exploring lourmarin

Thanks to a great tip from Jean-Claude (our AirBnB host‘s husband), we decided to start our second day at the popular Lourmarin market! This market happens every Friday morning and features everything from gourmet foods and produce to adorable market totes and jewelry. We picked up fresh cherries, a baguette and goat cheese to snack on later after a full day of exploring! In addition to perusing the various vendors in this must-see market, we wandered the many beautiful side streets of this charming village.

After a couple of hours, we decided to grab lunch at a small spot called Nonni just a short walk away from the main square. I’m not a huge fan of crowds, so this was a nice reprieve from the many people in town visiting the market like us! We both ordered the Italian salad and a split a half bottle of rose – it was such a refreshing, tasty meal. I actually tried to recreate the salad last week when I was back home! While not identical, I must admit it was delicious. The salad contained prosciutto, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, parmesan, and pesto. Yum! You can scroll down to see a picture of my salad…

Because I knew I’d be filling up on baguettes and other French favorites on this trip, I decided to wear one of my more unforgiving outfits on day two. I’m not usually one to show my midriff, but I love how this set reveals just the tiniest hint of skin. This space draws attention to the waist, lending a flattering look! It was really comfortable all day. Definitely will wear again and again this summer! For sizing, I’m wearing a size 4 in the top and skirt.


I also debuted my new bucket bag I found at Market in Highland Park Village right before my trip! It’s by the brand Poolside, and features the most darling daisy embroidery overlay on the wicker. It features an optional crossbody strap and two round top handles, as well as a drawstring top to keep everything where it should be (and protected from would-be pick-pocketers). Such a cute piece!!!

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exploring aix-en-provence

After our morning and lunch in Lourmarin, we decided to make the drive down to Aix-En-Provence. I didn’t take a ton of photos here just because it’s more of a city vibe – I prefer the feel of a smaller village scene! Aix-En-Provence is a great place for shopping, both with local labels and international brands alike. A few favorites we popped in included Sezane (clothing), Panier Des Sans (bath products), Rose et Marius (candles), and Soeur (clothing)! There are also a ton of popular restaurants in this busy town, so if you’re in the area and looking for a meal definitely check out what’s going on here. While I’m glad I saw Aix-En-Provence for myself, if I had to cut a few places from my list due to time, this would have been one of them.

PS: my official Provence guide is LIVE! Click here for all of my recs from our recent trip. If you’re looking for guides to other cities, click here to go to the Travel Guides landing page and then choose your destination! Stay tuned for my guide to the Cote d’Azur region…


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