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Getting Back into the Ritual of Provence

Contributor blog post by Paula Kane:

I have a system, and for a decade it’s been running like clockwork. It’s an excellent plan, and one I am rather attached to. I look forward to it, like a ritual.  Although some people think I am a bit of a gypsy and rather flexible, I am also surprisingly attached to certain rituals.

My standard annual trek to Provence typically begins with a rather uncomfortable, but uneventful flight to Paris. Then a full day in the city of lights where I stay up as late as a can after being up all night on a plane. I hit my usual spots, eat my favourite things then go off to sleep-land for a good 12 hours, waking up on French time right as rain. The next morning I take the train to Provence, pick up my bicycle from my kind friends who store it for me, buy groceries, unpack and settle in for my first evening under the bright blue sky.

…Continue reading here about Paula’s nightmare of a travel journey from Canada to her home-base in Provence. She was happy to arrive after missed flights, lost bags and way too long in transit. Now she can settle into the pace of life and her rituals in Provence.

Via:: A Table en Provence

      

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Paula Kane

Paula Kane

From a background in advertising and design, Paula Kane has forged a career that combines her love of good food and wine with her expertise in marketing to produce highly successful culinary events across Canada. Paula first travelled to France 20 years ago and has been returning ever since. She received a scholarship from the James Beard Foundation to attend Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, from which she was graduated in 2009. She has completed the International Sommelier Guild Wine Fundamentals and recently, the Hautes Etudes du Goût program in gastronomy from which she was awarded a Masters degree from the University of Reims in Champagne, France. For the past ten years, Paula has spent part of her year in the Vaucluse where she cycles, cooks, drinks wine, explores and shares her discoveries with others on her website A Table en Provence. Recently she launched an online magazine —Olive + Sweetpea— dedicated to all things she is passionate about: food, wine, travel, home and women trailblazers.

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