Painting Workshops Provence Tessa Baker
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Get Creative in Provence Painting Holidays

It’s incredible how the energy in someone’s words radiates positivity. Reading Tessa Baker’s newsletter about her 2022 painting holidays in Provence, Antigua and the Cinque Terre, I felt like life is finally returning to “normal.”  We connected via Zoom to talk about her new creative projects, including an online course …

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Fougasse d’Aigues Mortes
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Sweet Fougasse Recipe from Aigues Mortes, France

This fougasse recipe comes from the old fortified city of Aigues-Mortes in the Gard, a beautiful Southern France area. Often reserved for the holidays, enjoy this sweet, chewy bread all year-round.  Serve fougasse with other pastries or enjoy it on its own for a satisfying treat! Book a cooking class, …

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Mathieu Museum in Gargas
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire

Mathieu Lustrerie Brings Chandeliers to Life in Provence

“The chandelier is a jewel that never goes out of style.” ~ Mathieu Lustrerie website Régis Mathieu is a true artisan. His expertise lies in working with bronze, creating, and restoring chandeliers. After his father’s passing, he assumed the helm of the family business in 1990 – Mathieu Lustrerie. The …

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Paint and Tour Provence Tessa Baker
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Paint and Tour Provence with Tessa Baker this Fall

Artist Tessa Baker has finalized the details for two painting tours this fall. Now is your chance to visit the region and explore your artistic side. Join an intimate group of other creative types wanting to improve their painting skills in Provence with Tessa’s coaching. September 4 – 11, 2021: …

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Living Aix-en-Provence Cours Mirabeau
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Top Charming Places in Provence to Visit on Your Next Trip

If you decide to visit Provence, you need a guide on its worth-see touristic places. In the article, we will guide you through the most worthwhile and unforgettable places. Let’s Explore Provence Have you ever been to Paris? Do you want to experience the beauty of the country and visit …

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Painting Workshops Provence Tessa Baker
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Painting Holidays in Provence with Tessa Baker

Painting in Provence Sometimes when you meet someone, it feels like you have known them forever, which was the case with Tessa Baker. Warm and welcoming, Tessa is a talented artist who runs small-group painting holidays and workshops in Provence, Italy and beyond. She had invited me to join her …

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Colorado Provencal Luberon Walk
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

The Colorado Provencal a Beautiful Luberon Walk

I woke up this morning with a plan, and it seemed a good one too. After a week of doing lots of long walks with the dog, I had decided that we could both do with a slower day, so I planned an early drive to the market at L’Isle …

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Great Hiking Luberon
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

There is Great Hiking in the Luberon

This last week, I have been out every day, walking with Millie. Not just a little amble along the lane or up the trails at the back of the house, but good, long walks, exploring some favourite tracks and finding some new ones too. Although the physiotherapist has said that …

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Grenache Gris Grape Varietal
Elizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Grenache Gris a Versatile Ancient Grape Varietal

I have started to note a pattern emerging in my tasting notes during the past couple of years, which shows just how much I love Grenache Gris white wines. I love their richness, texture and structure. But I also noted how few of these wines, in their purest form, are …

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ExplorePhoebe ThomasVillages Towns and Cities

Some of the Plus Beaux Villages de France

France is full of enchanting villages, and among the approximately 30,000 communes, there are undoubtedly thousands of beautiful ones. However, officially there are exactly 159 Plus Beaux Villages de France – 159 most beautiful villages of all. But how can there be such a precise figure? Easy! This is not …

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