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Heather Robinson (Heather in Arles)
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Attended The Yale School of Drama and New York University
Lives in Arles, France
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Casa Kirkpatrick - interiors chez La Contessa
Do you remember what it was like to discover the imaginary landscape of books in your childhood? The ones that marked you? To understand that somewhere between the author's words and your imagination, an entire universe could enfold? I would close my eyes a...
Do you remember what it was like to discover the imaginary landscape of books in your childhood? The ones that marked you? To understand that somewhere between the author's words and your imagination, an entire universe could enfold? I would close my eyes and try to conjure the wisps of snow and ...
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Ghost blooms
#blacklivesmatter #bluelivesmatter #alllives matter All lives matter. I woke up at 4:30am in a cold sweat, my sheet had somehow wrapped itself tightly around my body. Mummylike, immobile. When I blinked, my eyelids ached and slowly my awareness drifted down...
I woke up at 4:30am in a cold sweat, my sheet had somehow wrapped itself tightly around my body. Mummylike, immobile. When I blinked, my eyelids ached and slowly my awareness drifted down through my bones until I accepted that I was ill. The last thing that I had read before turning out the ...
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Summer Solstice Shining
My Sister lives on a Christmas tree farm. And while last Monday was the polar opposite to the 25th of December, as I set out on my late afternoon walk, alone, I could feel the happy ghosts of holidays past around me, the slight echo of delight as families d...
My Sister lives on a Christmas tree farm. And while last Monday was the polar opposite to the 25th of December, as I set out on my late afternoon walk, alone, I could feel the happy ghosts of holidays past around me, the slight echo of delight as families decided, "Yes, this one.
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Thank you so much! I am just seeing this now and wish you a lot of courage as you go through this process. It isn't easy, I know. But you know, save for the people and the dogs, I don't miss the things. It is a good lesson.
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A perfect vacation rental in Saint Germain des Prés - Paris!
Are you ready to dream a little dream with me? And to perhaps make that dream a reality? Today, I am very, very excited to share with you what I think is the perfect apartment vacation rental in the best neighborhood that Paris has to offer...Saint Germain ...
As they have only very recently decided to start renting out their apartment, you will be one of the first to know of this address...one that Anthony calls a "petit endroit secret sous les toits de Paris" - yes, indeed... I have long been a believer of renting out apartments rather than camping ...
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Unfolding the bloom
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think that today I am ready to tell you what is going on. I have been
ghost-dancing around this decision for quite some time now.  I hope that you will be patient and understanding. Because more than ever I realize that "the only way past is through." S...
Do you remember when we had the head-on collision in the beginning of January? While we both were so fortunate to walk away physically unscathed, it became apparent, within days, that a lot of important emotional issues had been shaken loose and brought to the surface.
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On the rue de l'Amphithéâtre - Arles
Sweep out the cobwebs, shake out those shadows. Sometimes we need to go right back to where we started. In Arles, after moving in and wandering the cross-caught streets, I fell fast in love with the tales of its shutters and doors. Cliché, absolutely, and s...
Sweep out the cobwebs, shake out those shadows. Sometimes we need to go right back to where we started. In Arles, after moving in and wandering the cross-caught streets, I fell fast in love with the tales of its shutters and doors. Cliché, absolutely, and some would say that I should now move ...
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Have her in circles
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Counting back to light
It feels like we will never be the same sometimes. I understand. Because we won't and we aren't, already. How our life changes and changes us, so swiftly, every day, so that we are swept up, often mercifully unaware, just breathing, moving through. A wise f...
A wise friend counseled me not long ago that sometimes, there are no answers. I wanted so desperately to understand what had happened in my life, to get that knowledge all under control so that I could heal but I couldn't. Because the answers were not mine to give. And finally, I can only be ...
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Summer treats - La Fabrique Givrée & "Markets of Provence"
Long-time friends here know that I can be a bit squirrelly - no, not just in the sense of being loopy, although there is that too - but I have been known to tuck special things away to save for a later date. So when my beautiful Mom ( top photo, one month a...
Long-time friends here know that I can be a bit squirrelly - no, not just in the sense of being loopy, although there is that too - but I have been known to tuck special things away to save for a later date. So when my beautiful Mom (top photo, one month ago she celebrated a milestone birthday ...
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Little by little, the bird makes its nest
I walk in the mornings. Somehow I knew that it would save me, my body moving forward in space while my heart was reaching back over the ocean. My shoes are old but barely used, bought on an assignment with Remi in Vancouver many years ago with the aim of ex...
I walk in the mornings. Somehow I knew that it would save me, my body moving forward in space while my heart was reaching back over the ocean. My shoes are old but barely used, bought on an assignment with Remi in Vancouver many years ago with the aim of exploring further afield.
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Across the lines
It was quite a surprise that I suddenly wanted to take pictures again. So I picked up the camera for the first time in many months, cradling it to my chest with one hand in-between the clicks, happy to see again.  That is a gift that you gave to me. Yes, yo...
It was quite a surprise that I suddenly wanted to take pictures again. So I picked up the camera for the first time in many months, cradling it to my chest with one hand in-between the clicks, happy to see again. That is a gift that you gave to me. Yes, you. Your comments and emails of support ...
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Let's remember, love wins
Hello there, today's post is about Provence in the visuals only. The text is an appeal for a cause that will touch many of you though, so I wanted to write about it. If it isn't your thing, no worries and see you soon...  Our personal stories can take up so...
Hello there, today's post is about Provence in the visuals only. The text is an appeal for a cause that will touch many of you though, so I wanted to write about it. If it isn't your thing, no worries and see you soon... Our personal stories can take up so much of our head and heartspace that ...
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Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles - Très Traits and Giorgio Griffa - plus Teddy update
Teddy update: Thank you so much to all of you living in the United States who expressed an interest in adopting Teddy. Unfortunately, I have heard back from the shelter and they are not willing to let him be adopted sight unseen by anyone so far away.  This...
Teddy update: Thank you so much to all of you living in the United States who expressed an interest in adopting Teddy. Unfortunately, I have heard back from the shelter and they are not willing to let him be adopted sight unseen by anyone so far away. This doesn't surprise me, as I know that ...
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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
Previously
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...
Introduction
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 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. After 15 years of living in France, she currently passes her time between Provence and the United States.
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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