Just back from a wonderful trip to the south of France. Stayed at some great places – would particularly recommend Villa St. Maxime just outside the walls of Saint Paul de Vence and a very special place in Vence (suggested to us by Ann at Villa St. Maxime), La Maison du Frêne. Both were superb – but different. The hosts are both (Ann and John at VSM; Thierry, Guy and Antoine at LMDF) were all really friendly and helpful.
It was hot in France – but we came back to steaming temps in the San Francisco Bay Area yesterday. Our outside thermometer read 110 degrees late yesterday afternoon – the I’ve highest ever seen! We’re supposed to cook again today before getting a hoped for break from the heat tomorrow.