We share these testimonials with you not to pat ourselves on the back, but to reassure those of you who may be timid about taking the leap that others have done it and had a great time. Perhaps it's easiest to do it with a friend or, like some trips, line up six or seven friends and fill the trip with people you know. However, we have found with past trips that it can be equally rewarding to do it on your own and meet new people. Sometimes, the unlikeliest bonds happen over a long walk to a distant village or a glass (or two!) of wine on the terrace overlooking the Luberon. We'd like to make it easier for you and enjoyable for all.

So feel free to contact us and ask us any questions you may have. We hope that we'll be able to help you come up with your own trip of a lifetime.

"Hi girlfriends!...Bliss and more bliss being with each of you, hearing your stories and delighting in the serendipitous way our hours wove together under the magical air de Provence. I have tucked you each in a keepsake space in my soul and treasure the time spent reflecting on your unique selves. What fun we are going to have on our reunion trip(s)! Until then, I am drinking deeply from the trough of...memories. Bye for now." CR October 2018

"Yes, my thoughts and a special part of my heart linger with you all and cherish the adventure...we shared!! Linda, thank you for bringing the beauty of Provence to life for us and providing a space where magic could happen!" JR October 2018

"Assuming everyone got home safely last night...just wanted to say thank you ladies, for being part of an incredibly precious week of bonding, exploring, sharing, growing, motivating and delicious!...I’ve come home tired but oh so inspired to create, tweak, and refresh more than my home, but my life!! You all have done that for me this past week! Thank you, LINDA, for leading our pack so graciously and lovingly! We are all bonded together now and let’s keep in touch! Merci! Merci!" DM October 2018

"Memories for a lifetime. Thank you Allison, Linda and the rest of the PIPs gang! A bientot!" DD October 2018

"Allison, thank you all for all of your gifts and sharing of wisdom. I love reading your text and emails. They are quite inspiring." LQ October 2018

"I woke up this morning and none of you were in my kitchen to share coffee and conversation! Although my husband said he could be the croissant fairy at our home (we have a french bakery down the street) in all honesty - this trip was, like J said, exceedingly, abundantly above expectations. I knew I would experience Paris and Provence in beautifully memorable ways - each day was delightful in every way but the added gift of wonderful friends was a bonus that i will cherish forever. Each of you offered me a lens of life that allowed me to experience each day in a new way. Thank you. I hope that we will all be able to gather again to share more memories. I am so grateful for each of you and for this wonderful trip. thank you Linda for the care you had for each of us and the schedule planned each day to allow us to experience it fully." AF October 2018

"Such wonderful memories! I laugh every time I (think about them)! Thanks to Allison Chambers and Linda Linda Linda for the wonderful leadership. I am still amazed when I think about how 9 women, with relatively strong personalities, coexisted under one roof so beautifully. No drama, no competition, no complaints, just purely enjoying life to the fullest every single day! I do believe that that is rare, and your leadership and gentle spirit were instrumental in achieving it! Thank you again, I will cherish these memories forever!" MK October 2018

"Oui Oui Oui!!! Let’s go back! Mi Mi git to moving there! Ha! Seriously, the memories are priceless!" SF October 2018

"This beautiful Sunday afternoon reminds me of the blue skies of Provence… what a magical time we had there! I wanted to thank you all for being such a fabulous group and for making my memories so incredibly special. I think we all learned so much about art, friendship and ourselves all while enjoying the magic of Provence and making lifelong friends!" AC October 2018

"A huge thank you to Linda and Mackenzie for leading our little group on such a wonderful trip. I can’t think of a thing I would change. Everything was seamless, the pacing perfect and the itinerary a nice balance of food, art, culture, site seeing and shopping. Christophe provides a wealth of information, got us to so many places efficiently, comfortably and with patience and humor. The group was interesting, funny, kind, considerate and punctual. I loved the dinners at home (oh my… what a home) in the evening. Les Murets is beautiful.

