Elizabeth Bard @ElizabethBard Picnix in #Provence
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Win a Copy of Elizabeth Bard’s Picnic in Provence

Want to lose weight?…Open an artisanal ice cream shop. Elizabeth Bard tells me that she and her husband Gwendal lost 10 and 20 pounds respectively the first summer that they opened Scaramouche Artisan Glacier in Cérèste. The tale of how an art historian from New York and a Frenchman with …

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Chocolate cake #Food Styling #afoodstylistslife @VivaldoGroup
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste

Food Styling Photo Workshop in Provence

Your photos of market produce failed to capture the moment. Did the picture of your perfect soufflé fall flat? The ice cream melted in the bowl before you got back to your camera! Good news! There is now hope for your food photography bundled together with a glorious trip to …

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Mediterranean Calanques Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Perfectly Provence Moments by Jane Satow

Jane Satow is many things, a wife, mother, good friend and private guide. You can read more about her company Provence Cultural Tours and two unique yoga retreats in Provence here. After ten years in France, Jane gets asked by clients and friends who are visiting to share her favourite …

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Discovering Designers Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Discovering Designers in Aix-en-Provence

Is it time for a renovation? Are you are looking for inspiration for tired finishes? Wondering about the latest home decor trends? Samantha Mureau of Trendline Europe and Mariel Vanbremeersch owner of La Baleine Rouge in Marseille have teamed up to bring 30 designers together under one roof in Aix-en-Provence. …

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Jill Steenhuis #Provence #Artist
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Jill Steenhuis Shares Her Perfectly Provence

We asked artist Jill Steenhuis to share her definition of Perfectly Provence. You can read more about Jill’s background, her connection with Cezanne’s Chateau Noir and her workshops. Explore Provence It depends on the person and their personal interests. It would be pointless to show someone Chateau Noir if they …

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Massage Bien-être Alpilles @NancyGandon
Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Relax in the Alpilles with a Massage Bien-être by Nancy

What could be more relaxing than a massage in the heart of the Parc naturel régional des Alpilles? Nancy Gandon was born across the Rhône River from the Palais des Papes, in Villeneuve lez Avignon a village with this tagline “La Provence côté Languedoc.” The mighty river serves as the …

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Saorge via @FibiTee
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Expat Living: Third Culture Kid’s Locals Tips Provence

Phoebe Thomas has lived in nine countries; she carries two passports and now resides in Roquefort les Pins with her French husband and tri-cultural kids. You can read her full story here. They chose Roquefort les Pins for practical reasons, to minimize commuting time and allow their children ready access …

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Calanque En Vau Calanques Provence
Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Discovering Provence as Retired Expat

Journalist/Writer Anne-Marie Simons and her husband Oscar (retired international banker) have lived and worked in the US and Europe. They could have chosen anywhere to retire but decided on sunny Aix-en-Provence. Anne-Marie says, “Our choice of Aix-en-Provence was a bit of a stab in the dark but has worked out …

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Le Jardin Restaurant Mallemort #Mallemort #Provence #Villages @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Le Jardin Restaurant in Mallemort

My previous “encounters” with Mallemort had fleeting, passing through either in a car or on a bike. Mallemort has the benefit and possibly the curse of having the D23 intersect the town. This is the route that crosses the Durance and joins the Vaucluse to the Bouches du Rhône. It …

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Flowers @Chateau de Beaucastel #Provence #Wines
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Discover Provence Top Picks from a Traveller

Claire McAlpine is a mother, a wife, a reader, a writer and the owner of Flairesse a massage and aromatherapy practice. Claire considers herself a citizen of planet earth, which makes lots of sense after you consider her life filled with relocations since the age of 13. Please read the …

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