Packing For Paris In Summer – Part Two

Well, summer has definitely hit Paris this week. And the high temperatures reminded me that I still owed you all an updated summer packing list. My first Packing For Paris In Summer post was more of a guess than a guide. But as it turns out, I didn’t do a bad job of packing clothes […]

Le Nemours

Evian Water

Frenchify Your Friday – Number Seven 2

One of the things I love about the French is their complete dedication to quality, particularly when it comes to what they eat and drink. There is simply no way that they will let their tastebuds put up with anything less than what makes them happy. Think about it – excellent chocolate, top notch wine, […]


Finding French Inspiration – In July

  Well, July is here. And to be perfectly honest, I’m struggling to believe it. I’m amazed at just how quickly the first half of the year has flown. But despite the fact that I keep shaking my head at the calendar, I’ve come back from our holiday feeling super inspired. This has seen me […]

Tournon Vineyards

Veuve Clicquot Tasting Room

A Must Visit – Veuve Clicquot

Ok, so a little while ago I shared how we managed to get ourselves to the Champagne region of France, and how we got around once we were there. Now, let’s get to the good stuff – the Champagne houses themselves. Because we were keen to visit the crayeres or chalk mines, we ended up […]


Frenchify Your Friday – Number Six 6

No matter where you are in the world at the moment, it is great time to be reading a book. If you are down our way in the southern hemisphere, it’s winter – a perfect time to curl up in your favourite chair with a great book (and maybe a blanket or two). And of […]

French books, flowers and Chandon

Handmade scarves Sancerre

Master A French Classic – How To Wear Scarves 4

Don’t you love how French women – and men for that matter – just know how to wear scarves? Now, for a long time I really believed that you had to be French – or my younger sister – if you wanted to wear a scarf well. This was mainly due to the fact that […]


La Gare Paris

There are so many restaurants in Paris, choosing where to eat can sometimes seem like a bit of gamble. You want to get value for money from every travel dollar, while at the same time finding something authentic and yummy. And you absolutely want to avoid tourist traps. As a result, I’m always on the […]

La Gare Paris

Croissants

Frenchify Your Friday – Number Five

Welcome to another Frenchify Your Friday! This week, you might like to start your Friday in true French style by choosing to skip your toast and cereal and eating croissants for breakfast instead. Buttery, flaky and especially tasty when served with cherry jam, there is no easier way to Frenchify Your Friday. It’s impossible not […]


Our Do-It-Yourself Visit To Champagne

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve always been quite surprised by the fact that we’ve never made it to France’s Champagne region. Especially given how much we enjoy the famous local product. I always thought that we would have to do a tour of the area, but I could never find one that quite suited our […]

Champagne

Louvre, Paris

My Free In Paris Experience

Regular readers will have guessed that I spend a fair bit of time researching all things French. I have a number of favourite magazines, Facebook pages and websites that I regularly keep an eye on – and one of these is the extremely helpful site Free in Paris. People are always quick to tell you […]