Antibes Dress Shopping Art Choisy La Galerie
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Antibes Dress Shopping and Wearable Art at Choisy La Galerie

Everything on Solde My intention upon arrival in Antibes was to go for a pre-dinner stroll around the old streets and reacquaint myself with this pretty seaside city. However, the SOLDES signs and air-conditioned shops beckoned. Clothing shopping was not the plan. However, it was fascinating that the stores were …

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Ancient Glanum St Remy de Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Step Back in Time a Visit to Ancient Glanum in St Remy de Provence

Reflections on the Past There is no need to enter the Glanum archaeological site, located just outside the centre of St Remy de Provence, to view two well-preserved Roman structures. Known as “Les Antiques” these monuments – the Mausoleum and the oldest triumphal arch in France – were classified as …

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Swimsuit Shopping Juan le Pins
Jemma - French LessonsLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Swimsuit Shopping Juan le Pins for a Teenager

Contributor blog post by Jemma: Lolo and I stand on a sidewalk in the easygoing town of Juan-les-Pins. We’re debating. The store sounds young to me, like the name of an aspiring rap artist. At last, we open the glass door of Banana Moon. “Bonjour!”  I say to the shop’s sole …

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Jessica Lange Photography
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

Jessica Lange Photography Show First Time in France

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Double-Oscar winner, American actress Jessica Lange, is currently showing her photography at the Campredon Centre d’Art, at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, for the first time in France. Back in 1967, she won a scholarship from the University of Minnesota to study photography, but Hollywood beckoned and she played many …

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Chef François de Mélogue Cuisine of the Sun, A Ray of Sunshine on Your Plate
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Provencal Cuisine of the Sun by Chef François de Mélogue

Provencal Cuisine ‘Cuisine of the Sun, A Ray of Sunshine on Your Plate,’ the first cookbook by Chef François de Mélogue, wraps you in a culinary bear hug. The book is seductive, filled with beautiful photography that will make you hungry. Even if you just ate. You need to have …

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Provence Books Kids Fun Reads
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Provence Books for Kids Where Magic Starts in France

Provence Reads for Children The pages of these books are geared towards sparking your imagination and desire to travel to Provence. Whether you are a kid the authors have crafted stories with enough interest for adult readers too. NOTE: Click on the book images to order your copy. Coco Blignaut  Although …

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Death in Provence Serena Kent
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Death in Provence by Serena Kent a Book Review

Writing a book is hard enough, but writing one with your spouse, well apparently that is a recipe for success. “Death in Provence” is Serena Kent’s first novel. The nom-de-plume is perfect for a couple who split time between the Luberon in Provence and Kent in the United Kingdom. After …

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Villers Picasso Coup de Soleil
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Aix: Artwork from Picasso and André Villers at the Pavillon Vendome

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: There seems to have been a deluge of work by Picasso recently, in Marseille, in Aix, in Les Baux, in Cannes, but the small exhibition at Aix’s Pavillon Vendome, ‘Villers Picasso – Coup de Soleil’ really is worth investigating. André Villers was just 22 and …

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Christian Lacroix Mirabilis
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Art in Avignon: Christian Lacroix Show Promises to be Mirabilis

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: French fashion designer Christian Lacroix can be relied on to bring a stylish rather Baroque flourish to everything he does. A proud Arlésien, he has transitioned to Avignon to curate their new show, Mirabilis, for which he has chosen 350 to 400 works, documents and …

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My Stylish French Box
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

My Stylish French Box a Gift to Give or Receive

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: My Stylish French Box I have been following on social media for some time My Stylish French Box and basically coveting their gorgeous boxes full of hand-picked French items. The concept, created by the writer of My French Country Home Sharon Santoni (see her beautiful Instagram and stunning …

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