#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?

Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain

Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, 1st Count of Güell (December 15,1846 -July 8, 1918) was a rich industrialist, who first met the architect, Antoni Gaudí, in the Spanish Pavilion, at the World Fair in Paris in 1878. He soon became Gaudí’s patron, and the beginning of their building aspirations started. In 1890, Güell established a worker’s…

Thursday Doors: The Royal Monastery of St Mary of Pedralbes

The street to the monastery……….I was fascinated by those little bells hanging from the wrought iron! We were dropped off, by our personal guide, to this quiet neighborhood spot, to spend some time at the monastery. The Monastery of Pedralbes, was founded by Queen Elisenda de Montcada in 1327 with the support of her husband,…

First Day in Barcelona, Spain

Taken from Mirador Park, high on the hill, this is what our ship looked like at the port……………early in the morning…… One of the best things we booked for Barcelona was a private tour and guide. See the map on my Featured Photo with all the circles drawn on it?  Those were all the places…

A Morning in Medina-Sidonia, Spain

I posted the Doors of Medina-Sidonia, but today I thought we could see the rest of village, one of the “white villages” of Spain. Today is perfect, see that blue sky? However, I think the “white villages” is totally appropriate, because every house and public space is whitewashed white or whiter with red or brown…

Thursday Doors: Medina-Sidonia, Andalusia, Spain

The ship is docked in Cadiz, Spain and this morning we are off to the White Villages of Andalusia! What will we find here? The land is very flat, isn’t it?  Driving out of Cadiz it is dry, with sand as far as you can see! Are we in the desert? We have arrived at…

Scenic Sintra, Portugal

We are on the third leg of our jaunt from the Lisbon Port and our guide has been giddy about Sintra! The temperature and weather has taken on wild swings……….from a warm, balmy, coastal morning at Cascais to the freezing and blowing winds at the Cabo da Roca, our small group is eagerly awaiting to…

Thursday Doors: Braga, Portugal

Our last stop of the day is in Braga, Portugal! We have seen the castle and churches in Guimarães, Bom Jesus Sanctuary, high on the hill outside Braga, and had lunch at a beautiful restaurant in the country!  See previous posts on those!  Now we are going to the city of Braga, before returning to…