Sunday, June 05, 2016

Aix and Arles

A mini taste of Provence for you. Doodling in my room at 5am. I can't believe how much like Tuscany Provence is!
Arriving Friday in Aix. Blue skies for a change.
Water at Cote Sude Vivre event...the big pool in the evening.
One of my fav purveyors at Cote Sud - Les Toiles du Soleil. They have a shop on west 17th street in new york. Go visit for a taste of Provence.
Yesterday i took the bus to Arles (22€ RT an hour and half trip with AC thank goodness!). At fondation vincent van Gogh a special exhibit of 31(!) paintings mostly from Netherlands. Fabulous. There is a sign:PLEASE TAKE PICTURES AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS (!!) I will soon.
The Saturday Arles marché is supposed to be one of the best in Europe. It is. More to come.
A wall in Aix. Apricot, apricot, apricot!
Last nite in Aix just wandering.
Santon figurines in Arles. Adorable.
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21 comments:

  1. Oh Carol, those colors just sing! This is my palette -- well, one of two! Fabulous!

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  2. Gorgeous sunshine, gorgeous colors! I look forward to seeing all that you will show us from Aix. xo

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  3. A more gorgeous basket of peaches I don't think I've ever seen!

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  4. Suzanne E.12:49 PM

    More and more, Please! ��

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  5. Francophile Bonnie12:50 PM

    Soooo happy you had glorious blue skies to enjoy!
    What a trip!
    My favorite absolutely would be Les Toiles du Soliel. I will look them up.

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    1. I did a post on them here Bonnie:
      https://parisbreakfasts.blogspot.fr/2013/06/les-toiles-du-soleil.html

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  6. Such wonderfully. VIBRANT water colors !!!!I I know that store on 17th Street. Have loads of fun.!!

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  7. Jane G1:02 PM

    MIAM MIAM ! looks delicious, especially the apricot everything.

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  8. Ann K1:03 PM

    Yes !! want to see more Van Gogh !! Wonderful

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  9. Every single shot is beautiful and your watercolor really captures the feeling of Provence.

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  10. Anonymous5:17 PM

    What a gloriously sunny and warm contrast to pauvre Paris avec trop de pluie. Gorgeous colors here, Merci Tant, Carol!
    Diane in Denver
    (Colorado USA)

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  11. I love Aix en Provence, thanks for sharing the sunshine! It's winter here in Australia and very stormy at the moment.

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  12. I'm sure you're happy to be in Aixe with glorious sunshine, after all that rain in Paris. the colours of those walls is so beautiful .

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  13. Angela G8:48 AM

    Thanks for the pictures from Arles - isn't it nice that you were invited to share photos of the paintings?
    kind regards for all your work.

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  14. Susan B8:50 AM

    That apricot is luscious!
    I love the June map drawing. Ice cream is my favorite thing to try everywhere. Never made it to Berthillon but love the Gothic typeface.

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  15. Timothy8:55 AM

    last time I was in Aix was in 1980 and I was about 14 years old, it doesn’t look changed at all and pretty much as I remember it. Thank you so much for your posts about your adventures.

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  16. It looks gorgeous, Carol.
    Great opening watercolor.

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  17. Lovely colours! There's a Toiles du Soleil in Paris!! Rue du Bac, about half a block down from Café Varenne (other side of the street). I bought a few little covered notebooks there recently :)

    Cheers and enjoy!

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  18. Oops! Apologies just read your other post and realise you know very well about the Paris shop :)

    Cheers and thanks for another lovely read & photos.

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    1. I wrote about them. Oddly the prices are higher slightly in Paris!? Don't know why...rent I guess..

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  19. Jacquelyn10:14 PM

    THE COLORS...REALLY TOUCH ME...AND APRICOT IN PARTICULAR! oh, la la ! Merci !

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