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P is for Provence

  P    is for Provence.    P   is for parking.       P   is for pastis.     P   is for parking in Provence with a parking sign transformed to say Pastis.   ________________   Thank you for your comments regarding my selfies on my blog. Susan suggested "Selfie on Saturday" I kinda like that. Saturday comes quickly like every day of the week. I will try.  Since many of you asked about my shoes- I am notorious for not spending a lot on clothes. I tend to be a replacement shopper. My shoes are...
Tags: Travel, Selfie, Provence, Susan, Ching, French la Vie


Translator Hakan Özkan: Immigrant Translators in Germany ‘Don’t Get a Chance’

Hakan Özkan, who translates from Arabic into both Turkish and German — in addition to translating from Spanish and Greek — talks about the difficulties of translating with a non-German name, of the problems faced by Arab writers in Germany, and writers he’d like to see in German: By Leonie Rau Hakan Özkan is Senior Research Fellow for Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Münster/ Germany. He holds an MA in Oriental Studies, International Law and Indo-European languages from the ...
Tags: Translation, Books, Germany, Syria, Cologne, German, Middle East, Palestine, Bonn, Latin America, Provence, Ho, University of Cologne, Global South, Fatima Mernissi, Islamic Studies


8 of the best boxed wines to try in 2021, and no, Franzia didn't make our list

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Bandit; Bota Box; House; Vin Vault; Alyssa Powell/Insider Boxed wines go far beyond the Franzia that probably first comes to mind. Boxed wines are a great option for serving big groups on a budget. I recently taste-tested and compared several varieties and brands of boxed wine and detail my favorite options below. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky This content is intended for readers 21+. Please d...
Tags: Reviews, Kitchen, Food, California, Trends, Spain, House, Grand Canyon, Sicily, Provence, Zion National Park, Bandit, National Park Foundation, Aragon, Sauvignon Blanc, Walla Walla Washington


P is for Provence

  P    is for Provence.    P   is for parking.       P   is for pastis.     P   is for parking in Provence with a parking sign transformed to say Pastis.   ________________   Thank you for your comments regarding my selfies on my blog. Susan suggested "Selfie on Saturday" I kinda like that. Saturday comes quickly like every day of the week. I will try.  Since many of you asked about my shoes- I am notorious for not spending a lot on clothes. I tend to be a replacement shopper. My shoes are...
Tags: Travel, Selfie, Provence, Susan, Ching, French la Vie


Home Workers Questioning Jobs, Supply-Chain Havoc Weigh on French Recovery

By Sarah White and Leigh ThomasAIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - A shortage of qualified workers, doubts raised by working from home and...
Tags: Provence, Sarah White, France Reuters, Leigh ThomasAIX EN


Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night”: Why It’s a Great Painting in 15 Minutes

I had always wanted to see Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” in person and many years ago I got a chance when I visited the Museum of Modern Art in New York. However, two dozen other people, who also wanted that chance, were there too, and my vision of Van Gogh’s masterpiece was one behind a phalanx of cell phones all trying to grab a “been there, done that” pic. Fortunately, the video above from the Great Art Explained YouTube channel takes you closer to the painting that an in-person...
Tags: Art, Facebook, New York, College, Museum of Modern Art, Provence, Arles, Van Gogh, Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Payne, KCRW, James Payne, Ted Mills, Paul Gaugin, Griffith Park Observatory


Wolfgang Puck talks about painful childhood, the rise of celebrity chefs and new Disney+ documentary

He has about 100 restaurants, frozen foods in seemingly every grocery store in America and an international reputation as chef to the stars. But before ruling his vast culinary empire, Wolfgang Puck was the illegitimate son of a pastry chef, growing up in small town Austria under the thumb of a relentlessly cruel stepfather. “His voice really got into my head,” says Puck who will turn 72 on Thursday, July 8. “I remember being like eight, nine years old and he would come home drunk and say. ‘You ...
Tags: Jack Nicholson, California, La, Restaurants, Disney, America, Sport, David, Austria, Things To Do, Soccer, Michelin, Jon Favreau, Eddie, Cornell, Provence


