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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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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 […]

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The Olive Festival in Ollioules

Greeting dear readers and friends! Well, I guess you can say that it’s been a pretty good weekend if you’ve gotten yourself out to a Provençal olive festival. We hadn’t attended the Fête de l’Olive in Ollioules in a few years and boy, it was nice to be back. Since we live in a larger […]

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Soul Revive Retreat at Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence

Greetings from a very hot south of France! The beaches are full and everyone is in vacation-mode… meaning things are very lente, slow, here in Provence. And speaking of a perfect time to relax and unwind… I had the absolute most relaxing and insightful time at the Soul Revive Retreat at Ashtanga Yoga Shala Provence in June. […]

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A “lavender-filled” Review & Giveaway from Clara en Provence

  Greetings dear readers and friends! We have a fantastic “lavender-filled” giveaway today! I was delighted to be contacted by the folks at Clara en Provence to do a review of their products and offer a chance to to win a selection of Provence-themed goodies (difficult not to hold onto a few for myself!). Clara […]

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Christmas Events in Provence (+ Arts Alliance Cinéma)

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year, and with all of the fabulous celebrations taking place in Provence, we have many ways to enjoy all the splendor of the season.  And with the events of the past couple weeks in France, it’s heartwarming to see everyone’s sprits lifted with the coming of […]

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An interview with Elizabeth Bard… author of PICNIC IN PROVENCE

I’m thrilled to post an interview today with Elizabeth Bard, author of Lunch in Paris and Picnic in Provence.  Today she shares with us her inspiration for moving to the south of France, a few “top tips” for visiting the region, and more about her artisan ice cream company, Scaramouche.  Many thanks to Elizabeth for this […]

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Flirting with French… {Book review and *Giveaway*}

Greetings from a sunny south of France. I’m very pleased to report that spring has officially arrived, and besides the whipping about of the Mistral wind, we’ve had loads of lovely weather… days full of sunshine and climbing temperatures. And with the first wisps of wisteria blooming, our neighborhood is full of the colors of […]

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