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

Michele of The Provence Market.

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 our cafés at the Bar des Sport. Fantastic.

Today, I wanted to give you a quick introduction to a fun new clothing company specializing in Provence-themed tees. The concept is built on the passion that co-founders Michele and Jean-Marie have for Provence and the South of France.

Michele is an American, but fell head-over-heels for France following a year studying there and is now a confirmed Francophile. Jean-Marie grew up in France but completed his studies in the US and ended up staying. Both find Provence an inspiring and magical region; with its varied landscapes, enchanting markets, and a beautiful quality of light that has inspired artists like Cezanne and Van Gogh.

It is with this passion that they started The Provence Market – working with artists and Provençal designers to create their collection of super-soft, curated tees.

And I know that you ladies can sympathize with me on this one…. If someone asks you, at age 45, to model something, well, you jump at the chance! So when Michele asked me if I’d like to model a few of The Provence Market’s tees one afternoon in Aix-en-Provence, of course I gave her a resounding Oui!

I was tickled pink, or maybe lavender in this case…

Any day you get to wear a raspberry beret is a pretty good day. Egalité and Wines of Provence tees.

And of course I had to tell my husband that now he could say he was “married to a model”… of which he just gave me a very confused, awkward look and stared into space. Oh well, a girl can try.

If you’d like to find out more about The Provence Market, you can hop on over to their website or follow them on Facebook and Instagram. They also have a blog for news and ideas for things to do around the South of France.

Bonne journée and bon week-end from Provence!

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