The image used on the cover of My French Life
Vicki, living the French life
It was so exciting to learn Vicki Archer had started a blog - French Essence. After all, this is the woman who so beautifully (thanks in part to the dreamy photos of Carla Coulson) shared her dream life in the form of the book My French Life. Yes, Vicki is living the ultimate dream. Almost 10 years ago she and her husband bought a 17th century property in Provence. After three years of restoration, which included planting an olive grove, she penned the book. Even looking through it again as I write this post, it makes me sigh. Ah, the French know how to celebrate the beauty of life.
What five words best describe you? Creative, engaged, loyal, conscientious and energetic.
What's your proudest achievement? A long and happy marriage.
Who inspires you? My children as do photographers, writers and artists.
What are you passionate about? I am passionate about living in Europe, continuing to create my home in France, my olives and anything involving fashion or interiors.
What's the best lesson you've learnt? How to deal with teenagers!
If you could meet one person, living or dead, who would it be? I would like to meet Augustus Caesar, the Roman Emperor - I am fascinated by all things Roman since moving to southern France.
What are you excited about? Coming home to Sydney for three weeks in October; I am excited about the November olive harvest in France and I am excited about Christmas with my family.
What are you reading? Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman. I saw the movie, loved it and couldn’t wait to read the book.
Images courtesy of Vicki Archer and Carla Coulson