La rentrée ! Back to school time in France! Let’s take a look at some typical school supplies that students in France need for the classroom.
What Do French People Typically Eat for Breakfast?
Considering France is well-known for its gastronomy, it may come as a surprise to you that French people typically eat a very simple meal for breakfast. Usually more sweet than savory, le petit déjeuner, as the French say, is not a very big or important meal in France. In fact, many French people don’t eat breakfast at all, waiting until lunch to eat. Read on to find out what the usual French breakfast consists of.
10+ Things You Can Do in the United States That You Can’t Do in France
Have you ever wondered what things you can do in the United States of America that you can’t do in France? As an American living in France, this list is based on my personal experience along with observations that my French husband has made.
5 Things ‘Emily in Paris’ Got Wrong in Season 2
Oh, boy! Another season of Emily in Paris. Take it or leave it, Emily in Paris is a massive success, despite being loaded with stereotypes. I’m sure you saw through many of them, but I can’t let this show get away with some of the blatant inaccuracies it presented. Let’s take a look at what Emily in Paris got wrong in Season 2.
Practical Tips for French Food Markets
I take great joy in heading to the outdoor market for my weekly shopping, but if you’ve never been to the French marché before and aren’t familiar with the etiquette, this bustling atmosphere can certainly be an intimidating experience. Here are some practical tips for navigating the French food market like a local.
French Grocery Stores vs. American Grocery Stores
As an American grocery shopping in France, there were definitely some things that initially surprised me. Here’s what you can expect at the grocery store in France as well as a few handy tips to make your experience better.
40+ Signs You Might Be a Francophile
A Francophile is someone who really loves and admires France and the French. This can include a strong interest in French culture, history, art, literature, food, lifestyle, and/or the French language. Do you consider yourself a Francophile?
Living in Paris: A List of Pros and Cons
It’s no secret—I love living in Paris. But life here isn’t all roses and butterflies. Let’s explore the pros and the cons!
Emily in Paris: A Successful Disappointment
This Netflix series follows Emily, an ambitious young American woman from Chicago with a questionable sense of fashion, as she moves to Paris thanks to an unexpected job opportunity. It’s her first time in Europe, and I couldn’t help but feel excited for her wide-eyed initial encounter with the City of Light. Later on, as an American living in Paris myself, I couldn’t help but feel irritated by her overall ignorance and naïveté.
Black Lives Matter. Ici Aussi.
In this post, I would like to explore France’s taboo surrounding the topic of race and the implications that this has for talking about and acknowledging racism.