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Expat LivingGuest Post

Pétanque the Story of Gaining Admission into a Circle of Trust in Provence

The following guest post is by Paul Shore the author of “Uncorked My Year in Provence.” Find out more about his book on pétanque and expat living here and visit his website here. Le Cercle in Saint-Paul de Vence International travellers and those who have relocated to live expat lives in …

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One Sip at a Time Book by Keith Van Sickle
BooksBoutiqueCarolyne Kauser-Abbott

Learning to Speak French One Sip at a Time Book Review

Expat living is not for the faint of heart. Surrounded by a new environment, comfortable routines are gone, and even mundane daily tasks requires extra consideration and effort. Where to grocery shop? What are the best schools? What about health care? Add a foreign language and different cultural norms to …

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Georgeanne Brennan Photo by Jessica Theroux @ProvencePost
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Q&A with Georgeanne Brennan a Provence Expert

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: Author Georgeanne Brennan, who splits her time between Provence and California, is happiest when she’s at the table…in either place. Read on for her best Provence insider tips. …Continue reading here for Julie’s interview with author (My Culinary Journey) and Provence insider Georgeanne Brennan. Who better …

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Luberon Views @deb_lawrenson
Deborah LawrensonExpat Living

A Hamlet in the Luberon

Almost ten years ago, we bought a run-down house in the Luberon. Actually, it was rather more than a house: it’s un hameau, a hamlet of several buildings overlooking the long sweep of the Luberon hills and the valley. ‘It has a very special atmosphere,’ said the agent who took …

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margos-musings @margo_lestz
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Margo’s Provence Musings

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: The summer holidays are over and it’s time for another “Margo’s Musings.” In these occasional updates, I share news of my books and other projects. This summer was a difficult one in Nice because, as you know, our July was marred by the horrible terrorist …

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Patricia Sands Author Cote d'Azur @patricia_sands
BooksBoutiqueCarolyne Kauser-Abbott

Book Giveaway! Patricia Sands Love in Provence Series

Patricia Sands is one of those people you cannot get enough of, she is warm, open and always ready for a discovery. Bitten by the European travel bug at age 21, Sands spent a year backpacking and exploring local cultures, many miles away from her home in Toronto. Through life’s …

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Jamie Ivey @ProvenceGuru @ModernTrobador
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Catching up with the Provence Guru

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Those of you who travel to Provence or fancy a trip sometime soon–or who are lucky enough to live here–no doubt are acquainted with the Provence Guru. The Guru–aka, Jamie Ivey–and wife Tanya traded their London lives for adventures in Provence that spawned four …

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Art in Place Massena @margo_lestz
BooksBoutiqueCarolyne Kauser-AbbottWhere the "locals" Go

Curious Histories of Nice by Margo Lestz

The funny thing about life and travel is that we are often more curious about a new environment than our status-quo location. According to Margo Lestz, “Life in a foreign country is never dull and each day is a new learning experience.” She launched her blog The Curious Rambler in 2012 …

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I Promise You This #Provence #Books @Patricia_Sands
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Is Provence Calling To You?

Author and possibilitarian Patricia Sands never ceases to amaze me. She is on the cusp of publishing the third book in her “Love In Provence” series I Promise You This ~ is available May 17th. Here, is a little temptation to order your copy. “With sunlit backdrops and plot twists as …

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Markets of Provence #book #markets #TastesofProvence Marjorie Williams @w_marjorie
BooksBoutiqueCarolyne Kauser-Abbott

Exploring the Markets of Provence with Marjorie Williams

According to Wikipedia, York, Pennsylvania is known as the White Rose City a place with so many well-preserved buildings that it is considered an “architectural museum.” Marjorie Williams has recently published her second book Markets of Provence we asked her how growing up in York gave her an appreciation for shopping …

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