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When the Air France invite to the Gerard Bertrand harvest celebration in Narbonne arrived, my eyes glazed over a little…  for France, you see, is my probably my most favourite country in the whole wide world and being whisked away for a weekend there with one of my very best friends was almost too good to be true.  It was only post fashion week, during that one single day I spent at home in Glasgow, unpacking and repacking and when the dress code popped up, that I really put two and two together…  we were going to actually harvest grapes.  And then the Keds went in the case.

You see, fly with Air France and you can enjoy a glass of Gerard Bertrand wine – from the flights to the lounge during our Paris stopover (where we snuck in some Laduree macarons to enjoy with the wine obviously), this trip was a dream.  So Kelly and I were absolutely immersed in the world of those wines for 48 hours, from picking ripe grapes off the vines in the French sunshine, tasting one day young wine right up to thirty years old (my word, honestly, taste buds having a party… for both.  We don’t profess to be connoisseurs and that one day old wine was sooooo sweet and that thirty year old wine was just everything, so smooth and sweet and literally full of love).  We wandered through the estate of Chateau L’Hospitalet with all its rustic, magical French charm, I ate my bodyweight in cheese and figs and came home with a true appreciation of fine wines…

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With thanks to Air France for such a wonderful trip and Kelly for the photos.

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  1. 11 Oct / 6:21 pm

    What an amazing experience that would be! It sounds like such a lovely trip and looks like the weather was perfect! 🙂

    Really like your gingham skirt too.

    Hope you’re having a wonderful week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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