Not to be a fan and follower of Vicki Archer and her stunning blog, French Essence, is like missing out on one of the truly inspiring experiences in cyberspace. Her exquisite taste and stylishly sophisticated writing constantly prove that surrounding oneself with beauty is a foolproof formula for pleasure, calm and joy. Let's be frank, Vicki has the heart and soul of an artist. One sees it in everything she shares with us, from the homes she decorates to the clothes she loves.
(Oh, yes, Vicki's gorgeous book, French Essence -- please see my sidebar -- has pride of place on our coffee table.)
And why is that (?), the researchers wondered. It is because experiences are ours alone to savor and "re-live" thus extending the pleasure, a pleasure that is rarely equal to the possession of a material object.
Imagine then, the experience that Vicki is offering: priceless, unforgettable, unique.
This is what you do to enter to win, in Vicki's own words:
"I can think of no better way to encourage you to take that well deserved trip to France… to see the beauty I speak of, the places I love and to experience the ambience that is so much a part of Provence.
It is my absolute pleasure to invite you to enter this giveaway and it will be my delight to welcome the winner to Le Petit Bijou…
There are no conditions other than the week’s accommodation can be used only by the winner and/or the winner’s immediate family. The winner can reserve the week at any time during 2013/2014 subject to availability…
It’s very simple to enter this giveaway…
1. leave a comment here or reply by email expressing your interest
The more times you ‘share’ this giveaway on Facebook or on Twitter the more times your name will be entered to win… If you mention the giveaway on your blog… that’s an extra chance too… (make sure to let me know so I can enter your name more than once)
For further enquiries about Le Petit Bijou, please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck… and I can’t wait to announce the winner next Tuesday, the 8th October … … xo"