Every culture in the world has its own cultural preferences, customs, traditions, celebrations, its own regional food specialties, and goodies. In the U.S people will rave about their childhood Oreo or chocolate chips cookies. In France, we have many regional specialties and goodies which I like to refer to as gourmandises. These little treats are … Continue reading Childhood French Goodies From LU
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 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!
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Limoges Porcelain Boxes honor the French tradition worldwide, are collectibles that will last a lifetime, and make magnificent French gifts for all occasions.
Spring 2021 is here and the Paris Fashion Week show highlighted some hints of color with pinks and reds making a come back this year as well as bigger shoulders and the forever classic strappy sandals. I am not going to bore you with the French cliché classic look, although I do love to wear … Continue reading French-Inspired Style for Spring
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