Honeymoon Day 2 – Provence Pt.1

Honeymoon Day 2 – Provence Pt.1


June 19, 2018

If you haven’t already read honeymoon day 1, go here and do that before you continue with this one. Also, if you’re following along via VLOG, I’ve uploaded another one here to get you up to speed! The last thing you would’ve read was that we arrived in Provence, drank lots of red wine, and fell asleep. Standard.

The next day we woke up and began our explorations of Provence! First up was Gordes, the town we were staying in (at La Bastide de Gordes).

honeymoon day 2 - provence
honeymoon day 2 - provence

honeymoon day 2 - provence

We got dressed and popped to the town for breakfast and some shopping – duh.

honeymoon day 2 - provence
honeymoon day 2 - gordes

I bought two hats at this stand where the owner proceeded to have long and detailed conversations with us in French assuming we were totally locals.  We did, however, manage to pick up on one thing: the straw hat was called a canotier and was most associated with the style of Maurice Chevalier who is like a French Fred Astaire.

honeymoon day 2 - gordes

We wandered around some more and I learned that wedges were maybe not the best idea for cobbled streets, but, damn these shoes are still so comfy!

honeymoon day 2 - gordes
honeymoon day 2 - gordes

How picturesque is this place?

honeymoon day 2 - gordes

I matched the shutters so we had to snap a few pics!

honeymoon day 2 - gordes
honeymoon day 2 - gordes

Outfit Details:

Jean jacket (thrifted – but similar here)

Reformation Dress (thrifted and sold out on Reformation’s website – sorry!)

Etsy Bag (similar here)

Nisolo Wedges

honeymoon day 2 - gordes

The shopping continued…

honeymoon day 2 - gordes
honeymoon day 2 - gordes

I spoke to the designer of the dresses in the shop and loved chatting with her so much that I bought three dresses! Oops! Her dresses are all so unique and I found it irresistible to support a local artist after the heartfelt conversations we had. Their store doesn’t have much online, but she gave me her business card and her website is www.brindete.com so, go check them out!

honeymoon day 2 - gordes

“The dress only costs this much?!?!”

honeymoon day 2 - gordes
honeymoon day 2 - gordes
honeymoon day 2 - gordes
honeymoon day 2 - gordes

I was so in love with my purchases that I immediately changed outfits – anyone else do this?!

honeymoon day 2 - apt

Outfit Details:

Hat (similar here)

Dress

Nisolo Wedges

Bag (similar here)

honeymoon day 2 - apt

My toes were covered in plasters from dancing the night away in my wedding shoes! The shoes were dead comfy, I just couldn’t stop dancing!

honeymoon day 2 - aptWe then headed to Apt in search of lavender fields, but were disappointed to find out that it wasn’t in season.

honeymoon day 2 - apt
honeymoon day 2 - Apt

Exploring Apt was delightful nonetheless!

honeymoon day 2 - apt

honeymoon day 2 - apt
honeymoon day 2 - apt

I couldn’t resist buying some fresh lavender soap!

honeymoon day 2 - apt

honeymoon day 2 - apt
honeymoon day 2 - apt

honeymoon day 2 - apt

After Apt we visited Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt which was a beautifully deserted little town tucked away with a gorgeous view of Provence.

honeymoon day 2 - St. Saturnin les Apt
honeymoon day 2 - St. Saturnin les Apt

Ummm hello! Who is this handsome man?! (Btw his shirt is Everlane and one my all time favourites!)

honeymoon day 2 - St. Saturnin les Apt

honeymoon day 2 - St. Saturnin les Apt
honeymoon day 2 - St. Saturnin les Apt

honeymoon day 2 - St. Saturnin les Apt

honeymoon day 2 - St. Saturnin les Apt
honeymoon day 2 - St. Saturnin les Apt

Feeling completely satisfied with our wanderings around this magical place, we retired back to our hotel for dinner (I told you it was so good there!). The next day was by far my absolute favourite day of the honeymoon! Stay tuned for Part II of Provence up next!

Love,

Saffy

xxx

1 Comment

  • Charlotte
    June 19, 2018

    I’m loving all the dresses, especially the flowery one, SO stylish and French 🇫🇷

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