France Lifestyle Travel

Aix-en-Provence Market Guide

Aix-en-Provence was our base during lavender season and perusing the local markets was at the top of my list. On any given day there is a market open, featuring fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, cheese, flowers, crafts and other artisanal goods. A visual feast much like the markets in Paris, with a rainbow of fresh produce on offer. My favourite markets were the Luynes market and the flower marke ...

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Creativity Lifestyle

In the Studio with Jessie Kanelos Weiner

I am a strong believer in sourcing inspiration from outside of your field and have always been fascinated by artists that create magic with their hands. Jessie Kanelos Weiner is one of those amazing makers and shakers, whose vibrant and engaging work I highly admire. Jessie is an American illustrator, food stylist and author based in Paris. She is also known as The Franco Fly over on her blog, whe ...

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France Lifestyle Travel

Peony Season in Paris

Selecting fresh flowers for the home is a cherished ritual in Paris. A bouquet of blooms is a market staple in many respects, akin to that of cheese, a baguette or strawberries in spring. This couldn’t be more the case than during peony season in Paris. Visiting the flower markets at this time of year is a pure sensory delight. With striking walls of peonies lining the flower stalls in a beauti ...

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