016

The Cook's Atelier

I had the absolute pleasure of visiting The Cook's Atelier, not once, but twice already this year!  Located in Beaune, it is one of the most charming places in France.  It is a darling 3 floor shop that encompasses a wine shop, culinary boutique and a French cooking by the mother-daughter duo of Marjorie and Kendall.  You can read more about these lovely ladies and how they got started *HERE*

Here is a little peek around their shop...

looking down from the second floor...

The Cook's Atelier offers a variety of French cooking classes and workshops, including the one I attended, in June, "A Day in Burgundy."  This truly amazing day started out with a tour of the Wednesday food market in Beaune and was followed by a cooking class, where we learned how to make what we would later eat!  There was delicious cheese {oh how I love French cheese} and lots of wonderful French wine too :)  Everything was outstanding!  Here is a peek at their gorgeous kitchen...

the lovely table where we all gathered to eat the food that we prepared...

with the candles all lit...

A shot of Kendall, while she was teaching our class.  I am in love with that Lacanche range!!  Did you know that the Lacanche ranges are made in Burgundy?!!...

The original location of The Cook's Atelier is now a darling pied-à-terre that is available to rent. It is a two bedroom apartment, just a short walk from where the new shop is.  My husband and I had the chance to stay there in May.  I adored everything about it!  It is bathed in light and filled with vintage charm, with every attention to detail made, in order to make sure your stay in Beaune is a beautiful one...

You can get more information about the pied-à-terre *HERE*

{More photos of the pied-à-terre and Beaune itself coming soon}

If you ever find yourself in Beaune, I hope you will take the opportunity to visit The Cook's Atelier and maybe even sign up for one of their cooking classes.  I can't recommend it enough!!!  The whole staff is incredibly warm and welcoming, and Kendall's husband, Laurent, makes the best coffee in France, so be sure and have a latte while you are there!  A big thank you to Marjorie, Kendall and Laurent for making my time at their beautiful atelier so very memorable!