I’ve traveled the world, and I haven’t left for France yet!
Thank you! Thank you to everyone who submitted a favorite vacation getaway! I related to, and can picture so many of the places you have described! Everyone does have that need to get away — whether far or near — and travel is so good for the soul.
Whenever we go on a trip, I always wonder if it is possible to bring some of that vacation “feeling” back home to my everyday life. A special photo, a rock or seashell on my desk, a heavenly-scented pine bough or even a special hand lotion purchased and used on the trip can trigger strong memories. But do you have other ways to make a vacation last?
After my trip to France last year, my husband and I began having an appetizer before dinner — with a glass of wine. The French savor their food — and wine — taking a long time to eat, and eating many small portions. In the past preparing an appetizer would have been extra work. Now, I find I enjoy the little pre-dinner treat, although my repertoire is pretty limited. And, who knows, maybe this pre-dinner ritual sends those “I’m getting full signals to my brain.” Viva la France!
You all put so much thought into your descriptions, we’re sending everyone fabric bundles from Dear Stella and Moda!
Thank you again — reading your memories helped me get through this issue’s deadlines and, now, tomorrow, I’m off to France!
If technology is in my favor, I hope to blog about our adventures — stay tuned!
Rest, relaxation and happy travels to all — Susan