Thanks to Ann and Meg for sending out the e-mail toward the end of April regarding a few spots left on the trip - it was the perfect nudge for me.

It was fun to be part of cute, young Mackenzie’s maiden voyage as group leader - she did a great job. Linda is tons of fun to be around and lights up the room. She has so many great tips on where to go and what to do and makes you feel like she is doing it all for the first time. Thank you so much - I was one happy camper and did not want the trip to end." KD May 2018

"My daughter and I were part of the March 2018 Buying Trip…..it absolutely exceeded our expectations in every way! Every detail had been thoughtfully determined, our accommodations through Paris Perfect were fantastic and our guides were unbelievable! They kept us organized, on time, they negotiated for us and advised us regarding items we were interested in. Our entire group of travelers was delightful! We had a wonderful time celebrating our fabulous finds and enjoying all of our time together. I would definitely do this trip again! Being able to shop at these markets, some open only to the trade, with the fabulous ladies from Huff Harrington-it was a dream trip!" MC March 2018

"Truly loved the trip and appreciate all you do." AM March 2018

"It was such an amazing trip and I am thrilled about my treasures! I hope to do another one in the future." LL March 2018

"Thanks for having me!!! What a treat to be with these amazing guides who know all the ins and outs of Paris!!! And a fabulous group...! Merci Beaucoup!!!" EF March 2018

"I had a fabulous time and can’t wait to go back." CM March 2018

"I'm so pleased with everything I bought. My designer loves everything, especially the chair from Jean-Luc. I am in love with it!" LN, March 2018

"We LOVED the trip so much and are still taking about it every day, what a dream! I loved getting to know you two also and hope we can see each other more!” MM, October 2017

“Your paintings "sing" and so do your words! I had such a wonderful time with all the ladies. It was a magical and healing experience for me....as you said, I am still feeling "embraced by Provence". Love you and hope to see you soon.” S, October 2017

“I am so blessed to have these lovely memories! What a treat to be able to share the time with such a grand group of ladies!” S, October 2017

“What a beautiful...magical journey as artists! Let's hold those sunlit days in our hearts always.” SM, October 2017

“Dear Linda- What an amazing trip you created for us at les Murets I will always remember with Joy! Thank you so much for making it so special for our entire group and all the effort you put into every detail! It was great getting to know you better and I keep reliving it all in photos.”LF, October 2017

“Thank you for a wonderful experience on our trip to Paris! Your guidance and thoughtful planning made the entire experience both memorable and seamless. It was truly one of my favorite travel experiences ever. I cannot wait to do it again.” PC, October 2017

“Au revoir to the amazing Huff ladies! What a treat it was to meet all of you. We accomplished so much. I told my husband I feel like I just took to a mini crash course on French Antiques! All of you were so wonderful to help us in so many ways. Never could we have maneuvered the city, the restaurants, the subways, the markets, etc. without you!” SP, March 2017

“It was a lovely trip, I met so many amazing women. I so enjoyed learning how to maneuver the markets and I have always loved the French culture and people. Thank you for your professional lessons of etiquette and business practices in France. They were invaluable and made the buying experience easy with no regrets. We are all so very excited to see the bigs and smalls arrive and find their place in our homes. But most of all to pass on to our families the stories of where and how these objects were acquired.” LDR, March 2017

"On the way home & we miss you already!!! Thanks for another great dinner and so many laughs. Our trip with you was the bees knees especially hanging out with Catherine Deneuve @ Vanves!" E, P &E, March 2015

"Wanted to thank both of you for giving me the opportunity to experience Paris in a whole new way. The apartment was fabulous, the food and wine divine, and the shopping was spectacular. Thank you also for the attention to every detail. I want to go back! Hope to see you all soon." PM, March 2015

