Tag Archive for France

First Fête des Mères

Today is mother’s day in France. I am so happy to now carry the beautiful title of « mother » and have a special day. I get to spend the day living up to this title and take care of my little Bébé Chéri. He’s the cutest thing and my favorite person in the world, so it makes the job so sweet… Read more →

#Liberty Takes a hit in the heart of Paris – #JeSuisCharlie

I’m sure all of the readers of this blog know about the events in Paris that began the morning of January 7th 2015 when terrorist assassins murdered 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in the 11th arrondissement. This newspaper publication was the focus of previous attacks because of the cartoons that they published making satire of islamist extremists and… Read more →

Paris ardoise and slate

Paris Loves Tourists!

Parisians may grumble about them, but then tourists grumble about Parisians, so it’s only fair! 😉 But I’ll let you in on a little secret… Paris loves its tourists! Really??? you ask? Well, it’s only because they bring an enourmous amount of business to a country that is leaning more and more towards a services industry. Besides luxury, tourism is… Read more →

Administration francaise

Âllo Quoi!

I have been here in France for more than ten years now….and over that time I have learned a few things about phone calls and courtesy. Often times, foreigners (being one myself I can speak from experience) have a harder time communicating over the phone. Especially understanding the person on the other end of the line. Perfecting that comes with… Read more →

Chéri je t’aime ♥

It’s Valentine’s day…  ♥ Ever since leaving the United States, I stopped making it a big deal. I didn’t boycott it though, even in my years as a single girl. That would be too drastic. But Valentine’s day has never been a huge commercialized event in France. Well, until now. Most of the shop windows are sprouting V-day décor, and… Read more →

French Spirit

Sometimes, I like to be reminded that the French are proud of being French… You know how they are known to be « râleur » as we say in French (loud complainers). So it’s good to see a little French pride once in a while! Often it takes a sports game to brig out that national spirit, and that’s just fine as… Read more →

Paris Wedding Wednesday : the DIY address to remember!

Planning a wedding in Paris France is full of obstacles. How MANY times have I heard the phrase, « oh we just don’t do that here ».  This is from the mentality here that one that offers a product or service for what most « normal » people do or get for their wedding. There seems to be a sort of cultural agreement that… Read more →

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