Book Art in the South of France- The Inside Story
AixcentricBooks on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

A New Book, Art in the South of France: The Inside Story

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: My new book “Art in the South of France: The Inside Story” is being launched this week. It is a journey across from ancient sun-drenched Arles through Saint-Tropez and Saint Paul-de-Vence to the Italianate beauty of Menton, following the artists who flocked south to the area …

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Windows on Provence Book Cover Georgeanne Brennan
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Book Review: Windows on Provence, Musings on the Food, Wine and Culture of the South of France by Georgeanne Brennan

With over 30 published books, what more could award-winning cookbook author Georgeanne Brennan possibly write about culinary trends and the lifestyle in Provence? Then along comes “Windows on Provence, Musings on the Food, Wine and Culture of the South of France” her latest book, published on April 10, 2018, by …

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Passion for Provence Book Gayle Smith Padgett
Books on ProvenceGuest PostLifestyle: Art & Culture

How Journaling leads to Passion for Provence: 22 Keys to La Belle Vie

Recently, Lynne Alderson (Aixcentric) wrote a book review on Passion for Provence: 22 Keys to La Belle Vie a book written by Gayle Smith Padgett that was published in November 2017. We were intrigued by the tale of a couple of American transplants who spent their honeymoon in Provence and …

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Gayle Smith Passion for Provence
AixcentricBooks on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Book Review: Passion for Provence by Gayle Smith Padgett

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Provence. Its powerful image enchants people worldwide, and many, inspired by the wonderful Peter Mayle, actually come to live here; and also, inspired by ‘A Year in Provence’ decide that they too have a story to tell. Most are remarkably different. Some arrive to transform crumbling chateaux, …

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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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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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Rosé: Understanding the pink wine revolution’
Books on ProvenceElizabeth GabayLifestyle: Art & Culture

New Wine Book! Behind the Scenes of ‘Rosé: Understanding the pink wine revolution’

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: So excited! After a year of rosé discovery, my book Rosé: Understanding the pink wine revolution, part of the Classic Wine Library, is out and will be available from 15 January. Back in October 2016, when first discussing the idea of writing a book …

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Lumières des Alpilles JF Galeron
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

Capturing Provencal Beauty in Photos Lumières des Alpilles

Local photographer Jean François Galeron shared that taking photos for his book Lumières des Alpilles was not difficult. Completing a photo journal dedicated to his corner of Provence was a project he had contemplated for over 30 years. The hard part was culling thousands of images into a stunning 212-page collection. …

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Book Review Drawing Lessons
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Book Review Drawing Lessons by Patricia Sands a Journey in Provence

Lunch with a girlfriend is always a treat, but the chance to visit with Patricia Sands twice during her stay in Provence was a gift. On the first occasion, we met at Cuisine de Comptoir, in Arles, a down-to-earth restaurant that serves tartines (open face sandwiches) on pain Poilâne (a …

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Chateau la Coste Vineyard
Guest PostTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Chateau La Coste New Discoveries at the Vineyard

It has been almost two decades since Anne-Marie Simons and her husband Oscar decided to uproot their Washington, D.C. lifestyle and spend their retirement years in the South of France. They eliminated other alternatives (continents, countries and cities) and chose Aix-en-Provence for its “quality of life.” The city’s attractive combination …

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