Elizabeth Bard @ElizabethBard Picnix in #Provence
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Win a Copy of Elizabeth Bard’s Picnic in Provence

Want to lose weight?…Open an artisanal ice cream shop. Elizabeth Bard tells me that she and her husband Gwendal lost 10 and 20 pounds respectively the first summer that they opened Scaramouche Artisan Glacier in Cérèste. The tale of how an art historian from New York and a Frenchman with …

The french scarf #Provence #Markets @DreamyProvence
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The Scarf – my top French Accessory

My experiences with a scarf usually involve freezing temperatures – necessity rather than style!  Mum always says if you don’t wear a scarf on cold, damp days then you will surely catch a cold. After numerous chills and bugs I eventually added this item of clothing to my daily dress …

Jill Steenhuis and Sergio Ruffato exhibits in #AixenProvence
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Jill Steenhuis Exhibits in Aix Annual Show

By aixcentric Every June, there’s a must-visit exhibition in Aix from a talented local family – painter Jill Steenhuis, her sculptor husband Sergio Ruffato plus their son Serge, also a sculptor. Jill paints in an impressionistic style and usually takes her inspiration from Aix, the Sainte-Victoire and the countryside around …

Palais Longchamps #Marseille #Provence #Longchamps @PerfProvence
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Marseille Summer Watercolour and Drawing Lessons

By aixcentric The Musee des Beaux Arts at Marseille’s Palais Longchamp is the venue for two sets of art classes this summer. Watercolour lessons are on July 8-10th and 15-17th while instruction in charcoal drawing takes place on August 12-14th and 19-21st. 18€ per 3 days. Click here for Explore …

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Aix: Local Artist Shows Paintings and Ceramics

By aixcentric The delightful little Galerie Maison Dauphine is exhibiting the work of Cécile Colombo from Saturday May 30th – June 20th. You can also meet the artist on Saturday 30th at a special Café Rencontre which runs from 10:00-16:00hrs. Alternatively catch up with her paintings and ceramics at the …

Alfred Lombard #Marseille @RegardsProvence @Aixcentric
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Alfred Lombard in Marseille – Striking Local Colourist

By aixcentric Who is Alfred Lombard? I wondered as I visited the Musée Regards de Provence in Marseille this week. It’s a special experience here in the south of France to discover painters, often local, mainly little-known, who turn out to be really quite thrilling. And Alfred Lombard is one …

Provence 1970 #Provence #Books @MaryJaneDeeb
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Book Review: Provence 1970

Are you a foodie? A Provence lover? A Francophile? If so, Provence 1970 is a book you might want to add to your reading list. Mary Jane Deeb shares her review of Luke Barr’s, Provence 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard and the Reinvention of American Taste, New York: …

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Aix en Provence Wedding Photographer

As a Destination Wedding Photographer in France and Switzerland I travel a lot! I have gotten to know very well many of the most gorgeous parts of the country. France is not lacking in gorgeous towns. I for one have a pretty long list of favorites! One of the most …

Discovering Designers Aix-en-Provence
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Discovering Designers in Aix-en-Provence

Is it time for a renovation? Are you are looking for inspiration for tired finishes? Wondering about the latest home decor trends? Samantha Mureau of Trendline Europe and Mariel Vanbremeersch owner of La Baleine Rouge in Marseille have teamed up to bring 30 designers together under one roof in Aix-en-Provence. …

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Aix: Opening This Week

By aixcentric At last! The work on the Hotel Caumont is done and the grand opening is on May 6th. The 300-year old building will make a fabulous venue for exhibiting 17-19th century art; the first expo is Canaletto, Rome, Londres, Venise. Plus, you can visit a recreation of Pauline …