Guest Picks: Late Summer in France
When I think of a summer in the south of France, I imagine big family dinners around rustic tables with a lot of delicious, fresh, colorful food and good wine. And lately, I seem to prefer the dinner table dynamic around circular tables.
I'm over fancy, fragile wineglasses. Maybe there's some science behind how the wine interacts with the oxygen in them, but I'd prefer to drink wine out of a sturdy water goblet like this one any day.
I can't believe how a simple kitchen dish towel can evoke the spirit of a season and a country so much.
I have a collection of Napoleon bee glasses, but this water glass is on my wish list for Christmas.
I love the color of this vintage yogurt bottle. What a perfect addition to the breakfast table.
I've recently rekindled my love of cooking, I have also rediscovered the need for a good apron (that doesn't make me feel like a fool in case someone snaps a photo). This chef's apron is perfect.
You can never have too many pretty dish towels, as I've recently learned.
I have an ongoing love affair with anything and everything involving olive oil. So I really do need some of this soap from Marseille.
I bought this market bag for my mother a few years ago, and she uses it to store all of her Côté Sud magazines.
I love the pretty, intricate patterns on these hot pads. They're both functional and decorative.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to invest in a Le Creuset (or really any good cast iron) pot. Food simply tastes better when cooked in them.
This weekend, in keeping with my dream of a French vacation, I cooked up a feast of mussels, steak and fries and ended it with chocolate pot de crème in these white ramekins.
This pretty marble cheese board is a necessity, trust me.
I'm kind of nuts for this wine barrel chandelier. It's so simple but so elegant.
I think these vintage canning jars are so charming. They would make sweet vases for wildflowers.
My entire extended family (and my husband's) uses one of these little pots to heat milk for coffee.
I never thought I'd actually want to hand wash my dishes, but this rack kind of changes my worldview.
I don't even like madeleines that much, but I want this mold in my kitchen!
These vintage aperitif glasses would be so sweet with a sprig of fresh jasmine in each!
I've been doing a lot of seeding for my fall and winter garden lately, but I really would prefer the process if I could use these vintage clay pots.Next: So Your Style Is: French Country