Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Feast for the Eyes, Giverny

After this.
We all need a lot of this.
When I was in Paris in October, my friend Kelly asked me what I would like to do. Without a moments hesitation I said, "Giverny". We spent the day surrounded by beauty, color, fragrance and light dazzled our senses. Now it's time to share that experience. To all my friends that have been stranded by winter storms, I offer you a feast for the eyes. Enjoy, you deserve it.

 Kelly and the quintessential Frenchman.
And of course nothing was complete with a delicious lunch. 

Pate served on country bread with salad dressed in vinaigrette.

All text and photographs are property of The Gypsy Chef.


  1. You are so right. With all the snow and more on the way... they flowers of Giverney are a gift, MERCI!!!!

  2. I would LOVE to one day visit..Your thumbnail on my followed blogs shows the snow pic:) I Not in Giverny!!

    What a difference n'est-ce-pas?

  3. Pam, your trip sounded amazing! Thanks for taking us along. :o) Hope you're having a wonderful day.
    Cheers, Kristy

  4. I had a book called Monet's table on Giverny and the meals that used to be prepared for the artist and his family, including the plates and silverware they used. it all felt so French, in its measured refinement (not ostentatious), in such "good taste", I will never forget that banana ice-cream which came wrapped in a towel. Funnily, I had that same dessert at la Brasserie Lipp in Paris (have you been there?)
    Love these photos, thanks for bringing beauty into my world.

  5. Your photos are wonderful, Pam. I visited Giverny in April and it was spectacular. Thanks for taking me back there for a few minutes.

  6. Beautiful flowers! Yes, we needed that little ray of brightness. Amusing to see a can of Coke rather than a glass of red wine with that lunch.

  7. I LOVED Giverny! I could have stayed there for days and days. Great photos!

  8. Oh these pics are warming me up as we sit here waiting for yet more snow...
    Spring will be here soon...right?
    Glad to see you back and posting!

  9. So beautiful! I'm glad to see you posting again, I missed it!

  10. Lovely photographs! I am so glad to see you back to blogging...missed you!

  11. I thought I had answered everyone, Ha the joys of technology!
    My pleasure. Are you enjoying our current snowstorm?
    Thought's of Giverny is getting me through this very snowy winter!
    My pleasure. Please post your snaps. I would love to see them.
    I think too much red wine the night before necessitated the need for Coke at lunch!
    I love Giverny also. Why I never made a visit before this I don't know.
    Hi Linda,
    I am hoping for spring. We just had another snow storm last night. With no sign of spring in sight, I think I'll just go skiing!
    Thanks, it feels good to be back!
    I've missed you too! So nice to be back.
    Happy New Year Everyone!

  12. Ha! You haven't answered everyone yet...

    Thanks for this garden tour. I needed a dose of sunshine and flowers.

    Hugs from rainy/snowy Belgium.