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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Fashionistas Miki Miki in Eygalières is Calling

It’s been two years since Miki Miki, a small women’s fashion boutique, opened in Eygalières. The town is well-serviced by real estate agents and restaurants, yet there is surprising little retail. However, Michela Franzoso (Miki) knowing a lot about fashion, quality materials and what suits her clients opened the store …

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Provence Gift Box Shop
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Summer Living in Provence Gift Box Shop Now!

Provence Gift Box Shop Now We already know that Sharon Santoni has impeccable taste and excellent design flair. So, it’s hardly a surprise the My Stylish French Box August 2019 edition is called “Summer Living in Provence.” As always, the box promises beautiful, artisanal products from the region. Don’t hesitate! …

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Provencal Fabrics Easy EntertainingCotton rectangular-tablecloths
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Provencal Fabrics for Easy Summer Entertaining

Provencal Fabrics on Sale! Hot summer days and warm evenings beg for hassle-free entertaining – picnics, garden parties. Table settings to match the season makes outdoor dining easy. Today bright, cotton Provencal prints mirror images of the region; the cigale (cicada), lavender, sunflowers, and olives. Until July 31st, Remember Provence …

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Understanding Provencal Ceramics Vallauris Pottery Sgrafitte Technique
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Understanding Provencal Ceramics and Pottery a Guide

The following article is a re-post of the original from online retailer Remember Provence. Owner Marie-Helene Beroit put together the following reference guide for understanding the primary differences between Provencal ceramics and pottery. Origins of Ceramics Are ceramics and pottery interchangeable? The word ceramics comes from the Greek “keramos,” which …

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Lavender Plateau de Valensole
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Remember Provence When Shopping for Provencal Products

Online store Remember Provence sells Provencal-themed housewares, gift items and culinary ingredients to customers around the world. The four founders launched a home-based business selling artisanal products from the South of France that was in 1997. In 2013, the French company relaunched the website and moved product sales to an …

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Stylish French Box Spring
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Order Now! My Stylish French Box Spring in Blue & White

Spring and Stylish Author and home décor guru Sharon Santoni is the founder of My Stylish French Box concept. This curated gift box concept was born from Santoni’s desire to share fabulous French brands and artisan creators with a large audience. For those who know Santoni, this lady has built …

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Lourmarin Shopping Provencal Linens
Caroline LongstaffeLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Lourmarin Shopping for Provencal Linens

By Caroline Longstaffe: Shopping in Lourmarin As we’ve spent increasing amounts of time in Lourmarin we’ve come to know more of the people in the village, all of whom have been warm and welcoming.  Like us, many of them are not originally from the area but similarly captivated by its’ enchantment have …

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Brocante Cotignac Boutique
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Brocante in Cotignac Le Passé – Le Présent Boutique

By Sophie Bellard: Le Passé – Le Présent is a boutique a cave of wonders, a true cavern of Ali Baba in the center of Cotignac. Nadine Dehennin and her husband opened this brocante and decoration shop more than 30 years ago. It is full of beautiful discoveries, one-of-a-kind items that …

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Quality Merino Wool Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Quality Merino Wool from Provence Tricote Moi un Mouton

Merino Wool in Provence Tricote Moi Un Mouton is a producer of premium merino wool in the Luberon. Located near Apt in the Luberon Valley, Emilien et Emilie Bonnet raise a herd of some 500 sheep. Their farming operation includes a breed called the mérinos d’Arles chosen for their high-quality …

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Virginia Johnson Custom Illustrations
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Virginia Johnson Custom Home Illustrations and Gardens Too

Custom Home Illustrations Years ago, when we bought our first house, a friend gave us a thoughtful housewarming gift. She commissioned a custom illustration a “house portrait” of our new home. The artist created a small watercolour print of the house from a photograph. The picture hung in our home …

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