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?

2021 French Cultures Festival


The Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston coordinates the French Cultures Festival (FCF) along with its 30+ cultural and educational partner institutions in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. This event brings awareness that French is spoken all over the world in 54 countries and that there are so many different cultures to discover and it also … Continue reading 2021 French Cultures Festival

21st Annual Newport Beach Film Festival – French Spotlight – Save the Date


Each year the Newport Beach Film Festival presents signature international film events that spotlight cinema, culture, cuisine, music, and performances. From April 23rd-30th, 2020,  (event rescheduled due to concerns with COVID-19 ) August 6-13, 2020 the 21st Annual Newport Beach Film Festival will showcase over 350 films from across the globe to host a wide … Continue reading 21st Annual Newport Beach Film Festival – French Spotlight – Save the Date

Hello World! Bonjour !


Flashback April 29, 2011 - Hello World!  Bonjour Tout le Monde! Today I am officially a "blogger" or une "blogueuse"  Today is a BIG day!  C'est un grand  jour ! for many reasons, after many, many months of pondering what the heck I would be writing about in a blog, it dawned on me that it's is a wonderful vehicle … Continue reading Hello World! Bonjour !