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Day tripping : Normandy’s Alabaster Coast
Easily accesible from Paris, steal away from the city to lunch on fresh seafood, enjoy half-timbered architecture and explore the fairytale setting of the Alabaster Coast. Fecamp's invitingly green pastures crown milky cliffs as they branch into grandiose archways over the sea.
Aix en Provence, Several Seasons of Sun
Provence has become my favorite region of France. Pleasant in all seasons, visit Aix to absorb the scene of sprawling fields of lavender beyond tile-roofed villas. Even days spent doing nothing appear eventful in the context of this southern way of life.
Walt Disney at the Grand Palais
The exhibit Il Etait Une Fois Walt Disney presents the different layers of artistic influence lying behind animation. Like peering through a kaleidoscope, a melange of film projections, storyboard sketches, paintings and models embellish the Grand Palais.
Paris Schools of Language – La Sorbonne vs. Alliance Française
When assessing options for French language instruction, after weighing the merits and shortcomings of la Sorbonne against those of Alliance Française, I was able to find my niche in the classroom.
Dine Like the French
In France, friendships are maintained by extending invitations to dine together. Invaluable in setting the mood and table are wine and the presentation of aesthetically pleasing plates. The simple pleasure of enjoying delicately prepared food in the company of friends embodies "joie de vivre."
French Women - Behind the Façade
As you step onto the metro in Paris, impassive faces offer little greeting to accompany the judgemental stares. What lies underneath the cold façade of a French woman?
Isle Maurice – Where French Honeymooners Go
With cool blue water, sandy beaches, a rugged mountainous interior and the diversity of Creole and Indian cultures, Isle Maurice provides an affordable tropical getaway for those who are active and adventurous.
A Coastal Franco-American Wedding
The azure waters of Bretagne provided a fantastical backdrop for the poetic outdoor ceremony where we exchanged vows. A melange of American and French traditions our wedding was unforgettable for both parties.
We Don't Say I Love You, It's Bisous!
Three little words that slip off my tongue with ease, I love you, prove to be disquieting to the family of my husband. Instead, they are replaced by the sweet, familiar French saying bisous.
Struggle to Speak French
Even the French will admit that their language is a difficult one to learn. Upon arriving in Paris, I lacked the ability to communicate and immediately set to building my vocabulary. Discover why taking the initiative to learn French is time well spent.
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