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 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 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 travel & cultural experience enthusiasts.

Born and raised in the multicultural San Francisco Bay Area, I’m a mom, writer, and human resources benefits professional. As I’m perpetually planning my next trip to Paris, this blog keeps me sane between trips!

So, how did I become a fan of all things French, you ask? For my introduction, I invite you to read my post, A Francophile is Born.

Thanks for reading!

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Darlene’s Memoji

woman in front of Eiffel Tower
Me in 1995 and 2018