What is Beaujolais Nouveau Day, and why you’ll want to celebrate it!

What is Beaujolais Nouveau Day, and why you’ll want to celebrate it!

Ask anyone what France is known for, and chances are, "wine" will make the short list. With regions like Champagne, Bordeaux, and the Rhône river valley, it's easy to see why. For good reason, France is celebrated as one of the top exporters of wine, and it's on the 3rd Thursday in November that we [...]

Paris in the fall

Paris in the fall

I may be on my way to Phoenix right now, but this time of year always makes me nostalgic for Paris. The way the grey sky hangs over the city, as the leaves begin to fall under a seeming constant drizzle of rain. I've always thought some cities are more "themselves" in certain weather, or [...]

Going to court in France: Part 2

Going to court in France: Part 2

Hi friends. I recently wrote about how I went to court in France, to get dual citizenship for my son, while still living in America. You can find that article here. Today, I'm sharing the story of what happened after, and why we went to court in France again, for completely different reasons. Because this [...]

Purchasing tickets for the Paris Metro System

Purchasing tickets for the Paris Metro System

Growing up in the Midwest, my exposure to the underground subway system was somewhat limited. Although St. Louis has a metro, it's really more of an above ground rail line, and I remember feeling incredibly apprehensive my first time in Paris, having to navigate the Metro. Today, I'm sharing a few tips I've learned along [...]

Celebrating Bastille Day in America

Celebrating Bastille Day in America

Despite the circumstances that brought us back to the United States, it was important to me that our life in America honor Ben’s French heritage. One of the ways we have done this is by celebrating the 14th of July- France’s Independence Day. Like all great celebrations, ours involved good food and decorations. I couldn’t [...]