Rosé Revolution Book Elizabeth Gabay MW
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureThe Riviera Grapevine

The Rosé Revelation a New Book on Wine

Contributor blog post by Chrissie: Writing a book about rosé taught Elizabeth Gabay MW that pink is defined by more than Provence. In case you haven’t noticed, the world is in the midst of a rosé revolution. The young and flirty alternative to red and white wine, the pink drink is …

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Peter Mayle Author Illustration by Alexandra Manfull
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureProvence WineZine

Provence Loses One of Its Biggest Fans: Peter Mayle Dies at Age 78

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Peter Mayle, the British advertising executive and author of children’s books turned internationally-renowned author of books set in Provence, passed away early Thursday morning in a hospital in Provence. I learned that he was not well when I was in Provence this past summer, but …

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Surviving Provence Book Barbara Farber
AixcentricBooks on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Surviving Provence a New Book on Life in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Surviving Provence is a humorous account of the people (and animals) who share author Barbara Farber’s daily life in the South of France. It is a far cry, she explains, from an ode to lavender and sunflowers. She writes: “Although my husband and I were both …

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Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Drink Pink a Celebration of Rosé an Interview with Victoria James

Certified Sommelier at 21-years old Youngest Wine Director in a Michelin-starred restaurant (globally) Ruinart Champagne Sommelier Challenge NY 2015 Winner Wine & Spirits Best New Sommeliers of 2016 “Drink Pink a Celebration of Rosé” published in May 2017 With all that Victoria James has accomplished at 26 years old one starts …

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Author Elizabeth David Menerbes Sketch
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Discovering Author Elizabeth David French Country Cooking at Ménerbes

Of all the British women writers of the mid-20th century, perhaps it is cookery author Elizabeth David who brought most colour and sensuousness to the page – and to the table.  When she wrote about aubergines, courgettes, garlic and aromatic herbs, these were exotic rarities in the grey of Britain’s …

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Caroline Longstaffe Sunflower Field Novel
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

The Sunflower Field a Novel set in World War II Provence

Inspired by her expat experiences in the South of France, Caroline Longstaffe began writing her blog “Shutters and Sunflowers” in 2012. Her stories transport you from the United States to Provence, with the occasional dispatch from the United Kingdom. Longstaffe’s articles, provide readers with well-researched “Travel Tips from an English …

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Margo Lestz Author Curious Histories Provence
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureMargo Lestz

Curious Histories of Provence, Tales from the South of France

My books are called Curious Histories and my blog is called the Curious Rambler. I like the word curious because of its double meaning: On the one hand, it means eager to know or learn something – which definitely applies to me: I’ve always been a curious person. But on …

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One Sip at a Time Book by Keith Van Sickle
AixcentricBooks on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Book Review – One Sip at a Time Learning to Live in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Peter Mayle certainly started something back in 1989 when he published A Year in Provence. What a best-seller that turned out to be; and it launched a whole genre of ‘newcomer-to-Provence-buys-old-house/olive-grove’ books that document the inevitable cultural differences that we all bump up against. Is there anything more …

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Sunflower Field Book Château des Fouzes
Books on ProvenceCaroline LongstaffeLifestyle: Art & Culture

The Sunflower Field – The Story of Who First Cracked The Enigma Code

‘The Sunflower Field,’ my debut novel, is written to honor the ‘few’, of which there were thousands, who during World War II, in words inspired by Winston Churchill, “gave so much, for so many.” In particular for three of those ‘few’, the Polish mathematicians, Jerzy Rozycki, Marian Rejewski and Henryk Zygalski, with …

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pétanque Cercle card
Guest Post

Pétanque the Story of Gaining Admission into a Circle of Trust in Provence

The following guest post is by Paul Shore the author of “Uncorked My Year in Provence.” Find out more about his book on pétanque and expat living here and visit his website here. Le Cercle in Saint-Paul de Vence International travellers and those who have relocated to live expat lives in …

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