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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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"Hudson in Provence" by Jackie Clark Mancuso
Try and resist the charm of this book. Go ahead, try . See? I told you it was impossible (French-accent required)...and that is only the cover! Today, I am absolutely delighted to share with you the continuation of "Paris-Chien" as its delightful hero, Huds...
In each of Jackie's paintings the details ring true and the vibrancy of the colors used perfectly reflect Le Midi. And yet is not all la vie en rose for Hudson as he discovers this new and very different region of France. Oh la! C'est ne pas Paris ici! No, no, the rules of the game are quite ...
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Living with (a bit of) magic
Remi had lost his glasses. It was during the midst of a hurried photo shoot this weekend that took place in many locations and he was confounded as to where they could be. Not only would it be expensive to replace them but the frames had belonged to his lat...
Remi had lost his glasses. It was during the midst of a hurried photo shoot this weekend that took place in many locations and he was confounded as to where they could be. Not only would it be expensive to replace them but the frames had belonged to his late Father and so held enormous ...
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Paris blur
Yesterday morning the fog covered the hills above the village  like a cupped hand. Everything was a bit muted, even the birds seemed to be humming under their wings. It took me back to my few hours roaming through Paris not so long ago . For then too it was...
Yesterday morning the fog covered the hills above the village like a cupped hand. Everything was a bit muted, even the birds seemed to be humming under their wings. It took me back to my few hours roaming through Paris not so long ago. For then too it was a gray day but my heart began pumping it ...
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Little and Big, 3.5
The postman was waiting in front of the gate as I returned with the dogs from our morning walk. He is a funny character in his way. Youngish - the -ish being key - and with a laid back air that I find frequently in the postal workers here. Often he is smoki...
The postman was waiting in front of the gate as I returned with the dogs from our morning walk. He is a funny character in his way. Youngish - the -ish being key - and with a laid back air that I find frequently in the postal workers here. Often he is smoking a cheroot as he makes his rounds, ...
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Lumières: Carte-blanche à Christian Lacroix, Musée Cognacq-Jay - Paris
I have always preferred Paris' small museums. Within their confines, I can focus freely without the push and pull of crowds and each has something unique in perspective to offer while always tilting towards the beautiful. The Musée Cognacq-Jay  was one of m...
Within their confines, I can focus freely without the push and pull of crowds and each has something unique in perspective to offer while always tilting towards the beautiful. The Musée Cognacq-Jay was one of my favorites while I lived there, certainly as it was one of the least known bijoux of ...
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A real fine art collection. Walking and viewing the collection gives the “visitor" time to think, “to conjure up the romanticism of the period in order to be swept from one room to another.” We had an old friend (she passed away not too long ago) who made miniature houses and used to tell us the stories where and how and why she  bought the tiny furnitures  for her very tiny houses during her travels abroad. Experience and stories behind each collection made us feel like we were traveling with her..

And added to the pleasure is experiencing the renovation of the museum by a celebrated designer.
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Mad about the Marais - Paris
After leaving the Place des Vosges , I walked briskly up to the Musee Carnavalet . My combat boots thudded on the pavement for I was dressed to make the most of my very short time in Paris  and not to catch the eye of Mr. Cunningham .  But, as always, when ...
After leaving the Place des Vosges, I walked briskly up to the Musee Carnavalet. My combat boots thudded on the pavement for I was dressed to make the most of my very short time in Paris and not to catch the eye of Mr. Cunningham. But, as always, when I turned into the gardens, which, ...
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Living with (a bit of) magic, part deux
Do you remember how I finished up my last post by saying that I think we all have a bit of magic inside of us? Well, I wasn't just spouting greeting card sentimentalism - although, hey, of course I am mighty capable of that :) - no, I believe that with all ...
Well, I wasn't just spouting greeting card sentimentalism - although, hey, of course I am mighty capable of that :) - no, I believe that with all of my wobbly heart and so many of you proved me to be right in your beautiful responses and emails. As you can see, I am still taking those in.
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Incredibly charming village house for sale in Provence
Today I am incredibly excited to share with you an absolutely perfect maison de village that is for sale here in Provence. Now, I am not going to try and hide it from you, I am incredibly biased as I LOVE THIS HOUSE. I think that you will too... Isn't it ro...
It currently belongs to my friend Anthony, who has decided to sell it in order to help fund the renovation of his newest project, which you will hear about soon. The house is 120 m2 (about 1300 square feet) with three bedrooms, two baths and a private courtyard. But let's step inside, shall we?
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Modern ceramics in Provence at Sophie Lassagne - Arles
One of the aspects that I miss most about living in the center of Arles is the delight I would feel upon walking out my front door on the rue de la Liberté (Liberty Street!) and seeing all of the shopkeepers with whom I had become friendly over the years. T...
One of the aspects that I miss most about living in the center of Arles is the delight I would feel upon walking out my front door on the rue de la Liberté (Liberty Street!) and seeing all of the shopkeepers with whom I had become friendly over the years. They each have their own fabulous ...
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These are just down right gorgeous!!
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Lumières: Carte-blanche à Christian Lacroix, Musée Cognacq-Jay - Paris, Part two
To read my initial post on this exhibition, please click:  here. "What if beauty was something that you could hold in your hands? Not a beautiful object but the idea of it? What might that be? Would it be heavy or light?" These are some of the questions tha...
"What if beauty was something that you could hold in your hands? Not a beautiful object but the idea of it? What might that be? Would it be heavy or light?" These are some of the questions that I took with me as I walked away from the Musée Cognacq-Jay's sublime exhibition Lumières: ...
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To think free and one’s own for the first time was probably one of the greatest time in history and leading to the time of independent thinkers questioning the rules of established religion and medieval hierarchy. Viewing the exhibits and think of what it represent once in time will lift our heart with and yes,"my heart would still rise up like Fragonards's girl on "The Swing” .” I will try to imagine what I didn’t see.
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Diamonds for breakfast
"They love to discover, these two." It is a bit of a catch-phrase between Remi and I. Because it is oh-so true. Discovery...the power of it, the adventure...has been a long link in our relationship. As a perpetual revelation of the new, it can be addictive....
"They love to discover, these two." It is a bit of a catch-phrase between Remi and I. Because it is oh-so true. Discovery...the power of it, the adventure...has been a long link in our relationship. As a perpetual revelation of the new, it can be addictive. We roamed the world wide to sip its ...
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Springtime in our courtyard
Glorious.  It is a word true to its sound, both expansive and bright, reaching upwards. And that is the feeling floating through our courtyard these past few days. Remi and I - yes and the dogs too - are waking up slowly to the Spring that has arrived on ou...
It is a word true to its sound, both expansive and bright, reaching upwards. And that is the feeling floating through our courtyard these past few days. Remi and I - yes and the dogs too - are waking up slowly to the Spring that has arrived on our doorstep in full force.
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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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