Discovering Provence Part-Time
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

William Adams Shares Discovering Provence Part-Time

France Part-Time A summertime sabbatical from Colby College in 2013 led William D. Adams and his wife Lauren Sterling to Provence. After exploring the Aix region during that break, they decided to spend more time in Provence. The couple now split their time between Portland, Maine and their home in …

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Family-Friendly Holidays Provence Transhumance
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Provencal Traditions and 8 Lamb Recipes to Try

Raising sheep and goats has been part of the fabric of life in Provence for centuries. Before grocery stores, small animal husbandry was necessary for nutrition and is the basis for traditional recipes. We highlight eight (8) of these dishes further down in this article. Grazing Land In a landscape …

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St Remy de Provence Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Les Baux de Provence Perched High in the Alpilles

Fortifications have long existed in the Alpilles because the cliffs and rocky outcroppings made for perfect defensive positions. Plus, the high places make it easy to spot signs of danger. Unfortunately, these fortifications were built of wood or earth for much of human history, so little or no trace remains …

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Valentines Dinner Menu Ideas
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Valentines Dinner Menu Ideas from Provence

We understand that making a special dinner for someone can be stressful, but February 14th might add extra anxiety to meal prep. So, we have dug into our archives to select Valentines Dinner Menu Ideas for the occasion. In addition, read about foods that may have aphrodisiac effects, and enjoy …

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Valentines Gift Guide 2022
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Valentines Gift Guide Inspired by Provence

Valentines Gift Guide There is no reason to wait for February 14th to show your affection. However, not acknowledging Valentine’s Day might not be a solid love strategy. So, to help with your shopping, we have pulled together this Valentines Gift Guide with suggestions that won’t break the bank and …

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French Address Gift Package
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Enter Today to Win a French Address Gift Package

Mathilde Vuillemenot has the last two years to thank for pushing her to create a beautiful online boutique – French Address. Paris is Mathilde’s home, but her family travelled extensively around France when she was a child. She says that souvenirs from those trips were the inspiration for the website …

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Photo Workshops in ProvenceRaina Stinson contemplative photography
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspirePhotographers in Provence

Creative Photo Workshops in Provence with Raina Stinson

“Creating beautiful and personalized memories of Provence.” ~ Raina Stinson Private Photo Workshop One of the many joys of returning to Provence last year was meeting Raina Stinson and participating in a photo workshop. We arrived at Raina’s home studio on a crisp fall morning to discuss our goals for …

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Jil Steenhuis painting the Almond Blossoms
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottGuided Holiday ToursInspire

Provence Painting Weeks with Jill Steenhuis Embrace the Soul

Have you ever dreamed of painting in the place where Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and many others found inspiration? If so, join Jill Steenhuis, an American who has spent four decades studying the same landscapes as these masters, for a painting week in Provence. Provence …

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Orgon Notre Dame de Beauregard Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Discover These Authentic Alpilles Villages

Within the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles are several villages, each with a distinctive character. Authentic Alpilles Villages Below, we highlight a few towns that are not typically on visitors’ itineraries. These villages have as much history and charm as their popular neighbours. But perhaps with some additional authenticity as …

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Winter Dinner Menu 2022 Wine Pairings
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Enter Today for a Chance to Win Acquiesce Wines

Perfectly Provence has partnered with Acquiesce Winery on two gift packages. Acquiesce Winery is a producer of French-style white and rosé wines in the heart of Lodi, California – Zinfandel country. Enter this contest today for a chance to win one of two packages of the featured bottles. This giveaway …

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