Monday, April 6, 2009

The orange feast in the Lecrin valley - south of Granada

Every year in april, the Lecrin valley, in the south of Granada organizes la Feria de las naranjas. It was a nice opportunity to spend a lazy sunny saturday in Melegis, one of the most charming villages in the valley
the townhall asked fine art students in Granada university to design and build a few pieces of urban furniture so that passers by could sit down and admire the view of the neighbouring villages and the oranges groves
just like this....and isn't it amazing I found the perfect chaise longue to match my dotted dress?
we then headed to restaurant Los Naranjos for drinks and tapas...plenty of orange juice to drink too...
we were lucky to find a sunny nearly empty terrace when we arrived

the restaurant had a special cod menu. We tried this cod terrine with salad, which was more or less like a brandade.....mmmm...delicious
we came back loaded with a big bag of oranges

Wish you a vitamined monday !


edit to post : that day, as we were sipping fresh orange juice on the terrace of Los Naranjos, I told Monchéri, I could never leave Andalucia, especially this valley. Of course, going to Paris from time to time is also vital for me but this little corner of the world is indeed very special.



pics: me, Monchéri


restaurant Los Naranjos in Melegis in the Lecrin valley
they have a new chef and the food is absolutely delish

31 comments:

Ana Cristina said...

I looove your polka-dot dress! I'm a polka-dot fiend. Great pictures! :-D

Yoli said...

Mi Lalita linda que lugar tan romantico! No me hubiera querir ir de alli nunca!

dutchbaby said...

Thank you for sending a little bit of your beautiful world this way. The urban furniture is enchanting!

kendalee said...

What a perfectly beautiful sunshiney day! I can see why your heart's been stolen by this part of the world :)

Susana said...

Las fotos son fantásticas y el rincón que habéis encontrado fantástico. Sobretodo ahora en la primavera está todo tan bonito y alegre!

Nosotros ya hemos comprado una finquita aquí de almendros para hacernos una casita pequeñita! La compramos esta semana y estamos muy contentos!

Dakota Bear said...

Lala,

The views are awesome. It looks like you had an absolutely wonderful day.

Indyeah said...

beautiful pics! and yes beautiful match indeed with your dress:))

I can see why you are in love with this beautiful, gorgeous place:))

I love all the glimpses that you show of your beautiful valley too:)))

Anna said...

What a beautiful place! I love this view! These armchairs à la Gaudi looks nice too. :)
Cheers.

Carla said...

So lovely to see a light filled world. Lovely photos are dreamy place. Carla

Sara said...

That was a special treat to see the beautiful countryside there. Thank you! I notice there are even orange trees around the the restaurant, as well as orange-patterned table clothes.

The hills in your photos remind me of some places here in California that look very similar, except for the architecture. I enlarged all of them to see the details.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

You always have the most wonderful weekend excursions! Could you have found a more perfect chair to match your dress?!! Love it!
Catherine

Jenny said...

What a beautiful country. Can I come visit?

laala said...

Love the idea of specially designed pieces of urban furniture. Beats the old, grey benches in the park...

Niki said...

Thanks so much for writing about this - it's so great to read about life in Spain from here in Australia! It lets me dream! Thanks for giving me that!

x

Linda Sue said...

So gorgeous- Now I know where I want to live...

Kim said...

Those of us still bundled up in our winter attire in Chicago are craving days like you just had. Thank you for sharing. Love all the dots, dress and seating.

Elizabeth said...

Take me there !
NOW
yes the chair and the dress are a wonderful match.
Hugs from New York

The Girl From Cherry Blossom Street said...

Oh you are the muse of Andalucia!

eskuvo said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. I can't help but wonder though, are you planning to have kids with Moncheri? Start a family? Are you actaully married? Sorry for being so nosy, it's just something I am curious of now that I have been reading you for a while:)

onesilentwinter said...

oh gosh how wonderful!

Delphine said...

A lovely southern Spain! We once had an apartment in Andalucia, near Puerto Banus-- is Toni Dalli still running his piano Bar just outside of Marbella? We passed through that area 2 years ago and went up the mountain to Rhonda in a thick white mist-it was sunny when we reached the top though. I loved your pictures, how do you manage to get them to enlarge like that? I keep trying, but in vain.

Stephanie said...

indeed...why leave this paradise. The chairs, brilliant!!

Mélanie said...

quelle jolie région ...ta robe a pois est fabuleuse et elle te va très bien.
J'espère que Paris t'apportera autant de soleil ...dans le business

Amber said...

What a beautiful place you live! I am so happy to be living in Europe at the moment I cant tell you! I miss my dear Australia and know it is always home, but Europe is a place of the dreams.

Diana said...

Thank you for the sunshine...it is snowing here today!

I was unfamiliar with Andalucia prior to finding your blog, now it is on my list of places to visit.

me, myself, I said...

Thank you for sharing a little bit of your bright and beautiful sunny world my way...
The urban furniture stunning :)

The Clever Pup said...

Those pictures are so lovely. I can picture myself at that cafe. But death to those stupid plastic stacking chairs. They're horrible. The ruin every picture. Not your of course.

Christina said...

Hi beautiful you!

Meg Wolff said...

This chair is perfect with the dotted dress!

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