Market Lavender
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Enter Now! OliveNation Culinary Lavender Giveaway

Liz Thompson loves nothing more than hyper-focusing on one ingredient creating countless different recipes, such as Baking with Herbs. She feels that the natural flavours of fresh herbs enhance baked goods. Liz takes basic recipes, and infuses them with fresh herbs and create a different flavour intensity with very little …

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InspireJulie Whitmarsh

Provence in Lavender Season Purple Fields Forever

I love our little corner of Provence, all year round, but there is something incredibly special about the time of year, when the area turns purple, with the Lavender fields exploding with colour, filling the air with scent as the flowers gently brush against each other in the breeze. The …

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Margareth & Moi
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Arles Welcomes French Fashion Brand Margareth & Moi

Arles is THE place to be this summer for culture, photography, and now high-end fashion brand Margareth & Moi newest boutique at 5, rue des Arènes. It’s hard to know where to start in Arles, but these should all be on your must-see list. The Frank Gehry designed LUMA tower …

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Grape Harvest Tour du Bon The Wines of Provence – Tricolour
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWines and Spirits of Provence

Essential Reading The Wines of Provence – Tricolour

Elevated Wine Knowledge Göran Boman, the author of The Wines of Provence – Tricolour, is based in Sweden, far from Provence’s vineyards. His studies at Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology led to a career with large international companies. Before retiring, Göran monitored the quality of nuclear fuel transmitted from …

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Muséon Arlaten Arles © Christian Rombi, Cd13
AixcentricInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Muséon Arlaten Finally Reopens in Arles it’s a Must-See

Arles Worth the Wait Eleven years.  That’s how long the Muséon Arlaten has been closed for renovation, but with the input of a leading architectural agency and the fabulous Arlesien designer Christian Lacroix, it certainly has style – see the staircase. Founded by the poet Frédéric Mistral in 1896, it …

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Rose et Marius Craftsmanship
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Rose et Marius Candles Selected by L’Élysée for Fabriqué en France

From the fashion runway to the wine bottle “Made in France” (Fabriqué en France), products are recognized worldwide for superior quality and craftsmanship. Consumers familiar with Hermes, Dior and LVMH comprehend the expertise behind these French luxury products. But what about the tens of thousands of companies that design, produce, …

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Marius Arles Artisan Creators
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Marius Where to Shop in Arles for Artisan Creators

Like a multi-layered quilt, the city of Arles is coated with 2000+ years of history. Sitting on the western bank of the Rhône, Arles is considered the gateway to the Camargue. The city strikes a balance between old and new. Visit the time-worn Roman monuments or the gleaming Luma Arles …

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Piano
 Festival Roque d'Antheron Festival International de Piano

Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Piano Concerts the Festival in La Roque d’Anthéron

Every summer, the Luberon village of La Roque d’Anthéron greets visitors from around the world for the International Piano Festival. The month-long Festival starts in mid-July, and music lovers fill the stands at Château de Florans. For four decades, the acoustical stage, set under a leafy canopy of Plantanes (Plane …

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Natural French Skincare and Cosmetics from Remember Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Natural French Skincare and Cosmetics from Remember Provence

Selling exclusive Provencal-themed housewares, gift items, and culinary ingredients, Remember Provence reaches customers around the world. The founders launched a home-based business selling artisanal products from the South of France that was in 1997. In 2013, the French company relaunched the website and moved product sales to an entirely Internet-based …

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Summer at the French Olive Grove
Books on ProvenceGuest PostInspire

Summer at the French Olive Grove a Novel by Sophie Claire

Sophie Claire writes uplifting emotional stories with their heart in Provence, where she spent her childhood summers. She is half French, half Scottish, was born in Africa and growing up in England, she felt she didn’t belong anywhere – except in the pages of a book. Perhaps this is why …

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