Lavender Grown in Canada
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Win Exceptional Lavender and Botanicals Grown in Canada

“Growers, producers and distillers of fine quality botanical products” ~ Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm Win a DIY Botanical Body Care Kit The Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm is giving away two (2) DIY Botanical Body Care Kits to one lucky winner in Canada. Each kit includes farm-grown and distilled …

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InspireJulie Whitmarsh

Provence in Lavender Season Purple Fields Forever

I love our little corner of Provence, all year round, but there is something incredibly special about the time of year, when the area turns purple, with the Lavender fields exploding with colour, filling the air with scent as the flowers gently brush against each other in the breeze. The …

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Make Lavender Ice Cream Recipe
Chef Liz ThompsonDessertFlans, PuddingsProvencal RecipesTaste

Summer’s Here Make Lavender Ice Cream

Provence’s lavender fields are incredible fields of bright purple that seem to go on for miles, a must-see if you’re ever travelling to the area. Typically, they’re in full bloom in June, with the harvest planned for mid-July. If you love the delicately sweet aroma of lavender, imagine how much …

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Lavender Explore Provence
Guest PostInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Lavender the Summer Blue-Gold Attraction of Provence

This guest post about the Lavender in Provence comes from Marie-Helene, the co-founder of the online store Remember Provence. They curate Provencal-themed housewares, gift items and culinary ingredients and ship to customers around the world. Remember, Provence represents only high-quality products produced traditionally. Please follow this link to read the original article. Blue …

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Lavender Fields in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Lavender in Provence Creating New Artisans

Exploring the Provencal market stands piled high with seasonal produce, fragrant fresh fruit, buckets of just-picked flowers, table linens and bright pottery is pure delight. However, it’s not always rewarding for market vendors facing early mornings, erratic weather, and fickle crowds. Determined to carry on an artisanal tradition, Elsa Lenthal, …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottEssentials: Quick Guides to Provence

Lavender in Provence Understanding the Essentials

Essential Lavender The lavender industry in Provence is a significant economic driver impacting agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, and retail. There are 2,000 producers and roughly 25,000 people employed in the industry. The main growing areas are the four (4) departments the Drôme, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Vaucluse, with some small production in the …

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Lavender Fields Provence
InspireMargo Lestz

Exploring the Lavender Fields of Provence

Lavender Fields of Provence Rows of fragrant lavender plants stretching toward the horizon are an unforgettable sight. In fact, for many people, this is the first image that comes to mind when they think of Provence. You might imagine that the landscape has always been swathed in lines of lavender, …

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Lavender Seasons Provence
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore

Embrace the Lavender Seasons in Provence

Purple Lavender It’s the essence of Provence—intoxicating, calming, soothing, stunning—the purple elixir of Provence. Yet, it’s here for just a short time—at its peak in July but still stunning at the end of June. Provence is raw, rugged, and enchanting all year, but how can one resist being there when …

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Book Villa des Violettes Patricia Sands book cover
Books on ProvenceInspireKeith Van Sickle

Book Review: Lavender, Loss & Love at the Villa des Violettes

New Book by Patricia Sands “Families come in all shapes and sizes.” This phrase, spoken by one the women in Patricia Sands’ new novella, is a good summary of what this lovely book is about. And what families they are!—united by love, friendship, and sometimes even biology. Sands shows us …

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Guide Lavender Provence
Ashley TinkerExplore

Your Guide to Lavender in Provence

A Guide to Lavender in Provence You either love lavender or you hate it. The essence is used for insomnia, headaches, to cleanse cuts or insect bites, deter mosquitoes and more. Despite its uses though, there’s no denying that it’s absolutely stunning in the plant form, and oh so iconic …

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