The Sunshine Blogger Award: Some Friday fun

Written by Diane. Posted in on everything else

Bon vendredi à toutes et à tous! How was your week? Let’s close it out with a little bit of fun. The lovely Paulie of PaulieLovesFood nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award, so un grand merci goes out to her! What is the award all about? As Paulie writes, “This nomination is from bloggers to bloggers. The award is given to those who are inspiring and bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and fellow bloggers.” Blogging is nothing without the community, so read on to see my answers to her questions and to see who I nominated.

GO!

Picard Surgelés: France’s frozen food store is pure heaven

Written by Diane. Posted in France, things we love

picard is amazing french frozen store

If you ask me what my favorite store in France is, Picard would quickly come to mind. The frozen food giant is like nothing I’d ever experienced in the USA, and I make weekly visits (or as often as my little freezer will allow). It’s a favorite among the French too, and you can find everything from appetizers and frozen veggies to prepared meals and desserts.

Why is Picard so special? Let me show you!

 

Must-have blogging tools

Written by Diane. Posted in on everything else

Must-have blogging tools

Hello there! For my fellow bloggers out there, this post is for you. If you’re not into all things blog, see you back here on Monday. 😉

I’m not an expert blogger by any means, but I have been blogging regularly for almost 5 years now and have learned a few things along the way. What blogging tools do I use all the time? I’m sharing my faves with you right here.

New and seasoned bloggers, read on!

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.

Read on!

 

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