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Marseille Video Collaboration

Jill Paider and Tasha Powell teamed up to do a video that showed their love for Marseille and Provence. They both are captivated with the culinary aspect of travelling and wanted to highlight a city that speaks to them and share that fascination with others. It was designed to promote travel and adventure with a culinary twist. Enjoy!

They were also scouting for their next book publication, rumoured to boast the best of Marseille/Provence. In 2017, they collaborated on a book entitled Cuisine Libre, A Gluten-Free Journey with Reine & Nadia Sammut at La Fenière by Jill Paider with Food Styling by Tasha Powell. This gorgeous photo book features the cuisine of La Fenière, a Michelin-starred restaurant located in Lourmarin, France.

This dynamic duo has collaborated with all the best chefs from the U.S. and France. They are expanding their reach to Italy, Austria and Germany this year. They have been art directing aerial shots over Michelin-starred restaurants to capture the views and cuisine of all the best spots in Europe.

Talented Team

Jill Paider, international photographer and creative director & Tasha Powell, food stylist and co-founder of Pitcher & Powell Culinary Adventures are featured in this video – eating and exploring the old port area of Marseille as well as the Corniche Kennedy, eventually dining at Le Petit Nice, a Michelin-starred restaurant owned by Chef Gérald Passedet.

More about Jill & Tasha:

Jill Paider is the founder and CEO of Gilliard Moshe. She has worked in more than 100 countries on assignment as a freelance photographer and creative director. In 2014, Paider was the first architectural photographer to be awarded the Fulbright Specialist grant by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Cultural Affairs. She has published 24 books on architecture, design, travel and gastronomy. Jill has been a featured expert on CNN, Travel + Leisure, Business Insider, HuffPost, MSN and the Evening Standard. Please visit jillpaider.com to view her photography portfolio. Contact Jill Paider (Jill@jillpaider.com) for photography, travel and book inquiries.

Tasha Powell is a food stylist and writer who specializes in working with celebrity chefs and leaders in the hospitality industry. She cooks and styles for monographs, cookbooks and satellite media tours, working between North America and Europe. Please visit Cooking with a French Twist to view her food styling portfolio and Pitcher and Powell to learn about upcoming culinary adventures. For culinary adventure and food styling related inquiries contact Tasha Powell at luxemavens2@gmail.com.

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Visitor tips for Marseille

Marseille’s Story: Prehistory and Ancient Massalia. The earliest settlements in the area, now know as Marseille, date back to the Paleolithic period (60,000 BC). Residents lived along the Marseille basin which was about the size of the current city.

Top reasons to visit Marseille include the museums. There is something for every artistic taste and attention span with a range of curated artistic styles and artifacts. History buffs head to Fort Saint-Jean, Musée d’ Histoire de Marseille (one of the largest in Europe), the Musée des Docks Romains (Roman Docks Museum), and musée d’Archéologie méditerranéenne (located inside Vieille Charité).

Marseille has been working hard to get itself on the tourist ‘must-see’ list and the Tourist Office now offers many organized visits to different parts of this vibrant city. Apart from the obvious sites, visitors can opt for food-tasting tours. There are also street art walks or lunch on a cruise ship. Alternatively, head behind the scenes at the Marseille Opera and visit the atelier where costumes are made.

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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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