Mornings at the Nice Flower Market

Nice flower market

  Nice is a city I love to visit (even though it’s a good 2 hours from where we live) Continue Reading →

Foto Friday… Provençal olives

Toulon olives

 Our favorite olive stand at the Toulon market. I never could have imagined being an “olive person” before I came Continue Reading →

Slow Sundays in the south of France… or the careful art of doing nothing

Mourillon beach

 The Mourillon beach in Toulon. Things have really slowed down in the South. It’s hot, humid, the cicadas are chirping Continue Reading →

Sippin’ News… Drinking Bandol reds & whites at Domaine Le Galantin

Galantin 1

  The party’s back on in the South…summer is in full-swing with packed beaches, evening apéros, and village festivals all Continue Reading →

An interview with Elizabeth Bard… author of PICNIC IN PROVENCE

Picnic in Provence

I’m thrilled to post an interview today with Elizabeth Bard, author of Lunch in Paris and Picnic in Provence.  Today Continue Reading →

Foto Friday… quiet mornings at the Port de Saint Louis

Port Saint Louis

I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I always feel quite productive when the sun comes out and this Continue Reading →

Moving to France… a few tips for living la belle vie


Beautiful Annecy, France in the Haute-Savoie Perhaps there is nothing so challenging in life as moving to another country. Whether it Continue Reading →

Packing your bags… 5 tips for staying stylish in the south of France

Cassis boutique

 Shopping the boutiques in Cassis Before arriving in France, there were two things I obsessed about: learning the language and Continue Reading →

Foto Friday… Spring scenes in Bandol

Market Bandol

Greetings dear readers and amis from a sunny south of France. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous this week, full Continue Reading →