Chêne Bleu Extreme Wine La Verrière @perfectlyprovence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Chêne Bleu Extreme Wine Skills Improvement in Provence

This article “Immersed in Wine” was previously published in Sommelier India (October-November, 2015). Sommelier India is India’s first and premier magazine dedicated to wine and wine lovers. Filled with news, feature articles, wine profiles and the culture surrounding wine, Sommelier India is written by international and Indian writers, wine experts and …

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Provence Budget Travel House pet Sitting Daisy dog in bed at home
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

How to Visit Provence on Budget Consider House Sitting as Money Saving Option

Everything is Taken Care of at Home The Internet enables many services to reach beyond the parameters of a traditional business. Today HouseSit Match can help you find sitters who will pay to travel to your home to care for your pets. It is an ideal opportunity for some people …

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Owning Property Architecture Lourmarin @ShutrsSunflowrs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in ProvenceRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Building Roots in Provence Committing to Owning Property

Caroline Longstaffe calls her blog “Shutters and Sunflowers,” the inspiration for its name and her musings came from the picturesque surroundings of the South of France (and beyond). In 2012, Longstaffe and her husband spent a total of 20 months in two French towns, Uzès and Lourmarin. Her heart remains …

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My Provençal Salade Recipe Chef Anne Challier
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

My Provençal Salad the Tastes of Eating Local in Provence

This salad plate is a cross between carpaccio and salad. Prepare the tapenade and pesto in advance. Shop for the fresh melon, lettuce leaves and tomatoes at the market in the morning and then plate the ingredients in time for lunch.

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Windows on Provence Book Cover Georgeanne Brennan
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Book Review: Windows on Provence, Musings on the Food, Wine and Culture of the South of France by Georgeanne Brennan

With over 30 published books, what more could award-winning cookbook author Georgeanne Brennan possibly write about culinary trends and the lifestyle in Provence? Then along comes “Windows on Provence, Musings on the Food, Wine and Culture of the South of France” her latest book, published on April 10, 2018, by …

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Taste of Provence Lifestyle Martine Gout et Voyage Group Tours
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Goût et Voyage Tour Director Martine Bertin-Peterson shares her Taste of Provence Lifestyle

To say that Martine Bertin-Peterson is an accomplished lady feels like an understatement. The founder of Goût et Voyage, a boutique travel company that she started in 2014 is passionate about cooking, food and travel. Born in France, Martine is an American Francophile who speaks five (5) languages, the first …

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Expat Living in Provence Provence Lavender Fields Vaucluse Dreamer
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Dreams of Expat Living in Provence Became Reality For Vaucluse Dreamer

Sometimes you wake up suddenly from a dream only for it to disappear from grasp, but in other cases, that vision becomes clearer with time. What if your dream was to live in Provence? Over 25 years ago, Julie Whitmarsh and her husband Andy visited the Vaucluse for the first …

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Transhumance Provence @PerfectlyProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Witnessing the Magic of the Transhumance in Provence

The tinkling of bells was the musical clue. Our friend encouraged us to rush to their property’s perimeter wall to witness a shepherd (berger) moving his flock near Eguilles in Provence. The collection of sheep and herd dogs consumed the entire back lane as far as the eye could see, …

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Genuine Provence Experiences St Tropez fishing port – adjacent to the superyachts Jane Dunning
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Genuine Provence Experiences Inspire Author Jane Dunning to Keep Writing

Jane Dunning is addicted to France. “I’m a real Francophile and have stayed in more than one hundred towns, cities, villages and hamlets in France. Twenty-two of these have been in Provence, the shortest for one night, the longest for four months.” The Dunnings four-month stay was as acting caretakers …

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La Belle Vie Yoga Retreat Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

La Belle Vie Yoga Retreat Where Zen meets Bliss in Provence

Poolside yoga and gourmet food in Provence, how I wish I could be there! La Belle Vie Yoga Retreat (Fall 2018) combines a talented group of yoga instructors, experienced foodies, and a beautiful venue, into a magical Provencal experience for the first time. All levels of yoga experience are encouraged …

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