Friday, September 16, 2011

Provence: A Room with a View



We arrived in sunny Aix-en-Provence yesterday by high speed train from Paris.

First let me say I am ill-prepared for Provence. I had no idea it was 90F degrees with a blazing hot sun. What the heck is wrong with me? Why didn't anyone tell me?

The no white pants after Labor Day rule does NOT apply here. It's tank tops, sandals and sundresses for the month of Septembre. I packed only one pair of shorts, so I will have to work around them.



The food is sunny and Mediterranean. Lots of olives, tapenades, eggplants and tomatoes. My kind of food.

Our home away from home is this amazing townhouse, Maison D'Aix. And I am not kidding, when I say "amazing".



It is a fully renovated townhouse in the middle of the city, in walking distance to everything.



A gorgeous kitchen with large dining room.





A large living room, with artwork and many amenities.



Funky super modern bathroom w/ tub and shower.



And the best thing of all is the balcony where we can see the terracotta rooftops and enjoy our breakfast and wine.



Thank goodness I brought sunscreen!

More tomorrow about the food, what else?



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14 comments:

christo AKA doggybloggy said...

big smiles - how lucky and fun for you two....

mil said...

Dil,

90 degrees sounds great to me.
Our temp this a.m. is 40 COLD DEGREES!! But the sun is shining.
Everything looks luscious!!!!!
Great pictures as always.
Have fun.
with love to you both,
Mil/Mom

The Japanese Redneck said...

very beautiful place

kitchen, cooking...not me on vacation

Proud Italian Cook said...

OMG, How beautiful, I'd never want to leave!

PaigeATL said...

Love living vicariously through you! Maybe one day, it will be me! Enjoy!

Joanne said...

Well, you left the tri-state area just in time for a freezing front to move in! So enjoy the weather while you can. Everything looks gorgeous!

Kate said...

I love it! Your pictures of the windows and doors are wonderful.

Marine Loves Papi... said...

Hi Stacey

Looks like a wondeful trip you are having! France looks wonderful.

Can you do a post for us on how French women stay thin? I would like to hear your take on it :) hehehe

Stacey said...

I feel like I'm living vicariously through you! I love it! Glad you are enjoying France, it's beautiful I see. Makes me want to join you!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Oh Stacey - The apt. looks positively beautiful. How do you find these places? I can only imagine how wonderful it is to sit on the balcony with the glass of wine, the bread , cheeses and sausages. Enjoy every second. PS - Your last post of "I'm Hungry" hit home for me - When we traveled, Rich and I made multi stops for food breaks in between other activities. Our kids used to joke about how we travel just to eat - and I think they were mostly right. But it's what makes it so enjoyable to travel.

Flora said...

How beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Glad you are enjoying Provence. It looked chilly in Paris by the way you were dressed. Good thing you brought some shorts. You can always buy a few things like espadrilles to go with them.

There's nothing like French rose. Enjoy.
Sam

Dana said...

That does NOT look like a French abode - too awesome! I'm very very jealous...

Oui Chef said...

A glass of wine, some fine charcuterie, and Chairman Mao....what could be better! - S