Le Pen looks to Provence for last hope of victory in French regional elections

Poll on knife-edge as parties form alliances in a bid to defeat far-right RN partyAt the 17th-century town hall in the Provençal city of Arles, a large tricolour flapped vigorously outside the open window of the mayor’s office last week, animated perhaps by what locals call the mistralet, a gentle summer version of the strong wind that blows through the Rhône valley.The world heritage city – the largest commune in metropolitan France – has been marked by foreign influence throughout its history:...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Pablo Picasso, Marine Le Pen, Provence, Arles, Vincent Van Gogh, Le Pen, Provençal


In Southern France, an Ex-Conservative Leads Far Right Quest for Regional Power

By Richard LoughAIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - With a long career in mainstream politics behind him, Thierry Mariani, who wants to secure the...
Tags: Provence, Southern France, France Reuters, Thierry Mariani, Richard LoughAIX EN


French-ness

  Sadly, the end of summer draws near, the warm weather is saying goodbye to Provence, it is the time of year where I grab a sweater in the morning and then again in the evening. Our maison du village (house in the village) has stone walls that are over three feet thick. Our maison's wall butts up against the neighbor's maison's wall creating a six-foot-thick stone wall. Insulation at its finest: Cool interior in the summer, holds heat in during the winter. Our home is a mere four hundred yea...
Tags: Travel, California, France, Chelsea, living in France, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Francis, Levi Strauss, Florence, Provence, Mona Lisa, Mary, Corey, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci


Le Pen's Party Comes Top in Provence in Regional Election

PARIS (Reuters) - The party of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen came top in the first round of regional elections in the Provence-Alpes-Cote...
Tags: Paris, Marine Le Pen, Provence, Reuters, Pen s Party Comes Top


The First Episode of ‘Loki’ Redefines the Power Structure of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Loki is back, baby! And in his new TV show, appropriately titled Loki. The first episode in the Disney+ series throws a whole lot of world-building and timey wimey stuff at us in a fun, effective way, and we get some good Loki character development to boot, courtesy of writer Michael Waldron and star Tom Hiddleston. Read on for our spoiler-filled recount of the first 51-minute episode, where Loki runs into the powers of the Time Variance Authority (TVA), finds out what ultimately happens to ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Earth, Features, Boeing, Provence, Gobi Desert, Hunter, Loki, TVA, Cooper, Hiddleston, Comic Book/Superhero, Mobius, Tom Hiddleston Read, TV Reviews


Return to the Luberon: Bonnieux and Lacoste

Last summer I wrote about my trip to the Luberon area in Provence, where I was invited to a friend’s house to stay for a week. Our friends were generous enough to invite us again this year at the end of May instead of the end of July, which worked out great. We enjoyed beautiful weather, with sunny, warm, and clear days, with temperatures in the mid to high 70sF, and the evenings and early mornings were crisp and little cool.   The highlight of the trip last year and again this year was v...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Provence, Jasmin, Luberon, Marquis de Sade, Lacoste, Richard Nahem, Bonnieux, Etretat Normandy, Lauris Lourmarin, Bonnieux Lacoste Ansouis Gourdes Mirabeau, Lourmarin Valley, Louis Alphonse Donatien, Marquis de Sade Right


French-ness

  Sadly, the end of summer draws near, the warm weather is saying goodbye to Provence, it is the time of year where I grab a sweater in the morning and then again in the evening. Our maison du village (house in the village) has stone walls that are over three feet thick. Our maison's wall butts up against the neighbor's maison's wall creating a six-foot-thick stone wall. Insulation at its finest: Cool interior in the summer, holds heat in during the winter. Our home is a mere four hundred yea...
Tags: Travel, California, France, Chelsea, living in France, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Francis, Levi Strauss, Florence, Provence, Mona Lisa, Mary, Corey, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci


24 of the best summer travel reads, from Anthony Bourdain's posthumous guide to a coffee table book of the Amalfi Coast

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider To satisfy wanderlust, we rounded up 24 of the best travel books. Books on the list include coffee table books, fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, and coloring books. Want more books? Check out our lists of the and romance novels. Whether you're planning a trip or fulfill your wanderlust from the comforts of your living room, look no further. We rounded up the best trav...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Books, London, Sweden, Education, Yosemite, Cheryl Strayed, Bali, Australia, California, Mexico, Oregon, China, India


