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Ashley Tinker, a Canadian in Provence

Ashley Tinker, a Canadian in Provence

Originally from Montreal, Ashley Tinker came to settle in the Alpilles with her partner, Robin. In her blog, "Curious Provence", she lists her top choices, recommended places to visit and local products, all unearthed during her outings. This curious foodie had no hesitation in knocking on our door and sharing her vision of the region with us. From Provence with love, have a read!
15/8/2016 4:12:00 PM
Elodie Van Zele, blogger for Chut Mon Secret

Elodie Van Zele, blogger for Chut Mon Secret

Filled with dreams of new possibilities, Elodie Van Zele left Paris to settle in the heart of Marseille. Six years later, this professional journalist who heads up the successful Chut mon Secret blog, is still making those dreams a reality and dreaming new ones, always tuned in to the city's heartbeat. Focus on this unique resident of Marseille.
13/7/2016 11:07:00 PM
Corinne Vezzoni, architect from Marseilles

Corinne Vezzoni, architect from Marseilles

Elected Female Architect of the Year in 2015, Corinne Vezzoni invited us into her office, located on the 6th floor of Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse. Refreshingly open, and calling herself "a chameleon architect," she tells her own story through her buildings. Meeting.
9/6/2016 11:56:00 AM
Julie Massé, L'Occitane perfumer

Julie Massé, L'Occitane perfumer

From her first steps in the garden of the family home in Grasse, Julie has loved beautiful fragrances, particularly those of the Mediterranean. This love has led her to blend intoxicating and precious essences for some of the best-known companies, including L'Occitane en Provence. Meeting.
16/5/2016 3:14:00 PM
Reine and Nadia Sammut, the two chefs at the Auberge La Fenière

Reine and Nadia Sammut, the two chefs at the Auberge La Fenière

One has been a well-known chef for over 40 years. She was awarded a Michelin star in 1995. The other is a culinary instructor and creator of the Free Cuisine Institute Mother and daughter make a happy pair running the kitchen at the Auberge La Fenière, which has recently become the first 100% gluten-free gourmet restaurant. Meeting.
11/4/2016 11:05:00 AM
Meeting with Clara Cohen-Solal, creator of the blog 'Les Marseillaises'

Meeting with Clara Cohen-Solal, creator of the blog 'Les Marseillaises'

In less than two years, 'Les Marseillaises' by Clara Cohen-Solal has earned itself a place under the Provençal sun. No doubt thanks to the young Marseille native's ability to impart her joie de vivre, and present a modern view of the region through her blog. Meeting.
7/3/2016 2:50:00 PM
We talk to Soledad Bravi, L’Occitane's illustrator

We talk to Soledad Bravi, L’Occitane's illustrator

Her bold style combined with her incisive, yet always generous touch has adorned a number of L'Occitane products this winter… Soledad Bravi, the iconic illustrator for Elle France, tells us about her artistic inspiration and gives us some beauty tips over a coffee. "Thanks to art, I can express myself and tell my story. For me, it's a real language". Meeting.
4/2/2016 2:14:00 PM
Women of Provence: Marion Ravel, an extraordinary potter

Women of Provence: Marion Ravel, an extraordinary potter

As manager of a pottery studio alongside her sister Julie, Marion Ravel has the all-consuming passion of those who embody a family business. From her workshop in the heart of a magnificent farmhouse in Aubagne, she discusses her life story and her vision of the world. Discovery.
13/1/2016 5:41:00 PM
Marina Kaye, the self-taught singer from Marseille

Marina Kaye, the self-taught singer from Marseille

Hailing from a small town a stone's throw from the city of Marseille, Marina Dalmas, alias Marina Kaye, is now firmly established as one of the French-speaking revelations of 2015. Aged 17, the singer-songwriter continues to win the hearts of fans with her first pop-rock influenced album, 'Fearless'.
22/12/2015 2:30:00 PM
Muriel Gelato, the Santon as a modern fable

