October has been a month full of unrelenting rain, so instead of showing you that, I've decided to post a sampling of vacation pics for this month's Pics of the month. Here are a few of my faves that you haven't seen before from Toulouse, Marseille and more! Click for my France pics of the ... Read More about Pics of the month: October
Olive oil is not the first food product that comes to mind when you think of France, is it? Delicious things like wine, cheese and pastries probably pop into your head first. But I assure you that olive oil is alive and well in France. We visited Castelas olive oil mill and estate on our south of ... Read More about Vacation wrap up: Castelas olive oil tour in Les Baux de Provence
It’s Myth of the month time! This month, we’re discussing fashion. In the land of Louboutins, Louis Vuitton and other big names, it's easy to assume that French women have this impeccable style that is seen everywhere all over France, right? Are French women style mavens? Read on! ... Read More about Myth of the month: Are French women style mavens?
As I sat here applying some lotion to dry skin the other night, I realized that half the ingredients on the back of the bottle were impossible to pronounce and decided it was time to get on board with Ava Anderson Non-Toxic. The company is one I’d heard of through a colleague at work that makes a ... Read More about Ava Anderson Non-Toxic and why you need to care about this brand
When you immerse yourself in a new culture, there are going to be some hiccups along the way. You aren't familiar with the new culture and the new culture isn't familiar with you. I love living in France, but it's not without its frustrations. Please keep in mind this isn't meant to offend. I rag on ... Read More about Things French people should learn
I've kayaked a few times in my life, but the most beautiful kayak trip I've ever been on was on our south of France vacation a couple of weeks ago at Gorges du Verdon. The natural setting blew me away. Read more about our Gorges du Verdon kayak trip! ... Read More about Vacation wrap up: South of France Gorges du Verdon kayak trip
No trip to the coast is complete without a boat trip, and when the water is crystal clear in a gorgeous shade of blue? Well, that makes the boat ride even more enchanting. On our vacation to the south of France, we rented a boat and headed out to see the Calanques firsthand. My parents, Tom's ... Read More about Vacation wrap up: The Calanques boat trip in Marseille, France
While wine from the liquor store or a restaurant is perfectly fine, there’s something special about drinking wine from a vineyard after you see how it’s made firsthand. One of the first things we did on our south of France vacation was to visit two nearby vineyards on a wine tour -- and we ... Read More about Vacation wrap up: South of France wine tour