These past few months have been a whirlwind and I haven’t found the time to share my recent travels (Seville, Lisbon, England) – but consider my hiatus over! This past weekend I visited the region of la Loire, which is two hours southwest of Paris. I joined some friends at a beautiful home where we indulged in local foods and wine amongst good company. Despite it pouring all weekend, we still managed to find just enough sunshine to enjoy some croquet (accompanied by rosé of course) and a bike ride to the nearby Chateau de Gizeux. Considering the region has over 300 chateaux (and numerous wine tours), it’s safe to say I’ll be returning in the near future.