Vincent Van Gogh Fashion St Remy de Provence
Artists Inspired by ProvenceGuest PostLifestyle: Art & Culture

Vincent Van Gogh and the Fashion Runway

Vincent Van Gogh Meets Provence Born in the Netherlands in 1853, Vincent Van Gogh started his painting in his twenties. Among his works were several themes, like self-portraits, landscapes, still life competitions, and plant paintings such as sunflowers and cypress trees. During these early times, most people did not appreciate …

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French Shopping
Girl Gone GallicLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Found: French Shopping Paradise in Provence

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: All Across France – C’est les SOLDES ! This year I discovered the sales at the Factory Outlet Malls (“magasins d’usine”) – and that was a revelation. Everything is already discounted at outlet pricing which is typically around 20% to 30% off the …

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French Fashion Stripes Marine Shirts French Sailor's shirts
Girl Gone GallicLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

French Fashion What’s Up with Those Blue and White Stripes

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Friday Fun Facts – La Marinière Did you know? Those blue and white stripes found on the iconic French Sailor’s shirts known as “la Marinière” follow very strict laws. The French Sailor’s shirt composition MUST follow these exacting rules: “The body is to …

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Fashion Sales in France
Girl Gone GallicLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Living in France It’s Shopping Time – C’est Les Soldes!

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Friday Fun Facts: Did you know this about France? For a period of six weeks in the winter and again in spring, France’s retailers put their lingering unsold stock on sale for the savvy to pick up at serious discounts. From Wednesday January …

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Atelier des Ours @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

French Fashion: Bobo Style

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Now that I’m settled in France, I’m beginning to understand why I love it here. I’m a hopeless romantic. It didn’t happen by accident that I live in a tower apartment. I’m a princess. Or at least, I always wanted to be one. If …

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Hiking Fashion in France @GirlGoneGallic
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGirl Gone Gallic

The Fashionable Hiker – French Style

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: When hiking, first and foremost, you must be well dressed… I’m sure you have heard the best way to dress for hiking largely depends on the conditions you plan on hiking in … clothing that wicks away moisture with less coverage in the …

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Elke Walter Design @ElkeWalter
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Elke Walter Design Materialized in Provence

Attracted to Provence by the sun, Elke Walter is clear that the weather is better than in her birthplace Hamburg, Germany. Elke began designing clothing in the 1990s in France, and her business Elke Walter Design was officially launched in 2002 when she opened her atelier in Hamburg. Elke describes …

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Scarf French Accessory Provence Markets @DreamyProvence
Lifestyle: Art & CultureMy Dreamy ProvenceShopping & Gifts from the South of France

The Scarf – my top French Accessory

My experiences with a scarf usually involve freezing temperatures – necessity rather than style!  Mum always says if you don’t wear a scarf on cold, damp days then you will surely catch a cold. After numerous chills and bugs I eventually added this item of clothing to my daily dress …

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Barefoot BloggerLifestyle: Art & Culture

10 Things That Are “Just So French”

By Deborah When one of my long-time friends (notice I didn’t say “old”) came to visit in Uzes, she’d say: “That’s just so French!” It became a favorite saying to the two of us during her stay. Here are ten things that say “that’s just so French” to me. See …

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Lifestyle: Art & CultureThe Provence Post

One Shop I Love: By dé Bo in Uzes

By Julie Mautner Spend any time with expats in France and before too long someone will start whining (or whinging as my English friends like to say) about how poorly they were recently treated by a shop keeper, restaurateur, bank, utility company, parking guy or what have you. My most …

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