My Provence

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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Food & Restaurants

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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Markets of Provence

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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Markets of Provence

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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Le Blog

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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Markets of Provence

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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Photos

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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Food & Restaurants

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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Markets of Provence

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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Markets of Provence

The Aix-en-Provence Saturday Market

The Saturday market on Place Richelme is one of those places that causes you to pause, take a deep breath, and let out a long, slow sigh…. Voilà, it seems to say, This is Provence. Since we live about an hour away from Aix, I’m almost ashamed to admit that this past weekend was the […]

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Markets of Provence

Market Day in Aix-en-Provence, Place des Prêcheurs

Besides munching on French comfort food (I’ve got a few stews in the making) nothing beats the winter blues like a trip to Aix-en-Provence. Our last day trip was quite a few weeks back – just in time to visit the Christmas market and take in all the sights, sounds, & sweets of the holiday season. Apart from being […]

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Food & Restaurants

The Sweet Life in Aix-en-Provence

It’s that time of the year when I don’t know exactly how to feel   –  a bit sad about the end of the holidays, more than a little excited about the New Year, and altogether anxious for the start of another beautiful spring in France. And if you haven’t heard, or guessed already, things are […]

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