Wednesday, July 24, 2013

This week on the Ile de ré

To get away from the unbearable heat in the Dordogne, I took off for the beach.  My favorite beach in France is the Ile de ré.  It is an island just off the coast of La Rochelle and so very chic.
I brought my doggie Skye with me as she too needed relief from the horrific temperatures at our home. 

She is so easy to travel with and fell asleep on the large terrace off of my room with sea breezes blowing her beautiful long coat.  I was feeling guilty keeping her in full coat in the heat.

This morning I went to the Port for my coffee and croissant and because it was so early parking was not a problem.  Normally it is impossible to find parking even though it looks like most people are on bicycles.

This afternoon we went for a long walk on the beach, just out the back door of our hotel.

Then to the charming Marché where I did a bit of shopping.  The clothing store had fabulous lightweight caftans, hand painted and so comfortable.  I had to have one.

The food was also quite gorgeous.

Back to the hotel for a drink on the terrace off my room which is so beautiful and overlooks the sea.

Thank you, merci beaucoup, for joining me on this lovely vacation.

A Bientôt

Monday, July 15, 2013

Gardens at the Manoir de Lussac

I have moved from my townhouse in La Tour Blanche to the beautiful Manoir de Lussac and found the splendor of the gardens breathtaking.

Share with me what I discovered.

And the last of the summer roses

So wonderful to be surrounded with the beauty of these flowers.

A Bientôt


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Some of my favorite hotels

Here is a small list of some of my favorite hotels.  I have stayed in each of them many times and can recommend them with great pleasure.

 Hotel Los Cabos al Paraiso. Los Cabos Mexico is so fabulous you might never want to leave.

. The Hotel Georges V Paris

The Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles

A must have, tea at the Berkeley London.  The Blue Bar is also wonderful and the rooms superb. 

Bon voyage, Happy Travels

I am writing this from the American Airlines lounge at Charles de Gaulle airport Paris waiting to board a plane to Chicago for my granddaughters wedding.  Yea!!!!!