Marais/ Crêpes

Marais/ Crêpes

On a particularly cold and wet day in Paris, my husband said to me that he wanted to see the real Europe. At the time we lived in the 15th arrondissement, but to him, it was nothing to what we had experienced in person and the movies.  So, we hopped on the metro and...
Valentine’s Day in France

Valentine’s Day in France

The way to a French woman’s heart is through red roses.  Trust me.    In France, Valentine’s day is know as “la Saint-Valentin” or “la fête des amoureux”. As with the rest of the world it lands on the 14th of February, and of course, is all about lovers.   ...
Culture Shock: French Women will not not Dress Up

Culture Shock: French Women will not not Dress Up

Whenever I went to the doctor, to the store, or anywhere where people with eyes would be I was required by my mother to dress appropriately.  I would have never dreamed in a million years the freedom I would experience going to Target in my sweatpants. Until the day I...
How to Stock Your Pantry Like the French

How to Stock Your Pantry Like the French

The first time I stepped into a French supermarket I was incredibly surprised. The “process foods” isles such as canned food, condiments, and snacks were incredibly small. Reduced to about an aisle or perhaps 1/2 an aisle.  I learned at a very early age...
How I’m Owning My Anxiety

How I’m Owning My Anxiety

I had my first anxiety attack in high school.  It was first thing in the morning and I couldn’t settle down. My heart was pounding and my stomach felt as though it was going to jump out of my skin.  Not long after high school, I began to fear anything. Changes,...