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The Good Life France Newsletter August (3)

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Bonjour and Bon Weekend and a big welcome to all our new newsletter friends,

I’ll start this week’s newsletter by telling you we’re holding a three book give away this week. If you’ve got this newsletter in your inbox you’re already in with a chance of winning, now all you have to do is tell me on The Good Life France Facebook timeline which one you want – see here for the Good Life France book giveaway details.

I’ll be getting the names drawn out of a hat on 31 August and winners will be contacted by email shortly after!

This is a bit of a bumper newsletter as we’ve had such a huge editorial calendar this month so without further ado here’s what we’ve been up to:

Top Features

The Annie Sloan Interview: we talked to Annie of Annie Sloan chalk paints – the lady who started the Shabby Chic movement – about French style, her favourite colour and lots more…

Le Boncoin : France’s second most popular website. It’s like an online flea market – you can buy a used toothbrush to a used burial plot – from the bizarre to the fabulous…

Lavender in the Lot: We met with two expats who decided to create a lavender farm in their neglected garden, such an inspirational story…

The villa and Gardens of Ephrussi de Rothshild: If you’ve not seen these stunning gardens and villa in the south of France, we can guarantee you’ll be impressed, the photographs are gorgeous…

The Best of Gascony in August: Our Gascon expert spills the beans on her favourite things in Gascony in August from night time markets to fabulous musical events; it will have you putting Gascony in August in your diary for next year for sure!

Taking it Eze in France: We looked at one of the most picturesque villages in the south of France Eze – such loveliness…

A Fashionista in the south of France: What happens when a London fashionista alights in rural France and swaps her highheels for Philippe Flops?!

Gastronomy

Garlic and Macarons – how much more French can you get, and yet, would it surprise you to know that both have their origins outside of France?

Jill our resident wine expert tells us what AOC and Grand Cru really mean and how to enjoy a great bottle of wine…

Book Review

Sell the Pig is Tottie Limejuice’s first book and it’s a corker! She’s been riding high in the Amazon charts with this story of a womans’s journey to find a new life in France with her dysfunctional family (and it’s one that we’re giving away this month!). We talked to Tottie at her home in France and found that she was a lovely and rather dottie Tottie!

Paris

Five great locations in Paris that have been immortalised in film and five great places to eat cheaply and in some cases for FREE – yes, we do mean Free!

If you want to know what I’ve been up to – it’s all here in My French Life!

I wish you all a Bon Weekend, where ever you are in the world,

Best wishes
Janine
Editor – Rédacteur en Chef

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