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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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Modern mix in Montpellier
Politicians tend to run with the money when they have it, to make the most of an already good thing. So it was in Arles (or Arelate as it was then known) when it became the first Roman colony in Gaul - up went the Antique Theatre, the Forum, the Arena, the ...
Politicians tend to run with the money when they have it, to make the most of an already good thing. So it was in Arles (or Arelate as it was then known) when it became the first Roman colony in Gaul - up went the Antique Theatre, the Forum, the Arena, the Circus lickety-split to make use of new ...
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To wait
"Bon-jooour..." It is the trilly sing-song I let out whenever I enter a boutique, up an octave from how I normally speak and nearly a parody of a hello. It is a learned habit, this greeting and so that is what I do. Upon entering my doctor's office for a ro...
"Bon-jooour..." It is the trilly sing-song I let out whenever I enter a boutique, up an octave from how I normally speak and nearly a parody of a hello. It is a learned habit, this greeting and so that is what I do. Upon entering my doctor's office for a routine check-up, I lower my voice to a ...
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Red sky at night
The Mistral winds were predicted to reach up to 130 kilometers per hour today. "We have never had 130!" I exclaimed to Remi with just a tiiiny bit of anxiety rising in my voice. "Yes, we have," he responded without missing a beat, "on the night when we firs...
The Mistral winds were predicted to reach up to 130 kilometers per hour today. "We have never had 130!" I exclaimed to Remi with just a tiiiny bit of anxiety rising in my voice. "Yes, we have," he responded without missing a beat, "on the night when we first arrived." It was 1am.
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Tulips
It is good to try. The light was scraping across the terra-cotta tiles on the floor in a way that made me want to capture it, to hold it in my hand. I had just lowered myself down to the ground during my yoga practice and that thought tripped through quickl...
It is good to try. The light was scraping across the terra-cotta tiles on the floor in a way that made me want to capture it, to hold it in my hand. I had just lowered myself down to the ground during my yoga practice and that thought tripped through quickly along with Remi's previous offer that ...
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Telling tales
Le lien or link through my adult life has been in telling tales.  As many of you know, my first career was that of a professional actor. This was in the pre-Fall in Love with a Handsome Frenchman and Change Everything years. It was all I ever dreamed of, to...
As many of you know, my first career was that of a professional actor. This was in the pre-Fall in Love with a Handsome Frenchman and Change Everything years. It was all I ever dreamed of, to be a part of sharing such incredible stories - some of which had retained their magic for centuries ...
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Remi joins The Photo Society
I have been watching Remi work since the second day that we met. He took me along as he photographed the construction of Disneyland Paris and even entrusted me with his camera to take one photo. So from the very beginning, his creativity was a key component...
I have been watching Remi work since the second day that we met. He took me along as he photographed the construction of Disneyland Paris and even entrusted me with his camera to take one photo. So from the very beginning, his creativity was a key component to our couple, just as he has always ...
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Leaning into the season
The web of my dreams held me pinned to the bed. With eyes blinking in the dim light sliding beneath the closed shutters, I replayed them, films fluttering. What is it that my mind has been trying to work out? Each night my dreams have been especially long a...
The web of my dreams held me pinned to the bed. With eyes blinking in the dim light sliding beneath the closed shutters, I replayed them, films fluttering. What is it that my mind has been trying to work out? Each night my dreams have been especially long and detailed and I find a thread through ...
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House to Home - thoughts on decorating from France
To my professional interior design and decorating friends...please feel free to step away from the screen now. No hard feelings! Bisous!  For you see, today, I am going to talk a little bit about my thoughts on decorating for this month's "By Invitation Onl...
For you see, today, I am going to talk a little bit about my thoughts on decorating for this month's "By Invitation Only" post. Now, you may be thinking, "Wait, Heather, who do you think you are?" And you would be right. It is why I almost didn't write this but yet I kept finding myself musing ...
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To share and share alike
Remi and I have been known to read each others thoughts. It just happens and when it does, we will invariably make the same comment, "You aren't allowed to do that! Get out of my head!" And then we laugh. It is an old joke between us but it never does, actu...
Remi and I have been known to read each others thoughts. It just happens and when it does, we will invariably make the same comment, "You aren't allowed to do that! Get out of my head!" And then we laugh. It is an old joke between us but it never does, actually, get old.
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Love and thoughts you share together are almost sacred treasures. You go out and take a walk in splendid colors of the day and picking gifts from nature’s bounty “…a moment so beautiful that it shimmies up next to the sublime..” What else can one ask for. 
Thank you Heather.
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Sunday shopping at a Provençal flea market
Remi wrapped his arm around my shoulder, we picked up the pace and shuddered in unison. That Mistral wind! Always arriving precisely when it is most unwelcome. So it was on a Sunday morning in December. But the sun was gorgeous as it always is on such winds...
Remi wrapped his arm around my shoulder, we picked up the pace and shuddered in unison. That Mistral wind! Always arriving precisely when it is most unwelcome. So it was on a Sunday morning in December. But the sun was gorgeous as it always is on such windswept days and for once, I had prepared, ...
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A day of relaxation: walk, browse, and learn. Or discover. I’m surprised by the presence religious statues
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Tiny dancer
I will get back to my usual Provencesque style postings soon but I have a moment that I wanted to share with you. You see, I haven't quite been able to get the record to stop skipping over the scratch of last weeks events in Paris (although the site of over...
I will get back to my usual Provencesque style postings soon but I have a moment that I wanted to share with you. You see, I haven't quite been able to get the record to stop skipping over the scratch of last weeks events in Paris (although the site of over three million people thronging the ...
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Begin in beauty - 2015
Let it begin, then, in light with creativity shining through, percolating hope for this new year. We took to the beach where the waves know no time but their own to give us room to find our way. For who isn't content to feel the sand's support, even in the ...
And as for our rascal, Kipling? He is still uncertain of the waves and too tempted by the presence of other dogs to chase. So best then for him to remain attached to an old tripod, where he could calmly do what he loves best...to guard... ...both his loved ones and our equipment.
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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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