Losing my mom was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever gone through and I've been open with you about that, announcing her passing here (along with an update at the one-year mark). I also told you about the memorial diamond process with Eterneva that's helping me heal. Wellllll, I'm so ... Read More about What it’s like having my mom back with me in diamond form
My dad and I just wrapped up a trip of a lifetime to Alaska. We had an amazing time aboard Holland America Line's Eurodam on our 7-day Alaska cruise. This was a very special trip to honor my mom who passed away in October 2021. She had always wanted to do an Alaska cruise but never got the chance, ... Read More about What our Alaska cruise was like aboard Holland America Line’s Eurodam
Bonjour! Let's talk about the best French white wine out there... which is, of course, Muscadet (not to be confused with Muscat). I know, I know, wine is highly subjective, but if you're a fan of crisp, dry white wines, then you need to know about this standout white wine. Muscadet is produced just ... Read More about Here’s why Muscadet is the best French white wine
If you have a fair amount of long-haul travel under your belt and think back to the early days, you'll definitely remember trips where you were majorly unprepared. From forgetting certain travel accessories to not even knowing you needed them in the first place, travel to Europe is certainly a rite ... Read More about The ultimate list of travel essentials for Europe: Don’t leave home without these!
Howdy, mes amis. Let's get into some Monday fun. The Q&A is inspired by Vogue magazine's 73-question online video series with celebrities. It's been around for a couple of years and basically asks people 73 rapid-fire questions that can be asked and answered in under 10 minutes, in only ... Read More about 73 Vogue questions challenge list: Are you up for the ultimate quiz?
Since moving to France, I've become a regular wine drinker and enjoy a glass of wine with my dinner a couple of nights a week. But Tom doesn't drink, so it's not always convenient to open a bottle of wine. Sound familiar? Well, I have a solution. It's called a Coravin and is a wine accessory that I ... Read More about Coravin review: The wine accessory I should have bought years ago!
The big news out of France these days is that President Macron's controversial plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 years old was actually approved by the constitutional court earlier this month. This has sparked numerous debates about French people's work ethic. If you know the ... Read More about Are French people lazy?
Man oh man, here's another long overdue post I should've written years ago. The other post I finally published is my no BS guide to how to dress in France that I hope you'll check out. Today, I'm sharing my top beauty and skincare recommendations. I get asked about what French beauty products I use ... Read More about 15 Beauty and skincare essentials I can’t live without (including a few French ones!)
The French love food and enjoying it is a bit of a national pastime. From simple dishes prepared well to unique Michelin chef creations and everything in between, there's no shortage of amazing French food to be enjoyed by all. But the French aren't fans of everything, nor are all the foods you know ... Read More about 5 Popular American comfort foods that French people don’t eat
France can be intimidating to a lot of us, especially before our first trip when we're left to base our opinion on other people's stories. I know this to be true because France intimidated me before I moved here! From the language to the people to the culture, it can all be dizzying for someone who ... Read More about No BS guide on what to wear in France (from someone who’s lived here a decade!)