keep knocking on doors… the story behind The Alchemist

The Alchemist has been one of the most influential books in my life. I read it the first time years ago when I was traveling alone in Thailand. I’ll never forget sitting on the patio of my tiny beach hut, looking out at the ocean, reading The Alchemist for the first time. When I recommended […]

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Provence

‘When the Good Lord begins to doubt the world, he remembers that he created Provence.’ Frederic Mistral

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence was once the capital of Provence, back in the medieval ages. It’s famous for its stylish patrons, as well as its history as a cultural, artistic and learning centre.

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Avignon

Avignon, Provence, is nicknamed the heart of Provence, and a city ProvenΓ§als are unapologetically proud of. It didn’t take me long to figure out why.

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L’Occitane En Provence, a company with integrity

I’ve always loved L’Occitane beauty products, so when an opportunity arose to visit the factory in Provence on a recent trip, I went. Set near the hamlet of Manosque, Provence, the headquarters includes a store, museum, factory, and Mediterranean garden.

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