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box reveal number 3 summer in provence

We were so excited putting together our Stylish French Box number 3, entitled Summer in Provence’!    We wanted to share the perfumes and atmosphere of the South, and the little details that I enjoy so much. Choosing items for our boxes is challenging and interesting.    We obviously have to consider size and weight, and take into account that we are not allowed to ship certain products such as perfume by air freight.   We don’t want to repeat ourselves, and we try to stick to a...

visiting st paul de vence – my must-see list

Last week we spent a couple of days in the beautiful  fortified village of St Paul de Vence, soaking up the atmosphere, dining out, visiting galleries and stopping at the little boutiques. The village looks gorgeous at this time of year, so well-tended with bougainvillea and plumbago climbing the stone walls.  Visitors from all over the world come to see this lovely village, and I took great pleasure wandering around early before the streets got busy, and I even popped inside the beautiful old...

dressing for a summer in provence

I’m on holidays in the South of France for a few days and while here, I try to keep my wardrobe streamlined, fun and elegant.  Holidays are a moment when I have a little more time for myself.  We dine out a lot, and it’s such a pleasure to have time to change for dinner, to wear something pretty, and feel special. A tan helps, of course , an instant shot of vitamin D that fills me with energy. The hot sunshine relaxes the atmosphere, and even getting ready to shop at the market,...

my podcast with shannon ables

  This morning I feel as if I am having breakfast with a friend.   A friend with great taste; eloquent, elegant, generous and very well organised! Shannon Ables writes the blog The Simply Luxurious Life, because as she says she has  “come to realize that luxury is always in our proximity if only we know where to look” On her website she shares details of her everyday life in Oregon.  Her love for France is evident, and I know that one day soon we’ll share coffee in my...

giveaway result – the winners of my new book

I completely forgot to announce our giveaway winners, having promised to do so on Friday! My apologies! Thank you to everyone who took part, and thank you for all the shares on your social media accounts. The three winners of our random draw are as follows: Pam Ballard Veronica Murphy and   Victoria Savu Ladies, if you would like to contact us by email, we’ll be happy to arrange for your copies to be sent to you.     My French Country Home – Entertaining Through the...

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