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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Swimsuit Shopping Antibes Cote d'Azur
Jemma - French LessonsLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Swimsuit Shopping for a Teenager in Antibes

Contributor blog post by Jemma: When we arrive in France’s Riviera this summer, Lolo doesn’t have a swimsuit. It’s not because she forgot to pack it. She simply doesn’t own one that fits. My new teenager is growing like the queues of passengers waiting for the next French train that’s actually …

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My Stylish French Boxes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

My Stylish French Box: Luxury Products Delivered to your Door

Maybe it was a seven-year itch or natural progression, but in 2017 Sharon Santoni added “My Stylish French Box,” a curated subscription box, to her already rather full plate. The box concept was born from her love of sharing favourite brands and ideas, and a desire to help smaller French …

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Sporting Life Decathlon Hiker France
Keith Van SickleLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Frenchify Your Sporting Life at Decathlon

My wife and I were on vacation in Italy, zooming along the autostrada near Florence when she suddenly started shouting and waving. “Pull over!” she yelled. “Right now! There’s a Decathlon!” That got my attention. I spun the wheels to the right and barely made it onto the off-ramp in …

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Maison Empereur France’s Oldest Hardware Store
AixcentricShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Shopping in Marseille in Maison Empereur France’s Oldest Hardware Store

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Did you know that Marseille has France’s oldest quincaillerie, or hardware shop? It really is a must-visit if you are interested in traditional Provencal life. Take the magnificent big hand-graters for instance – just the sort of gadget used in café kitchens many years ago for …

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Bastide Soap Aix-en-Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Made in France Bastide Soap Aix en Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Arts de la Table, Bastide We are blessed here in Provence to have the best ingredients when it comes to producing scents (and eating!). Grasse is the perfume capital of the world; not surprising considering the endless fields of lavender, roses, fruit blossom and wild …

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Lifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of FranceVicki Archer

The French Pharmacy: What Not To Miss

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: The French pharmacy is different, it is not like others. Visiting the French pharmacy is more about browsing and shopping than it is about the medicinal. There is a behind the counter section that is jam-packed with medications that could cure a myriad of ailments. …

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French Pharmacy Allergic Provence
Cheryl ShufflebothamLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Allergic to Provence? A Trip to the French Pharmacy

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Please no! Anything but that. Upon visiting Provence this past June, with the unusually high temperatures of 95-100 degrees, my pasty white, sun-deprived skin went into shock. I developed hives or eczema all over! What to do? I finally stopped in at the pharmacy in …

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Ouvrage Boutique Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Ouvrage Boutique Made in France Architecture and Design Meet in Aix-en-Provence

Sébastian and Agnes Krier shared the following about their architecture and design boutique, “Ce lieu ne pouvait que s’appeler Ouvrage: ce qui est produit par l’ouvrier, l’artisan ou l’artiste, le résultat du travail de ses mains et donc son œuvre.” This place could not be called anything but “Ouvrage.” The …

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Aix-en-Provence Christmas Markets
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Aix-en-Provence Christmas Markets – Dates and Details

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Cézanne finds himself marooned between the Foire aux Santons and woolly jumpers at the textile market. It seems strange having the Aix-en-Provence Christmas markets starting up against such a bright blue sky and warm sun, but there we are – the chalets are built and the children’s …

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