13 March 2009

An Unapologetically Indulgent Easter Break

The same weekend that the rest of the world will celebrate Easter with eggs, bunnies and chocolate, we will be resurrecting our spirits prowling around the most incredible little village in the Luberon, L'isle sur la Sorgue, for the most delectable flea market and antiques show on the planet (after London and St. Ouen).

prowling the brocante to your heart's content

If you've had just about enough of dreariness and need to breathe new life into your life, this little French provencal village with its eponymous river (La Sorgue) running through it will enchant and refresh. Even the most jaded, world-weary broker, designer, dentist or philanthropist will exhale here.

First, there's the river. It soothes, gurgles and burbles its meandering way while you sit in the sunshine listening to its tales, enjoying un croissant at le cafe as you gather your energy for some serious visual stimulation.

the lovely, lazy Sorgue river

There will be 240 exhibitors with an incredible range of all things French, from period pieces, to antiquities, to mid-century finds, paintings, sculpture, lighting, fabrics, and architectural fragments, you will find it here. And these French dealers are all designers at heart, and display things in amazing juxtaposition, creating harmonious and chic vignettes to delight your view.

mid-20th century landscape of the Var I found at L'isle sur la Sorgue

If you find something you love, make an offer. These are the days to strike a bargain. It'll do your spirit good to buy something old and venerable. And then when your body needs nourishment, you can't miss with incredible Provencal cuisine on every corner.

It's time to resurrect your inner brocanteur!

I think that even the Risen Lord might understand, and I am quite sure Mary would.



Kit Golson Design

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1 comment:

  1. Hello Kit, can you give me an idea of how much a painting like that would cost? It's beautiful, I hope you bought it!


I would love to hear what you think! merci!


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