Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Guest post...'24 hours in Saigon'

Carla Coulson

 Two months ago, the lovely Carla Coulson @ Carla Loves Photography
asked if I would write a guest post for her... '24 hours in Saigon'
It took me all of two seconds to consider. She is a sweetheart! 
I had met Carla earlier in the year, on a rainy night in Paris 
with Vicki Archer @ French Essence.


Vicki Archer

It was one of those nights that stays with you. 
It was the night...it was Paris. 
Carla and Vicki live in France and have that
Paris chic way about them. They are style personified,
comfortable in who they are and what they wear.
The very best kind of style.

We talked, we laughed..it was a wonderful occasion
for three women who met via the blogging world.
So...when Carla asked if I would create a guest post,
I thought of a night in Paris...and happily said yes.
My first guest post.

Carla made it very easy for me,
200 words, 8 photos. I love simple!
You can read '24 hours in Saigon' here.




I linked-in to a post dedicated to my favourite things
 to see and do in Saigon. You can read my list here.






As I sign off from Chateau Mango...
I leave you with thoughts of Saigon and Style.

Please send my regards to Carla...and to Vicki.

Warm wishes from Saigon..
Jeanne xx
:)


Vagabond Vintage Vietnam 2011



With thanks to another blogging friend, Millie...who sent this video clip
my way when I first heard we were moving to Vietnam. 
It meant the world to me...it still does.  You can read about it here.

30 comments:

  1. Oh you lucky girl. I"ve met dear Carla several times over the past three years and adore her. I still have my fingers crossed that I will one day meet Vicki as well. I saw your fabulous photos on Carla's blog today. What an eye you have. Beautiful images with so much emotion captured.
    V

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    1. Thank you Virginia..from you, I take that as a very high compliment. I love your work. :)

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  2. Hello Jeanne. I'm up early this morning with a cup of coffee reading your latest blog posts. Somehow, life has gotten in the way of visiting here. With the new grandbabies living so close it's hard not to drop everything and just breathe in their freshness.

    So this morning, I woke up thinking to myself, it's time to visit Jeanne before the day is filled. Such a good decision. I've enjoyed your photos, here and at Carla's, and reading about your life in Saigon. You make me smile, often followed with a sigh, and glad to have found you and your blog. Thank you. xo Carole

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    1. I can see why you have been so busy Carole..I also see some great artworks happening at your place. You are always a source of inspiration to me Carole..no question.. kindred spirits. :)

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  3. Oh Jeanne this is a lovely post!
    You have such wonderful blogger friends and your eye for detail is evidenced yet again in your lovely photographs.

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  4. jeanne..love both vicky's blog and carla's work. if you're in paris again..would love to meet at a cafe! :)

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    1. Pam..your are on! I am hoping to sneak back sometime this year, fingers crossed. :)

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  5. I met Vicki and Simone last year Jeanne ........ I just missed out on meeting you and, I was at Chelsea on the same day as you and Vicki .....we probably passed each other without knowing !!!!
    Beautiful images Jeanne and I shall go over and read your guest post.
    Hope that you are enjoying your life in Vietnam. XXXX

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    1. I remember that well Jackie and I was so sorry to have missed you.
      Life in Vietnam is good..but still missing England. :) xx

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  6. Hello Jeanne

    Oh to have been a fly on the wall when you, Carla and Vicki were together. Carla's suggestion for this post is wonderful as we see your life in Vietnam. I'm particularly fond of your view through the window at Chateau Mango.
    It warms the heart to read of the actual friendships formed through the blogsphere.

    Helen xx

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    1. That it does Helen...I have yet to put a desk in front of that window, it is calling for one.. :) xx

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  7. Lovely post over at Carla's Jeanne! I still love that VV Vimeo travelogue & play it often. I'm so glad it paved the way to Saigon for you in such a lovely way.
    Millie xx

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  8. I just read your lovely post on Carla's blog. Vietnam looks to be such a colorful and exotic place. And BTW, I am thoroughly enjoying your pins on Pinterest. It has taken me a while to get interested in Pinterest, but oh my, now I am so totally hooked!

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    1. Sanda...it is a dangerous place to visit...but what fun! Thank you for stopping by! :)

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  9. Jeanne this is such a beautifully put together blog post you are such a talent..fond memories of that evening thank-you for the sweet words about V and I xx Carla adore the video makes me want to pack my bags :)

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    1. You are very welcome Carla and as for those bags...you know where I am..I would love to show you around. :) xx

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  10. My dear Jeanne, I was so thrilled for you and I am still! So beautiful--yes, you inspire us all...
    Gros Bisous,
    H

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    1. You are very kind Heather...thank you. xx

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  11. What a world of friends you've built, Jeanne! I checked out all your links and have been overjoyed by the photographs...so much color and pattern! A balm for me right now :)

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    1. So glad another enjoys colour and pattern Becky. I can't seem to get enough of it these days! :)

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  12. Oh that was wonderful Jeanne, short and to the point and so very you. What an exotic part of the world you are living in. I am so glad that you share it so generously with us.

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    1. Thought I would leave a little mystery Loree... ;)

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  13. Just come over from reading your wonderful post - how wonderful - great photographs too and how fantastic that you have met up with Carla and with Vicki Archer too in Paris. The blogging world is such a great community. S x

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    1. Welcome and thank you Sarah... I wholeheartedly agree, a very special community indeed. :)

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  14. When is our next dinner Jeanne?? Do Carla and I need to come to Vietnam... now that could be dangerous..;)
    It was a wonderful evening in Paris and I hope we can do it again ... Come back to Europe... we miss you...
    Loved your post... it was fabulous... and your photos so evocative..
    Much love, xv

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    1. Vicki...either one, I am there! It was my pleasure to create..I love travelling down memory lane, especially when it is something as wonderful as friends in Paris.. xx

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  15. Fabulous photos. I saw it on Carla's first! I am a big fan of Carla's photos, blog and the wisdom she shares so graciously with all.

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    1. She is one special lady...a lovely one to follow at that. Thank you for stopping by! :)

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