My Provence… Aixploring Provence with Erin Jordan

Greetings dear readers and friends. I’m very excited to bring you the latest addition to the My Provence interview series – a “conversation” with Erin Jordan of Aixploring Provence tours. Erin and her family have lived in Provence for nearly 8 years and her journey is one of those “oh wow” expat stories you come across…

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Making the Perfect Fraisier…with Guest in the City

Greetings dear readers and friends! Well, summer is just around the corner and I couldn’t be happier. Now starts the long beach days, longer lunches (capped off with a few glasses of rosé of course), and a general “slowing down” of life in the south – the time of year when Provence really shines. And…

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Market Day in Aix-en-Provence

Greeting dear readers and friends! Well, spring is finally here, hurray! Of course winters in Provence are not as terrible as elsewhere in the world, but we do get our share of bad weather, whipping Mistral winds, and the occasional thunderstorm. So these first few rays of sunshine and blooming flowers are greatly appreciated. And…

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The Aix-en-Provence Christmas Market

Greetings from a sunny, but quite cool, Provence. And as I think I say in almost every post, it’s a great time of year to be in the South of France.  All of the towns and villages are decorated for the holiday season –  twinkling lights are hung around the main squares and neighborhoods, the…

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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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Spring scenes at the Aix-en-Provence Market

We’ve been lucky enough to spend the last few Saturday mornings in Aix-en-Provence and I think there are few places as lovely as a Provençal market to witness the beauty of spring in the south. All around the market, the stands were a-buzz with chatter of what looked good (frankly, all the stands are gorgeous)…

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Foto Friday… Christmas Scenes from Aix

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday preparations and we are certainly counting down the days to rejoin family and celebrate the best of the season– which thankfully involves a lot of fabulous cooking by my belle mère (mother-in-law). And let me tell you, these French mamans really go-to-town as far as the holiday eating is concerned.…

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Il Était Une Fois Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence

Aix is a beautiful city at any time of the year, but in spring it takes on a particularly vibrant atmosphere. Already full to the brim with locals, and the first spattering of tourists, spring is a great time to visit before the real summer rush begins. And this was exactly how we found the…

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A Great Restaurant in Aix… Le Poivre d’Ane

One thing that I love about France (among the many) is that there always seems to be a food festival happening just around the corner. And this week one of the biggest gourmet “festivals” of the year is taking place:  Tous au Restaurant. Much more than a typical festival, Tous au Restaurant is a chance…

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The Aix-en-Provence Flower Market

Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday morning in Aix, the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville is covered in a sea of roses, peonies, dahlias, and other floral delights. Besides being a great spot to grab your favorite bouquet, it also carries all the flowery goods necessary to outfit terraces and small gardens. And being that we…

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