There is a subtle Art of French Lifestyle or l’art de vivre à la Française. As a French native-born I was raised in France and in the United States with the French culture, I am aware of the cultural differences … Continue reading Real French Lifestyle
The American French Film Festival (formerly COLCOA) is around the corner! The largest event in the world dedicated to French Cinema and Television is back at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood for one week from October 10-16th, 2022. … Continue reading The American French Film Festival (formerly COLCOA) 26th Edition
We are happy to once again partner with Newport Beach Film Festival for its 23rd annual event which will be held from October 13 to 20th! Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the … Continue reading 23rd Annual Newport Beach Film Festival French Spotlight
It is indeed an art to sleep in later than usual and have breakfast in bed or Faire la grasse matinée et prendre son petit déjeuner au lit. This is part of the French Lifestyle or l’art de bien vivre … Continue reading French Lifestyle: Faire la Grasse Matinée
Every third Thursday in November we have good reason to celebrate the launch and arrival of a special French wine called as you know Beaujolais Nouveau. It is the first wine of the harvest and we joyfully shout out: “Le … Continue reading Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!
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, … 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 … 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 it off a Sorbet Cassis all … Continue reading Do you play Pétanque?