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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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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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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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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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Are We French Yet? …Book review & Giveaway

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, it’s not every day that I get to review such a delightful book as Keith Van Sickle’s latest foray into the ups and downs of expat life in Provence: Are We French Yet? Keith and Val’s Adventures in Provence. And I say “latest” as this is indeed the second […]

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My Favorite French Trends for 2019

Greetings dear readers and friends. First of all, I’d like to wish you a very Happy New Year – plein de belles choses – all kinds of lovely things for 2019 as they say in French. We had a very nice Christmas and New Year in the northeast of France (the Lorraine) – huddling together […]

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Christmas in Le Castellet

Greetings dear readers and friends. Christmas is just around the corner and we’ve been enjoying all of the holiday decorations in the local towns and villages. Today I wanted to share with you a lovely walk we had through the village of Le Castellet during a “bloggers’ weekend” organized by hotel Mas du Brulat. Along […]

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Christmas Events in Provence

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, it’s certainly starting to look a lot like Christmas around here and I’d like to share with you today what’s happening around the region during the holiday season.  I’ve particularly got my sights on an overnight trip to Isle-sur-la-Sorgue to visit their Christmas market and perhaps stay for the Festival […]

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