Visiting France and a new friend...

Posted April 07, 2011 by Christina

I am so excited as my trip is coming up so quickly!!! Less than 4 weeks and I will be in France!!! (see all of the exclamation) I am traveling with my mom and my younger sister, which is so exciting to have a wonderful girlie trip! We have made arrangements to stay in an apartment in the 1st Arr., which I am hoping will make us feel like we have moved there even if it is only for a short time.

Shopping has started for the perfect shoes, sweaters, jeans, and anything else we can label with "trip" needs. Not that there won't be tons of shopping while we are there but a girl needs to be prepared to see the world, even if no one else is looking.

We have also scheduled a few days with Miss Sharon from My French Country Home, which I am over the moon about! Sharon is out in Normandy and has a wonderful weekend planned for us when we get to her home! After visiting Giverny, Sharon is picking us up for a little afternoon of shopping and dinner at her home which is sure to be AMAZING! We will be staying in her beautiful guest cottage.  The next morning bright and EARLY we will be going to the local Brocante Fairs to shop our little hearts out. We are finishing it all off with a picnic lunch.

Can you say perfection? If you are going to France and want a personalized wonderful experience you must contact her....I am calling her my new Best Friend (mostly because I am so jealous of her life that I must get closer to have a really good look at what I am missing!)  Not really I am very excited to have such a great opportunity to meet wonderful people all the time through the blogging community it is amazing what I had been missing all those years without it! I cannot wait to ask her all about her life, her garden and all things French.

I will do my very best to post more about our plans soon!

All images from Sharon at My French Country Home


Sarah (La Maison Boheme)

If that doesn’t sound like the dreamiest trip I’ve ever heard of, I don’t know what does. I can’t wait to hear all about your adventures. XOXO

Fri Oct 17 14:38:16 2014


That is too funny, I think we will be in Paris around the same time huh! Enjoy your time there my dear – and let’s cross fingers that the weather will be beautiful! Bon voyage!

Fri Oct 17 14:38:16 2014

Divine Theatre

Sharon is such a lovely and gracious person in so many regards, as are you! I look forward to hearing tales of your journey!
have fun! Don’t forget to write!


Fri Oct 17 14:38:16 2014

Looking Glass

Oooh! So unbelievably jealous!! How stunning does her home look?

~ Clare x

Fri Oct 17 14:38:16 2014


What an absolutely wonderful trip you have planned. By looking at the photos, I’d venture to say you will be having a great time. Oui.

I just happened upon you blog and love it! I have added you to my blog list and hope you will come by for a visit sometime.

Fri Oct 17 14:38:15 2014

I Dream Of

I can’t imagine a more perfect trip! I’m so glad we get to live vicariously and can’t wait to hear more!

Fri Oct 17 14:38:15 2014

Verdigris Vie

It’s going to be fabulous! What a fun trip. Can’t wait to hear all the details come together..


Fri Oct 17 14:38:15 2014

Acquired Objects

Sharon is so warm and kind I just know you’ll have a wonderful time at her home. Cute how excited you are getting for your trip.

Fri Oct 17 14:38:15 2014


Look at that gorgeous bed!!

Fri Oct 17 14:38:14 2014

a Broad

Oh how wonderful to get to meet Sharon !
That would definitely be one of the highlights of my trips back to France. Have fun!

Fri Oct 17 14:38:14 2014


Oh Christina, I’m the one looking forward to this weekend! Can’t wait to meet you and your family, and I’m really happy to have the chance to share life here in Normandy. Thank you for writing such a lovely post.

Fri Oct 17 14:38:14 2014


Oh my! You are going to have such a great trip! I love Sharon’s blog and would love to do what you are doing sometime soon. Be sure and post EVERYTHING about your trip, Paris, and your stay at Sharon’s. Can’t wait!

Fri Oct 17 14:38:14 2014

Renee Granier

Can we say jealous or maybe luggage up-charge so I can fit in with the girls luggage! I’m so excited for you and can feel your energy through my laptop….Yippie!

Renee and Angela

Fri Oct 17 14:38:14 2014


Such a beautiful home!!!
Have a wonderful trip:)

Fri Oct 17 14:38:13 2014


Dearest Christina,

That will be a lovely stay with your new friend Sharon! Enjoy it and have a wonderful trip.

Lots of love,


Fri Oct 17 14:38:13 2014

Sunday Taylor

Wow, looking forward to reading about it and seeing the pictures on your blog. Bon Voyage!

Fri Oct 17 14:38:13 2014


Oh my gosh…what a wonderful trip!! Can’t wait to hear all the details ~

Fri Oct 17 14:38:13 2014

Charlotta Ward

Christina this is so exciting! France is wonderful and it sounds like you have your trip all worked out. Don’t forget to pop into the legendary ‘Merci’ store in Le Marais, to sit on the steps of Sacre Coeur and watch the sun set over Paris, to stroll through Les Jardins de Luxembourg, enjoy a dinner cruise on La Seine, and just generally allow yourself to get ‘lost’ in the beauty of the city.
Normandy is heaven and you will really enjoy visiting Mount St Michelle – even if the lower part of this unique place is very ‘touristy’.

Please send my love to Sharon – she is so wonderful and even more so for opening up her home in this way. How generous and sweet!

Big hugs

xx Charlotta

Fri Oct 17 14:38:12 2014

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Fri Oct 17 14:38:12 2014


OMG – what an insanely beautiful home she has. I am intensely envious of your trip there. With a french mother I have spent so many holidays in all parts of france and would love to go back and visit my grandmother in the Bordeaux region. I am loving your blog – it keeps my Francophile obsession alive! Looking forward to your next post
Em x (one of your newer followers)

Fri Oct 17 14:38:12 2014


HI Christina,
I found your lovely blog through Sharon - while perusing one day. it is superb. How wonderful that you are sojourning to France. I am going myself in May – for 2 weeks in Paris and then down to Provence. I am going to stay in Saint Remy – Vick Archer of " French Essense’s" home town. I am truly in love with this beautiful country.
I can’t wait to hear of your travels.
Bonne journeè

Fri Oct 17 14:38:12 2014

The enchanted home

I am going to be living through you (for now) until I can figure out a way to get my mom and I there too..figured its the perfect trip for a mom and daughter…..looks so incredibly perfect!! I am so happy for you, you are going to have an awesome time..cannot wait to see and hear all about it!

Fri Oct 17 14:38:12 2014

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd.

I’m just dying to go with you, but the very next best thing will be to hear all about it. I can’t wait! Mona

Fri Oct 17 14:38:11 2014

The Polished Pebble

What beautiful photos and what a great trip you have planned!

kelley xo

Fri Oct 17 14:38:11 2014


just back from a a week in paris ,you will have a wonderful time
fay x

Fri Oct 17 14:38:11 2014

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