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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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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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