Choosing The Right Snack and Wine Combination

The pairing of a perfect bottle of wine with your food makes a beautiful evening even more beautiful. And what can be better than being with a few friends warming the cockles of your heart, over a glass of wine and enjoying together? A portion of good food to go with your wine helps to enhance the taste buds and experience and try new flavors. While sometimes it might get complicated to understand the best combination for your wine, many people tend to contemplate over their choice for a snack...
Tags: Food, Drinks, UK, US, Jazz, Wine, Snack, Provence, Italy Germany


Door(s) of the Month May 2021: Luberon in Provence

Last week I made another trip to the Luberon to stay in my friend’s house in Puyvert, a tiny town just next to Lourmarin. We did a few side trips to the various villages in the area including Ansouis, Mirabeau, Bonnieux, and La Motte dAigues, and I captured some great doors. Which do you like best?   Here’s an invitation to watch a very special tour. I am doing my first live tour for France.fr outside of Paris and traveling to Etretat, Normandy to film part two The Footsteps of Lup...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Provence, Luberon, Richard Nahem, Door of the Month, Lourmarin, La Motte, Puyvert, Etretat Normandy, Ansouis Mirabeau Bonnieux


The 10 best wine glasses in 2021

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Connie Chen/Insider Drinking wine from a wine glass lets you fully enjoy its aroma, taste, and texture. For red wine, use a glass with a large bowl and wider opening to allow the wine to aerate. For white wine, look for a smaller bowl and opening and a long stem to keep the wine cool. A universal glass has a versatile shape to bring out the best of red, white, and rosé wines. See also: The best wine c...
Tags: Reviews, Kitchen, Home, Food, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Buying Guide, Wine, Bordeaux, Provence, Riedel, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Le Bernardin, Tavel


Le Pen Candidate Shown Gaining Control of Provence Region in Opinion Poll

PARIS (Reuters) - The far-right looked set to win control of the regional authority encompassing Provence and the French Riviera in elections in...
Tags: Paris, Provence, Reuters, Provence Region


Nearly May... The French la VIe

The French la Vie... that beautiful gathering of friends from blogging who loved coming to France, digging in the brocantes, meeting people, sharing stories, tasting Provence in big juicy gulps and delicate sips. I postponed the 2020 gatherings, hoping that 2021 would be promising. Though after much thought and listening to others I decided that   even if we have our vaccines it will take time for France to feel like France again. When we travel we want to dive in, soak it in, be carefree as ...
Tags: Travel, France, Provence, French la Vie


Nearly May... The French la VIe

The French la Vie... that beautiful gathering of friends from blogging who loved coming to France, digging in the brocantes, meeting people, sharing stories, tasting Provence in big juicy gulps and delicate sips. I postponed the 2020 gatherings, hoping that 2021 would be promising. Though after much thought and listening to others I decided that   even if we have our vaccines it will take time for France to feel like France again. When we travel we want to dive in, soak it in, be carefree as ...
Tags: Travel, France, Provence, French la Vie


A 900-Page Pre-Pantone Guide to Color from 1692: A Complete High-Resolution Digital Scan

There’s ahead of its time, then there’s Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau — or, in its original Dutch title, Klaer Lightende Spiegel der Verfkonst, a 900-page book of paint colors made before any such things were common tools of the artist’s, scientist’s, and industrial designer’s trade. Author and artist A. Boogert created one, and only one, copy of his extraordinary manual on color mixing in 1692. Appearing on the threshold of modern color theory, and featuring over 700 pages ...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Charles Darwin, Newton, Provence, Aristotle, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Goethe, Werner, Aix, Durham NC Follow, Erik Kwakkel, Goethe Newton, Opticks


Casbah.

