No Saturday is complete without a walk through a French marche. From produce to fresh cheese to meat and fish, a French marche, or market, is a culinary delight and a photographer's dream. Getting fresh things to eat is often a highlight of my weekend, and although my wallet suffers when I indulge ... Read More about A peek at a French marche
Pics of the Month: January — Brittany
Welcome to January's Pics of the Month post! As you might have read, I spent the first week of January in Brittany, France. And since I think it's one of the most beautiful regions of France, here are three of my favorite pics from the trip! Go see! ... Read More about Pics of the Month: January — Brittany
France frozen yogurt shortage: Are you listening, Red Mango?
Frozen yogurt back in the States was one of my guilty pleasures. Actually, I never felt guilty at all. The creamy goodness of tart yogurt and all the toppings was a treat I indulged in quite often and never questioned driving 30 minutes or more to get my fix. I am in love with froyo, and when I ... Read More about France frozen yogurt shortage: Are you listening, Red Mango?
What I do for fitness in France
If there’s one aspect of American culture that I miss in France, it’s the abundance of fitness choices. That’s not to say that gyms don’t exist, but the ones that do (at least where I live) are few and far between and just don’t measure up to what I’m used to. So what have I had to do? Get creative ... Read More about What I do for fitness in France
My French vintage Etsy shop is open for business!
Exciting times my friends... I'm so happy to announce this news! As you know, I love the online handmade marketplace Etsy and have featured items from sellers many times on my blog. Well, you may not know that Etsy also welcomes vintage items. Last month, I finally got around to opening my shop ... Read More about My French vintage Etsy shop is open for business!
Happy New Year from Bretagne
For my birthday week, we’re renting a house in Bretagne (Brittany). It’s one of my favorite regions in France and although I’ve been here a few times before, it never gets old -- there’s still a lot to explore! We’re out by Quimper this time, and aside from the rain on New Year’s Eve, we’re having a ... Read More about Happy New Year from Bretagne
Would you rather spend the holidays with your pets or in-laws? Expats weigh in
This time of year can be really, really stressful. The stress of shopping and cooking and entertaining and the in-laws! AHHH! For many, a quiet holiday with a pet is much preferred over a tense, awkward soiree (or several) with the in-laws. Don't believe me? A Christmas survey conducted by ... Read More about Would you rather spend the holidays with your pets or in-laws? Expats weigh in
Pics of the month: December
Happy holidays! For December's pics of the month, I'm not showing you a pic of my Christmas tree (already did that here). Instead, check out this reflection in a nearby pond that we snapped as the sun was setting on Christmas Eve. Although it wasn't snowing and the temperature was near 50F, the mood ... Read More about Pics of the month: December
Things to do before you turn 30
Everyone always says time flies and that's because the cliche is annoyingly true. December 31 is my birthday and this past year in France has been so much fun. Need some inspiration for the year ahead? This 30 things every woman should have and know by the time she's 30 post on Glamour inspired me ... Read More about Things to do before you turn 30
Merry Christmas to all
Christmas is my favorite day of the year, so from this side of the world to yours, wherever you are, MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours! I hope Santa was good to you and that you take time to relax and enjoy yourself this holiday. And if Christmas isn't exactly going as planned, or you're in a far ... Read More about Merry Christmas to all
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