"Hi Allison and Linda: I would like to thanks you both for the wonderful week I had in les Murets, Provence!  Allison, thanks for taking us to paint at your favorites places in Provence, it was wonderful! Also, thanks for your time, dedication and patience with us - a very opinionated group of ladies-. You always listen, help and answer questions when we are lost in our paintings and that is what good teachers do!  Linda, the minute I saw you I knew you where the real deal! You are a great hostess! Everything in our accommodations, Les Muret - like Allison told me - was full of perfection! The way you handled situations and changes with our group was incredible. Between you and Christophe -our driver, guide and more- made this trip magical. He was always on time, taking care of every single detail and taking us to spectacular restaurants for lunch. Everything was out of this world and full of a new appreciation for Provence!  Thanks you both for this wonderful experience I will never forget!" - HS October 2019

"Ann, Meg and Linda: Thank you again for another fabulous shopping trip. Such such fun. We sure appreciate all your help and patience." S&L, March, 2015 (Editor's note: We were thrilled to have them back for a second trip!)

"What a fabulous trip. The food, the sights, the friendship, the fun! This will always be a very special memory for me." GT, September 2013

Meg and Ann, thanks so much for the fantastic trip! SP, September 2013

How lucky were we to be the beneficiary of so much hospitality, love, time and talent that you and Meg bestowed upon our group for these past eleven days?! BI, September 2013

Our HH/France adventure was truly everything that we could have all hoped for and much much more!! The homes in both Paris and Provence were welcoming and charming and provided the perfect lodging for our group. Every single one of the countless details that went into the planning and execution of each and every perfect day truly made for an unforgettable experience! BI, September 2013

Everything was just perfect and I will cherish this trip for a lifetime. DB, September 2013

The experience is one that I will remember and treasure my whole life. Meg and Ann provided the most perfectly planned and executed agenda, the accommodations were superb and the food and wine were spectacular. GT, September 2013

Meg and Ann, thanks very much for your brilliant organizational prowess and unflagging charm...the trip was a resounding success! SP, September2013

“Many thanks for the warmest hospitality. What a fantastic week!” SS, July 2012

“You are an exemplary hostess... full of life, love, and laughter.” DS, July 2012

“What a fabulous week. Thanks so much for making our stay in Provence so very special. It was a pleasure getting to know you and a joy to be in your home.” SC, July 2012

“Pure joy and delight! And a 'most happy heart.'” ME, July 2012

“Our time at Les Murets was pure magic. Your home is the perfect setting for a warm and gracious respite.” AC, July 2012

“Thank you so much for opening your gorgeous home to the 'painters.' We have had a magical time this week and it has truly been a dream trip.” CG, July 2012

“We had a perfect week at Les Murets. Thank you and Nancy (Franke) for such a wonderfully planned trip. Your home here is beautiful.” SL, July 2012

“This week has been truly the best ever. It was truly so wonderful being with you and getting better acquainted. The beautiful spirit you have created lives at Les Murets even after you have left. The memory of sitting on the beautiful patio just taking in the beauty will last a lifetime. I am so envious of your next guests!” JD, July 2012

“The trip of a lifetime. New and wonderful friends! Linda was a saint and the most amazing leader. We all love her.” SP, September 2012

“My expectations were high already, but were well exceeded by the Paris and Provence trip. This week could not have been more perfect.” JD, September 2012

“Three years ago, I could not believe my journey to Provence. It was my trip of a lifetime. Three years later, I have once again experienced an incredible journey including Paris and Provence. As always, you have a gift that is beyond measure and exceeds expectations." Dale, September 2012

“I knew this trip would be incredible, but WOW! My expectations have been exceeded by leaps and bounds. I am so very grateful to Ann and the wonderful Linda for sharing your knowledge and guidance.” HB, September 2012, Atlanta (Editor’s note: We’re so excited that she has signed up for another year in 2014!)

