Poterie Ravel is a 170-year-old company located in the provencal village of Aubagne. Ravel is known for their beautiful and high quality terracotta plant pots and homeware collection. The company has also just launched a line of textile homeware, from kitchen towels to tablecloths, beach towels or fabric by the yard [and I must admit I was not able to resist their linen grey tablecloth – pictures to come, c’est promis]. Ravel is just an amazing experience: from the moment you enter their facility, you feel transported into the “art de vivre à la Française”, the urge to plant flowers in pots arises, you want to touch the lavender bushes to get the smell of Provence, dress a nice table and cook a healthy homemade meal. Their staff is courteous, passionate and highly knowledgeable about the Provence traditions and eager to share with the visitor. Such a treat!