It is about that time…. to start thinking about sitting on the French Riviera with a glass of Rose in hand… I have just discovered an amazing company that I want to make known. A company of discovery in my favorite topic these days….WINE! VinAzur is located in Nice, France…. Saint Laurent Du Var to […]

June 12, 2015


Last day in Provence…

It is hard to believe that this is my last day at Chanteduc, with Patricia and all of these fabulous women. I must say it has been a truly remarkable experience that will remain unforgettable in my memory. Today it was raining and what better way to spend your time than roasting whole chickens in […]

June 11, 2015


Pizza Provençal

Today up at the farmhouse was home made pizza day. Now when I say homemade, I mean everything. Home made dough, homemade sauce, homemade pesto, homemade sausage and even homemade pickled capers. Best pizza I have tasted in Europe! Including in Italy… Sorry Italians:) This was so much fun and what a great way to […]

June 10, 2015


Wine tasting in Gigondas

Those were all my glasses from the tasting… Just kidding! 🙂 Wow! What a fabulous day. We met this morning at Patricia’s and jumped in chauffeured cars to drive out to the quaint and luxurious town of Gigondas. This is yet another village… About 20 minutes from Vaison-la-Romaine. We headed into a cellar and tried […]

June 9, 2015


Marche de Provence … Chanteduc Day 2

We started this morning at the town open air market which much to my surprise… Consists of the entire village. I was thinking it was just going to be a strip in village center but literally there are stands down every charming stone street. The vendors come all the way from Lyon, France. There are […]

June 8, 2015


Chanteduc… Day 1

Ok. If there was heaven on earth this is my slice of it. Today we arrived at the Chateau at 10 am. We took a tour of the property. Acres of land. Beautiful majestic land. Patricia told us she starts her day by jumping in the pool at sunrise “naked”. Then she goes to her […]

June 7, 2015


Madame Wells Farmhouse

I just had a 5 course meal over four hours of wonderful conversation in this setting. I don’t know what could top my “happy place” than that! I pulled up to this Chateau which was set steep on the hillside. I was immediately taken with the olive trees… Then it was the vineyard … Then […]