You’ll be surprised what a two and half hour drive will get you to. We ended up taking a road trip to the end of Long Island to find this beautiful and not so secret lavender field here in NY. This lavender farm located in East Marion, Long Island, is called lavender by the bay. There’s an $8 entrance fee that you can use as credit in the store. I would highly recommend buying the fresh lavenders! Along the long drive out, there are plenty of wineries with livestock (alpacas, buffalos, goats, etc…), cute towns with good food, and a nice ocean drive for part of it. So if you can’t splurge or take the time off to travel to Provence, this is a great alternative. Loved all the good photo opps as well! xx
In 7th grade, I decided to make a 3-d glass model of the Louvre for my French class project. My mom drove me to the hardware store to buy the sheets of glass that I would use to make this pyramid. I bought black tape as well so I could line the sides of the glass to look similar to the Louvre. All I remember now are the many hours it took to construct my mini-Louvre, and all of my French has unfortunately seemed to escape me. Nevertheless, despite my disappointing French skills, Paris never seems to disappoint me. I could just sit for hours outside the Louvre on a sunny day, stroll in the perfectly hemmed Tuileries garden, and take a million pictures of the Eiffel Tower and never get sick of it.