“Wonderful, wonderful memories. My lifetime dream came true. Thanks to our special Linda.” WB, September 2010

"It was an amazing trip - thanks for making everything more than perfect." KG, October 2010

"Great trip! Great memories! I was so sad to leave." VJ, October 2010

"It was the trip of a lifetime!" LJ, October 2010

"I can't stop talking about my amazing time with all of you! Thank you for helping create one of the best vacations I have ever had! I don't want that delightful euphoria to wear off." MS, October 2010

"C'etait absolument parfait. Merci mille fois pour tout. Memories!" CM, September 2010

"A magical week! Every day a surpise, an adventure, and a happy memory. Thinking of Les Murets will always bring a smile. Thank you for making it happen." JM, September 2010

"Loved, loved, loved the week! Y'all did the best job - great food - great places - great house! No stone unturned!" DH, September 2010

"The trip of a lifetime - no rock was left unturned! A glorious home - beautiful country! Thank you, thank you, thank you." PL, September, 2010

"Les Murets is right out of a magazine and so comfortable. Every detail from waking (breakfast) through dinner on the terrace is impeccably planned and executed. You were the most charming hosts and friends. Cannot thank you enough for a perfect week." SB, September 2010

"There are no words! I will smile every time I think of this extraordinary week. Every detail was unbelievably wonderful. Merci from the bottom of my coeur." AG, September 2010

"Visiting your lovely home, tasting your marvelous food, and experiencing your wonderful hospitality has been the best. Thank you for everything. I will always keep these memories close." T, May 2010

"Your villa is exquisite and so well decorated. You have inspired me to find my own piece of paradise in Provence - hopefully near Les Murets." AF, June 2010

"My very first trip overseas was exceptional because of you, the ladies, and all of the wonderful French hospitality. I loved the beautiful house we were blessed to stay in. I loved the wonderful scenery that improved with every village and hillside. I am bringing home with me more fabulous memories than I can count." K, June 2010

"Thank you for the most marvelous week. This was the first time ever that I did not have to preplan a vacation. Your selection of villages, towns, markets, and restaurants was exceptional. It was very evident how passionate you are about this beautiful country and culture. Your grace and sense of humor made every day another adventure. I hope to come back and be exposed to another fabulous week in the near future." SF, June, 2010

"No words can describe how wonderful this trip was, and especially due to your warmth and hospitality. Thank you for a most memorable vacation. Looking forward to our return trip!" Cheryl, June 2010

"This has been the trip of a lifetime and a dream come true. The enthusiasm and exuberance with which you shared your knowledge of Provence was contagious! Thank you for memories and experiences that will be treasured forever." LG, June 2010

"A week of many superb experiences, good food, fun shopping, and enjoying friends. I have learned a new way of life, one of lingering lunches, laughter, and a sense of timelessnes. I hope to come again and share this experience with those who are important to me. With hopes to do this again." DB, June 2010

"Thank you for a trip of a lifetime. Each day was a joy, an experience, and everything I had hoped. No one should miss such a wonderful trip at such a beautiful home as Les Murets. Merci." Dale, September 2009

"Thank you for coordinating this trip of a lifetime. I will take many wonderful memories of sights seen, foods tasted, and wines sampled back with me. Despite our hectic shopping schedule, I feel invigorated, renewed and refreshed." SB, May 2010

"Your stunning home was a perfect setting for our storybook week in Provence. I will remember our glamourous lunches, tours of quaint villages, shop til we drops, your beautiful language, our 'wine' dinners, and even doing the laundry!" C, June 2009

"If I can't spend a year in Provence, a week will have to do. You have the perfect spot - so beautiful. You and Meg are a wonderful team. I hope my first visit won't be my last." BB, June 2009

"A wonderfully comfortable and informative week. Provence is such a gorgeous place. Your home is perfect and loved dining on the terrace. Great meeting you and Meg." K, June 2009

"What a wonderful and relaxing vacation! You live in a paradise. Thanks for a fantastic week of friendships and exploring." D and M, June 2009

"I just wanted to drop you a quick note and tell you how much I enjoyed my trip! You were such a wonderful hostess! Everything was planned out so nicely, the painting with Allison was great & Christophe was a great tour guide! The three of you worked it seamlessly. Les Murets is beautiful, my accommodations could not have been better! " DG October 2019