BOXWOOD BEAD CURTAINS

What beautiful craftsmanship! One sees these ‘rideaux’ (curtains) in doorways all over Provence. The true boxwood bead curtain is made from ‘box’, a very dense wood with beautiful grain patterns. From forest to bead is a long process. It takes almost 30 years for a box to have the 8-10 cm trunk necessary for harvest. Then…

LYON….

What a great way to begin my sojourn in France! In LYON…a city with its very own traditions……the city known for its traboules, the Guignol puppet character and many culinary specialties. I was in heaven! The visit began where Lyon began as a Gallo-Roman settlement known as Lugdunum. It sits at the top of Lyon…