Fall has fully and totally arrived in The LPV. After a relatively warm October, November has brought the cold, and the grey, and the blahs. That cheery, crisp, sunny, blue sky Autumn feeling has left me and now I find myself mourning the loss of my Provençal summer, and all of the things I loved about it. So you can imagine how I perked up when I saw that not only did Anna visit one of my favorite summertime spots, Cassis, but she ate in one of my favorite summertime restaurants... Bouillabaisse at Bonaparte's... I miss you so!
It appears it's not only me who has been missing summer, Lily reminisced about her summer days boating in Amsterdam... floating along the canal, the sunshine beating on your face, glass of wine in hand... bliss!
(I just made the mistake of glancing out my window and saw nothing but greyness staring back at me... BLECH.)
All of this summertime talk is actually making my blahs worse so let's turn the topic to something that makes me happy... wine!
Jess, who can normally be found in Malta, popped on over to Sicily for a holiday (as one does) and instead of staying at a normal old hotel, checked into a vineyard. A VINEYARD! Jess, you are a girl after my own heart.
But Jess wasn't the only one getting her wine on, Ella Coquine spent the weekend in Champagne. No, not swimming in a bottle (although that does sound fantastic), but in the actual place, Champagne. Gosh I love this country. And Danielle went to a festival in Paris which "honors the harvest of Clos Montmartre, the last remaining vineyard in the former village." Now doesn't that sound all kinds of civilized?
You know what's not civilized but ridiculously fun? Having dinner with Jérémie. I know that sounds all sorts of confusing, but you just have to trust me on this one... click on over to Gwan's blog, and read her post about dinner with some random guy named Jérémie. You won't regret it, I promise.
In other news... Selena visited Titanic Belfast which is something I'm dying to do (blame it on Leo), Deanna let us know why grocery shopping in Germany will drive you to drink, and Tina wrote a post about what it's like to be an expat, that had me nodding right along.
So that's what has been happening lately with some of my favorite expats. Good stuff. Now let me ask you, who are some of your favorite expat bloggers? I feel like broadening my horizons.