Saturday, June 18, 2011

Going en vacances

School finishes next week and then it's off to France for me.  So, this may be my last post until I return in August. 

While I'm trying to decide whether or not to take my computer so I can blog, for sure I'll be taking my camera.  On this trip, I want to try to capture Annecy so I can share it with you (and I'll take some pics while in Paris to share on My French Corner).

I'm also thinking about some small items that I can bring back as giveaways; I already have a few things in mind, but I would love to hear your ideas.

So, what small gift would you like from France?

15 comments:

  1. Have a beautiful time, my dear. I can't wait to see pictures and hear about your experiences. I hope you get a chance to visit the H boutiques as well!

    As far as souvenirs from France, one of my favorites is the small candies from Abbaye de Flavigny--the violet, rose, coffee, orange, etc. When I go in December, I plan on bringing back many big boxes of them. Yum!

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  2. Bonne vacances! Vichy Pastilles are always lovely after any meal.

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  3. Sitting here indulging in a cafe au lait, per your instructions. ;o)

    I loved the jacquard kitchen towels you gave away a couple of years ago; I still use mine all the time.

    French candies (like Carambar caramels and other things you can't find stateside), mustards, fleur de sel, olivewood utensils, fashion magazines, Monoprix shopping sacs, and soaps are all fun little items to gift.

    Lucky you; have a wonderful trip!

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  4. Andi, Marsi, and AA, love your suggestions. All of them are perfect for tucking into a suitcase and giving as gifts. Mille mercis!

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  5. Has someone said "Johnny Depp" yet?

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  6. Well, we just got back, and I'm already wishing we had brought home more Valrhona chocolate and jacquard dish towels. Gave them all away and there was nothing left for me!

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  7. How delightful, I cannot wait to hear about your trip once you return! I can't really think of anything, but look forward to seeing what you choose since we're planning to go next Spring if schedules work out.

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  8. Oh, and I just saw the thing about winning! I'm e-mailing you now. Merci beaucoup!

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  9. I like the towel idea, what about a little journal or book, maybe some kind of cooking item or cookbook with great photos. Have fun!

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  10. Don't take the computer. Just let yourself be. We'll be here waiting for your return....as for small gifts- truffle mustard, truffle salt, local honey, fleur de sel, oh yes- and of course, Macarons!! I love Brave Tart's macaron posts- I've read many of them and appreciated your link. I have yet to work up the courage to bake my own...perhaps this summer. Bon Voyage e bonne vacance!! (my apologies for my poor French spelling!)

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  11. I'm so jealous! In France until August! I do hope you'll enjoy yourself and although we'll miss your posts, I agree with Jennifer--don't take the computer. Just have a wonderful, relaxing time. Lots of pictures and a few notes for things to tell us later would be nice. (Oh, and fleur de sel.) Bonnes vacances!!

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  13. Have a beautiful time, and do not forget to bring back loads of gorgeous pictures to show here! I can't wait to see pictures and hear about your experiences.
    xxx
    lila

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  14. I don't know if you are seeing these comments while you are away, but I had to tell you, you have made my summer! I discovered your blog in early June, after returning from a long-dreamed-of trip through southern France. It was just what I needed to help me deal with the after-trip blues! I was so sad to discover that you wouldn't be posting all summer long, but then realized it was the perfect opportunity to go back and work my way through all of your older posts. I guess all bloggers have periods of waning interest, and after several years, I had reached one of those lulls in my own blog, Seasonality. However, your blog has filled me with new inspiration, and reminded me why I started blogging in the first place! The only bad thing is that I keep wanting to comment on every post that resonates with me, only to remember that it was written a couple of years ago, and no one would see the comment! Merci, mon ami!

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