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Fall Events in Provence

Well, here we are, fall has officially arrived. And although it’s not quite time for the spectacular color-changes that come with the season, we’re still lucky to have the lovely greens & deep purples that come with harvest time. And this weekend promises to be particularly pretty, as we’ve managed to hang on to quite […]

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French Resolutions

  Happy New Year, bonne année à tous! Well, can anyone believe how quickly 2013 flew by? It seems like just a few short months ago that I was coming up with resolutions for what I wanted to accomplish this past year in France, and now here we are again… This January marks four years […]

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Christmas Magic in Colmar

With the holidays fast approaching, I wanted to share a few snapshots of a place that really makes the seasonal-spirit come alive… Colmar – in the Alsace region of France. Now it’s no secret how much we enjoy living in the south of France, but when it comes to holiday magic, nothing tops a visit […]

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Adopt a Tree at Les Pastras Organic Farm

Greetings from a very chilly south of France. We started the morning with a crisp 5°C (41°F) and I spent most of the day lamenting the layers I’d left at home.  It’s definitely time to drag out the overcoats and woolen scarves and really get settled in for the winter to come. Top on my […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Provençal Tablecloths

It’s with great pleasure that I introduce this week’s guest post by Sue Aitken.  Sue was kind enough to participate in the My Provence series and also gave us many a fabulous tip on how to live la belle vie in the picturesque village of Sanary-sur-Mer. Today she shares with us one of her many passions – […]

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Summer Festivals… La Grande Sardinade at Ollioules

One of the best things about summertime in Provence is the many fêtes (parties) & festivals that take place all around the region. Even though we live in a bigger town, I prefer going to festivals in smaller neighborhoods & villages. At traditional village festivals, you get the real “flavor” of summer in the south, […]

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French Kindness + Chocolate & Chestnut Cake

A few days ago was Thanksgiving, and as much as I love living in France, it’s difficult not being in the US during the holidays.  There’s a real longing to be where things feel familiar and to spend time with friends & family.  Every year I find myself “rediscovering” something that I love about American […]

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Mirabelles & the Beauty of the North

Having lived in France for about two and a half years now, I’ve become quite accustomed to our little corner of the country. Most of my weekdays involve a pretty standard routine – morning ride to work, lunchtime dash to the market, and then an easy bus ride home. It’s funny to think you can […]

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Foto Friday… the Calanques at Cassis

Well, it’s been a busy few weeks dear readers, and apart from a pesky little thing known as « a job » I’ve been spending most of my free time with one fabulous Kathy Ayer from Food Lover’s Odyssey. And let me tell you, a little food inspiration goes a long way as Kathy is […]

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A Very French Christmas: Twinkling Lights

Greetings from a very chilly South of France.  Perhaps these photos are a bit of an indication of how cold it’s been in le sud.  But don’t let those faux snow-capped chalets fool you, the sun’s been shining quite brightly above our 7° C temps.  Well, save early Friday evening when I got to snap these photos […]

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