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Drink Pink a Celebration of Rosé an Interview with Victoria James

Certified Sommelier at 21-years old Youngest Wine Director in a Michelin-starred restaurant (globally) Ruinart Champagne Sommelier Challenge NY 2015 Winner Wine & Spirits Best New Sommeliers of 2016 “Drink Pink a Celebration of Rosé” published in May 2017 With all that Victoria James has accomplished at 26 years old one starts …

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Candlebox Provence Orgon Selection d'ete
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Candlebox Provence Artisan Handcrafted Candles Made in France

It’s easy to get lost in the steady stream of beautiful images on Provencal-themed Instagram feeds. However, when these things come together – artisan techniques, made in Provence and gorgeous photos – I had to find out more about Candlebox Provence. Then suddenly I was almost embarrassed, the Candlebox atelier …

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Villeneuve-Lès-Avignon Brocante Silver Provence
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Exploring the Villeneuve-Lès-Avignon Brocante for Silver and an antique Musket

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Last weekend we decided to potter off to enjoy a couple of brocante markets and vide grenier events being held in the area. The last time we’d gone to one we’d found a wonderful French Military History chart for our youngest, Tom, who’s passionate …

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Author Elizabeth David Menerbes Sketch
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Discovering Author Elizabeth David French Country Cooking at Ménerbes

Of all the British women writers of the mid-20th century, perhaps it is cookery author Elizabeth David who brought most colour and sensuousness to the page – and to the table.  When she wrote about aubergines, courgettes, garlic and aromatic herbs, these were exotic rarities in the grey of Britain’s …

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Ateliers Fourwinds Aureille
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Ateliers Fourwinds Breathing New Artistic Energy in Aureille

At first glance, one might think nothing much has changed at Ateliers Fourwinds since my last visit four years ago. Which, is exactly what the new partners want for this artistic workshop (atelier) space with its natural vistas of the Alpilles. Their desire was to breathe new artistic energy into this …

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Drone Photography Provence
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Drone Photography in Provence

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: This gorgeous shot of a Provence lavender field at harvest time, taken by London-based French photographer Jerome Courtial, has won 1st Prize (Nature category) in the 4th Annual International Drone Photography Contest. He calls it “Summer Trim.” The contest is organized by Dronestagram, the France-based drone-photo …

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French Shopping
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Found: French Shopping Paradise in Provence

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: All Across France – C’est les SOLDES ! This year I discovered the sales at the Factory Outlet Malls (“magasins d’usine”) – and that was a revelation. Everything is already discounted at outlet pricing which is typically around 20% to 30% off the …

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Caroline Longstaffe Sunflower Field Novel
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The Sunflower Field a Novel set in World War II Provence

Inspired by her expat experiences in the South of France, Caroline Longstaffe began writing her blog “Shutters and Sunflowers” in 2012. Her stories transport you from the United States to Provence, with the occasional dispatch from the United Kingdom. Longstaffe’s articles, provide readers with well-researched “Travel Tips from an English …

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Jewellery Exhibition Saignon
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Vernissage: What do you mean by Varnishing my Jewellery Exhibition? 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: A couple of months ago a friend, who owns a beautiful property in the centre of Saignon offered me the chance to have a small Exhibition of my jewellery there this summer. Over the last couple of years I have started making jewellery from …

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Provence Painting Sessions Duncan Barker Uzes
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Provence Painting Sessions Capturing the Scenes on Canvas

As a painter in the South of France, you rarely feel alone. There are reminders everywhere of those who have gone before – of Cézanne in the countryside around Aix and of Gauguin and Van Gogh in Arles and Saint-Rémy. But not all these impressions are specific to a place. …

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