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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Truly Romantic Home

A few eagle eyed readers recently asked me about this house:


It is featured in the current issue of Romantic Homes magazine.

They wondered if it was yours truly enjoying a beautiful May evening in France with Lorie and Rachel.

I still get giddy that I can reply “Yes, it was.”

Rachel is the blessed woman who owns this lovely home. She worked very, very hard to create such a blissful spot. What a wonderful Moroccan feast she created that night!


Rachel conducts bike tours around Europe and beyond. She does not advertise, as her tours are full by word of mouth referrals. You can contact Rachel at

As for myself and dear friend Andrea, who penned the article, we cannot wait to get back to our beloved France. Our April flea market and cooking tour of the Bourgogne (Burgundy) region is already full, but a few later summer dates are still available.


Want to come along and experience such magic?



Susan said...

That house is beautiful!!

cityfarmer said...

oh my heavenly days ... I was transported

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful!! How wonderful that you got to spend time there!!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

A talented group of women in a lovely location. Perhaps I will meet you at Andrea's house in France this coming summer?
Warm wishes

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing. I must run out and get my copy. I have subscribed just waiting..

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

OMG! Do you know, I saw that picture and thought, "Is that Laura?". I looked for your name in there and then thought, "Nah" and moved on. I can't believe it ~ I should have went with my gut!

Jill Elaine said...

Oh how I want to go to France! Someday... oh I pray I can go at some point! Must start that fund NOW! Along with the braces for kids fund, and the replace vehicle fund and... SIGH. Someday!!!!

Karena said...

Laura I am planning for the late summer early autumn trip!It will be such an experience.


Art by Karena

French said...

It sure is fun to see you in print sitting on Rachel's terrace, Laura! Can't be back soon enough; love it all~

The Boston Lady said...

What a lovely shot and yes, I would like to go, but will live vicariously through your account via your blog. Ann

Linda said...

Yes, please, I'd love to come along. ♥ You are just too fantastic! I can't believe all of your experiences.

Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day yesterday. I love to create a romantic home year round.
Linda :)

Auntie Em said...

I was admiring that pretty courtyard the new issue of Romantic Homes but now I will have to go back and reread this article. How exciting for you to not only have been there in the first place but to have the visit featured in such a lovely magazine!
I save all my Romantic Home and Victoria magazines and find they are so enjoyable to go back over and enjoy when I am having a blah day.

Northshore Prep said...

Want to come along and experience such magic....umm, heck yeah! Lovely!

Jen said...

What a wonderful and magical place! How exciting that you were able to enjoy it. =)

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Wow! That's a beautiful place. You look lovely sitting out there.
Just read your last post. I don't know what it's about but I do know a little about suffering and sorrow. My heart and prayers go out to you. May you feel new strength today.

openid said...


I know I've been having on going internet issues since mid January but how did I miss the tour schedules?
The home is enchanting and looks as though it was plucked right out of a fairy tale -- complete with The Duchess of Decor! :)


jeanette from everton terrace said...

I can't imagine many things more fun! Oh if I had a few extra pennies I would be there in a heartbeat. You look wonderful!

Mimi said...

I WILL BE IN FRANCE....mostly PARIS for 10 glorious days in APRIL!!!!
COULD it be.......I might bump into you?????
OH MY!!!!I would LOVE that!! A FRENCH BIKE tour...I MUST!!!!!OH we must talk!!!
big hugs,

Liz said...

Ha HA! I knew it! I was going to bring it to lunch and ask. :) I remembered that you were in that part of France and figured it was you. :)

You do get about, don't you! :)