French Fridays


Frenchify Your Friday – Number 39

Whether they are running some of the world’s fastest trains or shaping some of the most recognisable trees on the planet, there is a whole lot to admire about the French dedication to precision and quality. I love how the French go above and beyond when it comes to the fine details. Let’s take French […]

French inspiration - precision at its finest.

Angelina Mont Blanc

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 38

  Well, it’s time to Frenchify Your Friday and in my mind at least, it is time for something that is both French and sweet. With those two criteria in mind, it is hard for me to go past suggesting you set yourself a mission to find yourself a classic Mont Blanc. Whether you save […]


Frenchify Your Friday – Number 37

The weather in Melbourne has been more odd than usual lately. I’d almost say it’s been a bit tropical (almost). It’s summer here, so it’s been warm. But it’s also been very, very rainy. And my favourite thing about rain is the fact that I get to pretend that I’m a little bit French and […]

Frenchify your Friday with an amazing umbrella

French crepes

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 36

This week’s Frenchify Your Friday is all about French crêpes. I know. I know. I can’t believe that I haven’t suggested that you Frenchify Your Friday with a classic crêpe yet either. Especially when you consider how yummy and quintessentially French they are. To my mind, crêpes rival crème brûlée as my favourite French dessert. […]


Frenchify Your Friday – Number 35

    Personally, I adore perfume. I have bottles of the stuff on my dresser. I’ve had a bespoke fragrance made just for me. I love choosing a scent based on how I feel in the morning. And I am especially fond of French perfume. So, it’s little wonder that I fully relate to the […]

French Perfume

Frenchify you Friday with a glass of Lillet.

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 34

Via a gift from a couple of gorgeous friends, I was recently introduced to Lillet, the Bordeaux wine based apéritif that comes in blanc and rouge varieties as well as a rosé version. Now I know many of you would be rolling your eyes right now and wondering how this self proclaimed francophile has managed […]


Frenchify Your Friday – Number 33

Welcome to the first Frenchify Your Friday for 2016. To start the year off in a pretty sort of fashion – and to bring a little bit of French inspiration to this coming Friday – why not buy yourself a Phalaenopsis Orchid. While I doubt these gorgeous blooms are of French origin (two seconds of […]

Beautiful Phalaenopsis Orchids

Frenchify your Friday - and happy new year.

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 32

Given the fact that tomorrow is not only Friday but also New Year’s Day, why not Frenchify Your Friday this week by choosing make your new year greetings in French? Personally, I’ll be going with ‘Bonne année et bonne santé’ (happy new year and good health) however my internet research offered some alternatives that you might like […]


Frenchify Your Friday – Number 31

For this week’s edition of Frenchify Your Friday I was really keen to find an idea that not only delivered a little bit of French inspiration into everyone’s day but also helped to get us all into the Christmas spirit. And there is really only one option for a brief like that! The French Christmas […]

Frenchify your Friday with vin chaud

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 30

The French obsession for beautiful lingerie is legendary. I’m sure we’ve all read statistics about the percentage of French income spent on new lingerie each year. And these legends are certainly supported by the sheer number of lingerie boutiques you see in every city and town in France not to mention the number of parcels […]


Frenchify Your Friday – Number 29

I can go weeks without eating bread. Like weeks and weeks. I kept count recently and I actually went seven weeks without bread. Yet, I arrive in France and all of a sudden I’m lucky to go seven hours without eating bread. In fact, don’t get between me and a French baguette – you may […]


Frenchify Your Friday – Number 28

To Frenchify Your Friday this week perhaps you could…fly to France… Ok, ok so I know this is about the least helpful or practical Frenchify Your Friday idea I’ve ever come up with. But given we are actually heading to France tomorrow (well, we’ll be landing in Frankfurt first, then heading to France), it does […]


Frenchify Your Friday – Number 27

In the wake of last Friday’s tragic events in Paris, I feel like this week’s Frenchify Your Friday is more important than ever. While I recognise that a blog post about bringing a little bit of French inspiration into your day is completely insignificant when compared to what occurred in Paris, I find myself thinking […]


Clothing fit

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 26

The end of the week is almost here – which is exciting for me on so many levels – but mostly because it’s time for me to help you Frenchify Your Friday! And this week I’m recommending you add a little French flavour to your attire in the form of Breton striped top. First designed […]


Frenchify Your Friday – Number 25

We have to start out this week’s Frenchify Your Friday post with a big, big welcome to all of you who are new to Distant Francophile. We’ve had stacks of interest in the whole Distant Francophile concept recently and, given how much we adore connecting with people who love France as much as we do, […]