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Elke Walter Design Materialized in Provence

Attracted to Provence by the sun, Elke Walter is clear that the weather is better than in her birthplace Hamburg, Germany. Elke began designing clothing in the 1990s in France, and her business Elke Walter Design was officially launched in 2002 when she opened her atelier in Hamburg.

Elke Walter Designs @ElkeWalter

Elke describes her work as purposely unconventional; she does not draw her creations on paper. Instead, she visualizes them in person using live models and mannequins. Her fashionable creations run along three tangents ONE OF A KIND, ESSENTIALS and MAKE MY DAY accessories.

Elke Walter Designs ONE OF A KIND @ElkeWalter

Now living under the spell of Provence’s cobalt skies and sun-filled days Elke says she that gathers inspiration for her work from the beautiful surroundings and the people she meets. The relaxed pace of the Provencal way of life and its inhabitants that are in her words more “playful.” This is what keeps Elke in the region and feeds her creative side.

Elke Walter Designs @ElkeWalter

According to Elke, the availability of artistic resources and colleagues in Provence is almost limitless from locals to expats.  She finds the artistic community that surrounds La Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille completely inspiring.

To see more of Elke Walter’s work check out her website here or better yet meet her in person in November (details are below) at this three-artist vernissage.

Artists vernissage invitation #Artists #Provence @BarbaraPitcher

The Art and Design Exhibition

Nov 13 & 14, 2015

215 Chemin des Portails

Eguilles, 13510

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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