Sunday, September 21, 2008

Pictures from France

A massive hanging, blooming rosemary shrub

Olive trees for sale

Eschevera in a fabulous urn



A southern Italian digestif drink made from the rinds of regional lemons (traditionally from the Sorrento lemon), alcohol, water and sugar. When we were staying in Menton, minutes from the Italian border - we actually crossed the border one night to indulge in delicious pastas - Ben and I found a really cool shop that cooks up the limoncello right there in the back and sells beautiful bottles in the front... Yes, of course I brought a bottle back! It is delicious! My friend Chris in NY knows what's up and makes his own... I think I'm going to have to make some too! Much better than the harsh moonshine we all keep in our freezers round these parts...

There were lemon trees for sale

The back room where the magic happens

I love these huge corked glass bottles where the limoncello macerates for several weeks

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Old take on a hanging pot

Rock gardening is a way of life in Southern France where the climate is so hot and sunny....

A terrace dripping with plants

I loved this blue window with pots of succulents on the sill...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

on holiday!

I am spending the next 2 weeks on the French Riviera with my Mom's side of the family, which is 90% female and Italian... We are staying in a big old French villa from the 1880's... bien sur!

There is a fabulous jardin complete with palm trees...

olive trees...

and massive rosemary shrubs!

and of course, wireless internet!
a bientot!