My wife and I saw the enjoyable proto-noir movie Pépé le Moko the other night; to get the obvious question out of the way, moko is, as that Wikipedia article says (perhaps too prominently), “slang for a man from Toulon, derived from the Occitan amb aquò (‘with that’), a term which punctuates sentences in Provence and which, in Toulon, is pronounced em’oquò.” (Y provided the same etymology here in 2014). The movie is set in French-occupied Algiers in the 1930s, and specifically in the famed Cas...
Tags: Wikipedia, Uncategorized, Paris, Linguistics, Toulon, Provence, Vilnius, Ammon, Algiers, Miel, Moko, Perle, Salonica, Impuissance r de la Ville de Soum Soum, El Azel


Lace Therapy

    It is that lace thing again, every now and then I must show it. The funny thing about this lace attraction of mine is I do not use it. I do not sew it on my sheets, towels,  or pillowcases. I don't create with lace or attach it to my clothing. Nor do I doll-up a doll with lace. Nope, none of it. So why am I attracted to it?           It never fails, I spot it at each and every flea market. I tell myself, "Walk on by... keep going... don't stop..." But it is pointless, the directives I giv...
Tags: Travel, Warren, Husband, Provence, Dee, Corey, Brocante, French la Vie


Substitute for Italian Seasoning

If you’re in the middle of making a recipe and then you realize that you’ve run out of Italian seasoning, going to the store may seem like a chore. This will leave you to wonder if there are other ingredients or seasoning you can use to substitute for Italian seasoning. We will provide you with easy substitutes you can make in as little as two minutes to save you the stress of running to the shop to get Italian seasoning. When making any of the substitutes, you can leave out any ingredient that ...
Tags: America, How To, Baking, Provence, Provence France, Italian seasoning, Herbes de Provence, Herbes de Provence Herbes de Provence


Comment on one-pan farro with tomatoes by edith

I did it today with einkorn as I leave not far from north Provence where it comes from and is very popular. I soak it yesterday for the night and cook it for lunch, perfect timing, it tooks around 30 mn and It was just perfect. I add a leek finely sliced and mushrooms too, we loved it. Thank you
Tags: Food, Provence


L'Occitane en Provence Osmanthus

In addition to the traditional collection inspired by cherry blossoms, the French house L'Occitane en Provence welcomes this spring with a new floral fragrance that celebrates the osmanthus flower. With fresh, floral-fruity aromas, slightly sweet and romantic, the osmanthus flower conveys a good dose of serenity and optimism. Also, osmanthus has rich skin aromas, which provide an atmosphere of c... Read full article: L'Occitane en Provence Osmanthus from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Maga...
Tags: Fashion, Provence, Fragrantica Perfumes, Provence Osmanthus


France River Cruise: Rhone River

France River Cruise: Rhone River A river cruise on the Rhone River in France is a culinary and historical delight. To date, Carol and I have enjoyed eight European river cruises. We’ve sampled most of the fabled European rivers.  And we’ve had the privilege of experiencing these rivers aboard a variety of different cruise lines. We are often asked, “what is your favorite river in Europe for a river cruise”. Boy, that is a difficult question to answer. My photo of Café Van Gogh (left) and Van G...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, France, Blog, Burgundy, Lyon, Carol, Provence, Arles, Van Gogh, Rhone River, AmaWaterways, European River Cruises, France River Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises


Mason Jar Lavender Grow Kit

The heady scents and lush purple rows of Provence’s famous lavender fields may be out of reach for the moment (sigh). But with Sarah Burrows and Nick Behr’s easy kit, you can grow an indoor version at home. The reusable, vintage-inspired jar in a gem-like purple is packed with everything you need, including non-GMO seeds, recycled glass growing medium, and a simple, self-watering hydroponic system. Set it in a sunny window, and before too long your little garden will reward you with fragrant Eng...
Tags: Shopping, Gmo, Provence, Sarah Burrows, Nick Behr, Mason Jar Lavender Grow Kit


The Table as a Space Where All Are Welcome: Ajiri Aki on Design

We look to Ajiri Aki as much for romantic table settings as we do a kind of design wisdom. Through her one-woman vintage tableware shop and rental company, Madame de la Maison, there are subtle lessons to be learned: Objects have histories and meaning. Invest in what lasts (and rent one-time-use goods). Always, always use the good china. Born in Nigeria and raised in Austin, Texas, Ajiri earned her Masters in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture at The Bard Graduate Center and w...
Tags: Books, New York, London, France, Nigeria, Austin, Paris, Jamaica, Nissan, BLM, Baz, Provence, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, William Morris, Austin Texas, POC