France is open and we are beyond thrilled. Ann was able to spend a good amount of time there earlier this summer working on our French (and other!) design projects and I zipped over to shop a container with her. Linda, from the gallery, also popped over for a week of R & R and just got back, raving about it all.
The consensus: it was heavenly to be back in that beautiful country - everyone was happy, full of joie de vivre and not one moment disappointed.
So...after quite the hiatus, we're re-introducing a couple trips this fall. We have a few openings left for two trips - and we'd love you to join us:
Buying trip to Paris, September 29th to October 5th: if you're a designer with projects needs or if you're simply someone who loves and appreciates beautiful antiques and patina galore, this trip is for you.
We spend a full time shopping one of our favorite antique fairs, located right outside Paris: imagine charming white tents filled to the brim with goodies, rows of restaurants offering tantalizing lunches for the shop-weary and yes, even a champagne bar that's always on our agenda at the end of the day.
Then we hit the famed Paris Puces, the flea market that has been known to make even the most jaded antiques shopper weep with delight. We know the Puces like the back of our hands and we guide you through its many mazes, alleys, stalls and stands. We know the vendors and who's got what treasures.
Our job is not just as a tour guide but also as your interpreter, your negotiator and your manager of all things logistical and shipping. Our trusty shipper takes care of collecting, packing and sending the loot back home to Atlanta.
And in between all that shopping, scouring and sourcing, we are wining and dining you at sweet neighborhood bistros and restaurants. Accommodations are either in a chic Seventh Arrondisement apartment (okay, we'll throw in a dazzling view of the Eiffel Tower) or a boutique hotel.
Paris and Provence, September 27th to October 5th: If shopping antiques is not on your agenda, eight lovely nights and days of Paris and Provence might just be up your alley.
This is a perfect trip to take with a dear girlfriend, sister, daughters or mother. We spend a fast-paced three nights in Paris, taking in all the sights, meals and wine and then we whizz you down to Provence for another five nights of pure Provencal magic.
Our driver takes excellent care of us and our catering chefs feast us at night with locally sourced produce and regional specialities.
Home base is the beautiful Les Murets, a sprawling farmhouse of seven acres, pool, tennis courts and plenty of bedrooms to house our guests.
The terrace at Les Murets (courtesy of Simpson Travel)
We spend our days leisurely perusing the lively little markets that dot the countryside, visiting museums and local sights - and of course, tasting our way through Provence. We explore centuries-old villages and even spend a day by the sea.
The allure of travel is hard to ignore - and haven't we all missed it so much? We, for one, are thrilled to pieces that the world is (cautiously) opening back up.
We'd love to have you join us, so give us a buzz at the gallery (404.257.0511) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about trips to France.
(Of course, we're keeping our eyes and ears open to monitor the latest in travel precautions and, because we're sharing accommodations, all Huff Harrington guests need to be vaccinated.)