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What to do in Provence… in the Spring

Greetings dear readers and friends. What an absolutely lovely time of year in Provence! We managed to make it to the beach in Bandol this morning at around 9am (a small miracle) and there was not another soul around. We spent a peaceful hour or so before a few families showed up, and what a… Continue reading What to do in Provence… in the Spring

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Learning to Live in Provence… One Sip at a Time (*Book Giveaway*)

Greetings dear readers and friends!  Well, it’s turning into a season of book giveaways and I couldn’t be happier. Especially having just zipped through the altogether charming, and downright hilarious, book:  One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence. Keith Van Sickle, who makes his home-base in Silicon Valley, California, takes us on… Continue reading Learning to Live in Provence… One Sip at a Time (*Book Giveaway*)

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Market of the Month… Le Grande Marché in Aix-en-Provence

Greeting dear readers and friends! Well, spring is finally here, hurray! Of course winters in Provence are not as terrible as elsewhere in the world, but we do get our share of bad weather, whipping Mistral winds, and the occasional thunderstorm. So these first few rays of sunshine and blooming flowers are greatly appreciated. And… Continue reading Market of the Month… Le Grande Marché in Aix-en-Provence

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Uncorked… Living the Provençal dream in Saint Paul de Vence (*Book Giveaway*)

Greeting dear readers and friends! Well, it’s shaping up to be a lovely month in beautiful, sunny Provence. Spring is just around the corner and you can feel the sense of excitement in the air. Soon it will be time for beach picnics, spring / summer barbeques, and many late-afternoon “apéro hours”. It’s a wonderful… Continue reading Uncorked… Living the Provençal dream in Saint Paul de Vence (*Book Giveaway*)

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Antiques Art & You… The Biggest European Antiques Event

Greetings dear readers and friends! Well, if there wasn’t reason enough to visit picture-perfect Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (where the Sorgue river just happens to run through the café & boutique-lined center of town) now you have two incredible dates in 2017 that are sure to get you packing. Now in its 51st year, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is home to the… Continue reading Antiques Art & You… The Biggest European Antiques Event

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Don’t Toss Granny in the Begonias *Book Giveaway*

Greetings dear readers and friends!  Well, for a Monday, today is shaping up to be a pretty great day. First of all, the sun is shining – which is always a good sign for the end of February – and secondly, we have another book giveaway happening this week. And let me tell you, I… Continue reading Don’t Toss Granny in the Begonias *Book Giveaway*

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How to Use French while Traveling… no matter what your level

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, I’m writing this post from a very chilly South of France. Even though the snow hasn’t reached us yet, many towns to the north have had more than a bit of a white-dusting. Today’s post comes from a comment I received on the blog that really got me thinking… Continue reading How to Use French while Traveling… no matter what your level