Harris to Paris!
This spring twelve women from the prairies with artist Liza Gareau-Tosh of Routes Gallery in Harris, Sask. participated in a discovery tour of the French Impressionist Artists in the south of France. All the participants did not know each other but it was their love of the Impressionist movement that brought them together on this voyage and it will not be their last!
From Dawn McKenzie at her ranch near Rosetown!
We've been home for a week and I am still dreaming of France, literally. Every time I lay my head down I am on the other side of the world with a group of women tossed together like a fine salad (I'm sure I have a picture of that). Last night the dreams were in Paris, so
soon I'll be home. All these dreams and how long they are lasting after arriving home is truly indicative to the strong friendships and the "impression" you all have had on me.” Says Dawn McKenzie of Rosetown, Sk. Corinne and Natascha of VM Travel adventures took them off the beaten path to Renoir’s small town of Cagnes sur Mer, Cezanne’s Mont Ste Victoire which he painted over 80 times, Van Gogh’s colourful 18 months near Avignon and finally Monet’s Gardens in Giverny. These sites combined with lots of wonderful food, markets, wine and picnics made this a life changing experience. "The order of the tour was so perfect....we knew the who, saw where some of them lived and experienced what they produced, all in two short weeks. We travelled by plane, train and automobile; ate a vast menu from frogs legs to goat cheese; drank copious amounts of wine all whilst creating friendships that I'm sure will last a lifetime."
Liza Gareau-Tosh, herself having visited France for the first time claims that she has "crossed over to the other side. My life will never be the same and now I realize how much more there is to see and experience” . Liza’s animated blog of the trip can be read at www.routesgallery.wordpress.com Enjoy!
Next tour for Saskatchewan women is to exotic Morocco in April 2013. Contact Corinne or Natascha at VM Travel for more information on this tour or propose a tour for a group of 12 of your friends – wherever and whenever you want to go. We inspire Saskatchewan women to be all they can be.www.customwinetours.com 1 877 423 5007