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Annie BarkerInspireShopping & Gifts

The Fabric of our Lives in Provence

I’ve always loved fabrics, their feel, the patterns of their weave or printed design, the richness of their colours, as well as their potential for being transformed into the functional or the beautiful, the mundane or the luxurious. They also have a rich and fascinating history. Stone loom weights, used …

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Views from la Bastide de Gordes Gordes Hotels
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Luberon Luxury at la Bastide de Gordes

How do you test a hotel’s 5-star rating? Forget about checking for dust on picture frames — deliver a thunderstorm in the middle of a meal service. L’Orangerie’s terrace was brimming with lunchtime customers enjoying their market-fresh plats du jour and local rosés when the typically far-reaching view of the Luberon vanished …

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Discovering Designers Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Discovering Designers in Aix-en-Provence

Is it time for a renovation? Are you are looking for inspiration for tired finishes? Wondering about the latest home decor trends? Samantha Mureau of Trendline Europe and Mariel Vanbremeersch owner of La Baleine Rouge in Marseille have teamed up to bring 30 designers together under one roof in Aix-en-Provence. …

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Clos Saint Paul #Mazan #Rentals #Provence @ClosSaintPaul
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Clos Saint Paul a Rental for Cyclists and Wine Lovers

Clos Saint Paul is located just outside the village of Mazan in Provence’s Vaucluse. The 260-year-old building previously operated as a chambre d’hôte (B&B) for visitors interested in exploring Mont Ventoux and the villages of the Dentelles. This private, six-bedroom house is now owned by a group of Canadians who …

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Domaine-de-la-Vallongue #Provence #Wines #Saffron
Ginger and NutmegLocal Food ProducersTaste

Understanding The Cost of Saffron in Provence

Nutmeg had a few items on her to-do list; number one was to replenish the wine stock before Ginger arrived. The challenge was making a decision in the Alpilles given the number of vineyards nearby. On this particular occasion, she chose Domaine de la Vallongue as they had reopened their boutique after …

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Hilda StearnInspire

Provence Lifestyle by accident or was it fate?

When my widowed mum announced that she was moving to France we all assumed that she would settle in Brittany or Normandy – places she had visited many times with my father. Within easy reach of the UK and her beloved granddaughter the north of France seemed sensible. My strong-willed …

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