Exploring the Charente-Maritime Part 2: Ile de Ré

Written by Diane. Posted in France, on life in France, travel

If you’re a sun and sand type of person, you’re in luck because France has a beach for pretty much every type of beach goer. A few weeks ago, Tom and I headed to the Charente-Maritime department of France and drove to the Ile de Ré for the day. Just a short drive from La Rochelle, it’s officially made my short list of favorite places in France. The island just feels good and that’s the only way I can describe it.

Exploring the charente-maritime ile de re

Ile de Ré is the perfect spot to visit for the day, weekend, or the entire summer. Let me give you a quick glimpse of our day there!

Read on!

Exploring the Charente-Maritime Part 1: La Rochelle

Written by Diane. Posted in France, on life in France, travel

“Ohhh, wowwwww! Look at thatttt!” came out of my mouth no fewer than 10 times per day on our recent trip to the Charente-Maritime department of France. Our long weekend kicked off in La Rochelle, a coastal city about 470 km from Paris whose history is just as impressive as its modern-day approach to life.

la rochelle weekend trip france

Come along as I show you why La Rochelle deserves to be on your must-see list of places to visit in France!

Gift pick: Rewined candles & soaps

Written by Diane. Posted in on everything else, things we love

rewined review candles soaps

Some of the best gifts I’ve found for people have been from bloggers’ recommendations. I often learn about new-to-me products and services from the blogs I read — things like books, travel gifts, and even clothes. While recently in Saint-Emilion, I discovered Rewined candles at a gift shop after the wine-inspired label caught my eye.

Here’s why Rewined candles and soaps might just make a perfect gift for someone in your life!


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