My Life in Paris: Girl Racer

Pizzas and hellish bus rides with a side of racing history... it's all in a day's work for columnist Theadora Brack I can do anything! I tell myself, as I pound the trottoir juggling two...

Le Dernier Mot: Crowning Glory

Kristin Espinasse dreams up ways to properly couronner an award-winning body of water Having shared with you the beauty of our lively port city, La Ciotat, there is now one more thing to shout about:...

Surviving Provence: Food for Thought (and the Wine to Go With It)

Provence is the place of dreams... until reality sets in. Taking place beneath the Montagne Ste. Victoire in Cézanne country, "Surviving Provence: Romance, Reality and Wild Boars" is a funny, sometimes acerbic, tale of...

Le Dernier Mot: Birds of a Feather

...flock together – and are loyal to a fault, says Kristin Espinasse There is never a dull moment in our three-generational nid here in La Ciotat. Recently, my mom called out, “Five green parrots!”, sending...

My Life in Paris: Monument Woman

Dazzled by Dalida's tantalising bust, Theadora Brack fantasises about her own memorial It’s Saturday morning and I’m jogging through Montmartre with Lady Gaga on the earbuds going full blast and the news cycle far from...

Le Dernier Mot: Affair of the Heart

More than two decades on, France and its people still make Kristin Espinasse’s heart skip a beat You have probably stumbled across the word terroir (especially if you are a wine lover) and have a...

A Sparkling Gala for the American Library in Paris

The American Library in Paris recently celebrated its Gala dinner at the Bibliothèque Clément Bayard of the Automobile Club of France. This sparkling soirée is one of the most significant fundraising events of the...

Check out Rachel Cobb’s Gorgeous Photos in “Mistral, the Legendary Wind of Provence”

There is something mythical about the mistral wind-- the strong, northwesterly blast that funnels down the Rhône Valley and sweeps across southern France. It creates the climate, and it's part of Provençal culture. Renowned...

My Life in Paris: Going Down in Style

After a close call, Theadora Brack goes the shelter-chic route and plumps for trendy bolsters I'm at Fran’s place, watching her cat while she’s away, and have just settled in for the evening when the...

Thirst for Knowledge: Wine Immersion Experiences in France

Jeffrey T Iverson reveals the top intensive classes for those who want to be able to do more than navigate the crisp whites and robust reds in their local wine shop, including a luxury...