This week’s carte postale comes from San Diego in Southern California
This week's carte postale features the City Lights Booksellers & Publishers in San Francisco, California
These photographs were taken in San Francisco’s Marina District on October 26, 2019
This week’s carte postale features Stearns Wharf, which is located in the coastal city of Santa Barbara, California
When I heard the local theatre was putting on a play set in Montmartre in Paris, my Francophile ears perked up like a nimble little bunny
I attended my first WordCamp last weekend! Here are some notes from WordCamp Sacramento, which was held in Roseville, California on September 21-22, 2019 #wcsac
Bonjour! I can't wait to attend my first-ever WordCamp this weekend (September 21-22, 2019) in Sacramento, California. I'll be live-tweeting as an attendee. Find me on Twitter (@bonjourdarlene) and follow along using #wcsac! (Or scroll down to see my Tweets below!) What is WordCamp? According to the WordCamp Central website, "WordCamp is a conference that … Continue reading I’m Going to My First WordCamp #wcsac
This week’s carte postale comes from Santa Cruz, located on California’s central coast
The Marin French Cheese Company is located on a dairy farm in Hicks Valley, near the city of Petaluma, California, about 40 miles/ 64 km north of San Francisco. Since they have been at this location since 1865, Marin French Cheese has earned the distinction of being the "longest continually operating cheese company in America." … Continue reading Picnic By the Pond at Marin French Cheese in Petaluma
Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features the old Hotel St. Catherine, which was located in the city of Avalon on Catalina Island, off the coast of California. The elegant hotel on Descanso Beach was open from 1918 to 1966. It was a popular vacation destination among celebrities and foreign dignitaries. For more information: Hotel St. … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Catalina Island
In Capitola, California, a seaside town about 76 miles/ 122 km south of San Francisco on the coast of Monterey Bay, you can imagine you're somewhere in the Mediterranean! Look at these colorful houses! This picture was taken from the Capitola Wharf. The colorful houses are on the left. Only a few steps away from … Continue reading Good Vibes Only at the Seaside Town of Capitola
Pictures of plants, flowers, and trees (plus a little birdie!) you can find at San Francisco’s newest rooftop park
Bonjour! This week's carte postale features Alcatraz Island, which is located in the San Francisco Bay! - Alcatraz is the Spanish word for pelican - This small island was once a fort and a military prison - From 1934 to 1963, "The Rock" was a maximum security federal penitentiary For more information: Alcatraz Island - … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Alcatraz Island
This week's carte postale features the California Tunnel Tree
You don’t need to wait long for my review of brunch at La Note, the popular French restaurant in Berkeley. It’s ready to read now
On Monday, April 29, 2019, I attended a free, open-to-all Solidarity Concert for Notre-Dame de Paris that was held at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Along with the City and County of San Francisco, the French consulate in San Francisco, and Grace Cathedral, Ghiberti Center for Culture organized the event following the April 15, 2019 … Continue reading Public Solidarity Concert for Notre-Dame de Paris at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco
The only reason I know January 30 is National Croissant Day in the United States is because my Starbucks mobile app told me! I couldn't find the origins of this "national day" to celebrate the flaky, buttery French pastry, but as a fan of all things French, I'm glad someone made it up. After all, … Continue reading January 30 is National Croissant Day in the United States
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)!
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.