Danielle Travels: The Blog

Follow me everyday as I adventure through the South Provence of France and Paris during the summer of 2014!

August 23, 2014 | Open Studio Day 2

Today was the last and final day of the Open Studio exhibition. To say it was a success would be an understatement. There was an overwhelming amount of talent in the village and it was proven by how many people were buying the artwork. I'm very excited about having been apart of my very first exhibition in France.

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August 2, 2014 | Canoeing and Impromptu Photo Shoot

Today we went as an entire campus to a place in Provence called Canoe Evasion. While waiting for our canoeing time slot, we had lunch by the river and I had an impromptu fashion shoot with my friends Shannon and Stephanie. The water was so beautiful and I just couldn't pass up this opportunity to use it as a backdrop.

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July 29, 2014 | Cooking Class with SCAD Chef Fabrice

Today our resident chef, Fabrice, held a cooking class for a small group of students. He started by serving us desserts and hot chocolate then he proceeded to demonstrate how to cook traditional Provencal dishes. We learned how to make Tapenade, Ratatouille, Daube, and Croquants. We ate everything later that night for Dinner and it was all delicious.

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July 27, 2014 | Vogue.com and Creatures of the Wind Workshop

The fashion students here at SCAD Lacoste had an incredible opportunity to work with fashion designers Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters of Creatures of the Wind for a 4 day workshop and Lynn Yaeger, fashion writer for Vogue.com, came and wrote an article about it.

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July 22, 2014 | Je suis arrivé à Paris

The entire SCAD Lacoste student body and faculty went on a 5 day excursion to Paris. We first took a bus for 1 hour to a train station in Avignon. We then took the train for 3 hours to Paris. We only had 3 minutes to get about 100 people onto that train before the doors closed. It was a bit of a frantic but we all made it there on time.

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July 20, 2014 | Le Tour de France

Today a group of us traveled to the neighboring town, Coustellet, where the Tour de France would be coming through. We waited around for about 3 hours and then the bikers wooshed by in a blink of an eye and it was all over in less than a minute. About 30 minutes before they sped by, there was a parade of sponsors and they threw things out into the crowd.

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July 15, 2014 | The Hidden Wonders of Roussillon

There is a small village in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in Southeastern France that has beautiful hidden properties isolated to this area. There are large ochre deposits in the clay surrounding the village. Ochre is a natural earth pigment containing hydrated iron oxide, which ranges in color from yellow to deep orange or even brown. The clay dirt is very fine and runs through your fingers like sand.

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