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Bonjour Yoga + Art Journal Retreat in Paris & Provence

The retreat I’m leaving for today has been awhile in the making. What started as a discussion on art journaling and yoga with Kimberly is now a 10 day retreat in the City of Lights and Provence. I have been itching to go back “home” as I like to call France. Last week I tore a muscle in my calf walking down the street and I could only laugh when the doctor said “The French food and wine will help with the healing. I don’t know about the yoga.” After hopping to pick up my prescriptions of pain, anti-inflammatory pills, and a foldable cane (yes, it’s that bad) I couldn’t help but chuckle. I can’t wait to walk along the Seine, eat crepes, sip wine, croissant exploration, read, feast on macarons, relax, and people watch. But, life is funny.

Man plans and God laughs. I know there is a lesson and I’m trying to figure out what it is. I am grateful for being able to sit on my beloved Jade Travel Yoga Mat even if I can’t practice, my travel beauty essentials, my Passport, and a husband who gets me.

{Reading Nook at Provence Villa where I plan to spend a lot of time}

 Here are my travel essentials that I carry in my purse on every flight.

Paris by Paddwax travel candle. Quite apropos. Dramamine for nausea. I’m not the best flyer and this helps me not grab the barf bag. Aura Cacia Chill Pill essential oil. A must for relaxing on a flight. Molton Brown Travel Sleep Mist. Caudalie Beauty Elixir. I spray to add moisture to my face because flying can dry the skin out. Pretty in Pink Earplugs. Sprayology Travel Ease. Homeopathic spray for jet lag. I also travel with Melatonin. Darphin Hydraskin Rich. I re-fill from my stash at home. Juara Candlenut Lip Balm SPF 20. Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Chocolate Cherry.  This color has been discontinued, but there are still many more to choose from. Clean Anti-Bacterial Hand Cream. Josie Maran Argan Stick. This is a must have for travel or any time. It’s moisturizing and can be used all over. I might have to pick up this kit because I love it so much. Chanel Sublimage Serum and Cream samples. I’m obsessed with the Sublimage line and my Chanel lady is good to me and sends me samples just for traveling.