If I asked you to think about iconic French clothing and had you narrow it down to casual fashion, what would pop into your head? For me, a Breton striped shirt is at the top of the list. They're popular with the French and non-French alike and have been for years. There are a couple of French ... Read More about French people love Breton striped shirts (and so do I!)
I'm a big online browser/shopper and recently discovered Quince. They make high-quality essentials at an affordable price and have everything from cashmere sweaters, luxury organic linen sheets, jewelry, and even washable silk. Quince sent me a few pieces to review and I'm so excited to tell you ... Read More about Quince cashmere review: Is this online brand worth it?
Holy heck are cultural differences fascinating. I've been blogging here on Oui In France since 2012 and there's no shortage of material when it comes to examining the differences between life in France versus the U.S. I love writing about this stuff in the hope that it'll help prepare you for your ... Read More about France calculates these 8 things in a totally different way than the U.S.
Something I hear from those of you in the U.S. whenever I share content about French bread is that your local bread is lousy. You absolutely love the bread in France and wish you could get that quality at home. Well, to that end, let me introduce you to Wildgrain, a premium bake-from-frozen ... Read More about Wildgrain box review: Bake-from-frozen bread + pastries (discount code)
From the heart of Paris to the picturesque Loire Valley in my neck of the woods, France's rivers have captivated the imagination of artists, poets, and tourists alike. As you embark on this journey through the enchanting waterways of France, you'll uncover the rich history, natural beauty, and ... Read More about Explore the most famous rivers in France
Is Paris truly the enchanting, romantic destination of our dreams, or is it just a victim of its own hype? In this post, let me take you on a journey through the City of Love, exploring its allure, the dark side, hidden gems, and addressing the question: "Is Paris overrated?" I'll also compare it to ... Read More about Is Paris overrated? An unbiased look at the City of Love in 2023
I've reallllly been getting into jewelry again and I admit I've gone down the window shopping rabbit hole of French fine jewelry brands like Cartier, Chaumet, and Van Cleef & Arpels. One bracelet I love that's a timeless design is the Cartier Love bracelet, which has been around for ... Read More about My favorite affordable Cartier Love bracelet alternatives
Before moving to France, I had heard of steak tartare but it wasn't something I was familiar with and I had definitely never tasted it. Steak tartare, also called beef tartare, was not a common meal growing up in my suburban New Jersey household and sounded like something fancy and foreign to my ... Read More about What the heck is steak tartare and is it safe to eat?
Embarking on the journey of French fluency is an adventure worth taking, but it's not without its challenges. If you’ve been at it long enough, you’ve definitely felt bored or unmotivated at times, leaving you wondering why you even started learning French in the first place! But don't worry, I'm ... Read More about From boring to bonjour: How to make French language learning fun
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 Rothy’s Loafers and flats review 2023 (read before you buy!)