About Me

Welcome to my blog, Bonjour: A Francophile Blog!

My blog’s mission is to consistently provide value to readers by sharing my love of (almost) all things French, inspiring more travel, and connecting people from all around the world.

smiling woman holding ice cream cone mango sorbet
sorbet mangue from Le Soleil d’Or Brasserie, Paris, May 2018

Bonjour! I’m Darlene.

I’m a San Francisco Bay Area native, mom, writer, and human resources benefits professional. I’ve been a Francophile since I was 12 years old!

Bonjour: A Francophile Blog is a personal blog that focuses on (almost) all things French. I say “almost” because my blog is in English. (But from time to time, I’ll share French poems I’ve written!) I also love to write about my fondness for books, chocolate, music, postcards, and more.

I launched this blog in early 2018 to chronicle my second trip to France. Since then, it has been growing into a friendly community of fellow Francophiles, supportive bloggers, and cultural experience enthusiasts.

Are you a Francophile, too? Tell me your story. If you want to read mine, I invite you to read my post, A Francophile is Born.

Thanks for reading!

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woman in front of Eiffel Tower
Me, in 1995 and 2018
February 2020