Winter Grey skies in Provence @Vauclusedreamer
Julie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

A Saturday Drive across the Rhone for Brocante Markets

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Not every day starts with blue skies & sunshine in Provence and Saturday was one of those days! When we woke, the rain was drumming on the roof and the whole place just looked soggy, so any thoughts of a bike ride went out of …

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Fashion Sales in France
Girl Gone GallicLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Living in France It’s Shopping Time – C’est Les Soldes!

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Friday Fun Facts: Did you know this about France? For a period of six weeks in the winter and again in spring, France’s retailers put their lingering unsold stock on sale for the savvy to pick up at serious discounts. From Wednesday January …

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French Brocante @Bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

What’s So Special About French Brocantes?

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Tell me there’s a brocante nearby and I’m there! If I start off another blog post with “one of my favorite things,” please excuse me. It’s just that it’s so hard for me to contain myself when describing some of the fun things to …

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The Santons in Provence @OurHouseinProvence
Lifestyle: Art & CultureOur House in ProvenceShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Tis the season for Santons in Provence

Contributor blog post by Michel: You know I love santons, the hand-made clay figurines that depict the colorful people, traditional trades, activities and costumes of Provence. In Provence, they are set out at Christmas in a Provençal crèche (nativity scene). …Continue reading here for Michel’s description of these tiny clay figures …

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Vide Greniers @VaucluseDreamer
Julie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Sunday Morning Antiques Hunting in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: If Saturday is a day for the local market then Sunday has become a day to spend the morning pottering around a local Brocante market or village ‘Vide Greniers’ event. In the summer, we often found that we had to make a choice between …

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Provence Prestige @curiousprovence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of FranceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Provence Prestige Blog Trip: Atelier Arterra

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Une Journée de Découverte à Marseille Curious Provence is one of the official bloggers for Provence Prestige in Arles. My Provence, working with Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme, hosted a blog trip last weekend in Marseille and the Camargue. I was proud to be the only anglophone out …

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Atelier des Ours @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

French Fashion: Bobo Style

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Now that I’m settled in France, I’m beginning to understand why I love it here. I’m a hopeless romantic. It didn’t happen by accident that I live in a tower apartment. I’m a princess. Or at least, I always wanted to be one. If …

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The Docks in Marseille @Aixcentric
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Marseille Latest: Docks and Shopping News

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Wandering through Les Docks Village last week, late morning, I was surprised how quiet it was. It’s been open a year now and is an imaginative conversion of a very characterful industrial building. Built in 1858, as a dockside warehouse, it is 365m long (for …

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pop-up-provence-2016
Lifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

A Provence Package Gift ~ from us to you

Lovely connections develop in Provence and ours is one. My friend, author Patricia Sands is a lady with a fabulous re-invention story (please read her full back story here). Following her popular “Love in Provence” trilogy (Lake Union Publishing), she is currently working on her fifth novel. This story is …

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Savon de Marseille Soap Provence
Ginger and NutmegLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Squeaky Clean Savon de Marseille

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: A mixture of seawater, alkaline solution and fat Documented use as far back as 2800 BC in Ancient Babylon A carved “recipe” found on a stone slab from 2200 BC The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all used it Cooked for 8 days in a cauldron, …

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