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 [...]

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 [...]

So what’s the big deal about the French pharmacie?

So what’s the big deal about the French pharmacie?

Do a Google search on "French skin care", and chances are, almost any article will make mention of the infamous French pharmacie. But what exactly is it? And why is this institution known world-wide? Today, I'll be breaking down what the pharmacie is, and why you'll want to visit at least one on your next [...]

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 [...]

Paris 2018: A tribute to Princess Diana, Lunch in the 8th, a river cruise on the Seine and the Trocadéro

Paris 2018: A tribute to Princess Diana, Lunch in the 8th, a river cruise on the Seine and the Trocadéro

Just beyond the Eiffel Tower, across the Pont de l'Alma bridge, lies a bittersweet monument, that I had planned to show my family. It's here, just after you cross over the Seine, that you are face-to-face with the very tunnel where Princess Diana's car crashed, 21 years ago. The exterior of the tunnel- covered in [...]