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Photos from the Ollioules Olive Festival

  Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, here we are…  another Olive Festival come and gone. As I mentioned in a post a few weeks back, this festival is one of the most anticipated events of the fall season and something we look forward to all year long.     And this year did not […]

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Starry Night: Van Gogh at the Asylum… Review & Giveaway

  Greeting dear readers and friends. I hope you’ve enjoyed these last few weeks of summer, and I’m delighted to be able to present to you a book review and giveaway on the blog today. I was very pleased to be asked to review Martin Bailey’s follow-up to Studio of the South: Van Gogh in […]

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A Perfect Summer Read… Death in Provence

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, if you ever wanted a great summer read to get “lost in Provence” this is it. I’ve been following author Deborah Lawrenson’s blog and novels over the years and was delighted to learn that she’d written – in collaboration with her husband – a murder mystery under the nom de […]

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Renoir’s Dancer… {Book Giveaway}

Greetings dear readers and friends. I’m very excited to have a book giveaway for on the blog today. And what a book it is! Renoir’s Dancer, by Catherine Hewitt, transported me clear across France – from a small village in Limoges to the bohemian streets of Montemartre in Paris; and from the circus to the […]

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Christmas Traditions in Provence

If you spend enough time in Provence you’ll begin to see how invested people are in continuing the local traditions. This is perhaps most evident at village festivals where celebrants dress in period costume, bring out their finest musical instruments, and hold processions in the center of town – venerating everything from saints to local […]

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The Olive Festival in Ollioules… in photos

Greetings dear readers and friends! Well, we are enjoying lovely, sunny weather after an unseasonably cold start to fall. The leaves are starting to change colors (so pretty!) but it’s still a great time to be outdoors – as witnessed by all the hikers, bikers, and beach fans roaming around town. And what a nice […]

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The Fig Festival in Solliès-Pont

Hello from a sunny South of France! Like every year, summer in Provence is a very busy period and it’s hard to even keep track of all the festivals and events that take place. We try to take advantage of local events happening in our town (Toulon), but there are some “must-do” favorites that really […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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