I'm surprised this funny exchange about French bread took 5 years to happen. At first, I wasn't sure if it was a misunderstanding or if my mother-in-law was messing with me. Let me tell you what happened. Tom and I were at a Sunday lunch at a rather large table a few weeks ago with his family. It ... Read More about Pass the bread, please. That’s not “bread”!
When I bring a bottle of French wine back for family and friends, their faces light up with excitement and appreciation. It's a cherished gift for someone special. But all you need is to have one bottle of red wine explode in your suitcase to never want to try to transport wine on a long-haul flight ... Read More about How to bring wine back from France
I used to consider myself an on-top-of-things kind of person. I was pretty confident with myself and my place in the world when I was living back in New York City. I had a good understanding of adult things and was a fast talker and fast walker. Nothing about life in New York was really ... Read More about 7 Little things that still confuse me about life in France
Do mosquitoes feast on you when the weather gets warm? If so, we're in the same boat. Over the past couple of months or so, I've gotten some of the worst mosquito bites of my life. They swell up, get painful and red, the skin around them gets hard, and then they form a liquid blister that ... Read More about Synthol: Miracle French pharmacy product for bug bites
You can lose yourself for hours browsing the beautiful listings on Etsy. From home decor to beauty products to jewelry and so much more, Etsy is your one-stop shop for handmade everything. Let me share some of my favorite France-themed Etsy shops. The shops featured in this post are either in France ... Read More about France-themed Etsy shops worth a look
My friends and family know all about my neighbor woes in France. In case you're new here, my neighbors pretty much keep to themselves. In fact, the people right next door moved without evening mentioning it. We found out when the movers asked us to move our car at 7 a.m. so the truck would have ... Read More about A funny good neighbor policy
It's time for another quick French lesson, so let's get to it! The first way most of us learn to say "only" in French is by using the world seulement. But there's another way to say "only" that was a little confusing to me at first. Let me tell you about it... ... Read More about Quick French lesson: When you want to say “only”