3 Essential French Baking Products


Nowadays you can find almost anything on the internet and especially on Amazon. As I was preparing the Mothers' Day Gift Selection post and the Father's Day post coming out shortly, it dawned on me that I, as a French native, also look for that nostalgic French product I used to use and love and … Continue reading 3 Essential French Baking Products

Bonne Fête des Mères or Happy Mother’s Day


Mother's Day or La Fête des Mères in France is celebrated the last Sunday of May or on May 30th unless it falls on Pentecost Day and in that case it will be moved to the first Sunday in June. Mother's Day is a day to honor all mothers and maternal bonds, including non biological … Continue reading Bonne Fête des Mères or Happy Mother’s Day

French-Inspired Mother’s Day Gifts


For Mother's Day or La Fête des Mères I have compiled a delightful original selection of French-inspired gifts or petits cadeaux, personally, I really do think it's the thought that counts and prefer thoughtful little tokens of affection (unless it's an exceptional work of art like a Lalique Vase or sculpture, of course 🙂 to … Continue reading French-Inspired Mother’s Day Gifts

Lily of the Valley – Muguet des Bois Intoxicating Fragrance


May 1st in France is called La Fête du Muguet and every year rain or shine, we celebrate le 1er Mai with some Muguet des Bois or Lily of the Valley. It's a wonderful day that rhymes with happiness, hope, renewal, and good fortune. It is still very popular in weddings ever since Princess Grace … Continue reading Lily of the Valley – Muguet des Bois Intoxicating Fragrance

The French Easter Bunny is a Hen!


In France there is no such thing as the Easter Bunny! Easter is depicted with a big fat hen and there are eggs, bells, and fish, but sorry no bunny! The French tradition of the Easter Bells dates back from the 7th Century when the Church had forbidden the ringing of bells from Holy Thursday … Continue reading The French Easter Bunny is a Hen!

Francophonie French Facts


The International Francophonie Day – La Journée Internationale de la Francophonie  was created on March 20, 1970 in Niamey (Niger), with the birth of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) to celebrate the French language around the world in Francophone countries. This year the 2021 Francophonie theme celebrates women: "Francophone Women - Resiliant Women." or "Femmes francophones, Femmes … Continue reading Francophonie French Facts

Happy Macaron Day!


On March 20th,  France celebrates Le jour des Macarons or  Macaron Day! Yes, those scrumptious melt in your mouth little French creations have their own National Day which also happens to coincide with other celebrations that day such as the International Francophonie Day which is the celebration of the French Language spoken all around the world, … Continue reading Happy Macaron Day!

Amazing French Movies on Amazon Prime


Amazon Prime Video also has a very nice selection to rent or buy  (I hear there's a collection of about 150 films and every genre). With an Amazon Prime membership all the movies are free and if you're just signing up you get to try Amazon Prime FREE for 30 days, not a bad deal! You'll … Continue reading Amazing French Movies on Amazon Prime

A Visit to the Eiffel Tower in Paris,Texas


Well, since we couldn't go visit Dame, Eiffel in Paris, France we did the next best thing and took a little drive to see the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Texas! It was with excitement and sweet anticipation that my beloved daughter or mon amour de fille and I took the short couple-hour drive from Dallas … Continue reading A Visit to the Eiffel Tower in Paris,Texas

25 Popular French Series on Netflix


Some series are worth watching again until new ones come along and some are just plain binge-worthy. I prefer real life drama, comedies, and action and not so much the dark gloomy ones so I listed just a few in this genre. If you are learning French there's no better way than to improve your … Continue reading 25 Popular French Series on Netflix