Lavender Sunset in Provence

Having experienced the jaw dropping moment of a sunrise in the lavender fields of Provence, we were always going to be curious about sunset.

So the very next day, after hours spent with our noses in books beside the pool we packed a hamper and made for the hills.

Spreading out our picnic blanket and making a home for ourselves in a small clearing, right in the middle of our favourite lavender field.

Picnic in French lavender fields

Sunset Lavender in Provence

Sunset picnic in Provence

I may not have rustled up my finest picnic, but the view was second to none!

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Sunset picnic in Provence

White sundress

Constellation necklace // Sunglasses

Rosé in Provence

Naturally I popped open a bottle of local pink, and poured us both a big glass of that sunset!

Sunset tipple

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Sparkler ring // Stacked bangles

Completely overwhelmed by the moment and giggling away between ourselves.

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We each took up a cushion and tucked into our blanket feast.

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Smelly cheese, crusty bread, sweet peaches, sausages, anchovy paté and left over chicken (from this recipe made the night before, always a winner).

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We watched as the sun slipped slowly into the lavender and greeted the moon as it rose to take her place.

Lavender fields at sunset

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The sky changed from blue to pink to purple to orange, all in the blink of an eye.

We watched on, spellbound.

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Running and dancing through the alleys of lavender.

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Lavender moon

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Finally snuggling down on the rug to see off the last of the rosé in the last of the light.

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If you make it to Provence before the lavender harvest next summer, please promise me you’ll take a picnic to the fields for sunset?

This is my favourite spot, feel free to make it your own!

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  • Provence is top of my ‘must visit’ list and this only makes me want to go even more! I might have to go to Norfolk’s Lavender fields with a picnic this weekend now to tide me over! 🙂

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

  • Emma F

    That view is spectacular, Rosie! The second photo is definitely my favourite, although it’s very hard to choose one! You also looked gorgeous, I love the shape of your sunglasses x

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  • I love the golden light over the lavender fields, it’s a spectacular sight.

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  • Athena Politou

    This looks so dreamy. I’m having major wanderlust vibes right now. You’re so lucky to have experienced this!

    http://fashionistalooks.blogspot.com/

  • Wow I think the sunset is actually more beautiful! And I love this Marilyn style dress on you x

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  • That has got to be one of the best picnic views ever! It’s just such a stunning location, thank you for sharing! Plus that dress is divine!

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  • BeauxReves

    Rosie you take amazing photos! I live close-by and after 3 years of trying, my lavender shots never look this good! Lucy x http://www.beauxreves.net

  • Absolutely speechless! Beautiful as a priceless masterpiece painting. You are the best of Londres! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • Seems like the perfect spot for a purple sunset, stunning!
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  • That place looks so dreamy!x

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  • Kathryn

    Stunning photos, Rosie! I can smell the lavender!!!
    Can you share the source of those gorgeous glasses? Thank you!

  • Wow it looks absolutely beautiful! X
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  • Lucille

    This is probably the prettiest post I’ve seen on your blog so far— and I’ve been a reader since 2011! Such a joy!

  • This looks like a dream! You always manage to find the most beautiful places in your travels!

    xx

    bombshell-to-be.blogspot.com

  • The light in these photos is just perfection!!! Love the pics!

    Alex | Pink Elephant Blog

  • marie from heartfelt hunt

    oh my god – these pictures are amazing!!! looks like you found a very magical place for your picknick!

    love,
    marie

    http://www.heartfelthunt.com

  • Nicki George

    This is absolutely stunning. Definitely someplace that’s on my travel bucket list. This is so dreamy! And you look great girl!
    XO
    Nicole | http://www.bynicolegeorge.com

  • Oh, these photos! They’re the most beautiful. Love, love, love. <3

  • Oh gosh, this looks even more amazing in the sunset! My brother leaves in the south of France and I often go to visit him, but I’ve never thought of going to a lavender field during the sunset before! I’ll definitely have to do that! Your pictures look amazing!

    Lucie, xx

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  • Marisa Market

    This is gorgeous and looked like SO MUCH FUN! I’m dying to have a picnic in lavender fields like these.

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  • This is such a beautiful post! Love that dress! Provence is definitely on my travel list now! Also love the chicken recipe!Can’t wait to try it!
    xx
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  • Ah…. You’ve definitely exalted the Provence lavender experience to new heights! Stunning images of the perfect outfit, perfect picnic, and perfect moment in the day. Cheers to this amazing work!

  • Zohra Ihsan

    This may just be my most fav post ever! That sunset was just gorgeous as were you! Need that dress in my life ahah x

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  • I find it hard to believe places like that exist! Beautiful photos 🙂

    Ella xx

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  • We went to a local lavender field last weekend and that smelt gorgeous enough – i cannot even begin to imagine how relaxing a picnic in this spot must be – absolutely stunning xo

  • Such a dream! Gorgeous pics.
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  • omg all these golden photos! <3 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • That looks like the perfect picnic to me!!!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Sophia W.

    Looks like a must visit spot in Provence ! Your photos capture it beautifully Rosie as always xx

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  • Rach

    Wow it looks so stunning during the sunset! The colors and glow is just incredible!

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  • WOWZA, the light and lavender is truly beautiful, what a perfect moment to catch!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • These photos are breathtaking! Awesome post xx

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  • Beyond beautiful. I find sunrise and sunsets to be the simplest things but always seem to be some of the highlights of a holiday.

    GirlNotLivingTheDream

  • Lucy Birchall

    Oh my word, I LOVE these images, Rosie! You look gorgeous and that sunset and the purple hues from the lavender just amalgamate to create such a beautiful light. I’m in love! It’s crazy to think places like this even exist, I certainly need to get my travelling mind in gear and see places like this, SO beautiful.
    Also, just seen your blog has had a makeover – it’s fab! I mean, I’ll miss the old site, it always felt so comforting and inoffensive but I love the update! Very sleek, very you!

    Lucy xx
    She’s So Lucy // Health, Wellness & Beauty

  • Živilė Dap

    This kind of moment is on my bucket list!
    Amazing photos xx

    Jill

    Jill D Blog

  • Milli Midwood

    Gorgeous pictures xxx
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  • This looks SO perfect, laven-der glasses too! New site looks fab, congrats! Immy x

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  • Not being able to see the lavender fields when i was in france was seriously my biggest regret
    ONE DAY I’LL MAKE IT BACK AND VISIT PROVENCE!

    x, Carina
    Blog – Running White Horses || YouTube

  • Cibele Porto

    OMG theses pics…
    I’m breathless!
    I so want to visit a lavender field in Provence. I visited the Mayfield Farm in South London and it was already a blast (I ran and jumped like a crazy kid!). I can imagine these ones! And I sooooo need such amazing pics. I really do. hahahaah

    Rosie,
    congrats on you new blog layout. It looks great. Modern and fresh. But I must say I miss Custard at the bottom of the page. hehehe

  • I love the new website! The font, design, photo at the top of each post – everything. Looks great!

  • Emily Dufton

    Beautiful! I spent four nights in Provence in July but sadly didn’t make it to the lavender fields… Next time!

    emilytakesavacay.wordpress.com

  • Seriously who takes your photos? they are incredible! Such gorgeous colours! If only picnics at home here in Newcastle were that scenic ha!

    shannon| http://cycleswithwolves.me

  • Lea

    I love this post!! So romantic 🙂