Provence Market Women Fashion André Aubert
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

The Provence Market for Women a Fashion Update

Eight months after the launch of The Provence Market fashion brand for women, we reached out to Michele and Jean-Marie for an update. This couple is so passionate about the Provencal lifestyle that douceur de vivre is the company’s tagline. “Douceur de vivre is difficult to define. Indirectly, Peter Mayle made …

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Luxury Entertainment South of France Monte Carlo
Guest PostLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Luxury Entertainment in the South of France

Luxury Entertainment Luxury living and Provence go hand in hand: the region boasts incredible scenery, beaches, weather, food, wine, and so much more. But the area is also home to some fantastic entertainment options. If you’re looking to indulge in some of the finer things in life, here is a …

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Vallauris Pottery French Riviera Tian Dish
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Vallauris the Centre for Pottery on the French Riviera

The following article is a re-post of the original written by Marie-Helene the owner of online boutique Remember Provence. She spends her days, filling orders for made-in-Provence artisan products that are shipped all over the world. When she is not busy packaging orders, Marie-Helene is searching the region for high-quality …

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Provence Boules
Lifestyle: Art & CultureMirabeau Wines

Summer in Provence an Evening of Moules and Boules

By Mirabeau Wine: Provence is world-renowned for many wonderful reasons; the never-ending summer sun, the golden sandy beaches of the Cote d’Azur, and of course, for its excellent rosé wines. But aside from its beautiful landscapes and delicious rosé, what else goes on in Provence? If you take to your …

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Death Avignon Book Review
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Death in Avignon a Book Review

Murder-Mystery in Provence Death in Avignon is the second in a series of murder-mysteries by co-author team Serena Kent. After the crazy Murder in Provence introduction to her new village and home, expat Penelope Kite is finally settling into a comfortable rhythm in St Merlot. She continues to improve her …

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Antiques Isle sur la Sorgue
Caroline LongstaffeLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Antiques and Holiday Weekends in Isle sur la Sorgue

Antiques Isle sur la Sorgue Over the last 30 years, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue has become known all over France for its antiques. This picturesque little town has over 250 antique, art and decoration shops offering an extensive array of treasures from amongst its incredible collections. I told you last time how on …

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Riviera Views Writing Mysteries French Riviera
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureMary Jane Deeb

Writing Mysteries on the French Riviera

French Riviera Mysteries It was winter in Maryland when I began writing Murder on the Riviera. Outside my window, all was grey, cold and still, and I felt the need for some warmth, color and gaiety. As I could not change the season, I thought I could, perhaps, change my …

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New Patricia Sands Book A Season of Surprises at Villa des Violettes
Books on ProvenceKeith Van SickleLifestyle: Art & Culture

Book Review: A Season of Surprises

Patricia Sands is at it again! The author of the popular Love in Provence series has just published a novella, A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes. Book Review Readers are treated to a new chapter in the lives of our favorite Love in Provence characters—newlyweds Kat and …

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Artists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureMarti Schmidt

Provencal Artist Paul Cézanne Following His Steps

Cézanne’s Studio Like most young artists learning to paint, I was attracted to and inspired by most of the impressionistic and post-impressionistic painters. I loved the work of Monet, Renoir, Matisse, Gauguin and Cézanne and many more. When I arrived in Aix-en-Provence for the first time, I rushed up the …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Fashionistas Miki Miki in Eygalières is Calling

It’s been two years since Miki Miki, a small women’s fashion boutique, opened in Eygalières. The town is well-serviced by real estate agents and restaurants, yet there is surprising little retail. However, Michela Franzoso (Miki) knowing a lot about fashion, quality materials and what suits her clients opened the store …

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