Last but not least on my Europe report: We had a lovely visit with Jared’s sister, Gabby of Designmom, and her family in the Normandy countryside at their amazing farmhouse from the 18th century.
The light in the afternoon was amazing. I couldn’t stop snapping
Also my nieces and nephew are tres adorable (Olive above has the most beautiful French accent too!)
Every corner of the home had treasures. Gabby has a whole series (on the right sidebar) with detailed photos about each room if you want to see them.
I loved watching how they’ve all adjusted so well to life in France, and how well suited it is for them.
…turns out hide and seek is way more fun in the French countryside too. Funny how that works
No big deal. An apple tree producing deliciously crisp fruit in their front yard.
Picnics outside on the lawn! It was perfect weather while we were there. One of my favorite things was biking solo around their little town and soaking it all in.
We spend a day touring the D-Day sites which were really incredible
Loved walking around the grounds of a couple amazing chateaus in their town (I felt like I was in Pride and Prejudice waiting for Mr. Darcy and my carriage). It was a super relaxing, beautiful way to end our Europe trip.
Traveling always makes me want to travel more! Ahh, so much more I’d love to see and now I’m dying to spend a year abroad somewhere amazing too. Seems so refreshing to have such a drastic change in lifestyle and routine. Have you entertained that idea too?
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>