If you haven't already heard, I don't want you to miss out. In celebration of French Essence's fifth birthday, Vicki Archer is giving away a week stay at her recently renovated Le Petit Bijou in St Remy de Provence. Imagine your morning coffee out on this terrace! For all the info on entering head here.

On another note, here in the DC area there's two house tours you might want to put on your calendar. October 5th - Mount Pleasant House and Garden Tour, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., more info here.
October 19th - Palisades Village House Tour, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Eight house are on the tour, four of which are on Potomac Avenue. More info here.