A morning walking around a French marché is time well spent. Whether you're in a big city or a small town, there will be all types of produce and local products to be discovered. Fun, educational and absolutely delicious, French marchés are one of my favorite things about living in France. Let's ... Read More about French market day shopping essentials (FB Live replay)
Last week, the 32nd annual Salon des Vins de Loire welcomed over 8,000 people over 2 days in Angers. I was one of them. This wine trade fair is specifically for professionals in the wine biz. But there are also members of the press documenting the event and learning right along with everyone else. ... Read More about Salon des Vins de Loire: My day at a professional wine trade fair as a non-professional
Who out there wears makeup? Raise your hand! I discovered Kiko Milano Cosmetics when my friend Jasmine told me about the much raved about Italian beauty brand over the summer and I think you're going to be just as intrigued as I was. Why am I majorly crushing on this brand? Well, they make ... Read More about Beauty find: Kiko Milano Cosmetics
Happy Friday! Just checking in today to share my FIRST Facebook Live broadcast with you. I went for a walk yesterday around a town here in the Maine-et-Loire department of France. We popped by a wine shop, women's clothing store, bakery, and a few more places. To my surprise, everyone wanted to keep ... Read More about My first Facebook live: A stroll through a Maine-et-Loire town (REPLAY)
The other night, Tom and I were talking about la bise over dinner. The French greeting I love to hate was in the news recently when a female French mayor announced she'd no longer be kissing the cheeks of coworkers and will opt for the handshake instead. I knew Tom didn't faire la bise (cheek kiss) ... Read More about French workplace greetings: Bise, handshake, other?
Raise your hand if you've brought wine back home in your suitcase after being abroad. Yup, I'm raising my hand... you too? If you've brought wine home in your checked luggage, you know that nervous feeling at baggage claim all too well. There's always a moment of panic when you hold your breath as ... Read More about How to bring wine on a plane the safe way
Tons of people out there work out regularly. We jog, we lift weights, we do yoga, we walk, and so much more. But for those of you who have made fitness a part of your routine, tell me honestly: Is exercising something you love or hate? Maybe somewhere in between? If you exercise regardless, does it ... Read More about The importance of finding a fitness activity you love
Most of the time, respecting the culture and doing the right thing are one and the same. Other times, it's not so clear. As a foreigner, it's hard to always know if you're doing the right thing and if the way you've lived you life up until now counts in the same way it did back home. ... Read More about Respecting the culture and doing the right thing