Owning Property Architecture Lourmarin @ShutrsSunflowrs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in ProvenceRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Building Roots in Provence Committing to Owning Property

Caroline Longstaffe calls her blog “Shutters and Sunflowers,” the inspiration for its name and her musings came from the picturesque surroundings of the South of France (and beyond). In 2012, Longstaffe and her husband spent a total of 20 months in two French towns, Uzès and Lourmarin. Her heart remains …

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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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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Goût et Voyage Tour Director Martine Bertin-Peterson shares her Taste of Provence Lifestyle

To say that Martine Bertin-Peterson is an accomplished lady feels like an understatement. The founder of Goût et Voyage, a boutique travel company that she started in 2014 is passionate about cooking, food and travel. Born in France, Martine is an American Francophile who speaks five (5) languages, the first …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Dreams of Expat Living in Provence Became Reality For Vaucluse Dreamer

Sometimes you wake up suddenly from a dream only for it to disappear from grasp, but in other cases, that vision becomes clearer with time. What if your dream was to live in Provence? Over 25 years ago, Julie Whitmarsh and her husband Andy visited the Vaucluse for the first …

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Genuine Provence Experiences St Tropez fishing port – adjacent to the superyachts Jane Dunning
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Genuine Provence Experiences Inspire Author Jane Dunning to Keep Writing

Jane Dunning is addicted to France. “I’m a real Francophile and have stayed in more than one hundred towns, cities, villages and hamlets in France. Twenty-two of these have been in Provence, the shortest for one night, the longest for four months.” The Dunnings four-month stay was as acting caretakers …

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Cote d'Azur Lifestyle Mediterranean Twisted Pines @MKSeales
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in Provence

Mary Kay Seales Reviews Her Attraction to the Cote d’Azur Lifestyle

Mary Kay Seales calls the U.S. Pacific Northwest home. During much of the year, she works as both a freelance copywriter and as a writing professor, for international students, at the University of Washington, in Seattle. However, she has also lived and worked in a long list of diverse destinations …

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Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Sophie’s Travel in Provence Explores the Authentic Mediterranean Lifestyle

Combining Passions into Work Born in Provence, Sophie Bergeron is bilingual (English and French) and fully conversant in the realm of local wines. Her technical studies at Université de Vin in Suze la Rousse and the WSET certification transitioned into work at several Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards, including Domaine de la Janasse. In 2016, …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurLiving in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Experience Luxury in the Alpilles with Domaine de Manville Golf or Spa Packages

Patience, vision and exquisite taste converted a run-down 250-acre agricultural property, outside of Maussane des Alpilles, into a luxury resort — Domaine de Manville. Edith and Patrick Saut purchased the land and associated ragtag collection of farm buildings in 2007. Seven years later and a multi-million Euro budget this 5-star …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in Provence

Food and Wine Discovery Life in Provence for Viktorija Todorovska

In 2016, Viktorija Todorovska and her partner relocated from Chicago to the French Riviera (Nice); to see if they could adjust to the lifestyle. In her case, there was probably no question that living near the azure waters of the Mediterranean would suit her soul. Born in Macedonia (it was …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in ProvencePaula Kane

Why Canadian Paula Kane Chooses the Provence Lifestyle

Paula Kane spends nine months a year dreaming of her life in Provence and the balance of the year soaking up all the beauty that the region offers. The saying might be that opposites attract, but a Canadian girl who like to cycle, loves food, wine and Provence sounded just a …

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