Provence

Fleurs (2)

Note: This is an old post from 2007, when I first started doing research for the Vie en Roses series. I'm re-posting it now because I'm pretty sure none of my new readership (those who found me with the Chocolate books) have seen it and...

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Roses

Random pictures from a rose harvest around Grasse. Don't you want to be that hand? A little glimpse of Matthieu Rosier's world, from ONCE UPON A ROSE. In real life, this was taken in the fields of Joseph Mul, whose family business provides the roses for...

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Lavender

When I'm traveling it is so hard to post things on the blog, but once in a while I can manage with my phone to post something on FB. I'm not sure if those who follow the blog are saying, "Thank goodness for small favors,"...

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Traces of Romans

The Roman bridge of Pont Tuve below Saint Cézaire sur Siagne. You reach it by climbing down through ancient overgrown olive groves, steeply terraced and lost among what has grown up around them. ...

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Haut de Cagnes

House-sitter=check. Pet food laid in=check. Clothes brought up to Paris-grade=Sigh. Somehow even after more than a decade of doing it, I never manage to get this one down. And what's with the 60 degree highs in Provence & Italy people? That throws all my packing off. I'm...

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Rose Salt in Nice, Just Because

In my continuing efforts to give you occasional glimpses of the actual world of THE CHOCOLATE ROSE and the Vie en Roses series, I give you rose salt at the Cours Saleya market in Nice, just because . . . is that not gorgeous? All right,...

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A Window on Provence

I thought you guys might have fun seeing occasional glimpses of the real places in the South of France that helped form the world in THE CHOCOLATE ROSE.  In the Roses series, only Grasse and Nice are cities that you can find on a map,...

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Exciting News!

I've got exciting news.  I'm going to be able to release the next Chocolate book, which is also the first full book in the Provence (La Vie en Roses) collection, much earlier than expected:  THE CHOCOLATE ROSE. Please tell me you love this cover as much...

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