Finding French Inspiration – In August

Welcome to August everyone. I’ve got lots of French inspiration to share this month, so I am going to dive right in. Paris has a kind of mixed reputation during August. Some francophiles love visiting in August because things are sometimes quieter as the locals head out of town for their summer vacation. Others are […]

Pale winter light

Palais-Royal in the snow

Frenchify Your Friday – Number Eleven

  I’m not sure what the weather is like where you are at the moment but where we are, it is absolutely freezing. At the minute, I really don’’t want to move too far from the couch – which is conveniently located in front of the heater. So with our weather in mind, I’m being […]

Check Out Our Makeover – An Amazing Day With A Fabulous Photographer 2

If you’ve checked out our website lately, you might have noticed that we’ve undergone a mini makeover. There are some new photographs popping up here and there and I just have to share where they have come from. Scott and I had always dreamed of doing a professional photo shoot in Paris. We’d seen so […]

Distant Francophile Palais-Royal

What To Wear If You Want To Look Like A Local In Paris 5

It’s funny. So many people love travelling to Paris (or they would love to travel there someday). And while they are in Paris they are more than happy to take in the big name tourist sights. Yet (unsurprisingly) no one wants to actually look like a tourist. It’s the big dilemma – how can you […]

Frenchify Your Friday – Number Ten

I simply adore French markets. Whether I’m in Paris, or a long way off the beaten track, checking out the local market is an absolute must for me. The first French market we ever experienced was at Anvers in Paris. The apartment we were staying in overlooked the market square and we were fascinated as […]

Sebastien L' Boeuf Saint Satur


Bistro Vue Melbourne

  I probably don’t need to tell you that I have a thing for French restaurants. I particularly like visiting them in France but I’m pretty happy to check them out everywhere else in the world too. So I’ve got to say I’ve been pretty disappointed in myself for not finding the time to visit […]

Paris Or Barcelona

Unsurprisingly, we got a few raised eyebrows when we mentioned we were visiting Barcelona as part of our last trip. Clearly, Barcelona is not in France and everyone knows how desperate I am to spend as much time as I possibly can in France. As a result, since returning home, “How did you go in […]



Frenchify Your Friday – Number Nine 2

It’s that time of the week again, and this week I’m recommending that you Frenchify Your Friday by climbing some stairs. Ok, so I know that there is nothing particularly French about climbing stairs. But having said that, for me, stair climbing seems to be something I do way more when I am in France […]

Another Champagne House To Visit – Ruinart

It’s time for the last instalment in our little ‘do-it-yourself tour of Champagne‘ series. And today I want to share our Ruinart experience with you all. Following our visit to Veuve Clicquot, we walked back into the centre of Reims where we ate lunch and visited the famous cathedral. We then wandered back to Ruinart, […]



The Palais-Royal. Discover Why It’s My Favourite Parisian Drawcard 1

I never thought I’d ever be able to name a favourite place in Paris. When we first visited Paris I loved absolutely everything, and equally. But over the years one special Parisian landmark has drawn me back again and again. In fact, it is now the only place I definitely have to spend time in […]