Take a quick vacay this Monday to the Loire Valley, France.
It’s hard to imagine that we were there just a month ago – sipping white wine, touring chateaus, playing cards, and taking in the breathtaking scenery.
It feels like a separate lifetime already.
These photos take me back, and I am so thankful for the memories.
Chateau Villandry, a short drive from where we were staying in Amboise.
Trying to pretend that it felt good sitting in 110 degree heat. Did we fool you?
Some photos from our absolutely charming house. I highly recommend staying at Anne’s home in Amboise : The Pavillon des Roses.
There is a 16th century cave built into the hill behind the house that their ancestors lived and made wine in. Truly amazing.
Our simple meal made from some Amboise farmer’s market finds. Everything was so fresh + delicious.
After dinner we sat on top of the hill above the house and watched the sun set. Enjoying some delicious Vouvray white wine. It’s sweet, crisp and refreshing.
The next day we drove out to Chateau Chambord, the second largest in the Loire Valley.
It is famous for its double helix staircase, supposedly designed by Da Vinci.
You can bet Aaron geeked out a little.
Be still my heart, France. I just love you.
If you still need another vacay, how about Burano, Italy?
AND I am excited to let you know I am releasing a limited amount of prints from our travels to Europe – and you can purchase them here!
Feel free to email me emily (at) gem-photo.com for more details.