Vicki Archer Vicki Archer is a writer who lives in London and Saint Rémy de Provence. Born and raised in Australia, her first 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 traveled extensively throughout France and become enamored with the French way of life. Her first book, My French Life, was published in 2006, and French Essence was published in 2009. She writes French Essence, a lifestyle blog that celebrates her love for fashion, interiors and all things French.