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Good Gordes, Provence – The Londoner By: Rosie Gordes (pronounced “Gord”, so worthy of many a pun) is one of Provence’s prettiest villages. A dusting of golden houses, sprinkled across a hillside. I’ve written about it before when we stayed at the most beautiful hotel, hidden away on the cliff side. Even if you’re not
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Sunset Supper, Provence – The Londoner By: Rosie Much of the joy of summer in Provence comes from simple pleasures. Crusty warm bread from the boulangerie, sun kissed tomatoes so good you can just bite into them like apples, runny cheeses, cheap local wine that slips down as well as anything you pay an arm
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Market Day, Provence – The Londoner By: Rosie If you haven’t been to a market in Provence, then you have yet to experience France at its very best. And Provencal markets don’t come much better than the Friday’s in Lourmarin. Side by side, traders from the surrounding hills line up to present their finest goods.
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[embedded content] Away from the obvious excitement of the headline acts, the thing that I love most about the big summer music festivals is having the opportunity to discover new music and new bands. Having been on the go for over 10 years now, the Canadian band The Arkells are certainly not a new band
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Finding A Routine – The Londoner For our first two months together, I fed Lily on demand. All newborns should be fed whenever they like and wherever you like, at home, in bed, out and about, in their carrier, on the sofa, you just make it work for you! Anyone who has a problem with
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When the temperatures in Provence get too much to handle, as they did a couple of weeks ago, it can be hard to know what to do with yourself. The mercury rises, the breeze dies leaving you hardly able to breathe, never mind move or think. But I know a great little place to cool off.
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Hailing from Sweden, CDLP specialises in men’s underwear, swimwear and loungewear and having worn their briefs for the past few months, they are now my favourite pick from my underwear drawer, but why? Well, the fabric is a big pull for sure. They are made with Lyocell, a luxurious silk-like material which offers supreme softness
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Bonnieux, Provence – The Londoner Bonnieux is a little village wrapped around the side of a hill. It’s a bijou maze of winding cobbled streets and crumbling houses with pretty peeling shutters. While tourists and locals alike buzzed around the boulangerie, eager for their morning pastries, we wandered the charming coral and ochre streets. Winding
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I was allocated the Forth Suite, a spacious room on the second floor of the hotel with a king-sized bed, a separate sitting area, a workspace and a huge marble bathroom, complete with separate shower and bath. My one gripe about the room was the TV. It was hard fixed into the corner of the
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Packing for a Summer Holiday – The Londoner By: Rosie One thing I’ve learned from my travelling circus of a life, is how to pack. How to pack quickly and efficiently, with minimal stress or crumpling of dresses and squishing of hats.  (Unpacking is another matter entirely, once home I’ve been known to leave full
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Making friends as a kid is easy. You toddle over to someone about your size, introduce yourself, play a bit, maybe share something, and that’s it. You’re friends. Maybe it’ll last, maybe it wont. You don’t worry about any of that, because for now you have someone to share things and experiences with. You have
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Orasay, Notting Hill – The Londoner By: Rosie If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll already know about this little restaurant. I discovered it in spring and have visited again and again since then. Just what Notting Hill needed, it’s a laid back, unpretentious, modern spot with beautiful, seasonal food, with interiors straight outta Copenhagen.
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