Ask anyone what foods France is known for and I’m sure the word baguette will tumble out of their mouth first or right after Brie or escargots. A French meal is not complete without a perfectly baked baguette, so next time you have French guests or want to have a meal the French way, take a look at my baguette etiquette lesson. It won’t steer you wrong!
Online shopping (or browsing, if we’re being honest) is a bit of an obsession of mine, so today I’m sharing five online stores I love, just in time for the holidays. If you’re like me and would rather shop from the comfort of your home instead of heading out to the crowded malls, pull up a chair and check out these 5 retailers I can’t get enough of… just in time for Black Friday.
At first glance, French and American cultures don’t seem that different. But the longer you live in France and the more time you spend with the French, you’ll notice all the differences between the two ways of life. Sometimes they’re funny, interesting, cool or straight up baffling and weird. Let’s take a look at very normal French cultural things that would never work in the USA.
Before starting this post, I sat here staring at a blank screen for a good five minutes unsure of what to write about the Paris attacks. It’s November 16 — three days after terrorists wreaked havoc on the French capital and took the lives of at least 129 people leaving hundreds more injured. It’s the worst attack France has seen since WW2.
What is going on in the world? I don’t know how France and the world will fight back. I don’t know how long things will take to go back to “normal,” but I know our collective strength will help everyone to heal. My heart goes out to those affected by the Paris attacks as well as those affected by the attacks in Beirut and Baghdad. Take care of yourself and your loved ones.