Muriel Gelato, the Santon as a modern fable

Marseille's Atelier Gelato has held the coveted title of maître artisan since 1992 and is a point of reference for santon art. The eldest daughter of the couple who founded the workshop, Muriel expresses herself through her passion for these small clay figurines from Provence.
18/11/2015 10:34:00 AM
Brigitte de Fabry, The Secret Paradise of Patina Finishes

Brigitte de Fabry, The Secret Paradise of Patina Finishes

Originally from Paris, but today with her heart in Aix-en-Provence, Brigitte Fabry has a passion for others. From teaching eighteenth-century patina finishes on wood, to welcoming students to her charming farmhouse in the village Puyricard, this generous artist likes to reveal everyone’s true colors.
15/10/2015 11:49:00 AM
Claudie Gallay, Sincerity on the Page

Claudie Gallay, Sincerity on the Page

A teacher by profession, Claudie Gallay conquered the literary scene in 2008 with the success of her novel ‘The Breakers.’ Since then, the author continues to scrutinize souls and places, through modern fables taking shape under the Provencal sun.
14/9/2015 2:19:00 PM
Noëlle Irolla, At the Heart of the Distillation of Essential Oil of Immortelle

Noëlle Irolla, At the Heart of the Distillation of Essential Oil of Immortelle

Facing the bay of Calvi, Noëlle Irolla has been running her small family business specializing in the aromatic plants of Corsica since 1993. Between organic production and family harvests, this enthusiast masters the art of making a very precious nectar: essential oil of Immortelle.
18/8/2015 6:00:00 PM
Christina Sfez, the Delicate Art of Designing Wedding Dresses

Christina Sfez, the Delicate Art of Designing Wedding Dresses

Originally from Paris, and today resident of Marseille, fashion designer Christina Sfez has been creating, since 2011, sublime wedding dresses with a bohemian spirit. Designs that she carefully makes in her workshop on the Cours Julien, to the delight of future wives with a retro style.
16/7/2015 2:50:00 PM
Isabelle Brémond, Provence in her Blood

Isabelle Brémond, Provence in her Blood

General Manager of the Bouches-du-Rhône Tourist Board, Isabelle Brémond is first and foremost passionate about the region where she grew up. With generosity, she shares her story, achievements and aspirations for this rich territory that she continues to appreciate day after day.
15/6/2015 1:11:00 PM
Christine Rey, Le Bleuet’s New Lucky Star

Christine Rey, Le Bleuet’s New Lucky Star

In the little village of Banon, perched on a mountainside between the Lure and Ventoux, Christine Rey, with her husband’s support, have just relaunched the bookstore Le Bleuet, renowned for the wealth of its collections. A gamble for this bold woman from Avignon, determined to proudly fly the flag of this temple to books.
18/5/2015 4:30:00 PM
Soledad Tari, Winemaker at Domaine de la Bégude

Soledad Tari, Winemaker at Domaine de la Bégude

Enamored with their property, Soledad and her husband Guillaume have been developing a boutique vineyard there for nearly 20 years. Their unwavering commitment is transcribed in wines with feminine notes, in the image of this passionate winemaker.
18/3/2015 12:25:00 PM
Valerie Ciccarelli’s Whimsical & Poetic World

Valerie Ciccarelli’s Whimsical & Poetic World

Designer, artist and jeweler, Valerie Ciccarelli left her native Marseille in order to better return. Delighting in diverting established codes, this rebellious artist fascinates with her unusual jewelry, combining XXL proportions with a large variety of raw materials.
19/2/2015 9:44:00 AM
Charlotte Gastaut: Inside the Imagination of an Illustrator from Provence

Charlotte Gastaut: Inside the Imagination of an Illustrator from Provence

Originating from Marseille, the illustrator Charlotte Gastaut lent her talent to the decoration of L'Occitane’s Cherry Blossom collection. Between Provencal influence and Japanese inspiration, she invites us in to her dream world.
16/1/2015 12:04:00 PM
Elisabeth Ferriol’s Passion for Fabric

Elisabeth Ferriol’s Passion for Fabric

Passionate about fabric, and an ex Arles beauty queen from the 1970s, Elizabeth Ferriol practices “pinceautage,” a technique of painting on fabric dating from the seventeenth century.
10/10/2014 11:13:00 AM
Clémence Monot, illustrator: When a Passion Becomes a Profession

