Aix-en-Provence Centre Ville

Aix-en-Provence Centre Ville

Back home from 12 wonderful days in Provence. October is simply the perfect time to visit Southern France. The crowds are gone, the markets are busting with the fall harvest and the beaches are still busy. Many people are asking me “but what about...
Pots De Crème: A European Dessert to Delight

Pots De Crème: A European Dessert to Delight

Many believe the French were the inventors of the dessert we know today as Pots de Crème, while others give credit to the English. Let’s look into the history of these tiny cups and you can cast your vote. History As members of the British nobility began importing...
Love Luxurious Soaps? Why Not Indulge!

Love Luxurious Soaps? Why Not Indulge!

Have you ever experienced the excitement of wandering through a local village market in Provence? If you have, then you know the sheer pleasure of shopping at the stalls that sell French soaps (Vendeur de Savon). These stalls make it easy to fall in love with the...
La Bise: The Secret to French Air Kissing

La Bise: The Secret to French Air Kissing

The famous French term “La Bise,” pronounced “la beez” is defined as an exchange of air kisses on each cheek. This greeting may be practiced on each side of the cheek, one or two times, and sometimes as many as four times per cheek, depending on where you live in...

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