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Starbucks in France vs. the USA

Written by Diane. Posted in France, on everything else, on life in France

Starbucks in France vs. the USA

Starbucks is far from a foreign concept in France these days. They exist but mainly in big cities like Paris and aren’t all over the place like you’d find in the USA. I’m the first to admit that regular old Starbucks coffee tastes burnt — I’m more of a Dunkin’ Donuts gal — but what about the convenience of chai and other specialty beverages, free Wi-Fi and comfy chairs? Well, let’s just say I took the convenience factor for granted back home. Luckily though, a couple of Starbucks shops opened up last year in Nantes, the closest big city to me. Starbucks locations are pretty similar when it comes to branding no matter where you are, but there are some marked differences between Starbucks in France versus the USA.

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Travel the stress-free way with SendMyBag

Written by Diane. Posted in on everything else, travel

Travel the stress-free way with sendmybag

Have you ever traveled with an extra suitcase or two? Or skis? Between the fees and the hassle of lugging around an extra 50-lb bag, sometimes trips become more stressful than they have to be. That’s why I want to introduce you to a service I recently heard of that makes getting from Point A to Point B with extra bags a whole heck of a lot easier. It’s called SendMyBag and I wish I’d heard of it years ago!

Read on for my SendMyBag review!

7 Weird French pharmacy products worth a look

Written by Diane. Posted in France, on life in France

weird french pharmacy products

French pharmacy beauty products are incredibly trendy, and by now, you’ve undoubtedly seen beauty articles touting the benefits of top French beauty brands. From Klorane dry shampoo to Nuxe to Bioderma, French pharmacies are a treasure trove of interesting products just waiting to be discovered. Many of the French pharmacy products you’ve heard of are popular for a reason — they’re great.

But what about less popular French pharmacy products? Maybe ones that you’d even consider weird?

Here are the weirdest French pharmacy products I’ve come across. But hey, they’re all in the name of beauty and health.

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