Renoir’s Dancer… {Book Giveaway}

Greetings dear readers and friends. I’m very excited to have a book giveaway for on the blog today. And what a book it is! Renoir’s Dancer, by Catherine Hewitt, transported me clear across France – from a small village in Limoges to the bohemian streets of Montemartre in Paris; and from the circus to the…

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Learning to Live in Provence… One Sip at a Time (*Book Giveaway*)

  Greetings dear readers and friends!  Well, it’s turning into a season of book giveaways and I couldn’t be happier. Especially having just zipped through the altogether charming, and downright hilarious, book:  One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence. Keith Van Sickle, who makes his home-base in Silicon Valley, California, takes us…

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Uncorked… Living the Provençal dream in Saint Paul de Vence (*Book Giveaway*)

Greeting dear readers and friends! Well, it’s shaping up to be a lovely month in beautiful, sunny Provence. Spring is just around the corner and you can feel the sense of excitement in the air. Soon it will be time for beach picnics, spring / summer barbeques, and many late-afternoon “apéro hours”. It’s a wonderful…

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Don’t Toss Granny in the Begonias *Book Giveaway*

Greetings dear readers and friends!  Well, for a Monday, today is shaping up to be a pretty great day. First of all, the sun is shining – which is always a good sign for the end of February – and secondly, we have another book giveaway happening this week. And let me tell you, I…

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Studio of the South: Van Gogh in Provence *Book Giveaway*

  Greetings dear readers and friends – and a very Happy New Year! As they do in France, I send you all my best wishes (meilleurs voeux) for 2017. What better way to start off the New Year than with a giveaway? Today I have the pleasure of giving away a copy of Studio of the…

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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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Gullible’s Troubles… Adventures Through France and Sicily {book review & giveaway}

  Greetings from a very chilly south of France! Thankfully, we’ve had a lot of bright sunshine to carry us through January, because we’ve been bundled up to our eyeballs in winter coats for a good few weeks now… But the view of the clear skies on the Mediterranean is “pas mal” not bad, as they…

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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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A holiday treat for Wine Lovers…Lazenne *Wine Luggage* {review & giveaway}

Greetings dear readers and friends.   I’m very happy to report that we have a fantastic giveaway going on today which, truth be told, I’d love to snatch up for myself.  I mean, “wine luggage”, who knew?  I thought most folks, like me, stuffed their cherished bottles of Burgundies, Bordeaux, and Bandols in plastic sacks,…

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Pas Possible: Falling in and out of love with France – {review & ebook giveaway}

Hello dear readers from a still-sunny Provence. Fall is definitely here to stay, and I’ve whipped out my finest scarves to mark the occasion, but we’ve been enjoying the best weather for this time of year since I arrrived in France. Un régal….A real pleasure. And today we have another “petit plaisir” as Jessica Pasa, author…

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