Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Wine and whine
Arles Lucy and I have taught together for quite a few years. She is our art teacher. She is a Southern girl, like me. She is from Virginia, I am from North Carolina. After I came back from my two week stay in Arles in 2005, I talked about it constantly and was even asked to tell the middle school faculty about my trip. Since I received summer grant money to go to walk in Van Gogh's footsteps and take cooking lessons, they had to put up with my iPhoto slideshow at a faculty meeting. She got the idea that maybe I should take adults on a trip to Provence. I decided to offer the trip through our Academy Nights program, we found our traveling buddies and off we went in the summer of 2006. Here we are with Gordes in the background.
But Arles Lucy holds a very special place in my heart. She and I have been roommates on our trips. She is my confidante and a true friend. There is a very good chance that she will not like the photos that I am going to post of her, but I am willing to take that chance (and hope that she is really busy the next few days and she won't have time to look at the blog!).
Here she is at Giverny-- we took a day trip there and packed a picnic with us. It was a perfect day. She was even asked to photograph a proposal.
We had lots of picnics in Provence with Chef Érick during our cooking week in Arles.
Florame in St. Rémy de Provence.
La Table d'Amis de Jacques Maximin.
Here's to many more Wine and Whine afternoons, Arles Lucy!
She doesn't like chèvre, but she always buys some just for me!