As I type this at 9:56 p.m., it's 95 F/35 C outside. Temps topped 100 F today and there's no letting up until Sunday. France is in the middle of a heatwave, or une canicule, and sweet Jesus is it hot. I've told you before that winter is my favorite season and summer is my least favorite. I melt in ... Read More about I finally got air conditioning in France
I moved abroad for the first time in 2009. I came for work and there was a very clear end date at the end of my contract. It meant I'd cram in as much as I could in those 7 months abroad in terms of culture, language, and living the French life. But then, I'd abruptly have to pack up my things, ... Read More about When does life abroad in France just become regular life?
For my readers in the USA and Canada, have you heard about Rothy’s flats? I love them and first told you about this sustainable shoe brand that makes stylish flats from recycled water bottles (although you'd never know it) earlier this year. Since then, I've picked up two more styles and want to ... Read More about Another Rothy’s flats review: The Point and the Loafer & why I love this brand
June 2019 marks 7 years of blogging here at Oui in France, and WOW does time fly. I think I say that every year, but it's true! Let's take a look back. I'm sharing where I've been, some of my favorite posts, reader stats, and more. ... Read More about 7 years!
We all face challenges in life. If we're human, we've come up against struggle personally and professionally. But some of the best advice I've received is to show up like you're already where you want to be. If you are stuck or feeling like things aren't exactly where you want them to be, let me ... Read More about Show up like you’re already where you want to be
Do you believe in ghosts? If so, do you think it's possible to take a picture of one? I personally do believe in ghosts and spiritual beings, but I'd never taken a picture of one... until last month when I was out filming a couple of videos on Loire Valley wine for my YouTube channel and my husband ... Read More about Haunted photos: Did I really take a picture of a ghost in France?
Last month, I put out 2 wine-focused videos over on my YouTube channel. I had the pleasure of spending the day out in the Vouvray appellation with Cathy of Le Tasting Room and Peter Hahn of Le Clos de la Meslerie. Cathy, along with her husband Nigel, run a top-notch wine tour business out nears ... Read More about Spending the day with an organic winemaker and wine expert (VIDEO)
French and American homes look similar enough on the surface. They have front doors, a roof, windows, a kitchen. You know, regular house stuff. But if you look closer and step inside, you'll notice that not everything about French homes is what you're used to from back home. There are all kinds of ... Read More about Differences between French and American houses
Howdy, mes amis. Let's get into some Monday fun. I was encouraged by Ashley, one of my favorite healthy living bloggers, to write this post. Her answers over on A Lady Goes West are here. The Q&A is inspired by Vogue magazine's 73-question online video series with celebrities. It's been around ... Read More about 73 Questions challenge
The South of France has long had a reputation as a holiday destination for the glamorous and beautiful, but it’s not just about Provençal markets, pains au chocolat, and Pastis. France’s Mediterranean towns and cities and have a long and interesting history that’s well worth exploring, in between ... Read More about 7 Historic places in the South of France you must visit