What’s your picture of the ideal vintage treasure hunt? Mine is spending a week in Provence visiting my favorite vintage sources, finding jaw dropping prices, and enjoying delicious meals with a small group of like-minded friends, as we create a memorable adventure.
You are invited to join me for the 2011 Provence Vintage Buying Tour set for September 8 – 14, 2011.
We will stay in the picturesque town of Aix-en-Provence. Our charming hotel will be steps away from the lively Cours Mirabeau, a wonderful street lined with stately trees, fountains, bistros and fun shops. This beautiful town is brimming with gorgeous architecture along with modern amenities. Best of all is its welcoming and relaxing atmosphere.
Joining us as our tour guide will be Jill Mitchell of Le Trip, http://www.letrip.org/. Jill and I have worked together on previous trips, and she is an absolute joy to work with – fluent in French, an expert vintage shopper, knows where the best meals are to be found, and can even navigate a large van through a cozy flea market parking lot!
Jill will share some of her secret addresses with us as we explore areas in and around Aix. We’ll travel to other villages and towns to shop the vide greniers (community garage sales), brocantes (flea markets), consignment stores (similar to our thrift stores), and experience authentic vintage shopping with the locals. I guarantee you will find bargains and exceptionally reasonable prices.
Besides shopping, we’ll enjoy French culture as we participate in a cooking class in a splendid chateau. There will be free time to experience Aix on your own. And by the end of the week, you will feel comfortable exploring one of Aix’s outdoor markets with an amazing offering of vintage linens, French clothing, farm fresh food gifts, spices and handmade soaps – on your own, or with your new tour friends.
We are keeping this group small with only six places, so each of you gets plenty of attention. For more details about this trip of a lifetime, and how to register, please click the 2011 Provence Vintage Buying Tour page at the top right hand side of my blog. If you have questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for reserving your spot on this memorable tour is April 1, 2011.
I hope you can join us!