This break without Social Media is making me think a lot about what should I do next with regards to my online activity upon returning.
Writing to you now from the Isle of Marguerite, where I see that you don’t really have to go to the other side of the world to find paradise, although I am all in for travelling. A corner of paradise is, after all, what we create for ourselves. And while looking out over this little stony beach and its the pretty details―the lady with the beautiful printed headscarf swimming with her dog, linens hanging from the pines to create a bit more shade, the old lady reading her book in a corner seated in what looks like quite a comfy chair―I realize that I will always want to share with you my love for France, and of Paris, and all of the beautiful corners I am blessed to see and share with our readers here at This Is Glamorous…
Le Bistrot les Pieds Dans l'Eau
I spent a few days in Provence, in Saint-Rémy de Provence, and have made a little list I wanted to share with you of a few addresses that are an absolute must for your next visit. You have a myriad choices of places to visit and things to do here, but here are some of the places that left me with the beautiful feeling of fond memories.
Saint-Rémy de Provence is one of the most quiet places I’ve visited so far in France, but Maison Mistral – Bistrot Les pieds dans l’eau is quite amazing in that it knows how to throw a party and make people happy at the table.
P.S: The grilled calamari is an absolute must to try
Maison Mistral – Bistrot Les pieds dans l’eau
22 Boulevard Victor Hugo,
When in Arles: The Hotel Nord-Pinus
“The Hotel Nord-Pinus plays a part in the memory of all Arlesians… For me, as a child, it was a temple of holiday making, society life and, above all else, bullfighting. Like an initiatory journey in reverse starting from the Place du Forum without leaving it, heading off to Paris, to Spain and around the world. Images of Lucia Bose and Dominguin in a white and gold suit, of Cocteau and Picasso in black capes…” ―Christian Lacroix
Grand Hôtel Nord Pinus
Place du Forum
If you go to Arles, make sure you allow an afternoon to visiting Camargue (1h driving distance). Maybe it’s not the most chic nor stylish sea village that I visited, but the connection with the nature and the animals, and the wilderness makes it so very special to discover.
At the heart of the Camargue, La Chassagnette’s GARDEN draws its uniqueness from the soil of the Rhône delta. Either native to the Camargue or from further afield, vegetables reign here, each one of them waiting for the ideal HARVESTING time.
Armand Arnal’s intuitive cuisine follows nature’s rhythm finding a subtle and essential harmony in its fertile sobriety. A succession of expertise, from the gardener to the cook, which leads to an intuitive creation of a menu highlighting nature’s flavours without restraining them.
Between the vegetable garden and the orchard, some 200 varieties of produce are organically farmed throughout the year without chemicals or pesticides. The selection of produce features a wide range of fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, some endemic, some from further afield, discovered by Arnal during his travels.
Only a few dozen meters separate the gardens from the kitchens. Each morning, the day’s harvest of fruits and vegetables comes in, hand-picked at the height of freshness and ripeness. ―La Chassagnette
Mas de la Chassagnette,
Chemin du Sambuc, 13200 Arles