An Insider's Guide to Provence by Keith Van Sickle
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

An Insider’s Guide to Provence by Keith Van Sickle

We recently met Keith and Val Van Sickle for a glass of rosé while we were all in Provence. They were in France for a short visit while Keith researched and completed final drafts for his latest (3rd) book, An Insider’s Guide to Provence. The Author Keith Van Sickle is …

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Winter in Provence Events Calendar La Rotonde Christmas Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Winter in Provence Events Calendar 2022

Winter Festivals and Events in Provence What is winter like in Provence? It’s a good question. So, many images of the South of France are summer scenes; ribbons of blooming lavender fields, glasses of rosé with beads of condensation and beautiful people in enjoying their holidays. Perhaps wintertime in Provence garners less …

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Festive Gift Package Provence Remember Provence Giveaway Dec 2021
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Win a Festive Gift Package from Provence Enter Today

Online store Remember Provence sells authentic Provencal-themed housewares, gift items and culinary ingredients to customers worldwide. You could be the lucky winner of a festive holiday package from Remember Provence. Plus there is a holiday shopping bonus! Perfectly Provence readers receive a 20% discount on Remember Provence products until December …

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A Table in Paris Book Cover
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

A Gift Idea for the Francophile: A Table in Paris

It is probably obvious to all readers that my heart lies in Provence, but what you might not know is that my first love was Paris. Like all first loves, there’s a je ne sais quoi about a city that thrives around its café scene, lively brasseries, and celebrated dining …

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Holiday Gift Guide Provence 2021
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

2021 Holiday Gift Guide from Provence

Holiday Gift Guide It’s that time of year. The countdown is on for holiday shopping, and the thought of parking at a mall is frightening. Who needs it?! Discover our Holiday Gift Guide with products for the Home (table, kitchen and décor). We invite you to browse the selection of …

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Win Virtual Cooking Class Let's Eat the World
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste

Win a Virtual Cooking Class Giveaway from Let’s Eat the World

Building on their successful cooking school, our friends at Let’s Eat the World – Cook’n With Class Experiences offer virtual classes in addition to their regular (in-person) culinary programming in Paris and Uzès. Win a Virtual Cooking Class The online courses and culinary workshops include tasty options from mastering classic …

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The France Issue Provence by Photo Authority Magazine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspirePhotographers in Provence

The France Issue Provence by Photo Authority Magazine

Photo Authority Magazine recently published its third issue dedicated to Provence. These stunning online magazines are a resource for travellers and photography lovers. These digital format magazines filled with images and articles invite you to explore Kenya’s Maasai Mara, the Altai Region in Mongolia, or Provence in southern France. Each …

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Lavender Grown in Canada
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Win Exceptional Lavender and Botanicals Grown in Canada

“Growers, producers and distillers of fine quality botanical products” ~ Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm Win a DIY Botanical Body Care Kit The Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm is giving away two (2) DIY Botanical Body Care Kits to one lucky winner in Canada. Each kit includes farm-grown and distilled …

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Aix-en-Provence The Inside Story Cover
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Book Review: Aix-en-Provence The Inside Story

First published in 2013, Aix-en-Provence The Inside Story was updated and reprinted in colour in 2021. In this book, author Lynne Alderson shares the history of this attractive city and its colourful inhabitants. The Author Lynne Alderson studied English Language and Literature at Edinburgh University. Her career encompassed journalism and …

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The Birdwatcher's Wife Book by Gayle Smith Padgett
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

The Birdwatcher’s Wife Book by Gayle Smith Padgett

Retired and living in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence since 2011, even after a decade, Gayle Smith Padgett and her hubby Ralph continue their exploration of the region. In 2019, they embarked on “The Big Birding”, a 12-month project they decided would feed Ralph’s passion for birding and test Gayle’s logistical, writing, and record-keeping …

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