Every Friday this summer, get away from it all at Terre Ugo
Where can you hang with the AMV community this summer? At Terre Ugo, a family home that has existed for decades in southeastern France. These producers of lavandin grosso (Grosso lavender) invite guests to visit their estate in summer and to stay for a drink on Summer Fridays, in partnership with American Vintage. The teams tell us all about it.
A personal story
“Ugo was the grandfather. Born in Italy, he moved to Aix-en-Provence at a very young age and soon fell in love with flowers. When his parents passed away, he naturally decided to transform their vegetable plots into colourful flower fields. When he died, his daughter Lisa planted the fields with lavandin grosso, a hybrid of English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia).”
Family estate 2.0
“Today, we stay open every day in summer, for three months. The rest of the year, it’s possible to privatise the space for all sorts of events – baptisms, weddings, seminars, and more. We host many activities on the site.”
“In the shop, we sell a variety of products made from our lavender. We call on craftsmen to make our soaps, household products and essential oils. The honey comes from beehives set up on the estate by Lisa’s brother Fabien. Only the teas and herbal teas are made in Paris, by a family friend.”
Terre Ugo x American Vintage Summer Fridays
“We started our Summer Fridays last year. As the name indicates, these evenings take place every Friday night during summer. This season, we teamed up with American Vintage, which made our staff uniforms. On the programme: a picnic basket (vegetarian option available), a mat to sit on wherever you like, a roasted marshmallow bar and the guarantee of spending a fun evening under the stars.”
1885 route du Puy Ste Réparade, 13540 Aix-en-Provence
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