5 Dec 2016
Celebrate: Win A Week In Provence

Celebrate: Win A Week In Provence

Yes, a week staying at Le Petit Bijou in gorgeous Saint Rémy de Provence.

Saint Rémy is a beautiful Provencal village in the heart of Provence.
Le Petit Bijou, our “little jewel box” is a small house situated in the centre of the town.
It is the perfect place to stay to explore the wonders of Provence and equally it is heaven to stop, relax and never leave the village.

Here is how it works.
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21 Jun 2016
On Location: A Good Year

On Location: A Good Year

One of the most endearing features of A Good Year is the locations.

If you have a trip planned to Provence you might like to visit some of the areas where the movie was made.

A Good Year was filmed in the region of Provence called the Luberon.

And the dialogue,

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12 May 2016
What To Wear: The French Country Weekend

What To Wear: The French Country Weekend

What to wear for the French country weekend hasn’t changed very much for me over the years.

Old favourites with some re-invention keep coming out of the closet.

The French countryside, especially in Provence, is casual.

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22 Jul 2015
Where To Eat In Maussane-les-Alpilles

Where To Eat In Maussane-les-Alpilles


Maussane-les-Alpilles, sitting on the other side of the mountains is one of the prettiest villages in Provence.


Yes, I am biased because I am based in the Alpilles mountain area. The truth is, whether you are experiencing the Luberon or the Alpilles, Provencal villages are truly glorious.


I am spoilt and can visit restaurants out of season; summer time we tend to stay close to home. The season is busy with visitors, the heat means shade and swimming are front of mind and in general there is a laziness that consumes.


Languid, is the word I would use to describe summer.

If you are visiting Saint Rémy de Provence, then Maussane-les-Alpilles is a must. The drive that cuts through the Alpilles mountains is spectacular and there are some wonderful restaurants to enjoy.

Life in Provence would not be the same without Bistro du Paradou

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9 Mar 2015
Provence In Soft Focus

Provence In Soft Focus

This last weekend in Provence, felt as if it were in soft focus.

The light in Provence is forever changing. It is often bright, sometimes subdued but always unique.

Restorative is the word that comes to mind; the light in Provence feels like a dose of goodness, an antidote to negativity and a positive force to make all things better.

A romantic interpretation, but if you were with me last weekend I feel sure you would agree.

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11 Feb 2015
To Use An Interior Designer Or Not?

To Use An Interior Designer Or Not?

Do you use an interior designer to create your home or is the interior a pleasure that you keep all to yourself?


In Provence our story, travels and adventures fashioned our interior. We moved to Europe from Australia with a houseload of memories and those stayed with us. The interiors were never designed, they evolved.

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16 Nov 2014
Provencal Split Personality

Provencal Split Personality

I had a revelation as I waited in the local bank in Saint Rémy de Provence. Banking, a task that would normally have my impatience cranked up to the highest level. I have developed “Provencal split personality”. What is Provencal split personality? And yes, I made this term up. 

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