Discover the Perfectly Provence Contributors
Perfectly Provence is the name of this website; it is also a community of over 40 contributors each of whom has a personal connection to the region.
The list includes expats who have chosen to make the South of France their home:
- Phoebe Thomas who writes about travel with kids, living on the Cote d’Azur near Nice and managing a holiday rental.
- Rebecca Ronane is a dynamic life coach with a vision to create an interconnected women’s network in Provence.
- Sophia van Woensel-Mose has merged her legal experience with an aptitude for residential opportunities into a successful real estate buyer’s agency Provence Search.
- Rebecca Whitlocke your “go-to” resource for the things to do and travel tips on the French Riviera.
- Julie Mautner a travel coordination guru and writer.
- Deborah Bine, our intrepid solo traveller who never stops exploring.
- Lynne Alderson is smitten by Aix-en-Provence, and she has her finger on the local pulse.
- Ashley Tinker, a fine art photographer who is always curious about Provence.
- Girl Gone Gallic who decided to return to her French roots.
- David Taylor who is turning into a biking fanatic, when he is not helping Karen take care of their holiday guests.
- Liz Lord based not far from Nice in the beautiful Mercantour National Park.
- Annie and Duncan Barker are two talented artists located close to Uzès.
- Alison Coe who writes about the best of Nice.
- Chiara Orlandi can be found guiding small group tours in the streets of Nice.
- Mel takes on Nice by Dark.
- Sarah Pernet helps you to Discover Provence through her guided tours.
We are thrilled to have pieces from published authors who transport us to France with their words and stories:
- Deborah Lawrenson has written eight novels, and she divides her time between the UK and Provence.
- J. Christina is the clever travelling couple – Christina and John. Read about their journeys in Provence and beyond on their blog Scribbles and Smiles.
- Keith Van Sickle is enjoying Provence one sip at a time.
- Margo Lestz shares the curious histories of Provence.
- Mary Kay Seales is a traveller to the core who lives in the Pacific Northwest where she teaches at the University of Washington. When she is not writing travel guides she publishes a blog called the Curious Traveler.
- PJ Adams is intoxicated by France.
- Jane Dunning can be found Thirty Minutes from St Tropez.
- Patricia Sands the possibilitarian writes about “Love in Provence” a 3-part series that will cause you to fall in love with the region.
- Mary Jane Deeb a mystery novelist and avid reader who shares her book reviews.
Provence is not a place to go hungry or thirsty, and we love this group of food and wine lovers:
- Jill Barth, a lady who shares the wine grower’s story behind what you are drinking.
- Martine Bertin-Peterson offers Gout et Voyage culinary experiences in Provence. When she is not organising these small-group bespoke tours, she offers customised cooking classes at home in Bucks County, PA.
- Stephen and Jeany Cronk the founders of Mirabeau Wine.
- David Scott Allen who concocts Cocoa & Lavender recipes you will want to try.
- Viktorija Todorovska is immersing herself in the art of living and enjoying food.
- Cook’n with Class teaching interactive cooking classes in Uzès (and Paris) for the last decade.
- Susan Newman Manfull shares articles on wine domains, industry exhibitions and the inside of the cork scoop with Provence WineZine.
- Liz Gabay – a master of wine who is writing a book on rosé.
- Gary and Jane Langton are winning over their guests’ stomachs at Mas d’Augustine.
- Paula Kane invites you to her Table en Provence.
- Cheryl Shufflebotham shares her favourite tables, places to sleep and the best spas in Provence.
- Michel and Shirley the ultimate food and wine lovers on an adventure from their House in Provence.
- Jackie Dryer educates us on the difference between Pesto and Pistou.
- Chrissie McClatchie who is now found “down under” but her heart is still the Riviera Grape.
- Tasha Powell will make your mouth water with her “Cooking with a French Twist” photos and recipes.
- Philippe Goninet loves guiding groups around the region.
- Krista Bender a foodie and wine lover.
There are also several of us who have our feet in a couple of locations:
- Julie Whitmarsh is biking the hills of the Vaucluse and scouring the markets – when she is not dreaming about it.
- Jemma who is based in Antibes each summer provides some valuable French lessons.
- Caroline Longstaff a British gal based in California who cannot get enough of the Luberon and beyond.
- Hilda Stearn often found riding railcars between the UK and Avignon.
- Susan Guillory who is exploring Provence (and the world) her way.
- Paul Shawcross – photographer and travel guide writer.
- Jill Cowdry who is dreamy about Provence.
- Vicki Archer – an Australian writer who lives between London and Saint Rémy de Provence.
- Abbie Spencer – a fine art photographer.
- Ken Wallace and Bill Flanagan can be found “Lost in Provence.”
- Bill Magill although mostly in Aix-en-Provence can occasionally be found jetting to San Francisco from time to time.
- Dorothy Garabedian sometimes takes a detour to Provence.
- Ginger and Nutmeg are on a culinary travel adventure.
The common denominator for all is a mutual passion for Provence; its scenery, history, climate, traditions and Mediterranean cuisine.
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