Clémence Monot, illustrator: When a Passion Becomes a Profession

After completing her studies in London, Clémence Monot now makes a living from her passion. A talented and creative illustrator, she is quick to share the secrets of her success and talk about her creative world, that she likes to define as “realist.”
15/7/2014 2:46:00 PM
Christine Millerin, Textile Designer in Arles

Christine Millerin, Textile Designer in Arles

Passionate about textiles since the age of 16, Christine Millerin today runs a textile studio in Arles, where she revives damaged and exotic fabrics. A world of foreign accents is waiting for you to discover.
2/7/2014 10:35:00 AM
Meet the Designer Audrey Maurel

Meet the Designer Audrey Maurel

Creator of the brand Altesse au Maroc, with a studio based in Marrakech, Audrey Maurel has been producing unique, 100% leather, handbag and accessory designs since 2010. It’s a true affair of the heart.
16/6/2014 10:59:00 AM
Mother’s Day Flowers with Victoire Gerez

Mother’s Day Flowers with Victoire Gerez

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift? Victoire Gerez, a talented florist based for the last two years in Aix-en-Provence, gives us the idea of a pretty bouquet of flowers, and lets us in on some trade secrets. It’s an ideal Mother’s Day gift, a symbol of love and tenderness.
1/4/2014 2:12:00 PM
Danielle Jacqui: A Unique Ceramic Artist

Danielle Jacqui: A Unique Ceramic Artist

In Pont de l’Etoile, a small village located in the town of Roquevaire in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, the self-taught painter and potter Danielle Jacqui creates singular and monumental works, each more amazing than the last. A unique world to discover without delay!
25/2/2014 8:55:00 AM
Emmanuelle Wiramus : this Self-taught Ceramist is Really Worth a Visit !

Emmanuelle Wiramus : this Self-taught Ceramist is Really Worth a Visit !

Expect to find talent in ceramist Emmanuelle Wiramus’s Aix-en-Provence workshop. This self-taught woman, who changed profession after pregnancy, exhibits her works from November 21-24 at the Le Ruban Vert gallery.
19/11/2013 7:13:00 PM
Meet the Talented Lise Petermann

Meet the Talented Lise Petermann

With Christmas fast approaching, "Petites Séries Workshop" in Forcalquier is about as busy as that of Father Christmas. At its head, the design talent Lise Petermann, who invents jewelry, brooches, mobiles and even Christmas decorations inspired by her day-to-day life.
5/11/2013 3:00:00 PM
A Floral Christmas by Victoire Gerez

A Floral Christmas by Victoire Gerez

At just 24, Victoire Gerez runs her own florist shop. In her image, this little green oasis is full of character and taste, and is just starting to take on the colors of Christmas. Here, the talented florist gives us a few tips for a Christmas bouquet.
3/11/2013 9:00:00 AM
Elisabeth Scotto, Portrait of a Foodie

Elisabeth Scotto, Portrait of a Foodie

An encounter with Elisabeth Scotto on the occasion of the release of the book “L’huile d’olive, l’or de la Provence, paroles d’Oléiculteurs” (Olive Oil, The Gold of Provence, Olive Growers in their Own Words), co-written with Olivier Baussan, the founder of L’OCCITANE and the photographer Edouard Sicot. A special moment that we share here with you.
16/11/2012 11:51:00 AM
In the Kitchen of Joyce Borgmann

In the Kitchen of Joyce Borgmann

In Oraison, the Oustaou d’Oulivie welcomes lovers of Provence in its two vacation cottages located in the heart of an olive grove. You can also learn about Provençale cooking in the incredible kitchen of the mistress of the house, Joyce Borgmann.
13/10/2012 12:05:00 AM
The Lavender Harvest with Marguerite Blanc

The Lavender Harvest with Marguerite Blanc

In Ferrassières, right near Sault, Marguerite Blanc maintains a family tradition that has been handed down from father to son (and from mother to daughter): the lavender harvest.
27/8/2012 12:14:00 PM