Tea Time Madeleine Recipe Duchess Bake Shop
Cakes & CookiesCarolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Classic French Madeleine Recipe from Duchess Bake Shop in Edmonton

What does one do about a sweet craving? Giselle Courteau found a way to satisfy it. Courteau discovered baking early on and has spent a lifetime perfecting her recipes. This sweet affair has led Courteau to co-ownership of the Duchess Bake Shop, Duchess Atelier, and Cafe Linnea, all in Edmonton, …

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Ansouis Village Luberon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Exploring from Apt 4 Day Trips in the Vaucluse

Jen and Chris Mallon decided to move from England to Apt quickly. They decided in June 2018 and arrived in France that September. Leaving their jobs, selling a house, they headed through the channel tunnel to Provence. After four years in the Luberon, they are busy running Cent Cinq self-catered …

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OohProvence Multi-day Tours guests
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Discover the Best of Provence with OohProvence Multi-day Tours

Provence has it all: vineyards, lavender fields, ancient Roman cities, and hilltop villages. But with so much choice, it’s hard to know where to begin. So, whether this is your first time in the South of France or not, why not let someone else take care of the logistics? Christopher …

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Visiting St Rémy de Provence Locals Tips Book
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Visiting St Rémy de Provence? Get Insider Tips from a Local

The largest village in the Alpilles, St Rémy de Provence, has dangerously tempting boutiques, excellent restaurants, a dynamic Wednesday morning market, and even a movie theatre. Located at the base of the mountain range, St Rémy was the birthplace of Nostradamus (1503), and many of Vincent van Gogh’s canvases feature …

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Le beaucet village Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireLearning French

Learn French and Photography on Holiday in Provence

Let’s face it learning another language is challenging. So, why not plan a holiday in Provence that combines learning French and photography skills improvement? Avril Vanlerberghe is a language specialist based in Provence, and this summer, she is offering French and Photography experiences in July and August. These immersion programs …

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Join TripUSAFrance Tours Lavender
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Join TripUSAFrance Tours for Lavender, Medieval Cities, Roman Sites

Make this your year to visit Provence’s celebrated lavender fields! The earthy fragrance fills the air as rows of deep purple flowers dance in the summer breeze towards the horizon. Experience the region’s famous lavender plateaus and visit many remarkable sites in the South of France on a TripUSAFrance nine …

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Fascinating Medieval History Apt
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

How Would you Spend a “Perfect” Day in Apt?

In 2018, Jen and Chris Mallon sold everything and moved from England to Apt in the South of France. It was a quick move. They decided to relocate in June and arrived in France at the end of September. They left their jobs, sold a house, put everything into storage …

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Spring Dinner Menu Provence 2022
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Make this Spring Dinner Menu Inspired by Provence

Those places in the world where spring arrives early (and stays) should be on your travel “bucket list.” When the mimosa begins blooming in late January, winter is almost over on the Côte d’Azur. However, like a cat playing with a ball of wool, spring takes patience in the rest …

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Spring Events in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Spring Events in Provence Discover What’s On 2022

Spring Events in Provence Springtime in Provence is lovely. As is the case with most of the year, the sun shines brightly, but expect the odd rainstorm. Moisture in this period is critical for the grapes, olives, and almonds to start their growing cycles. Expect to see the apple, pear, …

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L'AUGUSTE Provence Beautiful Accessories
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

L’AUGUSTE Provence Beautiful Accessories from Watercolours

At L’AUGUSTE Provence, showcasing the Provencal countryside always starts with an image. Finding endless inspiration in Provence’s landscapes, local traditions, and exceptional French craftsmanship, the three founders (Caroline, Laure and Stéphanie) launched L’AUGUSTE Provence in 2021. By combining their expertise, these friends turn Laure’s watercolour paintings into attractive, practical accessories. …

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