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DIY Vintage Shopping in Provence

My buddy Julie of The Provence Post wrote up a terrific piece about DIY vintage shopping in Provence.  Be sure to bookmark it for your next trip to the area if you're looking to bring back your own vintage treasures.   Until then, it's great armchair reading! If you'd like to join one of my organized [...]

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Announcing the 2015 Spring Vintage Tour

I'm so excited about the upcoming tour!  Alert to fans of vintage, there are still a few spots available on our bi-annual vintage shopping tour of Provence.  May 13 -19, 2015.  Join us for an experience of a lifetime!  Email for more info,

By |December 12th, 2014|Vintage Buying Tours|0 Comments
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Corey Amaro Covets My Coat

Photo Source: Corey Amaro Tongue in Cheek   Spotting Tongue in Cheek blogger Corey Amaro at a flea market in France has a little "celebrity sighting" feel to it. When you see Corey and French Husband seeking treasure in the same aisles you're combing through, you know you're in the right market. On [...]

By |December 5th, 2014|Markets, Uncategorized, Vintage Buying Tours|0 Comments
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My Produce Aisle

Another repeat from the past - this was posted on Halloween 2011 the first time, so we're in a different season. But it's just as awesome in the spring. My group of ladies has arrived in Provence. Today was arriving on the continent and getting settled in the apartments, so no pix of us out [...]

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9 Tips in 9 Days for Shopping France’s Outdoor Markets, Part 7

Hi All, I'm dipping back in time to a post I wrote four years ago. The muguet sellers are out in full force this morning, again, as they always were and will be every May Day. Tip 7 Buy some muguet. We happen to be May Day today, which means a paid day off for [...]

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French Words & French Wine

On the azure coastline of the south of France yesterday, I had the good fortune to take part in a really neat gathering. What brought us all together was the marvelous blog French Word-A-Day and a tasting of wines with the producer. When I saw on her blog that author Kristin Espinasse and her winemaker [...]

By |April 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|4 Comments
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Provence is Petanque & Pastis

On the eve of my departure for the new vintage shopping season in France, my pops was on the local morning news to promote the Petanque Tournament he's holding at our family's winery, the Winery By The Creek here in California. Check it out. He does his famous sabering of the sparkling wine bottle on [...]

By |April 22nd, 2014|Life in France, The Drinks of France, When in France|0 Comments
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Come Meet us in Provence this May!

Am so excited about a new opportunity that just came up for a tour in May! This one will be a little different than the classic vintage tour: lodging will be in an elegant apartment right in the center of Aix-en-Provence, a jewel of the south of France. This apartment once belonged to one of [...]

Paris the First Evening

The long-awaited first vintage tour of Paris has begun!  This is a quick pic of the first evening.  We're all in the midst of the Paris frenzy now so not too much time to do a proper post, but I wanted to share some of the beauty. This is the family across from our table celebrating the [...]

By |September 13th, 2013|Interiors, Le Trip Tours, Life in France, Paris|0 Comments

Paris: Getting Ready

  My gals and I are going to do Paris the way any hot blooded vintage-loving woman should.  I leave early Sunday morning out of Sacramento (leaving my precious new house "housey-poo") for Paris to get ready for their arrival ten days hence.  I'll be spending the lead up time getting prepared for our grand [...]

By |August 30th, 2013|Paris, Vintage Buying Tours|0 Comments