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Paris is not just a place to visit.

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To me, in fact, Paris is a Woman Of A Certain Age -- revered for its mature beauty, its seasoned wisdom, and its equal measure of femininity and feminism. And It never gets old.

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How To Retire To Provence!


Join me for my Exclusive Interview with Gayle Smith Padgett

Author of Passion For Provence,



Gayle will relate with her witty candour and humour how moving to France was an unlikely choice for an American who studied Spanish and Latin American Studies, lived in Mexico and South America, and worked in Germany for half her career.

Yet it happened and now she and her husband Ralph have happily settled and retired into the charming town of Saint-Remy-de-Provence.



Broadcast Date: September 14, 2021

12:30 pm EST/9:30 am Pacific/6:30 pm Paris/5:30 London  




Finding Love In Paris! Part One

July 28, 2019

No, I am not talking about me. Not yet anyway! But I am a sucker for a love story, especially for one where someone did find true love in Paris.…

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La Salade Niçoise: Diana’s Test Kitchen French Recipe #3

July 21, 2019

“It must be the finest summer salad of all.”  Chef Gordon Ramsay     It was in Nice where this salad originated, that I had my first “salade niçoise”. That was…

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Discover Provence with Dee

July 14, 2019

Dee Poquette’s love affair with Provence began 12 years ago.     She and three of her friends attended cooking classes at Julia Child’s home in Placassier nestled in the hills…

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Bonjour Goes A Long Way!

July 7, 2019

A favourite American writer of mine, Elizabeth Bard, recalls an episode when she went shopping with her mother in Paris. Elizabeth lives in Paris and her mother was visiting.  …

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A French Woman’s Perspective…

June 30, 2019

“In travel we explore who we are. Through jewellery we reveal who we are! Isabelle Fish, Founder of Rue Pigalle When someone told me I had to connect with Isabelle…

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A Paris Picnic

June 23, 2019

Sundays are sacred in Paris. Work is never discussed as this is time reserved for families, long relaxing brunches,  reading, quiet reflection, short naps and the art of just being.…

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Women + Champagne = A Perfect Pairing!

June 16, 2019

“I empower women one bottle of champagne at a time!” Cynthia Coutu, Founder of Delectabulles Paris, France   What is more French than champagne? WOMEN drinking champagne — in Paris. …

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French Kissing

June 9, 2019

How did I find myself “French kissing” an Italian man I had just met in Rome? I knew that would get your attention. I was in my early sixties (so…

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French Kisses

June 2, 2019

Where I come from people generally shake hands when they meet. French people “faire la bise.” Pronounced “fair la bees.”   The first time I went to France many many…

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Meet The Winner …

May 26, 2019

Margaret Ann Gendreau from Vancouver, Canada, was the winner of my Giveaway Draw for the beautiful travel-themed pink and gray silk scarf from Green Scarf Boutique. This week her gift…

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