Six On Saturday on Elba Island, Italy

The ship has reached the port at Portoferraio on Elba Island, Italy. Our featured excursion was to see the country villa of Napoleon Bonaparte, who was exiled here in 1814. I have written another post about Napoleon’s villa HERE. Bonaparte’s villa called the Villa of San Martino is located in the Arcipelago Toscano National Park….

Six On Saturday in Portofino, Italy

We are cruizin’ right along so today I have a twofer! Portofino was definitely one of my favorite destinations on this cruise. The village and harbor were small. The colors were amazing. The flowers everywhere. So let’s look at my SOS! We walked up the hill to see Saint George’s Church. Cascading flowers and cacti…

Six On Saturday in Nice, France

We can’t leave Nice without a SOS! What is Six on Saturday you ask? It’s easy, six photos (six only please) of a garden (yours or anybodies else’s. This can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related) posted on Saturday!  So, it’s six photos . Of Gardens. On Saturday….

Six On Saturday in Eze, France

We’ve made our way along the coast from Monaco and back into France. Eze is perched on top of a steep cliff overlooking the sea. What SOS did I find here?  Let’s see………there were multitudes of  flowering vines ………… and flowers made of porcelain bunched together in beautiful multi-colored vases………. Down the cobblestone path to…

The Rest of the Best in Monte-Carlo, Monaco

There are so many excursions to pick from at each port, that it is hard to decide which ones to chose.  Do you want to concentrate in one area over a full day or do you want to pan out and see a little of everything? We did a little of both, but we were…

Six on Saturday in Monte Carlo, Monaco

Here we are! The ship is docked in Monte-Carlo, Monaco! The walkways and gardens are nice…………….. And there are rock gardens as you climb up and up and up,,,,,,,,,,,, Nice fancy pink at the Monte-Carlo Casino………. And a reflection pool across from the famous casino………. I call this a bean tree…………… And there is a…

Fragonard Parfumerie, Grasse, France

Grasse, situated on a centuries-old hilltop town in southern Provence, is surrounded by fields of lavender, orange blossoms and other aromatic flowers. Because of it’s flora it has become one of France’s leading perfume producers. The Fragonard Parfumerie dates back to 1782. Just how did all this start, you ask? To begin with, the inland…

#InThePink: Fragonard Perfumery, Grasse, France

So for the #InThePink” Challenge today…….. You can’t go to Provence and not buy perfume can you? Well I can’t. Traveling along the French Riviera we moved inland to Grasse. Fragonard Perfumery has been producing perfumes, eaux de toilettes and other perfumed products since 1926, using the traditional methods of French Perfumeries. Follow me on…

One Last Look at the Forville Market Before We Go!

I just can’t say enough or show enough of these pictures from the Forville Market in Cannes! I am possessed! I liked the photos so much I am thinking about those “Fracture Me” art frames (where the photo is printed on glass) and framing them for my kitchen! So please bear with me! Show me the…

Six On Saturday: Forville Market, Cannes, France

One of the best things about traveling is eating! It is always interesting to try new dishes I have never heard of before and see the food prepared. On this Mediterranean cruise we will be stopping at many food markets in several countries.  Many times we had the option to visit the market with one…

Bormes les Mimosas, France

If I was asked what I liked the most about Bormes les Mimosas, I would answer the light, the color and the flowers!  All the old houses are covered with pink tiles, the streets are lined with flowers and the Mediterranean medieval village, with its castle ruins and ramparts, offers a panoramic view of the…

Six on Saturday: Bormes les Mimosas, France

I’ve been on a cruise in the Mediterranean for three weeks, so my SOS will be featuring gardens in a different village for the next several weeks…………… This is the village of Bormes  des Mimosas, near the the Port of Toulon, in France. It is a favorite spot for artists because of the soft color…

Thursday Doors in Bormes les Mimosas, France

I am back from our three week cruise through the Mediterranean, but I am still playing catch-up on the days and dates. My Thursday Doors from Bormes les Mimosas, France is being posted on Friday, so I’m not toooooo far off. Thank you, Norm, for extending the posting days for gals like me! The first…

A Quick Walk In the Garden Before We Go to the Ship………

It was our last day in Barcelona and we had a lovely breakfast in one of the outdoor restaurants (one that was nestled in a mass of jungle-looking vegetation) at the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Hotel. We have met some of the other guests that will also be boarding the bus to take us…

MeetTheBloggers: Affinity Word Prompt

I have an affinity for green and white in the garden! And a touch of lavender! with a couple of chimney pots thrown in for good measure! The word is affinity this week with MeetThe Bloggers………..  What is your affinity?