Proposal Spots Provence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

Where are the 8 Best Proposal Spots in Provence

With Valentine’s Day just two days away, we thought this post by Ashley Tinker was well-timed for any romantics who are considering popping the big question. Whether you are in the South of France on February 14th or not, here is her post on the 8 best proposal spots in Provence. …

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French Riviera Mimosa Trail Photos @girlgonegallic
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

February Events in Provence 2018

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Mimosa and Sea Urchins Despite it being February, the coast of France bordering on the Mediterranean becomes bright yellow during this time of year. Synonymous with the Mediterranean, I’ll never forget when I was in Italy during International Women’s Day. It’s the custom there to …

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Bastide Soap Aix-en-Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Made in France Bastide Soap Aix en Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Arts de la Table, Bastide We are blessed here in Provence to have the best ingredients when it comes to producing scents (and eating!). Grasse is the perfume capital of the world; not surprising considering the endless fields of lavender, roses, fruit blossom and wild …

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Jerusalem Artichoke Soup @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Recipe for Winter Soup with Jerusalem Artichokes

Creamy potatoes and artichokes with a delightful spicy kick from fresh roasted Cumin. A unique and satisfying soup that will leave you well sated.

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Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

December Events in Provence 2017

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: December Events in Provence 2017 Snow in Provence! For once we might get a white Christmas! There are many Christmas markets this month in Provence. This is the time to binge on delicious nougat, foie gras, pink champagne and oysters. Yes, that is basically a …

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November Events Provence
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

November Events in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: November in Provence. Bring on the chestnuts! We’re currently in Corsica and it seems that roasting them in your front yard is the thing to do. Love it. Are you in the holiday spirit yet? The massive amounts of high-quality chocolate boxes at the supermarkets …

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Expat Silliness Provence
Ashley TinkerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

More Expat Silliness In Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Life in France as an Expat Part II Life as an immigrant in another country is never easy. A friend of mine recently managed to mix up the French work to cook “faire cuire” with to drive “conduire.” This resulted in her explaining to …

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Gourmet Cooking Class
Ashley TinkerFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

Learning French Cuisine a Gourmet Cooking Class in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: I was recently invited to a full day gourmet cooking class at Jean-Marc and Alice Villard’s cooking school in their home at Maubec. #Joblove !! haha. Maubec is located in the Luberon, about 45 minutes from Avignon an hour from Aix en Provence.an hour …

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October Events Provence
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

October Events in Provence, 2017 Fall Festivals and More

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Octobre en Provence With the grape harvest long done due to a very dry summer, locals are concentrating on the olive harvest this month. You’ll drive by olive groves and see wooden ladders hidden among the trees. Furthermore, the olives vertes cassées made by many …

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Naturellement Paysan Farmers Cooperative Shop
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

A Visit to Naturellement Paysan Farmers Cooperative Shop in Coustellet

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: I recently participated in a cooking class held by Jean Marc Villard of French Cuisine cooking classes in Maubec. Jean Marc, passionate about local produce, started the class by taking us to Naturellement Paysan, the local farmers cooperative in Coustellet. …Continue reading here for details …

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