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"France Boutis"

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I recently had the opportunity to become a member of the association of "France Boutis". "France Boutis" is an organization, similar to the quilt guilds in North America, that promotes the tradition and heritage of boutis. In May they held their first "Salon National du Boutis" exposition in Caissargues. They also meet regularly to work together and to teach and support each other.
Last week, I attended one of these meetings, and had the pleasure of meeting 8 other women, all committed to mastering this traditional craft.

The women all came ready to work on their latest piece.
I found myself very comfortable with this group of needle artisans. Their generous, welcoming spirit made me feel quite at home. I am looking forward to the next time.
Merci beaucoupe mesdames!




Fun, Sun and Chartreuse?

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This seems to be the year for vibrant greens.





"Mussels" on the Beach!

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Just a 20 minute drive from Montpellier is the sea-resort town of Palavas-Les-Flots, a great place to enjoy a steaming bowl of "Moules-Frites" (mussels and fries) on the beach, when a sudden urge hits.



For a light dessert, the "Cafe Gourmand" offers a sampling of desserts available that day.