I am counting the days until September and my highly anticipated trip to France. Imagine staying in a beautiful, private home in the tranquil southwest region of France. Now envision that the farmhouse belongs to interior designer Kathryn Ireland. Sprinkle in glorious food, bustling markets, beautiful vineyards, wonderful wine, superb scenery, delightful company and you have a recipe for sheer splendor.
I was recently invited by the delightful, Scottish born, Australian Nikki Maxwell to join her and Kathryn on this weeklong escape. Nikki, a passionate cook, world traveler and Francophile, is proprietor of Picnics in Provence—a company specializing in off the beaten track tours of France.
The trip is infused with tours of small, local vineyards and meals prepared by fantastic French chefs. There are even hands-on cooking demonstrations so those attending can try to recreate a little bit of French cooking when they return home.
This trip will coincide with the launch of Kathryn’s new book Summers in France, featuring her exquisite house. The outdoor entertaining area has been named “one of the 100 most beautiful outdoor rooms in the world” by Vogue Living magazine. Come and see it for yourself. Picnics in Provence groups are always kept small, between 5 – 10 people, and Nikki has said that there is room for just one or two more guests for this fantastic trip.
To learn more visit here or contact Nikki.