Duck Thighs Roasted Olives Tomatoes Cooking Classes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Duck Thighs Roasted in Olives and Tomatoes

At least once a year we head to the Jean Martin Boutique in Maussane-les-Alpilles for a cooking class. The Ateliers de Cusine are short workshop-style classes which last for two and a half (2 1/2) hours. The menus change roughly every two months, but the class format is always the …

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Explore Southern France Touring TripUSAFrance
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Explore Southern France Touring Family Style

Take the girl out of France, but the country remains in her soul. Julia Girard-Gervois is the Owner and Tour Director of TripUSAFrance, a boutique travel agency based in Arlington, Virginia. In 2015, she and her husband launched the company along with her parents, who live in France. They want …

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Puyricard Provence Vineyards Tasha at Chateau du Seuil PUYRICARD
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Puyricard, Where I Live in Provence

Fully bilingual (English and French), Tasha Powell calls Los Angeles, California home when she is not in living in Puyricard outside of Aix-en-Provence. Located 10 kilometres from the centre of Aix, Puyricard is part of the greater metro area, with the benefits of centralized services such as public transport. The …

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Merry Christmas Perfectly Provence 2017
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Happy Holidays from Perfectly Provence

Holiday Wishes! The holidays are here, and it’s time to wish everyone Merry Christmas – Joyeux Noël and all the best for this joyful season. However, before we head out on a little technology break, it’s time to acknowledge all our terrific contributors. Time Out in Provence – What’s On …

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Painting Workshops Provence Tessa Baker
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Painting Workshops in Provence with Tessa Baker

Creative Retreat to Provence Tessa Baker of Painting Provence with Tess invited me to join her painting group for dinner on their last night together. The retreat location in the Vaucluse, a restored farmhouse with a driveway lined with cypress trees, offered the group the benefits of privacy, quiet and …

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Provencal Relaxation Yoga Retreat Great Food
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Provencal Relaxation Yoga at the Silk Farm Retreat

Relaxation in Provence A silky cocoon of soft luxury is precisely what the team at The Silk Farm Retreat delivers. Tucked away in the hamlet of Les Ferauds, in the Var, this converted farmhouse is ideal for a get-away in Provence. The Silk Farm Retreat welcomed the first guests in …

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Jill Douglas Painting Provence Artist Work Arles
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Join Artist Jill Douglas for Painting in Provence

It was 2015 when an opportunity dangled in front of Jill Douglas’s painting easel in Los Angeles. Could she help out for a few months at Atelier Fourwinds, an artist’s retreat, in the Alpilles village of Aureille? Born in England, life took Jill to France and then to Southern California …

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Provence Home Away Sablet View
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Provence our Home Away from Home in Sablet

An Address in Provence Michel and Shirley live in California’s wine country north of San Francisco but even surrounded by those beautiful vineyards they felt a tug to Provence. The couple searched for several years before buying a house in Sablet, a village in the Vaucluse. Perhaps it was Michel’s …

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Massage Aromatherapy Home Provence Flairesse Massage Provence #Massage @Flairesse
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Massage and Aromatherapy at Home in Provence

Relax at Home Flairesse is the name of Claire McAlpine’s company. She offers massage and aromatherapy treatments in the comfort of your home in Provence. How did you land on this name? “Flair was a nickname my friends called me at university, and ‘esse’ from Latin means existence, the essence …

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Book Provencal Holiday Discovery Wine Tasting
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Book a Provencal Holiday Discovery Wine Cheese and Chocolate

Wine Cheese and Chocolate Even Santa and his elves would have a tough time creating this magical wine pairing experience at Domaine de Palerme. Book your Christmas holiday stay at this private home near Isle sur la Sorgue and enjoy a complimentary evening of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine tasting. The evening includes …

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