On the occasion of my blog’s first anniversary, I’m excited to announce a new series
Here are the top 10 posts that got much love this year. Read them again here, and don’t forget to let me know what types of posts you want to see more of in 2019
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
I describe how I became a fan of all things French. A 30-year love story in about 3 minutes.
I spent the summer of 1995 on an international volunteer project in Hérisson, a tiny village in central France. Our group’s goal was to spruce up the town's medieval castle.
Here are my impressions of macarons from various shops
I enjoyed my overnight stay at this modern hotel. I have pictures!
While there was no shortage of Starbucks in Paris, I resisted the temptation to go because I promised myself that I'd get out of my comfort zone. I did good on that promise until my last day in Paris, when I went to one at Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport.
I took a tour of the Airbus final assembly site in southwest France, near the Toulouse-Blagnac airport.
Here are 9 general and 9 Paris travel tips. Plus my travel tip in the form of an acronym
Congratulations to France! 🇫🇷 Bravo les Bleus! ⚽️
Here are my answers to the popular placemat questionnaire
One of my favorite things to do is visiting market halls and open-air farmers' markets. I love the idea that many food vendors prepare their artisan cuisine on site using fresh ingredients produced by local farmers. I appreciate the abundance and the variety. Plus, I love the possibility of making new discoveries.
I'm going apesh*t at the thought that I could have caught a glimpse of Beyoncé and JAY-Z in Paris. I was at the Louvre in May, too!
I had the pleasure of hearing two live performances of the classic French song on accordion and violin
Visiting Shakespeare and Company and the bouquinistes in Paris
As the saying goes, music is the soundtrack of our lives. It's true, because from now on, these songs will remind me of my coffee break on Rue d’Orsel.
After 22 years, I am beyond ecstatic that I will be visiting France again.