I Promise You This #Provence #Books @Patricia_Sands
Books on ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

Is Provence Calling To You?

Author and possibilitarian Patricia Sands never ceases to amaze me. She is on the cusp of publishing the third book in her “Love In Provence” series I Promise You This ~ is available May 17th. Here, is a little temptation to order your copy. “With sunlit backdrops and plot twists as …

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Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Charlie’s World of Glittering Powers Inspired in Provence

Provence’s pine forests, Mistral winds and the summer symphony of the cigales fuel Tracy Rawles’ creative writing. Rawles published her first book Charlie’s World of Glittering Powers, in November 2015. Charlie is a cigale, a cicada (or at least inspired by the cicadas), this is a description of the book’s central …

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Chateau Dalmeran #WinesofProvence Les Alpilles #AOPLesBauxdeProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Chateau Dalmeran 10th Food and Wine Contest

Domaine Dalmeran is nestled against the Alpilles a short distance from Saint Etienne du Grès and a few kilometres from St Remy de Provence. Despite its proximity to these villages the isolated vineyard, is an “island” of vines invisible from the road — the Via Domitia – an ancient Roman road …

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#AOPLesBauxdeProvence Wines of Provence ©Lionel Moulet_DSC3678
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

12 Reasons to Visit the Vineyards of Les Baux de Provence

Launched in 1995, Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) Les Baux de Provence was a bold step for a dozen winemakers. They joined forces in an attempt to carve out a unique identity in the ocean of mediocre (at the time) Provencal wine. These wineries had fallen under the umbrella of the …

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March events in Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

March Events in Provence/ Mars en Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Things are starting to feel decidedly spring-like here in Provence. There are orchids in the grass, the almond blossom has just waned in time for the pear trees to start budding. We’ve had, as seemingly everywhere, a mild winter. We haven’t had anywhere near as …

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Savon de Marseille #Soap #Marseille #SavondeMarseille @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Savon de Marseille a Provencal Tradition

Over 600 years! Talk about a recipe that has stood the test of time. 72% vegetable oil 28% moisture content Small amounts of salt and soda ash A cauldron with the perfect amount of heat Large molds for the appropriate cure time A little Mistral to help with drying Start …

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Sunflowers Provencal Landscape @ShutrsSunflowrs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Shutters and Sunflowers the Provencal Landscape

Admittedly, it would be a tough choice for anyone to pick between, between the lush gardens of the UK, the sunny skies of California and postcard perfect Provence. Caroline Longstaffe’s solution was to start writing a blog Shutters and Sunflowers her artistic outlet for west coast beauty, British heritage and …

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Views from Les Baux de Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel Tips

Top Locals Tips from Three Provencal Artists

Famous artists such as Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso and Van Gogh captured the “painter’s light” and the stunning, natural beauty of Provence. Recently, we featured three talented artists based in the South of France a region that continues to inspire and bolster their creative confidence. In case you missed their stories, …

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Sabine Werner #Jeweller #Jewellery @SabineWerner
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Jeweller Sabine Werner Fused to Provence

Sabine Werner is a recent transplant to Provence arriving with her family only in January 2014. However, she tells me that this region has long held her curiosity and is now inspiring her work. It is not that the sun never shines in Munich, Germany (Sabine’s birthplace) or Brisbane, Australia …

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The Modern Trobadors @ModernTrobador #Provence Tour
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Meander Provence with Modern Trobadors Tours

The Modern Trobadors may travel through Provence with i-Devices and digital cameras, but their goal is similar to their medieval brethren to share news about this diverse corner of France. Now, you can join them on a bespoke tour of Provence in 2016. Medieval troubadours were poets and musicians who …

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