Author(s): Vicki Archer; Carla Coulson
In 1999, Vicki Archer, with her husband and three children, made a lifelong dream a reality when she bought a 17th-century property in Saint-Remy-de-Provence. She spent three years lovingly restoring the farmhouse, bringing back to life the abandoned apple and pear orchards and planting an olive grove of more than 2000 trees. In My French Life, Vicki shares an insider's view of life in France, telling her personal tale of taking risks, facing challenges, and falling in love with all things French. Intertwined with Vicki's words are lavish photographs by Carla Coulson, which reveal the essence of instinctive French style.
Vicki Archer took her overseas trip at the age of ten sparked a passion for travel and adventure that has never ceased. In the last twenty years she has travelled extensively throughout France and become enamoured with the French way of life. Since 2000 Vicki has lived between London and Provence with her husband and three children. In 2000 Carla Coulson left behind a corporate life and her own promotional business in Australia to take up her passion for photography. Her photography has since been published in Marie Claire, Gourmet Traveller, Collezione, Belle, Eve and Flair.