Guest Post… The Best of the Vaucluse

Bonjour from a cool South of France. It’s been quite a busy week with a quick trip to Paris for a work training that has me dreaming of the next visit the City of Light.  Between a brief afternoon spent wandering the “food hall” at Galeries Lafayette, and furtive glances in pastry-shop windows on my… Continue reading Guest Post… The Best of the Vaucluse

City in Bloom… Bormes-les-Mimosas

Bonjour from a drizzly South of France. We are in full “rentrée” mode – the word that signifies the official return to school and work after the summer holidays. And let’s just say that the current French mood matches the brief showers we had this afternoon… dark, stormy, and with just a bit of a… Continue reading City in Bloom… Bormes-les-Mimosas

15 Things to Do in Provence… in the Summer

On the roads and in backyards all over the South, you can hear the distinct “chirp” of the unofficial mascot of Provence - the cicada (le cigale). And as anyone will tell you, it’s not officially summer in the South of France until that first tsi tsi tsi rings clearly through the air. And foolish… Continue reading 15 Things to Do in Provence… in the Summer

Dog Trots Globe: To Paris and Provence (*book review & giveaway)

One of the coolest things about having a blog is getting to connect with people from all over the world. And we're not talking just any old people here - the nice folks that stop by this space usually have one thing in common:  a love for all things fabulously French.  And boy is there… Continue reading Dog Trots Globe: To Paris and Provence (*book review & giveaway)

Wine-Tasting in Corsica at Clos Capitoro

If I’d been asked a few years ago to make a list of travel destinations I knew little or nothing about, Corsica would have been quite near the top. There are certainly more exotic places  - China, India, and surely many places in the Pacific Islands - but they seem more “accessible” to the travel… Continue reading Wine-Tasting in Corsica at Clos Capitoro