Discover the Perfectly Provence Contributors

Perfectly Provence is the name of this website; it is also a community of over 40 contributors each of whom has a personal connection to the region.

The list includes expats who have chosen to make the South of France their home:

  • Phoebe Thomas who writes about travel with kids, living on the Cote d’Azur near Nice and managing a holiday rental.
  • Rebecca Ronane is a dynamic life coach with a vision to create an interconnected women’s network in Provence.
  • Sophia van Woensel-Mose has merged her legal experience with an aptitude for residential opportunities into a successful real estate buyer’s agency Provence Search.
  • Rebecca Whitlocke your “go-to” resource for the things to do and travel tips on the French Riviera.
  • Julie Mautner a travel coordination guru and writer.
  • Deborah Bine, our intrepid solo traveller who never stops exploring.
  • Lynne Alderson is smitten by Aix-en-Provence, and she has her finger on the local pulse.
  • Ashley Tinker, a fine art photographer who is always curious about Provence.
  • Girl Gone Gallic who decided to return to her French roots.
  • David Taylor who is turning into a biking fanatic, when he is not helping Karen take care of their holiday guests.
  • Liz Lord based not far from Nice in the beautiful Mercantour National Park.
  • Annie and Duncan Barker are two talented artists located close to Uzès.
  • Alison Coe who writes about the best of Nice.
  • Chiara Orlandi can be found guiding small group tours in the streets of Nice.
  • Mel takes on Nice by Dark.
  • Sarah Pernet helps you to Discover Provence through her guided tours.

Explore Provence

We are thrilled to have pieces from published authors who transport us to France with their words and stories:

  • Deborah Lawrenson has written eight novels, and she divides her time between the UK and Provence.
  • J. Christina is the clever travelling couple – Christina and John. Read about their journeys in Provence and beyond on their blog Scribbles and Smiles.
  • Keith Van Sickle is enjoying Provence one sip at a time.
  • Margo Lestz shares the curious histories of Provence.
  • Mary Kay Seales is a traveller to the core who lives in the Pacific Northwest where she teaches at the University of Washington. When she is not writing travel guides she publishes a blog called the Curious Traveler.
  • PJ Adams is intoxicated by France.
  • Jane Dunning can be found Thirty Minutes from St Tropez.
  • Patricia Sands the possibilitarian writes about “Love in Provence” a 3-part series that will cause you to fall in love with the region.
  • Mary Jane Deeb a mystery novelist and avid reader who shares her book reviews.

Tastes of Provence

Provence is not a place to go hungry or thirsty, and we love this group of food and wine lovers:

APERO in Provence

There are also several of us who have our feet in a couple of locations:

  • Julie Whitmarsh is biking the hills of the Vaucluse and scouring the markets – when she is not dreaming about it.
  • Jemma who is based in Antibes each summer provides some valuable French lessons.
  • Caroline Longstaff a British gal based in California who cannot get enough of the Luberon and beyond.
  • Hilda Stearn often found riding railcars between the UK and Avignon.
  • Susan Guillory who is exploring Provence (and the world) her way.
  • Paul Shawcross – photographer and travel guide writer.
  • Jill Cowdry who is dreamy about Provence.
  • Vicki Archer – an Australian writer who lives between London and Saint Rémy de Provence.
  • Abbie Spencer – a fine art photographer.
  • Ken Wallace and Bill Flanagan can be found “Lost in Provence.”
  • Bill Magill although mostly in Aix-en-Provence can occasionally be found jetting to San Francisco from time to time.
  • Dorothy Garabedian sometimes takes a detour to Provence.
  • Ginger and Nutmeg are on a culinary travel adventure.

The common denominator for all is a mutual passion for Provence; its scenery, history, climate, traditions and Mediterranean cuisine.

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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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