Lourmarin Shopping Rose Bagatelle
Caroline LongstaffeInspireShopping & Gifts

Lourmarin Shopping at Rose de Bagatelle

By Caroline Longstaffe: Lourmarin Shopping It’s a small world’, maybe an overused cliché…… Yet things often happen to me, fine gossamer strands weaving connections to my life in California and very often Provence. These invisible threads do indeed shrink my world, just like this story about the charming owner of …

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Discovering Provencal Pottery Traditions Locations
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Discovering Provencal Pottery a Traditional Artisan Craft

Marie-Helene Beroit searches for small-batch handcrafted made-in-Provence goods for home decor and table settings. She selects only top-quality products and true artisans who are maintaining traditional crafts. The following article is a re-post of the original from Remember Provence on discovering Provencal pottery and ceramics creators in centres such as …

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Provence Market Women Fashion André Aubert
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

The Provence Market for Women a Fashion Update

Eight months after the launch of The Provence Market fashion brand for women, we reached out to Michele and Jean-Marie for an update. This couple is so passionate about the Provencal lifestyle that douceur de vivre is the company’s tagline. “Douceur de vivre is difficult to define. Indirectly, Peter Mayle made …

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Provence Tour Women Only
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Discover Provence a Tour for Women Only

Provence Anyone? There was some risk when I sent the email. “Ladies, who would like to join me in Provence to discover the region?” I wondered, who would come? Would they get along? How would the travel logistics work out? And, so on. The result was ten (yes 10!) ladies, …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

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-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

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-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

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-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

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-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

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-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

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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