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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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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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Happy International Rosé Day

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, we couldn’t let this very special day go by without a little celebration, right? As you can well imagine, there are many events going on all around Provence. One our our favorite places to visit, Chateau Léoube, is hosting an International Rosé Day event at their winery which includes tastings and […]

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How to Have a Fabulous Summer in the South of France

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, one day you’re stocking multiple umbrellas in the trunk of your car, and the next the thermometer has climbed to 30°C (86°F)… so is the change from spring to summer in the south of France. It sneaks up on you and then bam, everyone and their brother-in-law is off […]

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Expat Life

For Love of the French Breakfast

Greetings dear readers and friends. I hope you’ve had a lovely week and have some nice, relaxing plans for the weekend. Today I’m sharing a bit on one of my favorite topics… French food. I mean, what’s not to love? And it’s funny how ingrained some of the French food traditions are and how quickly we […]

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Beautiful beaches of the Var… les plages du Mourillon

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, I’m sending you a big « bonjour » from sunny Provence. We’ve had a few chilly days in France (it even snowed up north – in May!), but it looks like clear skies are headed our way. And the timing couldn’t be better. Summer’s in the air… This year I’ve vowed […]

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