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New Year’s Resolutions Inspired by Provence

Happy 2019 from the Bastide family!

May this year bring you love, happiness, and daily trips to the south of France through your beauty routine.We’re not ones to make unrealistic resolutions at the beginning of the year—we prefer to be kind to ourselves and let every day surprise us—but we do thrive to pursue a more authentic lifestyle inspired by la douceur de vivre in our beloved Provence. So here is what we wish for this year:

Everyday laughs

We believe that beauty comes from within, and that laughing as often as possible is the best thing we can do to feel good and look good. That means spending more time with the people who bring us joy, trying to find the positive in (almost) every situation, and generally not taking ourselves too seriously.

Laugh every day

A gorgeous glow

It’s not just about what we put on our skin; in fact, it goes way beyond skincare. We like to drink fresh lemon squeezed in lukewarm water first thing in the morning as a cleanse before breakfast. We also make sure to hydrate from the inside by drinking lots of water throughout the day, and avoiding too much coffee or tea. Of course, we wouldn’t say no to a glass of wine with dinner. All good things in moderation!

Eating seasonal produce

When we’re in Aix-en-Provence, one of our favorite things to do is browse the stalls of the local market. We’ll stop by to smell the cantaloupes or tomatoes, and pick the freshest ingredients for lunch and dinner. While we may not always make it to the farmer’s market all year long, we still aim to eat (mostly) seasonal fruits and vegetable, for several reasons: they’re more likely to be packed with nutrients, it’s a great way to switch up our meals, and we love to enjoy the best aspects of every season.

 

Fresh fruit in the market in Aix-en-Provence

Taking naps

It’s a summer tradition in Provence: after lunch, when the sun gets a little too much, we close the shutters to keep the house cool and take a nap to reset. Naps are one of those priceless luxuries that we love to indulge in once in a while, wherever we are. We feel so amazing afterward!

Natural beauty

Our skin absorbs everything we apply on it, so it’s essential to know what our favorite beauty products contain. Ours are formulated with 98.5 percent natural ingredients, and packed with all the raw goodness Provence has to offer. We know our skin craves the very best of nature, which is why we’re dedicated to natural beauty, always and forever.

Of course, there are many more things we hope for in 2019: long walks in the countryside, endless dinners with family and friends, and taking the time to appreciate the little pleasures of every day.

We’re excited to spend this new year with you all!

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