Travel with Volange: La Provence

Follow me on a journey through Europe this season with our Spring/Summer Collection.

​In each capsule, I will take you with me to a different part of France or Europe, to places that I cherish and miss so much. It will be a great way to re-live some wonderful memories through my outfits as well as share with all of you some great holiday spots.

With a collection full of colours and poetic prints, through the eyes of fashion, we will visit old stone villages and odorant markets, whilst being charmed by its natural beauty and awed by all of the textures and colours.

When I see this collection, I see the perfect outfits to wander the Summer markets in this beautiful region. I see the colours, the personalities, the charm of stone corner buildings and sights of fields of poppies and sunflowers, even the lazy café under the shade of the platanes.

My go-to kit would be the Cami Emilie and Skirt Agathe to wander and frolic in throughout the day, and as the day gets chillier, the Cardi Slouchy popped on whilst I eat tapenade on toasts in a small local restaurant. 

France means shopping, especially when it's in the little cobbled streets of Aix en Provence, so hopping into Dress Gari and Bag Morgane with our slides tresse would be my go-to for my effortless and chic look for the day.

MY PROVENCAL COOKING TIP

And well, because we all just can't jump on a plane and get to la Provence right now, let me bring la Provence to you, not just through my new collection, but my favourite holiday recipe: La Tarte à la tomate (tomato tart for my Aussies):

You'll need:
- 1 Sheet of puff pastry
- 1 table spoon of Dijon mustard
- 1 cup of grated cheese (gruyere or cheddar)
- 3 tomatoes
- 1/2 tea spoon herbes de Provence (oregano)
Method: 
  1. Pre-heat oven 180 degres
    Lay the puff pastry in your oven proof tart dish
  2. Spread the mustard all over it
    Sprinkle grated cheese over mustard
  3. Slice tomatoes in thin slices and layer evenly
  4. Sprinkle with herbes de Provence
  5. Cook in hot oven for about 30-40mn on 180 degres.

 

    MY TRAVEL TIPS

    Provence is a land made for those who love great food, natural and historic beauty and beautiful fashion, so for all of you thinking about what to do once the borders open, here are my two favourite go-to spots if you truly want to discover this region...

    My top pick for families and couples: Domaine les petites vaines. Travelling with my own family, it was such a beautiful place to experience, and the French couple who owns it was so accommodating. Such amazing value and a real treat to experience with the children. 

    For those wanting to splurge in Luberon, then look no further than Les Airelles de Gordes. Gordes is such a magical city, I was blown away by its beauty when I stayed there for some drinks and dinner. It is a place that is definitely on my "go-back-to" list with my special someone - a real gem! 

    I hope you enjoyed travelling with me, shop my new Provence collection here.