Is ice in wine a do or a don't? I asked my Facebook group this very question and the overwhelming majority said ice in wine is a don't, especially when out in public. But several admitted (as did I) that we've added ice to white wine that we've forgotten to put in the fridge. Is there an acceptable ... Read More about Ice in French rosé wine? Yes, if it’s a Piscine
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 (don’t do it!)
Maybe you’re like me and moved abroad for love. Or perhaps you moved for work (which was the case the first time around), or simply to see what it’s like being in another country. In the craziness of it all, there seems to be a common responsibility a large majority of U.S. citizens living abroad ... Read More about The one thing U.S. citizens living abroad tend to forget
Hi everyone! Tom and I are currently on a self-guided cycling trip that has taken us from Collioure, France, to Cadaqués, Spain. I'll be telling you all about this fabulous type of trip with Purely Pyrenees soon, but for now I wanted to share a little bit of what we've been up to and show you the ... Read More about Preview of our France to Spain cycling trip (Facebook Lives)
Has it really been 6 years already? This month marks Oui In France's 6th birthday! I started this blog back in 2012 and didn't have too much of a plan back then except to share my new life in France with those back home and see where it would take me. Over 650 posts later, I'm still here and have ... Read More about How do you say Happy Birthday in French? Oui In France is 6 years old!
Hiya! Happy Monday.... how is everyone doing? This is Monday Mishmash, and if you're new to my blog, it's a conversational roundup-style post with no real purpose other than to chitchat. I update you on happenings around here, share some fun links and let you know about anything else going on. Let's ... Read More about Monday Mishmash 5/21/18
I drink wine all year round but it's true that certain types of wine seem better suited for poolside sipping. But when you're on the go, it's not always convenient to open a glass bottle or dispose of it after. Especially if you're solo, barefoot, and only want a glass or two. So to help you out in ... Read More about 5 Wines in a can perfect for summer sippin’
Someone I cared about recently passed away. It's made me question everything and if I'm on the right path. Something you hear me say often is that life is short and it's been proven to me over and over in so many different ways. ... Read More about Are you on the right path?
A quote at the end of an article I read about the success of a lifestyle brand got me thinking. The article itself was super interesting and positive, and for some reason, the quote at the end left me feeling weird. And I didn't know why. So to figure it out, I did what I often do when I feel that ... Read More about The problem with fantasy worlds
We have no excuse these days for being uninformed. Google gives us access to any topic under the sun. In just a few keystrokes, we can find out where, how, and under what conditions our favorite companies manufacture our clothing. But the answers aren't always pretty. The documentary The True Cost ... Read More about 5 Ethical clothing brands in France you need to know about