Truffles Hunting Provence Dogs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Elusive Truffles Hunting for Black Gold in Provence

We had just witnessed a demonstration of how dogs are essential companions for the truffle hunt (le cavage). In most cases, dogs have usurped pigs as the more manageable truffle hunters.

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Merry Christmas Perfectly Provence 2017
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Happy Holidays from Perfectly Provence

Wishing you a Perfectly Provence Holiday The holidays are here, and it’s time to wish everyone Merry Christmas – Joyeux Noël and all the best for a joyful season. However, before we head out on a little technology break, it’s time to acknowledge all our terrific contributors. Time Out in …

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Last Minute Shopping
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Last Minute Shopping! My Stylish French Box

Christmas Shopping You may have left your shopping to the end because you are looking for that perfect gift for a special lady in your life. My Stylish French Box is the answer for the Francophile or anyone who dreams of visiting Paris. The next box (No. 9) will ship early in …

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Englishman Provence Expat Living Avignon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLearning FrenchLiving in Provence

An Englishman in Provence Loving Expat Living in Avignon

In early 2018, when the opportunity to relocate to Provence presented itself Phil Chandler and his partner jumped at the chance to escape from the “rat race” in England. Leaving behind his own successful business in the United Kingdom (UK) Phil is now pursuing a career as a freelance travel …

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Book Keith Van Sickle Book Are We French Yet
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

New Book Keith Van Sickle Asks, “Are We French Yet?”

Keith Van Sickle just published his second book, “Are We French Yet? Keith & Val’s Adventures in Provence.” In a word the book is delightful. Please scroll to the bottom for giveaway details. Author Keith Van Sickle Few couples in Silicon Valley (or anywhere) would take a leap of faith …

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

Holiday Reading The First Noël by Patricia Sands

Published at the end of November, The First Noël at the Villa des Violettes 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 …

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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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Taking Root in Provence Book cover #Provence #Books
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Christmas in Provence

Dutch-born Anne-Marie Simons is a traveller. She studied in Paris, worked in Brussels and then moved to the United States where for a long time she worked only to support her travel-bug. Today, Anne-Marie and her husband Oscar reside in Aix-en-Provence where she continues to hone her writing. The following …

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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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