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Bastide dry oil mist - Huile Sèche Épatante

Oil Painting Like a Bastide Beautisan

Bastide dry oil mist - Huile Sèche Épatante

Oil Painting Like a Bastide Beautisan

Ask our resident oil expert beautisan Myriam to describe her job, and she’ll tell you it’s so much more than thoughtfully concocting sumptuous, soothing, skin-loving formulas—a tall order in and of...

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#LaVieBastide with Julienne from Jules & Green

#LaVieBastide with Julienne from Jules & Green

Passionate about vegan cuisine and yoga, Julienne, author of Jules & Green, shares with us her universe and her life in Provence.  With equal doses of gentleness and conviction, she is carving ...

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#LaVieBastide - Ratatouille Dressed in Zucchini, in the kitchen with Jules & Green

#LaVieBastide - Ratatouille Dressed in Zucchini, in the kitchen with Jules & Green

Based in the lush and gifted terroir of Aix-en-Provence, food & wellness blogger Jules & Green is carving her own path in French cuisine with a healthy approach - making delicious vegetari...

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What To Pack: Bastide Essentials For Your Provence Adventure

What To Pack: Bastide Essentials For Your Provence Adventure

Utterly picturesque and steeped in rich history and a vibrant culture, Provence is a destination sure to top any traveler’s bucket list. Ahead, we’ve shined a spotlight on our favorite spots within...

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Bastide pops up at Marché Maman

Bastide pops up at Marché Maman

Dear New Yorkers, your first chance to smell, feel, and experience the full Bastide collection is here!  Our good friends, Elisa & Benjamin (who also calls the south of France home!) have opene...

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Bienvenue chez Bastide: Our New Flagship Store in Aix-en-Provence

Bienvenue chez Bastide: Our New Flagship Store in Aix-en-Provence

Amble through the City of Fountains, just past the timelessly elegant Place d’Albertas, and you’ll find your way to our Bastide’s flagship boutique, which opened its doors for the first time in Jun...

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A match for your search of Côté Bastide favorites

A match for your search of Côté Bastide favorites

With 25 years of history, we are proud of Bastide’s deep, rich heritage.  We are especially inspired by the love and (dare we say) obsession that many of these products have garnered over the years...

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Father's Day Reflection - by Frédéric Fekkai

Father's Day Reflection - by Frédéric Fekkai

In the spirit of Father’s day our founder Frederic Fekkai shares his thoughts on fatherhood.    “Being a good father is being honest with your children and admitting your weaknesses. Don’t be afra...

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Petit Déjeuner Provençal in New York

Petit Déjeuner Provençal in New York

In early May, we invited a select group of New York editors to celebrate #LaVieBastide! Our friends Benjamin and Elysa at Maman in Tribeca put together a beautiful “petit-déjeuner Provençal” and ev...

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Family-owned company carefully crafts Bastide creams

Three Generations of French Beauty and Savoir-Faire

Forty kilometers away from our Aix boutique, nestled in Carnoux-en-Provence, sits a family-owned gem of scientists and product formulators that have dedicated their craft to the love of Provence an...

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Bastide Camargue Bath Salts

From the Sands of Camargue

In Provence, there is a wilderness that stretches around the Mediterranean coast, from the Rhone to the Gard rivers. This area of more than 14,000 hectares is full of marshes and saltwater lakes, p...

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Amélia Tavella: Award-winning Architect

The Architecture of a Passion and a Flagship

Projects that combine the aesthetics of horizontal lines with a well-defined finality: this is what characterizes the works of Amelia Tavella. But above all it is a work of physical substance, to w...

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Frederic and Shirin with children at home in Aix

The Journey of Côté Bastide, 25 Years in the Making

In Provence, a “Bastide” is defined as a country house where loved ones gather – a home surrounded by fragrant gardens and sun-drenched terraces. “Côté” means near-by, related-to, or around. In 199...

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Matthieu smelling Bastide fragrances

Provence Moments with our Nose from Grasse

Since the day one of our Bastide adventure, we have been working closely with Mathieu, our “Nose”, to recall the Provence he knows from childhood and to reimagine it into a transportative collectio...

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Jamie from Stories&Objects

#LaVieBastide with Jamie from Stories&Objects

An accomplished producer, Jamie Leilani Pelayo has worked with the crème de la crème of the fashion and luxury industries, collaborating as part of Vogue’s video content team, spearheading the laun...

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Welcoming the Day

Welcoming the Day

“Les commencements ont des charmes inexprimables.” “Beginnings have inexpressible charm.”                                                                                 -Molière Take a moment...

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Beatrix creating Bastide's liquid soap formulas

Natural Formulas from our Artisanal Soapmaker

As we started our mission to create a collection of the best must-haves for a naturally beautiful lifestyle, we knew we needed to find experts deft in using natural ingredients to their most potent...

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Cooking with Stan from #LaVieBastide

#LaVieBastide with Stan, Epicurean and Chef

 

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Bastide Miel de Lavande Candle

The Art of Candle Making

Bastide's candlemaker is a man of few words, but many talents. With his wife and business partner (we clearly are obsessed with family businesses), Guilhem oversees a team of fifteen experts de bou...

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Shirin's Homemade Elderberry Jam

Shirin's Picks - 5 Gifts from Nature to Share

Natural gifts with health benefits to lift spirits and cure common ailments, chosen by Bastide’s co-founder Shirin von Wulffen

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Landscape in Aix-en-Provence

Fall in Love with Provence

We recently sought out our friend, chef, and favorite travel guide, Stan, for his perspective on Provence through a native’s eyes. Raised on traditions passed down from generation to generation, St...

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Bastide Provence Soaps artisanally made with olive oil

Artisanal Provence Soap, Made by a Master Savonnier

Soaps have always been intimately linked to the history and culture of Provence. Perhaps because of its simplicity and its purity or because of its ability to create sensorial, experiential pleasur...

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Olive oil is known as liquid gold in Provence

Liquid Gold: The Beautiful Benefits of Provence Olive Oil

Here in Provence as well as at Bastide, there are a number of things that we hold sacred: family, nature and the absolute joy of simplicity. From the closet to the kitchen, we rely only on the esse...

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