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La Vie Provençale

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pistachio ice cream and buildings in the street in aix en provence

rose shaped ice cream in aix en provence

walking in aix en provence in bright summery outfit

Bienvenue en Aix-en-Provence!

Welcome to the sunny south of France where I holidayed last month with the lovely Céline of French blog Bon Baisers D’ailleurs. First stop out of Marseille airport was the typically Provençale Aix-en-Provence with its pretty shutters, yellow washed stone streets and story-tale like market in the square.

I was really excited to visit it, imagining beautiful young French ‘Mamans’ gliding through the lanes clutching paniers of fresh fruit and flowers. I’m sure I must have missed them all, but I kept the dream alive by treating myself to a a box of prune flavoured Calissons – a local sweet delicacy made from almonds. Très bon!

Céline showed me the main old streets of which there are only a couple, popped into a local jewellers and then tried the incredible flower shaped ice cream in Amorino. (Pistachio, black cherry and coconut all the way!) We finished the morning exploring a couple of the residential streets where, with the buzzing sound of the cigales, warm breeze and silent streets, I couldn’t help wishing I could retire to my little maison there. Dreamy!

fresh print colourful summer holiday outfit

detail of old window shutters and lantern on an old house in Aix en Provence

back view of summer outfit with sporty print cap and floral shorts

asos tropical mirror print white cap on red hair

floral print high waisted shorts, asos sunglasses and white mesh crop top

tropical flamingo tote bag with watermelon bead purse and asos sunglasses

 

new look orange and gold luxe look sandals

tropical charm necklace and white mesh top detail

Shorts – Fashion Union / Sunglasses, Cap and Top (cut from dress) – ASOS / Sandals – New Look / Chunky bangle – Kate Spade / Necklace  – From an indie jewellers / Ring – Topshop

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See the time Céline and I last met – in Bratislava! 

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  • Mani August 15, 2013 at 4:38 AM

    Wow, it looks like you had an amazing holiday! I love how vibrant your photos are.

  • Little Miss Peculiar August 14, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    These pictures are so gorgeous – I love France and really want to go back as soon as possible! x

  • Katie August 13, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    This place is adorable <3 You look so colorful and fresh, I really like that <3

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    • Lulu August 16, 2013 at 11:30 AM

      Thank you Katie!! Fresh is the perfect word – that’s what I wanted it to be, all summery and airy! <3

  • Paprika August 12, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Wow I have exactly the same purse! Someone gave it to me as a present from their holiday I think! What a coincidence, I love it!!xx

  • olive August 12, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    how fashion she is!! i like this look. Beautiful girl!

    dress styles

  • Laura August 12, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    I don’t even know where to begin. WOW! Your photos just bring to life the Provence. It looks absolutely stunning where you are. I’ve never been to France, but the farmers market is just selling it to me. Can’t wait to read more 🙂 x
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