My Stylish French Box November 2018 1
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

French Delights in My Stylish French Box

You’ve got Mail Who doesn’t like getting a beautiful package in the mail? Some gift boxes provide clues about their contents. There is the telltale cardboard shape of a book from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. At Tiffany & Co, their packages in Tiffany Blue – Pantone 1837 (trademarked) tied …

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Culinary Adventure Provence Pastis in Marseille
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Culinary Adventure in Provence Touring Cuisine of the Med

Culinary Holiday in France Occasionally magic happens in the kitchen, but the odds are better if you have some training. In the case of Chef Francois de Mélogue and his wife Lisa, they have a collective 30+ years in the hospitality industry, and both enjoy entertaining – a winning combination. …

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Provencal Cuisine Top Books Food Lovers Cookbooks
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Explore Provencal Cuisine Top Books for Food Lovers

Joy of Cooking in Provence True confession, I am a committed foodie (although the grammar checker that doesn’t seem to like the word). Maybe that admission will get me off the hook for not being able to objectively delete thousands of photos of markets. Over the years we have taken …

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Gliding Aéroclub des Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

St Remy Things to Do Try Gliding at Aéroclub des Alpilles

Soaring in the Alpilles In the idyllic playground of the Alpilles, my husband (aka M. Avion) stumbled upon utopia for those who like (or wish to try) soaring. In the heart of the Bouches du Rhone, is a location where the confluence of meteorological elements and geology create near perfect …

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Eygalieres Local Restaurants
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Where to Eat in Eygalieres a List of Local Restaurants

Unlike the abundant shopping in the heart of Saint Remy de Provence, the village of Eygalieres has only a handful of boutiques. However, what this town lacks in retail opportunities it makes up for in the options for places to eat and drink. The following list of cafés and restaurants …

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Provence Inspired Memoirs
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Provence Inspired Memoirs Books to Add to Your Reading List

For many, Peter Mayle’s best-selling novel “A Year in Provence“ was their introduction to the Provencal countryside. Images of the Côte d’Azur have long covered the pages of travel magazines, but it was Mayle’s descriptions of bumbling through a home renovation in the arrière-pays (translation: backcountry or hinterland) that shifted our view …

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MuSaMa Savon de Marseille Display
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

MuSaMa Savon de Marseille Preserving Provencal History

Le Musée de Savon de Marseille MuSaMa opened in mid-March (2018) near the Vieux Port. This museum-boutique-workshop dedicated to safeguarding the reputation of Savon de Marseille. The vision of the museum’s founders is to educate visitors about the vrai (real) Savon de Marseille, its eco-friendly ingredients, and artisanal production. This …

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La Petite Josette en Provence Book Cover
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

La Petite Josette en Provence a Children’s Book

Josette’s Provence Published in September 2018, “La Petite Josette en Provence” is a beautifully illustrated children’s book based in Provence. The book is the result of a mother-daughter collaboration that took  3 and ½ years to complete. This children’s story is written primarily in English, but with plenty of French …

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Antibes Dress Shopping Art Choisy La Galerie
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Antibes Dress Shopping and Wearable Art at Choisy La Galerie

Everything on Solde My intention upon arrival in Antibes was to go for a pre-dinner stroll around the old streets and reacquaint myself with this pretty seaside city. However, the SOLDES signs and air-conditioned shops beckoned. Clothing shopping was not the plan. However, it was fascinating that the stores were …

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Eygalières Alpilles Village
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Eygalières the Alpilles Village You Want to Get to Know

Eygalières Alpilles Village Present Day Located on the northeastern edge of the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles, the hamlet of Eygalières has an official population of about 1,900 residents. However, in the summertime when second homeowners and short-stay visitors descend upon the village, the population swells well beyond the formal …

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