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Review – villa L’Olivier in Ile de Re

Review – villa L’Olivier in Ile de Re

Before we went to Domaine de la Baume just the three of us this summer, we spent one week with some of our English family in a villa rental in Ile de Ré.
There is something very familiar in Ile de Ré for me. I am from Vendée, which is just 1h30 north along the Atlantic coast, and the long beaches, low white houses, smell of the ocean or the pine trees forest remind me of my childhood. I like that Mademoiselle can start building holiday memories similar to mine.

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Domaine de la Baume photos

Domaine de la Baume photos

This page will house them so that you can dream even more but also more importantly so that you can have as much information as possible to help you decide if this would be the right place for your next family holiday.

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Spotted – Calce Bianca, a modern B&B in Puglia

Spotted – Calce Bianca, a modern B&B in Puglia

Puglia is a region that I’ve been looking at for some time and I’m sure we’ll end up going there soon. There is a mix of luxury hotels, sumptuous villas to rent but all cheaper B&Bs that I saw were pretty rustic in style.
However, I recently found Calce Bianca, amodern B&B which has a striking architecture and a wonderful position in the countryside but near Ostuni, a lovely village and with sea view.

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Domaine de la Baume review – a paradise in Provence

Domaine de la Baume review – a paradise in Provence

“How am I going to convey all of this beauty to my dear readers”, I thought many times during our stay at Domaine de la Baume? So I took lots of photos, made notes, made videos, drew plans… So much that it would probably be an overkill to post them all here. I’ll see if I can find a way of sharing these in an useful manner for you in the near future. Today I will just go with the flow and tell you all the reasons why you should go to Domaine de la Baume.

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Provence – a holiday through the senses

Provence – a holiday through the senses

Those of you who follow the blog’s page on Facebook or on Instagram will have seen of the photos from Provence that I posted. So many beautiful things to photograph. In this short post, I try to capture how it feels to holiday there for a week. Do go, it’s as picturesque as what the books or postcards show.

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Jolies Choses – 17 August 2014

Jolies Choses – 17 August 2014

It’s been a rainy and grey week here in London. Certainly a big change from our latest setting. Anyway, here are a couple of things that I discovered while on holiday. And you any new pretty things you found ?

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