The First Noël Christmas Book Patricia Sands
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

The First Noël by Patricia Sands for Holiday Reading

Published at the end of November,  is the first novella in a three-part series by Patricia Sands. The First Noël with its holiday theme is a chance to reconnect with the characters from the Love in Provence series. Or, dive into the story at this point. Giveaway! Leave a comment below …

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Hotel Le Saint-Remy Luxury Entrée
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Hotel Le Saint-Remy Delivers Cool 5-Star Luxury in Town

Chic Hotel Le Saint-Remy After a 20-month construction timeline, Le Saint-Remy opened its doors to hotel guests in August 2018. The 19th-century mansion constructed for Colonel Chambéry with its cour d’honneur (ceremonial courtyard) would have been majestic in its heyday, but more recently it was dilapidated. Didier Rivière leveraged his …

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South Luberon House Sale Pool
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

South Luberon House for Sale

Occasionally it’s time to say goodbye to a house. Even if it is one that you built yourselves and where all four (yes 4!) of your children grew-up. Recently, I was hiking with Agathe Forest of Live & Love Provence in the Alpilles. She shared that their family home was on the market so …

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Virginia Johnson's Travels French Riviera
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Virginia Johnson’s Travels Through the French Riviera

French Riviera an Artistic Book Whether you have been to the French Riviera countless times or have always dreamed of the place, Virginia Johnson’s “Travels Through the French Riviera” is an insider’s guide from an artist’s perspective. Johnson is a Canadian designer and illustrator, and her book is a compilation …

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ExitGame Escapes Marseille
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

ExitGame Virtual Escapes in Marseille and Aix

Virtual Escapes Not far from Marseille’s Vieux Port is your chance to escape reality at ExitGame. The company opened its doors and “play” rooms in 2015. The concept originated in Asia, but these virtual escapes are now available in many cities around the world. The ExitGame escapes are suitable for …

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Holidays Painting Provence Tessa Barker
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Creative Holidays Painting Provence with Tessa Baker

An Artist in Provence Born in London, Tessa Baker’s spent her early years in the English countryside. Her creative education included Chelsea School of Art, and later at Slade School of Fine Arts. Baker also studied culinary arts in Switzerland. Fast forward, she has painted for over 30 years, and …

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Yoga Provence La Belle Vie
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Exploring Beyond Yoga in Provence C’est La Belle Vie

Yoga and Creativity Life is indeed perfect when you are lying on the knife edge between consciousness and sleep. And, that stage of relaxation is where I was at the end of a two (2) hour yin yoga session and crystal bowl sound bath. Valentina Duna, a dynamic yoga instructor, …

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Gorges de Régalon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Gorges de Régalon a 3-hour hike in the Luberon

Hiking in the Luberon A sprinkling of rain the night before had almost foiled our perfect “meet-in-the-middle” plan. Agathe the creative face behind the beautiful blog “Live Love Provence” (here, is her profile) suggested that the Gorges de Régalon hike was located at about the halfway point for each of …

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Taste of Provence Tour Gordes Luberon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Join a Taste of Provence Tour Combining Language and Culture

When friends book a trip to France, they often decide that they will improve their French before departure. Few do. Instead, they download a translation app to their smartphone and stumble through. The truth is, in Provence, if you stick to the typical tourist sites, larger cities and travel in …

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Love in St Rémy la-boheme-flamme
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Fall in Love in St Rémy Gift Ideas from Provence + Discount

Some of us (myself included) are fascinated by striking images on Instagram, and the Love in St Rémy photo feed is no exception. Laetitia Labrune de Luca is the founder of the company and the visionary behind an exquisite collection of products for gifts (or for personal a treat). There …

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