Not gonna lie: our motto for this girls' trip to Provence was "Do it for the 'gram." It seems like so often in our 20-something lives that we do or buy silly things just to post a photo for social media. And was this 8-hour road trip into France definitely inspired by ~all the amazing photo potential~? I mean, I'd be lying if I was saying it wasn't. But let's be real: pain au chocolate, lavender soap, and being able to since that song from "Beauty and the Beast" about provincial lives literally was also a factor.
So, we Instagrammed our way through Provence — we, as in my trusty travel buddy Delaney, fellow photographer Cait Griffin and Delaney's French bulldog Winston, who was obviously very happy to be visiting his homeland. We squealed literally every time we saw a lavender field, planned our outfits around them, stopped multiple times to do a photo session in them, all the while breathing in that lavender air and the listening to the sound of hundreds of bees pollinating the fields.
It was a perfect girls trip — getting dressed up to take photos in flower fields, eating excessive amounts of bread, cheese and butter (really the only thing you have to consume in France) and then stopping on the way home in a gorge to swim in some milky blue waters with a donut floatie. Let me tell you more about it.