Human connection is an essential component of living a happy life. We all just want to belong and have people around us who are supportive, solid people we can live and laugh with as we move through life. Relocating to France has changed the way I connect with other humans on a variety of levels. ... Read More about Why the Peloton app is about so much more than exercise
Salut, everyone! How's summer? What have you been up to? France has been hit with some crazy hot weather lately but we're managing just fine with our new bedroom a/c unit. As some of you might know from following along on social media, my family came to visit back in June and we went to Provence for ... Read More about Mid-summer check-in: Best and worst parts of life lately
The USA is a huge country, and no matter where you go, you'll find all types of everyday conveniences that make our lives easier and more efficient. In France, many things we take for granted in the USA are done a little differently. Let's talk about them. ... Read More about Everyday USA conveniences you won’t find in France
Language learning is a fascinating process, especially at the beginning stages when you know next to nothing about the language you're studying. You learn so many interesting things, and even today, I am still amazed by the French language -- new words, expressions, grammatical nuances, and more, ... Read More about 3 French language basics that don’t exist in English
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 Rothy’s Loafers review & 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
Let's talk about tipping in France. As a tourist in France, it's not always easy to navigate the cultural norms of what to do and not to do. Today we’re talking about tipping in France and it's not the same as in the USA. Whenever we head to the U.S. on vacation, the American tipping culture ... Read More about Do you tip in France? Must-know facts about tipping in France from someone who lives there