By: Lesley

Oct 17 2011

Category: Oakville


Focal Length:32mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D60

L’ Occitane has arrived in Oakville. This summer saw the opening of their newest location in downtown Oakville at 162 Lakeshore Rd E. Company CEO Nicolas Veto believes it to be a perfect match. “What I like about Oakville personally is the ambiance and atmosphere, where you can stroll along and discover very authentic shops, be close to the lake…it really reminds me of a small village nestled in the lavender fields in Provence.” I am not so sure about the fields of lavender, but these fake windows and mustard yellow walls certainly brighten up the streetscape. (the hotel is on the upper floor, click on L’Occitane link to see what they are all about)

Participating in Mellow Yellow Monday and Our World Tuesday

14 comments on “l’occitane”

  1. good shot of the hotel; and yellow it definately has ..

  2. Good thing you told us that windows are fake. I was trying to figure out how that reflection could possibly be across the road.

  3. Very colorful!! And secondly, I noticed the windows’ reflections which adds even more color.

    Mexican Bird of Paradise

  4. Wow I love the color of this hotel.

    Farmers Market Galore

  5. Colorful building. So it is a hotel?

  6. They’re an interesting company, and Oakville is a good spot for them!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  7. Is it a hotel or an Inn? The products, are they organic?

  8. What an interesting, colorful hotel! Looks like a fun place to stay! A great capture for the day, Lesley! Hope your week is off to a good start! Enjoy!


  9. I was wondering about the fake reflections. I guess if you don’t have anything interesting to reflect you might as well fake it.

  10. I love the village feel, too, and bright buildings that aren’t sky high seem so welcoming and friendly.

  11. I think it only reminds him of the lavender fields in Provence because that’s what they’ve put on the windows. LOL
    The store is a nice bright yellow, however, and goes well with the flowerpots on the street.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  12. Love the fake windows. Great shot.

  13. This colorful building definitely has a retro look to me, and I do like it. Your capture is so clean and crisp. Nicely done. genie

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