Tasha Powell Cooking with a French Twist
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Foodie Tasha Powell Shares Her Perfectly Provence

Tasha Powell says she reinvented herself after a corporate career in product development for sporting goods. That might not be entirely accurate. It could be that Tasha is finally allowing her Francophile foodie to rule the day. From Allentown, Pennsylvania and Penn State University to living in Provence while she …

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Who Won Photo-Comp at Marseille Airport?

Perhaps you remember my blog about the photo competition at Marseille-Provence airport? The winners have now been announced. First prize goes to this photo: They will be displayed throughout the airport. Good idea to add interest to the walls and, …Continue reading here

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Arles 2015: Les Rencontres de la Photographie

Since 1969, Arles has established itself as a European focus for the art of photography. The vast Recontres d’Arles festival sprawls across town with 60 different exhibitions in museums, chapels, halls, showing the work of masters of the art – and new practitioners. It’s very inspiring – but Continue reading …

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Food Styling Photo Workshop in Provence

Your photos of market produce failed to capture the moment. Did the picture of your perfect soufflé fall flat? The ice cream melted in the bowl before you got back to your camera! Good news! There is now hope for your food photography bundled together with a glorious trip to …

The Food Stylist’s Handbook

Food Styling Course in Provence

By aixcentric A couple of years ago, I met Tasha, a Californian foodie at my painting class. She was doing a stage at a gourmet restaurant in Lourmarin, loving it and loving Provence. Since going home to Manhattan Beach, she has been working as a food stylist and is facilitating …

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Panamanian Buses…in Aix

By aixcentric I just went to the flower market for some tulips this morning but came away with a new interest in Panamanian buses, thanks to a photography exhibition in the Hotel de Ville! French photographer Michel Brombeck has mounted a display of his work, immortalising some of the 1000 …

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Phot’Aix – More Success!

By aixcentric Continuing on my quest to see the photos in the Phot’Aix programme, I decided to stop wandering up side streets and concentrate my efforts on the Cours Mirabeau while shopping. The Hotel des Augustins has about 8 small dark photos in a dark reception area (venue 18)… could …

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Phot’Aix: my unsuccessful attempt to see some photos

By aixcentric The annual Phot’Aix programme is now underway: it is showcasing the work of 41 photographers in 28 different locations around town. In principle, this is a great way to highlight new work and also to encourage people into shops, the cinema, restaurants to see it. Unfortunately my attempt …

Eclats Photography
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Eclats…Abstract Photography at Aix Tourist Office

By aixcentric ‘Eclats’…translates as glitter, sparkle, brilliance, radiance, and so a good name for this unusual photographic exhibition by a Puyricard-based group. It’s unusual because they have taken the works of Cézanne and used them as a starting point for abstract photos: for instance, they have isolated the brush-strokes making …

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Provencal Mysteries Unveiled in Provence Mysterious

Provencal postcards are dominated by fields of purple-lavender rows, stoic sunflowers against cobalt-sky backdrops, gnarled grapevines burdened with ripening fruit and endless groves of olive trees. It is highly unlikely that demons, demigods, bat caves and sorcery are images that pop into your mind when a friend says they are going to …