Tuesday, August 17

A Week in France at Kathryn Ireland's Home

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.








21 comments:

Teresa Hatfield said...

What a wonderful trip that will be.
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

Anatomy of A Dinner Party said...

If that isn't the most swoon worthy trip, I don't know what is. I cannot wait to hear your full account as we are traveling to France in Fall 2011.

Michelle said...

Well, I don't mind if I do! Suweet.

Gramercy Home said...

What a wonderful trip! Can't wait to read all about it...

Jen West Design said...

Are you kidding me? Do you have the best job in the whole wide world? Need a sherpa?

ALL THE BEST said...

Jen I would love for you to be there with me!

I will post loads of photos throughout the week! xo

Belle on Heels said...

sounds absolutely divine! tres jealous!

Maria said...

Ooooh! A wonderful trip. I can't wait to see your pictures. ~M

Cote de Texas said...

hmm. can i come? pluuuuuuuuzzzeee??? I'll use all my good manners. I promise!

ALL THE BEST said...

Joni, of that I have no doubt!! That would be too fun. xo

Balsamo Antiques and Interior Design said...

nothing better
than time in
provence
enjoy
so easy to do

Karena said...

Ronda, can you see me turing a bit greeen! How fabulous...have a great time!

Karena
Art by Karena

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh, what fun!!! After spending a week in Paris with our boys this summer, I think it's time to return to the South of France next year. Kathryn's new book would be a great starting point for the planning!

mary said...

I'm going to echo Karena: at this moment I am definitely green (although it is a blue-green). Have a wonderful trip....awaiting the write up and photos. Mary

Mona Thompson said...

Words cannot describe how envious I am. Really, I would die to go. These images conjure up a really wonderful time. I guess the next best thing will be for you to share all about it when you get home.

kelley@thehiddenlist.com said...

Oh, Ronda! How wonderful! I must admit I have a bit of green going on right now in my coloring...So, so happy that you are going to get to do this and can't wait to take the trip with you through you blog!

ALL THE BEST said...

I PROMISE to take loads of photos!! I don't know what the internet/wifi service is like...better check.

quintessence said...

What a fabulous sounding trip - lucky you. Looking forward to both your posts and Kathryn's upcoming book which I have already pre-ordered on Amazon. :-)

Cindy Sue said...

WOW! What fun you are going to have! Can't wait for all the pictures you're going to share with us, so remember, take lots and lots of them... and please don't forget the local shops!

Christine said...

I cannot wait to live this thru you...enjoy!!!

Hamptontoes said...

What a wonderful trip to look forward to..enjoy every moment!