Friday, 8 August 2008

Aix-en-Provence


Gardens at our hotel above


I absolutely loved visiting the Cote Bastide store in Aix...such beautiful, simplistic pieces...I loved the way they placed the olive branches all around the store and hanging on the front door as pictured. I purchased some beautiful towels here.


Restaurant at our hotel above

Aix-en-Provence is so pretty! Known as the town of a thousand fountains, Aix is lined with beautiful trees and gorgeous old buildings. Our hotel was surrounded by the most beautiful lush gardens which we sat in and enjoyed. Aix was a such a lovely place to come to after the hustle and bustle of Paris...this was where we were able to catch our breath for a few days...
All images - Anna Spiro 2008

25 comments:

Janet Hill said...

Ahhhh! I'm so jealous! Particularly about the Cote Bastide shop. I love their Amber Bubble Bath.
Love the photos!

MaryBeth said...

Is it not enough you are talented beyond belief but now you are just making me mad with these unbelievably beautiful vacation photos. I hope you had a great time and have a lot more to share with us.
xoxo MB

Porchlight Interiors said...

I feel relaxed after just looking at these beautiful photos - gorgeous.

Oliveaux said...

Such lovely photo's Anna - feel I was there! Amanda

Kristine said...

I've always wanted to go to Aix en Provence. Now I'm even more convinced. The Cote Bastide shop looks wonderful. I too am lucky enough to have some of their towels (I paid an exhorbitant price for them in Melourne) but I still enjoy using them in our guest loo. I'm enjoying your pictures. Please keep sharing.

Villa Anna said...

Positively dreamy!!

Anna :)

Jools said...

Gorgeous photos!

charmaine said...

your blog is too fabulous. you have lovely post. i find your blog to be an inspiration. so colorful and beautiful. i can't say which post is my favorite! your photos put a smile on my face. thank you!

charmaine

Sharnel said...

Fabulous photos Anna. Makes me want to visit France even more.

Kimberlee said...

Welcome Home Anna - so nice to have you back! Again - thank you for putting me on your blog roll - I have had some lovely visitors courtesy of yourself! - Hoping to stop by your store when I am up for Christmas.

Looking forward to all your travel stories - although I can't guarantee I won't be incredibly jealous!! x

Fusion said...

Breath taking, you have just inspired me to travel there, your work is highly inspirational too.

windowsshopper said...

I cannot wait to see all of your purchases for home + shop! You have such an eye for beautiful things....two of my friends are coming to Brisbane in September and I have told them all about Black+Spiro ~ Stephanie in Texas

MichelleandWinstontheWestie said...

JEALOUS! Making my trip plans now...this looks beautiful!

Karen said...

I want to be there, right now! Beautiful photos -- looks like a lovely vacation!

pve design said...

So much fun to see what a wonderful trip you had in France. I can only imagine how the French must love your Australian accent! Love aix-en-provence!
ta ta!

Pia Jane said...

oh anna, this looks so fabulous! did you find any brocantes down there? Your pics are dreamy indeed. px

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

I adore Aix and also have wonderful memories from my time there. I am inspired by the use of the olive branches at Cote Bastide. Maybe I should think about something like that at Peacock Pavilions. Did they have branches in vases, too?

stacy said...

ahh paris. i am so jealous.

Mango Gal said...

It looks so beautiful!

Sarah said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

la la Lovely said...

Some very pretty pictures you took...... thanks for sharing!

Colleen Hickey said...

Ohhh it looks so relaxing there. Thanks for the beautiful pictures.

Paloma said...

Lovely photos! I've heard Aix is just beautiful. I hope to go someday. I have visited Paris, though, but never made it to the flea markets. I'll have to check them out next time for sure!

Tiziana said...

I was in Aix 20 days ago.... we made the same photos ! ;O)

in another lifetime said...

Hi Anna,

I studied in Aix back when I was in college. During my time there I was the happiest I have ever been! I have enjoyed looking at your photos, thank you for sharing them. Now I'm off to explore the rest of your site!