Win a Rose et Marius Valentines Gift Box
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Enter to Win a Rose et Marius Gift for Valentine’s

Just in time for Valentine’s 2021, we have a gift box from our partner Rose et Marius in Aix-en-Provence for one lucky winner. The brand specializes in exclusive perfumes inspired by nature and childhood memories. We will pick a winner via a random draw on February 13, 2021. Rose et Marius gift …

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Raina Stinson Photography peonies phone case
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

February Giveaway: Phone Case by Raina Stinson

Raina Stinson Photography Raina Stinson took a leap of faith and made a complete lifestyle change. In 2018, she swapped the US West Coast for a tiny village in the Luberon Valley. It was a cold February day when Raina arrived in the hamlet of Goult and to her new …

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Christmas Shopping Lourmarin
Caroline LongstaffeInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Christmas Shopping in Lourmarin

Lourmarin in December It’s December and people everywhere are getting ready for Christmas. After weeks of blue skies and gentle warm days, it’s raining where I live in California and temperatures have plummeted. The puddles are splattered with the last remnants of autumn and the mornings are frosty with low …

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Rose et Marius Provence Fragrance Holiday Contest
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Enter this Provence Rosé Fragrance Holiday Contest

Let’s face it; we all need a drink this year. It’s time to celebrate the end of 2020 with some Provencal rosé fragrance! None of us could have predicted that these sayings – social distancing, bubble, cohort, quarantine, lockdown, and self-isolation – would be commonplace. Now that mask-wearing is encouraged, …

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Holiday Giveaway Provence Gift
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Holiday Giveaway! A Made-in-Provence Gift for You

As our friends in the United States get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving next week, we know that the Christmas holiday season is right around the corner. To celebrate the festive season, we have partnered with our friends at Remember Provence and curated a made-in-Provence giveaway package. For details about this …

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Très Francais Logo Très Français Provence Market
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Très Français Brings Provence Market Vendors Online

Gretchen and Paul Duffin are the creative founders behind Ideas We Share, a digital marketing and communications company based in Provence. Based in the Var, they work with clients developing professional profiles for websites, social media, and print. Digital Solution for Markets When the first Covid-19 lockdown occurred in France, …

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Planning Tips Brocantes Provence
Inspire: Art & CultureJulie WhitmarshShopping & Gifts from the South of France

My Planning Tips for Brocantes In Provence

In the last few years, Saturdays would normally involve a trip across to the wonderful brocante market at Villeneuve-Les-Avignon, arriving early and spending the whole morning just fuddling around the stalls, finding new pieces for the house, or simply letting our imaginations run riot with what we may be able …

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Lavender Fields in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Lavender in Provence Creating New Artisans

Exploring the Provencal market stands piled high with seasonal produce, fragrant fresh fruit, buckets of just-picked flowers, table linens and bright pottery is pure delight. However, it’s not always rewarding for market vendors facing early mornings, erratic weather, and fickle crowds. Determined to carry on an artisanal tradition, Elsa Lenthal, …

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Fall Wellness Giveaway
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Giveaway! Focus on Wellness this Fall

The way 2020 has unfolded, it’s time to devote some energy and focus on your wellbeing. We are thrilled to announce a giveaway with two of our partners, based in Aix-en-Provence, Audrey Archambault (Nutrition and Wellness Coach) and Rose et Marius (luxury perfume brand). The giveaway runs until October 7, …

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Rose et Marius Perfume Rosé Wine collection
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Enter to Win a Rose et Marius Perfume Collection from Provence

As we grow tired of self-isolation and social distancing, there is probably no better time to “stop and smell the roses” or, in this case, the intoxicating perfume of Provencal rosé wine. We are excited to announce our first collaboration with Rose et Marius, the luxury perfume house and home …

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