Feb 10 2016

by Heidi Leon Monges

January Faves

My other half turned 40 at the beginning of the year. It was such a milestone for him (well, for us)  so we decided to organize a casual get together at our cabanon´s garage where we gathered his bff (from kindergarten to newest additions). Our friend Laurent made an absolutely delicious Paella, Sebastian played DJ, and Sylvain brought a couple of cases of the sublime wine he makes here in La Provence. Basically, it was a celebration of love.

Here are other highlights of the month.

Jan Faves

Jardin Montgrand in Marseille, a concept store that curates a very pointy selection of french creatives in the fields of fashion, decor, interiors, arts and gastronomy.  A small but well stocked niche perfumery corner, RoseetMarius exquisite scented candles bar, a cozy restaurant with a terrace and Les Bricoleur de Douceurs desserts. :) #coupdecoeur

Instagram presents! I received the lovely 2016 pets calendar by my friends at IG. Isn’t that cool?

A wholesome diet is my 2016′s  goal. I embraced this first month cooking hearty soul food with a healthy spin. Either intentionally skipping cheese on everything, or making vegan or gluten free pastries (instead of buying industrial stuff), I want to treat my body as it deserves.

Speaking of vegan food, these days I was all about Cherry pepper vegane youtube channel. Super easy to replicate vegan healthy cakes.

The Alps and the snow. #loveit

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  1. What an awesome way to celebrate the 40th birthday of your soul mate. I loved the pic with the cabin and the snow! Perfection! Once again, I love your site!!!! Un abrazo Heidi

  2. miss you and all your gorgeous photos and updates!!! xx

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