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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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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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The amazing MuCem in Marseille
Marseille. France's second largest city remains an enigma  for me. I don't know it well, I admit . Beyond the fact that it is a bit far, logistically speaking, it is also a lot to take in. Within it's limits, a métissage or a mixing of all of the Mediterran...
Marseille. France's second largest city remains an enigma for me. I don't know it well, I admit. Beyond the fact that it is a bit far, logistically speaking, it is also a lot to take in. Within it's limits, a métissage or a mixing of all of the Mediterranean cultures can be found.
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Texture hunt
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau The light was already slicing hot as I turned towards home this morning after walking the dogs . It popped up surfaces in ways that made everything that I was gazing at look ...
The light was already slicing hot as I turned towards home this morning after walking the dogs. It popped up surfaces in ways that made everything that I was gazing at look as if it had been written in braille. After closing the shutters tight to keep the prying fingers of the sun out of the ...
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Better than bijoux, part deux
Or...it takes a village. Remi has been gone for the past week and so I have been holding down the fort  by myself along with the puppers . Except that I haven't been alone and certainly not lonely. For while, when I lived in Paris or Arles and this same sit...
Or...it takes a village. Remi has been gone for the past week and so I have been holding down the fort by myself along with the puppers. Except that I haven't been alone and certainly not lonely. For while, when I lived in Paris or Arles and this same situation would occur, I would initially be ...
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Beautifully put, Edgar. Merci.
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Have her in circles
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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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Up close in the garden
The bees have been buzzing wildly in the lavender all week, almost like proud mascots. For there is so much going on in our little garden at the moment that Remi declared over a white eggplant the other day, "I swear that I can nearly see it growing. It is ...
The bees have been buzzing wildly in the lavender all week, almost like proud mascots. For there is so much going on in our little garden at the moment that Remi declared over a white eggplant the other day, "I swear that I can nearly see it growing. It is not the same size that it was half an ...
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Heat lightning
Le tonnerre -  thunder - is rumbling heavily, fast approaching. It is as if someone is rolling around bones above or moving a grand piano from one celestial room to another. It can happen sometimes with the heat in Provence where the pressure will build unt...
Le tonnerre - thunder - is rumbling heavily, fast approaching. It is as if someone is rolling around bones above or moving a grand piano from one celestial room to another. It can happen sometimes with the heat in Provence where the pressure will build until loose, messy storms break out.
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Fruit confits at Lilamand Confiseur - Saint Rémy de Provence
Nostradamus did not only predict the end of the world. No, he also had a pif or a sixth sense for all things delectable and that certainly included using a touch of alchemy to create fruit confit , candied fruit.  That same technique, one perfected by Olivi...
Nostradamus did not only predict the end of the world. No, he also had a pif or a sixth sense for all things delectable and that certainly included using a touch of alchemy to create fruit confit, candied fruit. That same technique, one perfected by Olivier de Serres 400 years ago, has been used ...
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How does your garden grow?
Apparently, quite slowly. But surely too - of that I am certain. For already, these photos that I took last week are sadly outdated. I am now waiting for the fireworks, holding my breath for the first boom. For you see we first were able to rent our little ...
Apparently, quite slowly. But surely too - of that I am certain. For already, these photos that I took last week are sadly outdated. I am now waiting for the fireworks, holding my breath for the first boom. For you see we first were able to rent our little plot of land - I would say that it is ...
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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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