Brocante Cotignac Boutique
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Brocante in Cotignac Le Passé – Le Présent Boutique

By Sophie Bellard: Le Passé – Le Présent is a boutique a cave of wonders, a true cavern of Ali Baba in the center of Cotignac. Nadine Dehennin and her husband opened this brocante and decoration shop more than 30 years ago. It is full of beautiful discoveries, one-of-a-kind items that …

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Lavender Wands Lourmarin
Caroline LongstaffeInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Lavender Wands at La Maison FRANC in Lourmarin

By Caroline Longstaffe: When Philippe Franc, the owner of La Maison FRANC first came to live in Pertuis, near Lourmarin, his neighbor welcomed him with a gift, a lavender wand or Coeur de Lavande. It was a defining moment and the first step in a story which led to the opening …

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French Fashion Striped Tops-onion-johnnies
Inspire: Art & CultureMargo LestzShopping & Gifts from the South of France

French Fashion What’s with the Striped Tops?

By Margo Lestz: If you’re looking to add a bit of Frenchness to your wardrobe, a blue and white striped knit shirt could just do the trick. It’s a classic that anyone can wear. Whether you are male, female, young, or old the crisp stripes will add a dash of …

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Quality Merino Wool Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Quality Merino Wool from Provence Tricote Moi un Mouton

Merino Wool in Provence Tricote Moi Un Mouton is a producer of premium merino wool in the Luberon. Located near Apt in the Luberon Valley, Emilien et Emilie Bonnet raise a herd of some 500 sheep. Their farming operation includes a breed called the mérinos d’Arles chosen for their high-quality …

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Virginia Johnson Custom Illustrations
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Virginia Johnson Custom Home Illustrations and Gardens Too

Custom Home Illustrations Years ago, when we bought our first house, a friend gave us a thoughtful housewarming gift. She commissioned a custom illustration a “house portrait” of our new home. The artist created a small watercolour print of the house from a photograph. The picture hung in our home …

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Provence Market Lifestyle Fashion Village Heart Scene
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

The Provence Market Provencal Lifestyle Inspired Fashion

Fashion: The Provence Market Michele and Jean-Marie are a husband and wife team with a vision, complementary work experiences and a passion for Provence. So why not leverage that textbook combination and create a new fashion brand – The Provence Market? As a traveller, one cannot help but feel how …

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Brocante Markets Vaucluse
Inspire: Art & CultureJulie WhitmarshShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Joys of Cycling to Local Brocante Markets in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Exploring Brocantes As you have probably gathered by now we tend to enjoy spending our time in France cycling, visiting brocante markets, vide greniers and drinking coffee, with the days passing by in a blur and us inevitably falling into bed each evening tired and …

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Last Minute Shopping
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: 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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Love in St Rémy la-boheme-flamme
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Fall in Love in St Rémy Gift Ideas from Provence + Discount

Some of us (myself included) are fascinated by striking images on Instagram, and the Love in St Rémy photo feed is no exception. Laetitia Labrune de Luca is the founder of the company and the visionary behind an exquisite collection of products for gifts (or for personal a treat). There …

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My Stylish French Box November 2018 1
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

French Delights in My Stylish French Box

You’ve got Mail Who doesn’t like getting a beautiful package in the mail? Some gift boxes provide clues about their contents. There is the telltale cardboard shape of a book from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. At Tiffany & Co, their packages in Tiffany Blue – Pantone 1837 (trademarked) tied …

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