Coco Chanel Perfumes

With so many wonderful French perfume classics to choose from such perfume houses as Chanel, Givenchy (from my hometown), YSL, Thierry Mugler, Guerlain , Christian Dior, Jean Patou or the newer ones like Annick Goutal and Dyptique, it’s going to be a challenge to pick just a few. Although I love flowers, I prefer a scent that is not too floral and with more spice so for now, … Continue reading Coco Chanel Perfumes

Classic French Men’s Perfumes

Classic French Perfumes share that exquisite timeless essence and refinement magically captured in a bottle by the expert noses of the prestigious French House of Perfumes. What makes a perfume a great perfume is the subtle alchemy of scents intuitively intertwining top, heart, and base notes to birth exquisite, powerful, provocative, and always magnificent masterpieces. While most of the men’s fragrances are Eau de Toilette … Continue reading Classic French Men’s Perfumes

French Gift Ideas for Mom

Bonjour! I hope you enjoy this little compilation of French-inspired gifts to celebrate your Maman! There’s something for every Mom and I will be adding more lovely and original ideas! Pinterest Twitter Facebook Instagram © Copyright French A L.A Carte Blog French Culture & Lifestyle in the US As an Amazon affiliate, French A L.A Carte Blog earns a small fee when you purchase anything … Continue reading French Gift Ideas for Mom

Village Baking Co. Boulangerie

The Village Baking Co. Boulangerie is located in a posh neighborhood of Dallas, Texas called Lower Greenville at 1921 Greenville Ave, not far from Downtown. I had heard of this Boulangerie when I posted about French Bakeries in Dallas and after tasting the almond croissant that one of my students kindly brought to French class, well I simply had to get another taste! Almond paste … Continue reading Village Baking Co. Boulangerie

The Parisian Agency Series 2

The long-awaited The Parisian Agency – Exclusive Properties Season 2 aka L’Agence is finally here a year after its premiere airing today March 3, 2022 on Netflix. (It was on the air in January in France) Discover and enjoy six brand new episodes! Tag along and get a sneak peek behind the scenes with the Kretz family as they buy and sell luxurious properties for … Continue reading The Parisian Agency Series 2

Vive Les Crêpes! Variety of Crêpes for LA Chandeleur

Every year on February 2nd, the French celebrate La Chandeleur (aka La Fête de la Lumière or Le Jour des Crêpes) with a good batch of homemade crêpes made in a variety of ways. Vive les crêpes! So get ready to toss and flip your crêpes! “Faîtes sauter vos crêpes” and discover your favorite filling with endless possibilities either sweet or savory. They are perfect … Continue reading Vive Les Crêpes! Variety of Crêpes for LA Chandeleur

Jacqueline Leonne Rosé

Nothing, besides rose-colored glasses and the original Edith Piaf song, spells “La Vie en Rose” like Rosé wine, and better yet a Rosé Champagne, or a Sparling Rosé! This particular one, Jacqueline Leonne Rosé Sparkling Wine was a happy surprising find for a holiday toast. Made in the traditional Méthode Champenoise, this sparkling rosé is indeed French-inspired, American-made. The label reads: “Jacqueline Leonne is an … Continue reading Jacqueline Leonne Rosé

La Fête des Rois – Kings’ Day

All over France, we celebrate La Fête des Rois or Kings’ Day which takes place 12 days after Christmas on January 6th or on the first Sunday of the New Year with the sharing of the very much anticipated and delicious Galette des Rois or Kings’ Cake! Although in most households the galette is enjoyed on Epiphany day and throughout the month of January. Find out … Continue reading La Fête des Rois – Kings’ Day

How to make French Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles or Les Truffes au Chocolat are French inventions and delicacies for the holidays. They taste decadent and rich but are really child’s play to make. They were created quite by accident in the kitchen of Chef Escoffier when his apprentice made une boulette or a mistake and covered it up with cocoa powder. By the way, the expression faire une boulette literally means … Continue reading How to make French Chocolate Truffles

Stuck Together aka 8 Rue de l’Humanité

Stuck Together (2021) aka in French 8 Rue de l’Humanité sets the stage for the Paris Lockdown during the COVID-19 Pandemic, directed by Dany Boon, written by Laurence Arné and Dany Boon and starring Dany Boon, Liliane Rovère (who also played in Call My Agent & Family Business on Netflix), and Yvan Attal. This is a hysterical, and very human comedy indeed with a good balance of dark humor and feel-good … Continue reading Stuck Together aka 8 Rue de l’Humanité