Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Parties, Parties, Parties

Beautiful airshow for our Italian family lunch

Assortment of Ottolenghi salads

A Table

Good friends

Sunny day for family lunch

French chef for Australian barbecue

Lovely lamb chops

Ready to eat

I brought Proseco which all seemed to enjoy

Beautiful gift of blue flowers

I made some good old American donuts, yummy!!!!!

August is the month for parties here in the Perigord. Just this week I went to an evening lakeside picnic, an Italian family lunch and an Australian barbecue.
I would like to share some photos of the wonderful time I had at these fetes.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Les Source de Caudalie Martillac France
A tribute to the grape
Menu for Le Table du Lavoir
Menu for Le Grand Vigne
Beautiful Peppers stuffed with creamy potato fish filling
Gorgeous cup of coffee
Heirloom tomato salad
Platter of charcuterie
Wildflowers wherever you look
Entrance to the Spa
Rain, rain go away so the guests can come out and play
Lunch overlooking the lake
Swan couple in the lake
One of the beautiful houses with guest rooms
Guest cottage
Cottage where my room was located
Caudalie is located on the grounds of the Chateau Smith- Haut Lafite a grand cru vineyard.

There is no more beautiful spot than Les Sources de Caudalie, the Vinotherapie Spa not far from Bordeaux.

I just spent a few days there being pampered and getting lots of rest. The location is absolutely beautiful and the treatments are sublime. Everything is related to the fabulous Haut- Smith Lafite vineyards as the spa is located on its premises. Many of the treatments relate to the vineyard such as a grape seed gommage, and wine bath. I treated myself to a couple of different massages, baths, and a soothing facial. It was glorious.

There was a beautiful and interesting guest list including Jean Paul Gauthier and his friends. A star studded group.

There are two different dining rooms as well as a lovely area near the pool for lunch. The chef,
Nicholas Maase, does a magnificent job in the gourmet dining room Le Grande Vigne as well as the more casual La Table du Lavoir.

I highly recommend this Spa for an experience you can't help but think is fabulous.

Above are pictures of this amazing place.