Jul 09 2017
Next door to my friend’s Lin’s English Book Centre in Valbonne is a delightful boutique called Sweet Home owned by the very lovely Sandrine Mallorca.
Sandrine opened her shop in 2012 and enjoys an ever increasing clientèle. Like many of the […]
Jul 08 2017
Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild
Charlotte-Béatrice de Rothschild was born in Paris on 14 September 1864. She was the daughter of Alphonse de Rothschild and his wife Leonora, and the granddaughter of James, founder of the French branch of the family, and […]
Jul 07 2017
There is something magical about Hummingbird Hawkmoths. I’m not sure if it’s their size, amazing speed or elegant agility but I am fascinated by them but, oh my, they’re tricky little buggers to photograph.
My French neighbours must think I’m an […]
Dec 30 2016
If, like me, you love Provence or anything to do with that beautiful region, how do you feel about Aïoli or do you tippy-toe around it?
Escoffier once said that ‘Good cooking is the foundation of true happiness’ and I really […]
Dec 19 2016
Are we in Provence? Is this it? asked my two bemused American friends. We were on our way to Vence to visit the Matisse chapel and driving along the hilly back roads. To be honest I couldn’t blame them for […]
Dec 14 2016
So far, the colours of winter in Provence are a mishmash of rusty browns, reddish browns and various shades of green. Plus a generous dollop of cobalt blue.
It’s the middle of December and I am standing in this Provençal vineyard […]
Dec 05 2016
In my desire to rediscover Provence, one of the first places I wished to see was Cotignac. Slightly off the tourist beaten track it occupies a striking position at the foot of a 80 metre high and 400 metre wide […]
Nov 23 2016
With the recent heavy rains of late I thought a summer video would cheer us all up. This is a short film I created of a summer’s Market Day in Provence.
I was in Lorgues in May to create a […]
Nov 14 2016
This was an unexpected surprise as, when I first picked up this little guy I thought he was made out of pottery. But he wasn’t. Instead he turned out to be a candle and a rather elegant one at that. […]
Nov 07 2016
Don’t you just love French weave baskets? Who’d want to be seen carrying a nasty plastic bag when you can look good (and very French) carrying one of these beauties? I really can’t resist them.
You’ll find stacks of them at […]