Last week, new restrictions were announced in France which include being locked down to a 10 kilometer (6-mile) radius nationwide for the near future. Restaurants will remain closed and the 7pm curfew will stay in place as well. Last weekend before all of this was put into effect, Tom, Dagny, and I ... Read More about A weekend in Pornic in the Loire-Atlantique
Woohoo, you're moving to France! Now it's time to pack and your head is spinning... so much to bring... suitcases seem so small. Ahhh, I feel you. That was me back in the day. It's easy to find packing lists online all about what to pack when moving to France, but what about all the things you do ... Read More about 9 Things NOT to pack when moving to France
I can't believe it's been a year since the pandemic hit. A year since our lives collectively changed. It feels like a weird combo of time standing still, on one hand, yet passing so quickly in the blink of an eye, on the other. All of the restrictions feel strangely normal at this point, but nothing ... Read More about It’s been a year
Bonjour, mes amis! I've had my head down working on my recent YouTube video which takes you behind the scenes at an AMAZING French pharmacy. It is the video I've been the most excited to release since the pandemic started and maybe the video I'm the most proud of on my entire channel. I hope you'll ... Read More about Behind the scenes at a French pharmacy (VIDEO)
Over the years, I've read blog posts from people living in Parisian apartments recounting their trials and tribulations of French plumbing. From horror stories involving leaks from upstairs neighbors to burst pipes after hours, every time I'd hear about a plumbing emergency, my heart would go out to ... Read More about Adventures in French plumbing
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It's been drilled into our heads ever since we were kids, right? Breakfast happens to be my favorite meal of the day and always has been. Ever since I was young, my family made sure breakfast was never an oversight, and I have fond memories of my dad ... Read More about What do French people eat for breakfast?
January 2020 was the last time I was in Paris. While there, we made a point of stopping by the Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann store because the annual winter sales were in full swing and we figured it was worth a trip. It was, but not because of the sales. The rooftop view stole the show! This ... Read More about Galeries Lafayette rooftop: Best view in Paris?
Going to the doctor in France is a rite of passage we all go through. You go from being a confused foreigner, having no clue about what to expect, to this evolved master of knowing how things are done in France and handling them like a boss. Well, that's the hope anyway. In this post, I'm giving you ... Read More about Culture shock? Going to the doctor in France vs. the USA
I'm a big fan of making lists. When I'm grappling with a decision, I've been known to whip out a notebook, make two columns, and list out as many pros and cons as possible. Do you do the same thing? Somehow, seeing everything visually listed out makes me feel more in control of the decision making ... Read More about Pros and cons of living in France that matter most to me
I first discovered Les Mills group fitness classes at my suburban New Jersey YMCA in college and became a fast fan of BODYPUMP and BODYCOMBAT, the only two Les Mills classes they offered at the time. Since then, I've done Les Mills classes on and off for over a decade -- including at my gym in ... Read More about Les Mills On Demand review: Must-read BEFORE subscribing to the fitness app