ChicProvence Blog Posts

  • Joyeux Noel!
    on Dec 30, 2015
    Hope your Christmas was wonderful and your solstice celebration wondrous!Wishes from our house to yours!
  • French Flea Market in the Sweet Sweet South!
    on Sep 21, 2015
                                                       *** I've been away, see note below!If you are lucky enough to be...
  • en vacance américain
    on Jun 24, 2015
    "Vacation" is derived from the word "to vacate"... and that's just what we did over the long Fathers' Day Weekend. We left the traffic, hustle and bustle of our little Silicon Valley boomtown, Redwood City, and headed for the mountains. There we f...
  • { Little Apricots & Lavender Cakes }
    on Apr 23, 2015 in cuisine du soleil
    Now that spring is (nearly) here, can summer picnics be far behind? Elizabeth Bard thinks it is perfect timing to search out lavender and apricots, combine with almonds and make these picnic-worthy financiers for your first picnic...
  • Rites of Springtime!
    on Apr 5, 2015
    this year we dyed brown eggs...aren't they pretty!their colors are rich and warm on the white table...we also have a birthday to celebrate today...and the rooster lookslike he had something to do with all those eggs, right?!the chocolate cake/white f...
  • Our Sea Never Looks Like This!!
    on Apr 4, 2015
    We went over to the sea Friday for a romp on the beach with Nicky the pup. We followed this with lunch at the Miramar Beach House that we love because Nicky is always welcome and the fish tacos are to die for!We visit here almost every...
  • 5 Great Reasons to Come to Provence With Me in the Fall!
    on Mar 25, 2015
    If you love all things Provençal, and love design, and are dreaming of warm days in the South of France...you must come with us to Provence in the Fall! This is exactly the time of year to plan a delicious trip for yourself...our Tour is the pe...
  • You've Been Asking! {Autumn 2015 Chic Provence Design Tour}Dear friends, if you missed registration for our spring Chic Provence Design Tour 2015, you won't have to wait another year. Decide now to come with me on our first Autumn 2015 Chic Provence Design Tour,  October 3-10, 2015!&...
  • je suis Charlie
    on Jan 7, 2015
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  • Many Good Things in 2015!
    on Dec 31, 2014
    To all my wonderful readers the world over: may many good things come your way in 2015! And may our weary world find PEACE!with much love from Kit***Resolve now to join me in Provence this beautiful new year!the perfect gift for yourselfor...
  • The Shortest Day Walk...
    on Dec 21, 2014
    Hello my sweets...I now know unequivocally that one cannot come down with The. Worst. Cold. Ever. and expect to also blog. That is why you haven't heard from me in for like ever. Well today..the shortest day of the year.. I f...
  • Grey Whale Pear Pie
    on Nov 25, 2014
    Many thanks to the kind pastry chef at the long-ago closed Gray Whale Inn (now the site of the trendy and chic Saltwater Oyster Depot, check that place out!) in Inverness, California on Tomales Bay for her recipe for this wonderfu...
  • The Sayulita Cure.
    on Nov 23, 2014
    My friends in Buffalo, I feel your pain and I hope you will soon recover from the ravages of this apocalyptic weather. While never experiencing such catastrophic storm as the ones you are enduring, I once lived in sub-arctic northern Vermont where so...
  • All Hallow's Eve.....
    on Oct 30, 2014
    Vintage masks from Italian carnivales, these are creepy enough to feature on the spookiest of all holidays...Hallowe'en!!  Hope yours is thrilling not chilling!my Chic Provence Design Tourin unequalled luxury, cuisineand incredible sho...
  • Quoi de neuf?...
    on Oct 20, 2014
    ...you might well ask (what's new?) since you haven't heard in a while... it's simple really...just very very busy working with two lovely clients and doing a lot of traveling back and forth to see my Mom across the continent...then, ahem, spend...
  • { The Perfect Weekend }
    on Sep 8, 2014 in alameda flea market
    What could be better than shopping, lunching & laughing with your daughter all Saturday, having dinner with a dear friend then topping off the weekend prowling the Alameda Flea Market/Antiques Fair with a wonderful friend you haven't seen in...
  • Enjoy Your Weekend!
    on Sep 5, 2014
    Although summer is not officially over, doesn't it always feels different when the kids go back to school and the mood changes from flip flops in the sand to new school shoes and uniforms, yellow school busses and notebooks. For us in North...
  • A Little Reminder of Ed Hardy Antiques...
    on Aug 22, 2014 in antiques chinese Ed Hardy embroidery
    If you've lived in San Francisco for a while, you remember Ed Hardy Antiques, just opposite the Galleria at the SFDC. His antiques store, housed in an Italianate palazzo, was gloriously opulent and beautifully staged in the stunning buildin...
  • If I were in Provence Today....
    on Aug 13, 2014
    .....I'd go to the Lavender Festivals Julie Mautner so wonderfully featured on The Provence Post......and I'd wear all the hot summer whites French Essence recommends (well my versions!) for searing hot summers in Provence...
  • Spring 2015 Chic Provence Design Tour!
    on Aug 11, 2014
    Bonjour mes cheries!....I am thrilled to announce our Spring 2015 Chic Provence Design Tour! What could be better than to know that next spring you will be with me in the South of France, experiencing a magical week of design, cuisine, fascinati...
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