Inspired by the famous painting by Belgian artist, René Magritte
My interpretation of Quiche Vosgienne: a Pancetta & Swiss/Gruyère cheese French tart in a gluten-free crust 🥧
As I walked to my bus stop, someone outside the Alma-Marceau métro station in Paris handed me a perfume sample. I thought: For how many people will it become their favorite or maybe even their signature scent? For how many people will this fragrance be life-changing?
Take a look at my gift guide! (Updated)
I took a quick trip to the mall this weekend and I saw dozens of items, mostly clothing, that any Francophile would appreciate! Here are a few of my favorites.
I broke from “Traditional” and had the Korean poutine at Smoke’s Poutinerie in Berkeley
A beignet ("ben-YAY") is a French-style donut synonymous with New Orleans. Luckily, I don't have to travel that far to enjoy these fried and pillowy sweet treats!
Pocket facial tissues and pink toilet paper in France
I attended author Mark Greenside’s talk at a local independent bookstore, where he read a few excerpts from his latest book, (not quite) Mastering the Art of French Living
If I were on an ultra long haul flight, how would I pass the time and entertain myself? Here are some of my ideas (beyond reading, watching movies, and sleeping!)
Why is it Chocolate “with” Shavings? It sounds like each jar contains yogurt, chocolate, and a third ingredient called shavings
When visiting the Eiffel Tower, please set realistic expectations. Until the bulletproof anti-terror glass walls have been completely installed, don't expect to find the Eiffel Tower looking as beautiful as she does in your friends' social media posts.
Here are a few pictures of food I’ve had while traveling. Who says airplane food is terrible? In the grand scheme of things, it’s all good!
France is known for having beautiful parks and gardens. At the Meudon Observatory Park, I got to see artfully trimmed trees, manicured lawns, as well as a splendid view of the Paris skyline.
I describe how I became a fan of all things French. A 30-year love story in about 3 minutes.
One Butte-iful day exploring Montmartre and Sacré-Cœur in Paris!
I’m tickled that “chocolatine” is catching on outside of Toulouse, France, where I learned that's what they call a chocolate croissant (also known as pain au chocolat)!
With its street art, colorful doors, and famous square, it's easy to be charmed by the picturesque and historic Marais neighborhood in Paris.
Autumn is my favorite season, but I'm still hanging on to those dog days of summer - like the time my family and I went to Lavender Days in Fairfield.
The pain au chocolat was fresh baked, buttery, and flaky. The Americano was delicious, as well. I'd like to come back to try the other pastries from this Lafayette bakery.