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Hello, again, from Provence

Hello dear readers and friends. Well it’s been an incredible couple of months, hasn’t it… If you’re taking the time to read this post, thank you for hanging in there with me and continuing to follow this blog. Where to start? First, I hope you are all healthy and doing as best as you can […]

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Food & Restaurants

La Tonnelle Restaurant, Bormes-les-Mimosas

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, where has the time gone? It seems like we were just celebrating the New Year and now we’re at the start of February… and not a moment too soon if you ask me. Living in Provence we certainly have nicer winters than other places in the world (no complaints!) […]

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Feeling Festive… and a *Book Giveaway*

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, things are certainly looking very festive around here. I remember when I first moved to France, almost 10 years ago, I thought the Christmas decorations were a little subdued… that was comparing them to the US of course, which is as festive as festive gets. Now, I feel as […]

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Markets of Provence

5 Fantastic Christmas Markets in Provence

  Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, I hope this post isn’t too early… This year I am super excited to actually be celebrating Thanksgiving with a good American expat friend of mine. She’s from South Carolina, so she’s got the southern thing all figured out and I’ll try to throw in a dash of […]

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A Few of My Favorite (French) Things

Greetings dear readers and friends. I hope you’re enjoying these first few weeks of fall. We’ve had pretty amazing weather, and now things are finally starting to cool down. France is indeed getting into the Halloween spirit, and I kind of hate to admit it, but I’m counting down to the Christmas markets already. Too […]

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The Provence Market… Inspired by the “douceur de vivre”

Greetings dear readers and friends. I hope you’re all enjoying a wonderful start to the fall season. We’re having some of the best weather we’ve had in years in the South of France. Last Sunday we visited Sanary-sur-Mer where the sun was shining and we had a cool, sea breeze coming in as we sipped […]

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Markets of Provence

Visiting the Aix-en-Provence Market

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, we’re having lovely weather here this September, with a little bit of rain coming our way today. It’s nice to have a cool-down after the hot summer months, and we’re delighted to still have the sun out but with milder temperatures. It’s a great month to visit the south. […]

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Travel Posts

A Weekend to Remember in Alsace

Greetings dear readers and friends. It’s here, la rentrée! That time of year when kids go back to school and the French end their summer vacations. And what a busy time it’s been… This past weekend we traveled to the Alsace region to celebrate my husband’s grandmother’s 100th birthday. Yes folks, you read that right, 100 […]

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Travel Posts

Expat Tales… Working in the South of France

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, I’ve wanted to write about my working life in the south of France for quite some time but maybe the timing for this post is just a bit off… as we’re heading into August, the month where no one in France wants to think a wink about their jobs. […]

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Book Review… Death in Avignon by Serena Kent

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, what a delightful surprise to be asked to review the sequel to Death in Provence, the thoroughly captivating Death in Avignon. I’d like to take us back, not so long ago, when our dear friend Penelope Kite was setting herself up in a somewhat crumbly, but altogether charming, villa in […]

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