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Abbaye de Senanque

Abbaye de Senanque

This cistercian Abbey, with beautiful Lavandin field coming up to it’s quasi millenarian walls, is an instagram hit. You will probably recognise this views if you have any kind of interest in Provence! The thoughtful monks have created a small field outside of the walled and fenced areas for photo opportunity… Here are some less…

Augustus Caesar Praetoria @ Vaison-la-Romaine

Augustus Caesar Praetoria @ Vaison-la-Romaine

Vaison-la-Romaine is a fitting location for the Augustus Caesar Praetoria association, which reenacts historical scenes based on Roman Emperor Hadrien and his pretorian guard. The attention to details and use of historical materials and techniques are quite amazing and very photogenic, all instagram material 😉 It started in the morning with a military parade, here…

Feels like spring!

Feels like spring!

Mei Line news

Mei Line news

Playing around the house to shoot the latest products straight out of the studio..

Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings

A warm greeting from Provence, may this new year bring you love, joy and good times with your loved ones!  

Mei Line: fabric dying in the studio

Mei Line: fabric dying in the studio

Busy Xmas season with the production in full blast, experimenting colours and processing and marvelling with every piece of fabric coming out of the dying baths 🙂 Indigo Shiboris … and block prints on Indigo Preparing the fabric before dying Block prints on Campeche wood dying Prepared block printed fabric Indigo Shibori Concentrated Campeche dye…

Mei Line

Mei Line

Little sister of the wonderful adventure in Santiago, Mei Line Provence will soon offer a selection body and home dressing. Vintage linen and cotton fabric is sourced locally and dyed with vegetal pigments using traditional methods which produce only biodegradable wastes. Here is a preview of some of the future on-line shop…. “Champs d’olivier”: bath…

Going green in the studio

Going green in the studio

Processing the lavender field’s production, but also the kitchen garden’s aromatic / medicinal herb production Before: After:    

Summer lifestyle @ La Baye des Anges

Summer lifestyle @ La Baye des Anges

Very often, it starts with a Petanque. All are welcome, and our Japanese friends are most excited to learn a new game Pind pong under the wisteria is another big draw But of course, it all ends around the pool.. This was a lucky evening: chef Sylvain Robert, from l’Aromate in Marseille, cooked for us…

Photoshooting Au Fil de Birmanie @ La Baye des Anges

Photoshooting Au Fil de Birmanie @ La Baye des Anges

My friend Mae imports scarfs, fabric and all sorts of decorating ideas from Burma, you can find all those treasures here (website in construction):www.aufildebirmanie.com We did a photoshoot and found that Provence was a nice background to Burma 🙂 In the kitchen garden: In the summer house: By the caravan and the tipee:  

July in the kitchen garden

July in the kitchen garden

We have now hit the “Corne d’abondance” point, to which it impossible to keep up eating daily what the garden produces, especially tomatoes so I am experimenting with the age old conserve making, here with the tomato coulis, ubiquitous in Provencal cuisine Tomatoes, oignons and Swiss Chard   Melons Courgette flowers Green beans    Straight…

L’Aromate @ la Baye des Anges

L’Aromate @ la Baye des Anges

Sylvain Robert, L’Aromat’s chef and his wife Virginie cater for our summer fiesta this year, the brief is to cook from our kitchen garden’s production: tomatoes, courgettes, courgettes flowers, aubergines; spring onions, and a variety of herbs… the result is awesome and wiped out within minutes! Sylvain Robert is Maitre Cuisinier de France, you can…

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