Not Done with FRANCE!

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I traveled with some interesting women on my recent trip to FRANCE!It was a small group but an interesting group!Always fun to see what other people will BUY!I think I mentioned in an earlier post my plan was to buy ZERO……..NOTHING!Just take in the BEAUTY.Well, that idea went out the door at the very first STOP!I did some damage then PAID for it with over weight at the airline counter.IT WAS WORTH IT………YOU KNOW it was FRENCH STUFF!

One of the ladies and they will all remain nameless ;well her MOTHER lives next door to SISSINGHURST right NOW!I am fascinated with these gardens at the moment and the grounds and the woman behind the gardens here.I must get my Body to England sooner then later.I must be able to walk and take in all the BEAUTY there…………..

Another traveling companion who’s FATHER worked in ALGERIA for an oil company but his REAL JOB was for the OSS.Pre CIA.Well,she was born in BORDEAUX  en~route to PARIS……….the town has the BIRTH CERTIFICATE in an old leather book with a lovely note hand written by her FATHER in his script!Imagine finding that after all these years!

Another Beautiful woman has met the QUEEN of ENGLAND on numerous occasions……………She has been invited to festivities where a TIARA was OPTIONAL on the invite!No wonder her grace and manners were outstanding!I knew I liked her IMMEDIATELY.

A woman from the SUNSHINE STATE had a photo shoot with CARLA COULSON the SUNDAY I arrived……in fact,Carla and I were to meet for an aperitif but unfortunately FOR ME she had to cancel due to a work opportunity.What a small world!This same woman has a daughter who is living in NEW YORK who had the opportunity to work with BEYONCE.

Our lovely TOUR GUIDE has lived in INDIA and has the accent and the head WADDLE down perfectly!!!That was a TREAT to hear and see!!Just a side note!She is a VERY TALENTED WOMAN!

Another GORGEOUS woman got a DIVORCE over this TRIP!I guess this trip was the final straw in HER book………Between February and October she SOLD her house,moved to a new place and completed a 28 year marriage!FRANCE is a powerful place………………..

The year is coming to an end.I have to say this was the fastest year of my LIFE.

ALOT of good has happened to me.

The WORLD………good grief.One horror after another………

MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL of YOU my DEAR DEAR READERS…………..

A photo of OUR TREE this year………..I am PLEASED.The Italian husband did the lights and MY BOYS did the ornaments!I just DIRECTED…………it warmed my heart to watch the MEN at WORK!

I wish YOU all HAPPY HAPPY HOLIDAYS……………….XO………..CONTESSA.

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