Oh my goodness gracious!
The lovely Vicki Archer, author and creator of the phenomenally successful blog, French Essence, has decided to celebrate her fifth blogoversary with an incredible giveaway. One lucky winner will be given a one-week stay at her village house rental, Le Petit Bijou, located right in the heart of St. Remy de Provence!!!
Vicki is the real deal. She understands and offers up the dream of Provence better than anyone...because she lives it. And all of that love for patina, the small but crucial details, suggestions to slow down and live the good life in a relaxed yet elegant setting...all of it has been put into Le Petit Bijou. It is the most beautiful rental of its kind that I know of in the Alpilles, if not all of Provence.
Her generosity in this giveaway doesn't surprise me. For while she is known as being a taste-maker, always one step ahead of the pack (or three), anyone that has had the good fortune to spend time with her comes away being impressed by Vicki's kindness. She has always encouraged me and pushed me to go further with my own efforts--all while laughing over a good glass of rosé, of course!
So what do you think? Can you imagine waking up in one of Provence's loveliest villages, having some coffee and fresh croissants on a balcony overlooking a sweet square before heading out to do a little exploring? Coming back for a little nap and then a nice apéro? Curling up to read as the sun pours through the windows? Going to the market and coming back with a feast of Provencal delicacies? Sleeping like a Prince (or Princess!) just because you can?
If so, then what are you waiting for? Open the door!
To read more about the giveaway and to enter, please click here.
Run! Don't walk! You only have until next Tuesday...
And just think, if you win, you are only a twenty minute drive away from Arles, home to Ben and Kipling!
The beauty of Provence awaits...
Happy Fifth Anniversary, Vicki!
All photos are ©Vicki Archer