The Quintessential French Cheese Tray


The quintessential French cheese platter or the "Plateau de Fromage" is a staple at every French meal. With over 400 cheeses made in France in every region, we could easily eat a different cheese every day of the year. Traditionally, there are between 350 to 450 distinct types of French cheese grouped into eight categories, "Les Huit … Continue reading The Quintessential French Cheese Tray

Bonjour, un café, S’il Vous Plait!


"Bonjour, un café, s'il vous plaît!" Growing up in France, good manners, politeness, and étiquette is a way of life or savoir-vivre dating back to the noblesse and bourgeoisie. In terms of politeness at home and especially in public, little magic polite words like thank you merci, and please or if you please, s'il vous … Continue reading Bonjour, un café, S’il Vous Plait!

Do you play Pétanque?


For the French in me, nothing spells summer or vive l'été, aside from the fragrance of my Tahitian Monoi, than the provincial flavors of Pissaladière with a side of Salade Nicoise and to top is off a Sorbet Cassis all this while enjoying a game of Pétanque even as a spectator sipping on a Ricard … Continue reading Do you play Pétanque?

Georges Duboeuf Artist Label Contest Winner 2021


Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2021 Artist Label Contest has a winner! In its 5th year the contest attracted more than 1,000 entries by emerging artists all over the country with over 8,000 votes from art lovers. These were the 2021 Finalists. Félicitations to the artist Felice Kite, of Woodbridge, VA, the winner of the 5th … Continue reading Georges Duboeuf Artist Label Contest Winner 2021

Kirkland Signature Champagne Brut – Product of France


Cheers! Santé Tchin-Tchin! I'll try any bottle that says Champagne and Product of France, even if it doesn't have a fancy French well-known label. This find at $19.99 is from Kirkland Signature the Costco brand and it is very popular judging from the lonesome two cases remaining on display that day. I think this little … Continue reading Kirkland Signature Champagne Brut – Product of France

French Men’s Fragrances by Yves Rocher


Yves Rocher 's Men's Fragrances are made in France with all natural ingredients, there's a fragrance for every man on your list and a wonderful gift for Father's Day or special occasion. From Aromatic and masculine freshness to sensual woods, these fragrance creations are top of the line signed originals. Here are some of my … Continue reading French Men’s Fragrances by Yves Rocher

French Macaron Candle Collection Aldi Finds


Spotted this week at Aldi in North Texas: French Macaron Candle Collection by Huntington Home. These French Macarons smell heavenly of salted caramel, vanilla, and coconut and are boxed in a beautiful reusable gift box. They look and smell good enough to eat but unfortunately, these macarons are not eatable they are candles. They come … Continue reading French Macaron Candle Collection Aldi Finds

Bonne et Filou French Macarons Dog Treats


Care for a treat? Have a macaron! Non, non, non not you! These handmade French macarons are the newest luxurious craze for dogs! Yes, these macarons are good enough for you to eat but they have been specially created for your toutou! They are called Bonne Et Filou Pet Macarons so you can treat your … Continue reading Bonne et Filou French Macarons Dog Treats

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

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