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Heather Robinson (Heather in Arles)
Works at Lost in Arles
Attended The Yale School of Drama and New York University
Lives in Arles, France
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Hello there!
I am really beyond thrilled that my guided walks through the Historic Center of Arles are being featured by the lovely Sharon Santoni, author of the new book, "My Stylish French Girlfriends" and the iconic blog, My French Country Home.
I love giving these walks and making the 2000 years of history of this amazing town come alive. 
To find out more, why not go take a look at
http://sharonsantoni.com? :)
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Rough around the edges, part deux
I was sitting at a table amidst a group of smart, charming and interesting people. It was an introduction that had come about through this blog as a few of them read along. There was a surprising breeze on the outdoor terrace perched next to the Rhone in Ar...
I was sitting at a table amidst a group of smart, charming and interesting people. It was an introduction that had come about through this blog as a few of them read along. There was a surprising breeze on the outdoor terrace perched next to the Rhone in Arles. It played with the wisps of our ...
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Texture hunt, part deux
The streets have been abandoned. I mean as in they are truly, utterly, I could skip down them naked while playing a ukelele and no one would notice empty. Not that I plan on doing that mind you, it is simply far too hot and I would be afraid to sizzle the p...
The streets have been abandoned. I mean as in they are truly, utterly, I could skip down them naked while playing a ukelele and no one would notice empty. Not that I plan on doing that mind you, it is simply far too hot and I would be afraid to sizzle the pads of my already blackened feet.
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L'Hotel Particulier and the Baron de Chartrouse - Arles
Courtesy of L'Hotel Particulier Fifteen years ago, an opportunity presented itself to Brigitte Pagés de Oliveira. She bought several buildings encompassing the 19th century Hôtel de Chartrouse in Arles with the intention of starting a maison d'hôtes. Two ye...
Courtesy of L'Hotel Particulier Fifteen years ago, an opportunity presented itself to Brigitte Pagés de Oliveira. She bought several buildings encompassing the 19th century Hôtel de Chartrouse in Arles with the intention of starting a maison d'hôtes. Two years later, she opened L'Hôtel ...
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The magical courtyard at Hervé Baume - Avignon
I suppose that it should come as no surprise that one of France's most reputed antiquaires and designers of garden furniture, Hervé Baume , should have a spectacular courtyard behind his boutique in Avignon......and yet as many times as I have wistfully pee...
I suppose that it should come as no surprise that one of France's most reputed antiquaires and designers of garden furniture, Hervé Baume, should have a spectacular courtyard behind his boutique in Avignon......and yet as many times as I have wistfully peered in his showroom windows I had never ...
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Back to elementary in Provence
My friend, the lovely Madame C, who is the original americaine in this tiny village (I am the barely known "other" American) called me last week with a favor to ask. She is a teacher at the elementary school and wanted to know if I would be willing to be a ...
My friend, the lovely Madame C, who is the original americaine in this tiny village (I am the barely known "other" American) called me last week with a favor to ask. She is a teacher at the elementary school and wanted to know if I would be willing to be a special guest for her English students.
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Have her in circles
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Rediscovering the taste of things
Also known as..."What exactly is the crap that they are selling us in the supermarket?" Behold Exhibition A, above. Now...let's see if you can guess which of these tomatoes was bought - in season no less - and which one was grown in our garden...Exactly. Ye...
Yes, our little garden specimen is not bright red (a good thing as it is a noire de Crimée or a "black" heirloom tomato), it is kind of scrappy looking and has some stretch marks along the top...but what about on the inside? Just to be sure, let's try the specimen on the right.
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Birthday Wishes for a Contessa
©Carla Coulson And not just any contessa but... La Contessa ! I am referring to the wonderful Elizabeth Kirkpatrick who just happens to be turning 55 today.   Isn't she beautiful? Yes, inside and out, you will see... I remember having a discussion - ok, let...
I remember having a discussion - ok, let's call it an argument - with Remi just after I had started blogging about whether these people that I was in contact with could ever actually be "real" friends. He thought certainly not and yet I was hopeful. Because, from the very beginning, ...
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The Rencontres d'Arles International Photography Festival - 2015
Last Monday, I was fortunate enough to be invited for the opening day of the Rencontres d'Arles  - an international photography festival that was founded in 1970 by photographer Lucien Clergue , author Michel Tournier and the amazing historian, Jean-Maurice...
Last Monday, I was fortunate enough to be invited for the opening day of the Rencontres d'Arles - an international photography festival that was founded in 1970 by photographer Lucien Clergue, author Michel Tournier and the amazing historian, Jean-Maurice Rouquette. After a few years of glorious ...
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When in doubt...déco
Would you like proof of how brain-addled I am due to this heatwave or canicule ? A little while ago while getting ready to take the puppers out for their brief evening walk, I grabbed a bit of sun cream to put on - one can never be too careful (especially a...
Would you like proof of how brain-addled I am due to this heatwave or canicule? A little while ago while getting ready to take the puppers out for their brief evening walk, I grabbed a bit of sun cream to put on - one can never be too careful (especially as a blue-eyed redhead - second only ...
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Naka - a new favorite restaurant in Avignon
Here is the second most often ignored advice that I give to visitors coming to Provence (the first being "don't plan too much" which is usually met with polite blinking stares): take it easy on the French food. Now, I get it, you have come all this way, of ...
Here is the second most often ignored advice that I give to visitors coming to Provence (the first being "don't plan too much" which is usually met with polite blinking stares): take it easy on the French food. Now, I get it, you have come all this way, of course your instinct is to start with a ...
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Light in the dark, part two
Hello there. Those of you that have been visiting here for a while know that the needle tends to skip off the record entirely for me when such tragic events as the mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina...
Hello there. Those of you that have been visiting here for a while know that the needle tends to skip off the record entirely for me when such tragic events as the mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina occur. My heart goes out to the family ...
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I am a blogger, travel writer and budding photographer based in Provence.
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  • Lost in Arles
    Blogger, 2010 - present
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Arles, France
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New York City - Santa Cruz, California - Paris, France - York, Pennsylvania - Mason, Michigan - Gahanna, Ohio - Colerain, Ohio - Covington, Kentucky
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Exploring life in the South of France and everything that makes living in a small town in Provence worthwhile...
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Travel writer Heather Robinson earned a MFA from the Yale School of Drama and was a professional actor in NYC before falling in love with a Frenchman and moving overseas. Together, they have travelled the world as a writer-photographer team. Heather has been a regular contributor to Grands Reportages magazine in France where her work has also been seen in Figaro Magazine, Hotel & Lodge and Le Monde des Religions. She has also been published in various magazines in Europe, Asia and Africa. She lives in a small village in Provence with Remi Benali and their Golden Retrievers, Ben and Kipling. 
Feel free to email me at robinsonheather (at) yahoo.com
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  • The Yale School of Drama and New York University
    Theatre, 2013
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