Armchair Travel Provence Orgon Village Alpilles
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Provencal Armchair Travel: Mary Stewart’s Madam, Will You Talk?

I love Mary Stewart’s romantic suspense novels: their sense of adventure and intriguing storylines, their strong-willed heroines, and most of all, their transporting settings. Her first, published in 1955, was Madam, Will You Talk?. Book Review The narrative takes place around 1950, in a hot, dusty Provence where Roman ruins …

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Souleiado Museum Printed Fabrics les Indiennes
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Printed Provencal Fabrics the Indiennes of Provence

It is impossible to visit a market in Provence without seeing sellers of tablecloths, napkins, and other items for home decor. As a word of warning, beware of quality and place of origin as you may not be buying made-in-Provence products. The original printed Provencal fabrics were called les Indiennes. …

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October Sale Jacquard Fabrics
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

October Sale Jacquard Fabrics from Provence

Fabrics from Provence As the temperatures cool off and the lazy days of al fresco dining are behind us it’s time for entertaining indoors. Make the colder months your excuse for made-in-France shopping for your home. During the month of October, Remember Provence is offering high-quality jacquard fabrics at a …

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Le Savoir Faire des Alpilles Artisans Provence Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Artisans in Provence Le Savoir Faire des Alpilles

Showcasing Alpilles Craftsmanship It could only be serendipity that Le Savoir Faire des Alpilles, a boutique showcasing the designs of local artisans, is across the street from the administrative offices of the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles. Both groups actively promote the beauty, traditions and natural environment of the small …

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Holiday Gifts Box France My Stylish French Box November 2019
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Holiday Gifts a Box of Delights from France

French Holiday Box There is a chill in the air in the northern hemisphere and summery weather, in the south. Regardless of your address, Christmas arrives on the same day all over the world. And it’s never too early to start shopping for the holidays! The team at My Stylish …

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Biot Museum Glassworks Musée Fernand Légar
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Why Visit Fascinating Biot Museum and Glassworks

By Aixcentric: Biot Museum Have you visited the Musée Fernand Léger at Biot? It’s the only museum in the world dedicated to this major 20th-century artist who lived and worked in the town. It is also one of the few Musées Nationales de France dedicated to a single artist. Purpose-built and …

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Book Little Vineyard Provence Ruth Kelly
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Book Review: The Little Vineyard in Provence

Literary Escapism Sometimes you need an escapism book, and sometimes you need to escape. Author Ruth Kelly delivers both in her book The Little Vineyard in Provence, published in 2019. This novel is Ruth Kelly’s first book under her signature. However, she has ghostwritten several bestselling books. As a freelance …

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Bories Stone Provence Gordes
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Bories the Stone Heart of Provence

The following is a chapter on the stone Bories of Provence is adapted from Mary-Lou Weisman’s book, Playing House in Provence: How Two Americans Became a Little Bit French. The Weismans arrived in Provence in September 2003 for the first of many visits to the South of France. The couple …

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Riviera Dreaming by Maureen Emerson
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Book Review: Riviera Dreaming by Maureen Emerson

Maureen Emerson and her husband spent in the South of France for 22 years. Although, that had not been their original plan. Born in Britain, Maureen has travelled extensively and lived on several continents. They are settled back in the United Kingdom. However, she says that she misses friends in …

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Lourmarin Shopping Rose Bagatelle
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Lourmarin Shopping at Rose de Bagatelle

By Caroline Longstaffe: Lourmarin Shopping It’s a small world’, maybe an overused cliché…… Yet things often happen to me, fine gossamer strands weaving connections to my life in California and very often Provence. These invisible threads do indeed shrink my world, just like this story about the charming owner of …

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