Saturday, February 23, 2013

If You Can't Get to Bordeaux in the Spring...

...Find Bordeaux and Springtime Just a Subway Ride Away!

I'm getting to the point in the winter when my thoughts have turned to spring. I'm tired of heavy clothes and boots and gloves and my skin -- despite my best efforts -- is showing the signs of too much steam heat. I dream of being in the French countryside in the spring. Yes, I know it's not spring -- even in Bordeaux -- and if it was, a trip to France is not in the plans right now. 

But fate stepped in and I found an invitation to an event at the newly opened Caudalie boutique in Greenwich Village, just a few subway stops away. The event was a delight, and I enjoyed a facial, delicious tea and cakes and the opportunity to try the wonderful Caudalie products. I had the pleasure a decade ago to visit the vineyard in Bordeaux and it still stands out as one of my favorite vacations. A high point of my visit today was meeting the founders of the brand, Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas, who could not have been nicer. Outside was cold rain and inside was lovely and cozy. I didn't get any photos, but I will be back and promise some pictures. 

Whether it was my visit to the Caudalie boutique or I'm just feeling more energetic -- definitely the visit perked me up -- I did some walking in Greenwich Village after my appointment. In one of the grocery stores I found this floral display and felt I came upon springtime. 

 The roses were pretty, but the tulips caught my eye. 

Barring snow -- and it looks like it will just rain tomorrow -- I'm hoping for another New York adventure. I will be taking pictures to share. Please stop by tomorrow, I'll be posting a giveaway.

Wishes for a cozy evening!

20 comments:

Patty Sumner said...

Here's hoping your weekend is filled with the colors of Sunshine and Spring...Love the flowers...and yes, the tulips do catch your eye...Blessings!

Terra said...

Buttercup, my hopes are turning to spring too, and I planted some Tiger Lily yellow Asiatic lilies today, in anticipation. A trip to France and the wine country would be well in order, and buying some tulips sounds like a must to me also.

Mevely317 said...

Oh, but a trip to France sounds heavenly!
Well, that and a facial; which I've never indulged in ... yet.
So tickled to learn of your enJOYable afternoon!

Melinda said...

Sounds like a fun adventure.
The flowers are beautiful!


Enjoy!

M :)

Genskie said...

It's funny how you people on the other side of the world couldn't wait to have spring or summer.... in our case... we are excited for summer too but after realizing it's almost always summer in here lol we get tired of it...

Stephanie said...

Oh how lovely and a trip to France sounds amazing :) Beautiful flowers!

Hugs,
Stephanie

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

We all need a bit of Springtime right now. Winter is still hanging in there. The tulips are just beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Sheilagh said...

We are seeing tentative signs of spring here and I for one cannot wait for the daffodils, crocus and tulips and a little more sun in the sky and warmth in my bones..

Love n hugs

Sheilagh
xxx

Teacherfish said...

I wish it was spring!
I wish I was in France!
I wish the 7 trains were running on the weekends.
(sorry-forgot no complaining in Buttercup Land)
Have a great day

Theresa said...

Beautiful flowers, Spring is coming... It really is;). It feels like Spring here today! I will enjoy it, rain comes tomorrow. Have a blessed day dear friend, hugs.

Lauren Davenport said...

Lovely flowers. It was a lovely sunny day here in Scotland. I can feel spring is on the way.

Nellie said...

Those flowers certainly do give a huge hint that spring is on the way!

Ms Sparrow said...

I love that you enjoy your surroundings so much. Keep on telling us about the joys of New York!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It is so nice to get out and find places that bring us joy. We are in the Spring season here in Florida..pollen and all! But I'm not complaining...I love it! Sweet hugs!

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

Sounds absolutely perfect! :)

Lynda said...

With the snow and freezing temps, I can understand your longing for springtime. It was wonderful you got some "refreshing" today! It will help you make it through this next week.

Lorraine said...

What a special time you had in Greenwich Village and the springtime flowers in the grocery store are lovely as we anticipate spring.

TARYTERRE said...

That display definitely evoked springtime. LOVED seeing it on this cold night.

Karen said...

Beautiful flowers - I want to take them all home. I would be dreaming of France, too. xx

Suzy Handgraaf said...

I'm sooo ready for Spring! Love seeing the display of flowers.