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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!
2016/08/15 04:12:00 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.
2016/07/13 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.
2016/06/09 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.
2016/05/16 03:14:00 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.
2016/04/11 11:05:00 AM
Valentine's Day: 5 tips to personalise your gift

Valentine's Day: 5 tips to personalise your gift

Want to be extra imaginative to impress your other half on the day of love? L'Occitane shares some romantic tips to help you create an unforgettable Valentine's Day!
2016/01/24 10:47:00 AM
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.
2016/01/13 05:41:00 PM
Christmas 2015: L'Occitane wishlist

Christmas 2015: L'Occitane wishlist

Tick, tock, tick, tock... The end of year festivities are fast approaching! This is the perfect opportunity for L'Occitane to unveil some Christmas gift ideas. From novelties to treatment products at affordable prices, get your loved ones dreaming at the foot of the tree.
2015/11/30 11:59:00 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.
2015/10/15 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.
2015/09/14 02:19:00 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.
2015/08/18 06:00:00 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.
2015/07/16 02:50:00 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.
2015/02/19 09:44:00 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.
2015/01/16 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.
2014/10/10 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.”
2014/07/15 02:46:00 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.
2014/07/02 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.
2014/06/16 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.
2014/04/18 02:12:00 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!
2014/02/25 08:55:00 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.
2013/11/19 07:13:00 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.
2013/11/05 03:00:00 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.
2013/11/03 09:00:00 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.
2012/11/16 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.
2012/10/13 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.
2012/08/27 12:14:00 PM