Posts tagged ‘champagne’

Early Winter in Essoyes

“I have always loved the beauty of lakes, oceans, forests. But it was not until I got to settle into life on our beautiful little patch of countryside that I was able to notice certain interesting and beautiful things in nature that I had never really noticed before, things that were not on the “macro” scale of sunsets and landscapes…”

Continue Reading December 12, 2016 at 7:37 pm Leave a comment

September in Essoyes…

It has not been an easy year for the vignerons in this area, whose year-round, painstaking, exacting work brings the world one of life’s greatest pleasures…champagne…

Continue Reading September 18, 2016 at 5:02 pm 2 comments

August in Essoyes

…some people leave to go to the South of France on vacation, and others come here to vacation, mostly from Paris, but also from Belgium and other places. You can tell the tourists from the townspeople (or the summer people) by the little maps they clutch in their hands as they walk the streets, following the trail of Renoir in Essoyes…

Continue Reading August 16, 2016 at 9:44 am Leave a comment

Springtime in Essoyes

…the vines on the surrounding hills are slowly beginning to turn green, and the forested hills, which were a kind of brownish gray in early spring, have already done so…

Continue Reading May 22, 2016 at 1:25 pm 1 comment

Q&A with “Anne de Champagne,” a French painter

“My job is to create a wave of happiness around me….” Interview with an Essoyenne painter in pursuit of a beautiful tradition…

Continue Reading December 18, 2015 at 2:07 pm 7 comments

My Lovely Little Village in the Heart of France

My little village in the heart of France offers a kind of peaceful and deeply satisfying daily life that is quite common in many little French villages–and hard to find many other places in the world. In Essoyes the connection between past, present and future is easier to feel, somehow–in the continuity of traditions as well as in the slow, inexorable change that is one of life’s constants.

Continue Reading June 24, 2011 at 7:54 pm 2 comments

Writing from the Heart in Essoyes

Fond memories of Writing from the Heart 2008…and anticipation of a new adventure in Essoyes!

Continue Reading April 14, 2009 at 7:15 pm Leave a comment

Essoyes, a wonderful little village in Champagne

…a perfect place to steal away and write from the heart…

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What is Writing from the Heart?

What does it really mean, to “write from the heart?” And how does one find the courage, or the stamina, to do so?…”Writing is not about grammar, it is about telling the truth,” says Nancy Slonim Aronie, in her wonderful book…

Continue Reading March 29, 2009 at 3:19 am 6 comments

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