Taking a Load Off at Laundré in San Francisco

When I spotted Laundré in the Mission District in San Francisco, I was intrigued by the accent aigu (é) in its name. A closer look at the large blue building located on the corner of 20th and Mission Streets revealed that Laundré is a portmanteau, or a made-up word using the combination of the words, … Continue reading Taking a Load Off at Laundré in San Francisco

January 30 is National Croissant Day in the United States

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

2 (Mostly) Free French Events You Can’t Miss This Winter

Do you enjoy French films? Panel discussion on current events? Exchanging ideas? Cultural performances? If so, check out these two (mostly) free events happening in January and February online or in a city near you! My French Film Festival.com My French Film Festival.com is the "world's first online French film festival." With a favorite mobile … Continue reading 2 (Mostly) Free French Events You Can’t Miss This Winter