last weekend i had a house guest blogger and friend aran from canelle and vanille along with her beautiful oh so loveable little girl miren. Aran had contacted me a week or so before christmas and asked if she could visit the farm, we had tried on several occasions to meet up this past year but life got in the way. I had met aran before and if i had xray vision i could say i met miren as well, since aran was four month pregnant on her last visit to new England.
Aran was coming to shoot some of the new england winter for her new book( we are so proud of you aran). thanks to all the snow that had recently fallen it made the farm even more welcoming. I picked up aran & miren from the airport then made our way to bea's house from la tartine gourmand who had invited us for lunch. I was nervous since i had never met bea, well i just would like to say that she is the most charming person i have met in avery long time, her and her doll like daughter lulu are so wonderful. her home stunning and the lunch the most delicious i have had in years! there i was sitting at the table between aran and bea, two amazing pasrty chefs i was in awe! Thank you Bea and lulu for making me feel special!
Miren stole my heart from the very minute i met her. our house somehow felt blessed by her. her little feet and giggles all over our house! we visited a winter farmers market, very small aran can attest to that, the sea side town, then historical town of newport, where finally aran could have lunch, finding a gluten/dairy/soy free restaurant worthy was difficult but finally we sat in a warm restaurant chatting away while watching miren. that night i finally concord my fear( i am totally awe of aran ability to cook and bake that i became to intimated at my own skills- do you guys know what i mean paralyzing fear). well somehow i did it, i prepared a meal and aran, miren and i sat at our farm table chatting about life, inspiration and her new book ( okay i must say a lot of time was devoted talking about cat litter :)) can i just say how lovely aran is, she is lovely.
the last morning while aran and k walked all around the farm taking pictures and meeting the animals, miren and i played indoors. to see things through her eyes was a highlight, knowing that she was looking out the window at her very first snow made me think of how grand life can be when you are starting your life and how special it can be being part of one who is. she fell asleep on her stroll outside in k's arms- my heart melted and so did his.
thank you for sharing some time with me aran and miren! i know it was somewhat hectic, maybe a little come ci, comme ca, but i hope memorable in a good way!